Bliss in Denver is the crack of a bat and the swig of a beer, no matter if it’s at Coors Field or on an HDTV. With some games bordering on four hours, you’ll want to make sure you’re in the right place to watch. Here are the top spots to catch all of baseball action.

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Falling Rock Taphouse
1919 Blake St.
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 293-8338

Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

The Falling Rock Taphouse has 75 beers on tap, and the varieties are always changing. The beers are categorized into seasonals, casks, pales, ambers, and darks to accommodate the oft-specific taste of the beer lover.  This is a laid-back bar and it expects the same from its Rockies fans. As such, the menu is straightforward: tacos, burgers, salads, sandwiches, and fried food. The patio, great atmosphere and beer selection make this watering hole a terrific spot to catch the game and grab a cold beer.

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The Giggling Grizzly
1320 20th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-8300

Hours: Mon to Thurs — 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Fri — 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sat — 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sun — 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Open two hours before every Rockies home game.

Giggling Grizzly has a great location, friendly staff and two dollar beers, not to mention the all the delicious food specials. There are 1920s prices in the Grizzly, but it has somehow found a business model that works. Gone are the days where fans have to fork over twenty bucks for a meal in the stadium or near the stadium. Now, obviously they can’t afford to have all the food and drink specials every day, but that just means you’ll have to check out the Giggling Grizzly on game day.

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The Keg
1890 Wynkoop S
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 296-0023

Hours: Mon to Thurs — 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., Fri to Sat — 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sun — 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The only word one can use to compare The Keg to The Giggling Grizzly is diametric.  Whereas the Grizzly has happy hour and a divey setting, The Keg has “cocktail hour”, an extensive international wine collection, furnished wood, and fireplaces. If you’ve got money and Rockies fever, it’s a short walk from the stadium and features the choicest cuts of steak. The atmosphere is exuberant and the love of baseball is infections. Plus, fans of all ages can appreciate the inventiveness of its beef lollipop appetizer.

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Icehouse Tavern
1801 Wynkoop St, No 150
Denver, CO 80202-1098
(303) 292-3775 ‎

Hours: Daily — 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The Icehouse Tavern decries surrounding bars that raise its prices for the Colorado Rockies’ home opener, while noting that it charges $2 for Coors Light for every game. There’s nothing subtle about its intended demographic, as all of the walls are plastered with old-timey sports photos and Colorado scenery. Blake Street funnels in too many people for its own good on the Rockies’ home opener, so the real fans know to go to this self-proclaimed “neighborhood bar.”

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Denver ChopHouse and Brewery
1735 19th Street Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-0800

Hours: Mon to Thurs — 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri to Sat — 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Sun — 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The ChopHouse is the go-to because of its variety and its elegance. Not only do six menus  await you — (Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Desserts, Wine, Beverages) –, but it feature dishes like Beef Carpaccio and Citrus Salmon. You’ll get the upscale dining experience, and with Coors Field looming over the ChopHouse, you’ll catch the roar of the crowd, inside and out of the bar. The ChopHouse can guarantee a unique Rockies experience because it brews its own beers in addition to the scores of others on tap.

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