When you’re a college football aficionado, you want to enjoy the games in an environment that will match your enthusiasm. In Denver there are a wide variety of bars, both college bars and sports bars, that make for a great way to watch the games in style. The following list includes college bars and sports bars that provide many televisions and great drink specials to ensure a well-rounded good time.

Stadium Inn
1701 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 733-4031
www.stadiuminndenver.com

The Stadium Inn has been a mainstay in Denver for over 30 years and its legacy lives on each day through its unheard-of drink specials and college buddy clientele. The Stadium Inn is considered a DU bar, mostly because of its vicinity to the University, but many people patronize the Inn, alumni or not. For cheap drinks, a weathered pool table and plenty of TVs, the Stadium Inn is perfect for football fans of all kinds.

Campus Lounge
701 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 722-9696
www.facebook.com/Campus-Lounge

For a neighborhood bar vibe that is several steps above dive, the Campus Lounge is perfect. With several TVs, watching the game is always fun, especially when surrounded by others that will cheer along with you. The Wash Park bar is located in a great area, making for an eclectic variety of patrons, including college students and the older set. The Campus Lounge also serves Mexican fare to ensure you will stay well fed.

Giggling Grizzly
1320 20th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-8300
www.giggling-grizzly.com

For the full college bar experience, the Giggling Grizzly is ideal. Whether watching the game, playing flip cup, eating cheap tacos or simply enjoying a cheap beverage, this Metro bar is perfect for college students, sports fans or beer lovers. The center bar ensures that it is never a struggle to get your drink, and the bartenders are friendly and feisty, which is always fun.

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

Sports Column is located in the heart of LoDo and is primarily considered a Rockies bar because it is literally across the street from the ballpark. However, the fact that the bar has so many TVs ensures that any game can be seen in the comfort of other sports fans. Sports Column boasts the fact that it caters to college football fans (Iowa Hawkeyes in particular), and the bar food is above average. When you want to escape the typical college crowd, Sports Column is ideal.

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

Whether it’s the 70 televisions, the expansive rooftop patio or the insane drink specials, Jackson’s Denver is a local favorite. When you love college football, but don’t necessarily want to rub shoulders with actual college students, Jackson’s is a great option. Good food, lively ambiance and a love for sports makes it a great choice for a sports fan of any kind.

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Nicole Cormier is a hip-hop head with business ambitions who stumbled awkwardly into journalism in 2007 as Colorado Music Buzz’s hip-hop editor. She is the publisher and editor of the Colorado hip-hop e-magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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