Falling Rock Tap House(credit: Falling Rock Tap House)

Baseball season is here, which means Coors Field will be open for business with thousands of eager baseball fans lining up to catch some live action courtesy of their favorite baseball team. Whether you are looking for a quick drink before you head into the stadium or you want to unwind after a particularly great game, you may be on the lookout for a great bar to visit, within walking distance of Coors Field. Well, lucky for you there are a lot to choose from. From sports bars to live music venues, there is a little something for everyone near Coors Field, so set aside a few extra hours before or after the game, and you’ll find lots of reasons to stick around in the Ballpark neighborhood.

Jackson’s LoDo
1520 20th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 298-7625
www.jacksonsdenver.com

Ask any sports fan in town where to go for a drink near the stadium and they’ll most likely give you a one-word answer: Jackson’s. Jackson’s is the biggest sports bar in town, with more televisions than you could ever possibly watch and plenty of ice cold beer on tap to quench any thirst. Add in some traditional bar food like delicious hot wings, burgers and pizza, and you’ve got everything you need to enjoy a few hours with your friends. Stop by before the game, swing by after the game or just go to the bar and watch the game there; no matter what, you’ll have a great time.

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El Chapultepec
1962 Market St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 295-9126
www.thepeclodo.com

Who says your post baseball game bar has to be a sports bar? Maybe you want to enjoy some live music after the game? Then head over to El Chapultepec, one of the most well-known and beloved jazz clubs in town. Since 1933, El Chapultepec has been the center of the music scene in town and brings in some of the best talent in the country and  many internationally famous musicians want to play the legendary bar in LoDo. A visit to El Chapultepec is the perfect celebratory evening after you get to watch the Rockies win at home, as you top off the night away with hot tunes and stiff cocktails.

Sports Column
1930 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-1930
www.denversportscolumn.com

If a traditional sports bar is more your thing, then you can’t go wrong with Sports Column. This huge bar is just a few steps from Coors Field, with tons of huge television screens, a full menu offered until one in the morning, and even a large and comfortable rooftop patio for those warm summer nights. There is always a different food special going on, so you just may want to make your visit to Sports Column a regular thing. Visit before or after the game, or just swing by to watch the game on the screens in the bar; Sports Column has all your Rockies needs covered.

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Falling Rock Tap House
1919 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 293-8338
www.fallingrocktaphouse.com

Another Denver institution, located just a few steps from Coors Field, is Falling Rock Tap House. This large bar is the perfect spot to pre-game or visit post-game for even more brews. This spot is a true ode to beer, with more than 2,200 different beer bottles lining the walls. While you can’t get 2,200 different beers here, you can sample from the more than 75 different beers on tap and 130 different bottled beers. It may be one of the largest beer selections in town, and it’s always updating and changing for the season. Clearly, Falling Rock Tap House is the place to visit near Coors Field for any beer fan.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.