Denver is one of the most fun and laid back cities you’ll find, so it’s no wonder this theme spills over into many of the places where we have much of our fun come nightfall: the bars. If you are looking for a fun-filled, fancy-free night out on the town, then look no further. Grab your closest friends and head to the nearest bar with the best drinking games in Denver to try your hand at beer pong, quarters, flip cup, beirut and more.

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1112 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 335-6350

Fun to say and even more fun to visit, Shwerver off Santa Fe offers more activities than any fun night could ever need. Belly up to the bar to order one of the old school canned beers, like Hamms or Old Style, then step outside to the giant back patio and let the fun begin. Whatever kind of drinking game you’re looking to play, rest assured, Shwerver has it. Find shuffleboard, free pool and foosball, Nintendo Wii and old-school Nintendo games at this grown-up kids’ paradise. The patio also features four beer pong tables, all of which are always running. And if you’re looking to play a true drinking game with the bartender, stop in on Thursdays to roll the dice with the bartender––there’s a 50 percent chance you’ll win yourself a free drink.

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Eck’s Saloon
9890 W. Girton Drive
Lakewood, CO 80227
(303) 989-2991

Music, food, drinks and fun are just a few things you will find at Eck’s Saloon. This popular bar is tucked away in Lakewood with easy access from Highway 285 (Hampden). Some of the fun activities found at this neighborhood haunt include pool, darts, foosball, arcade games and TVs to catch some sports. And to support all these drinking games, you’ll find two full service bars at Eck’s and a full service kitchen, to ensure you can get something in your belly besides beer. Beer pong games are played here in Eck’s Saloon’s tournament every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Be sure you get there early to register.


The Pub on Pearl
1101 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-6768

Formerly The Corner Bar, this popular Wash Park pub has been a neighborhood staple since 1950. Each night holds a different evening of fun, including Texas Hold’em, beer pong and flip cup. In 2012, Denverites came here to partake in Flipcup’alooza, where teams adorned in matching costume themes came out in droves to participate in of Denver’s biggest booze-filled events. The bar also has TVs to broadcast every sports event available and features nightly specials, including Mexi Mondays, Trivia Night Tuesdays and Dollar Corndog Wednesdays.


Hiccups Sports Bar
7980 Sheridan Blvd.
Westminster, CO 80003
(303) 429-9523

At this neighborhood sports bar, you will find beer pong tournaments Sunday through Thursday, and on Sunday, Monday and Wednesdays, you can play free beer pong with cash prizes of up to $110. Be sure to arrive at 9 p.m. to sign up, because those tables fill up fast. Hiccups is a popular place to be with friends any night of the week because there is so much fun to be had, including the drinking games, live music, DJs, awesome happy hours and varied food menu.

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The Matchbox
2625 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80220
(720) 437-9100

This friendly neighborhood bar can be found in the River North Art District near downtown Denver. The Matchbox’s artsy, industrial vibe mimics its location in the Art District, but its a surprisingly homey space you’ll love cozying up to a nice beer in. Grab your most coordinated friends and gather at The Matchbox for a fun game of bocce ball on the bar’s special court. In the summer months, be sure to check out the beer garden for a relaxing day in the sun.

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1925 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 779-6444

No drinking game bar list would be complete without the inclusion of 1Up. This bar has it all, from pinball and arcade games to four-person Pacman, giant Jenga and Skee-Ball. Throw some money in the jukebox, order a cold PBR and let the games begin. Prefer the divey bar feel of Colfax to the rowdy frat house vibe of LoDo? The owners of 1UP just opened up a second location, called the 2UP, on East Colfax, right near Sancho’s and the Fillmore.

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Michelle Humphrey is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found here.