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When it comes to great sports bars in town, you may think that all your options are in LoDo. However, you may be surprised to learn just how many great sports bars are found all over the city, including the suburbs. Plus, with baseball season starting up, it’s a great time to find your local sports bar so you can enjoy cheering for the Colorado Rockies with a cold beer in one hand and some tasty food in the other. Here are a few of the best sports bars found in the suburbs of Denver.

Clock Tower Grill
9360 Station St
Lone Tree, CO 80124
(303) 799-1123

If you are in the Park Meadows or Lone Tree area of Denver, you still have a lot of great sports bars to choose from. The Clock Tower Grill has 15 huge televisions, including a 100-inch, high-definition projection screen and all the sports channels to make sure that your favorite game will be played. When the Colorado Rockies are playing, you’re sure to find some other fans enjoying a cold beer and a delicious burger as they cheer on the home team. The food here is also a step above your normal bar food with lots of different items sure to please anyone looking for something tasty to enjoy and the full bar is ready to serve up any drink you’ll want as you enjoy the game.

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Sporting News Grill
6900 Tower Road
Denver, CO 80249
(303) 574-1310

If you’re in Denver for only a short visit, perhaps stuck in a hotel near the airport, then you’ll want to check out the Sporting News Grill for a great place to catch a game near DIA. There are lots of great Colorado beers on tap here, so you can taste some of the rich variety of micro brews plus lots of delicious appetizers to enjoy while you catch the game on any of the televisions. Add in a pretty large gluten-free menu and you’ve got a great grill that will have a little something for every sports fan.

Rockyard American Grill and Brewing Company
880 Castleton Road
Castle Rock, CO 80109
(303) 814-9273

Castle Rock residents all know about the great beer and atmosphere at Rockyard American Grill and Brewing Company. Not only is it a great place for any sports fan to relax and enjoy the game on the large televisions, but it’s also home to a really fantastic micro brewery with lots of different locally made beers to enjoy during the game. Since 1999, this popular spot has served up delicious food, great beer and the perfect atmosphere that will make everyone happy. And what is the perfect dish to accompany your beer while you watch the game? Pizza, of course. There are lots of great pizzas to try on this menu with all the fresh ingredients and toppings you could possibly want.

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Fat Willy’s Family Sports Grill
8000 E. Belleview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(303) 220-5458

When you want to watch the game but you also want to find a great place to bring the whole family, Fat Willy’s Family Sports Grill is the place to go. There are lots of televisions all over the bar, plenty of local beer and lots of great food, but it’s also a family-friendly location where you can comfortably bring the kids while you all enjoy watching the game together. All of the delicious options are here too, from nachos to pizza to hot wings and more, so you’ll be able to enjoy all the dishes that go perfectly with your ice cold beer while you enjoy the game with your whole family.

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