Fast, easy and delicious, chicken wings are a popular snack for a reason. They pair easily with other typical bar dishes, and they set the tone for kicking back and watching the game with your friends. While chicken wings once came in BBQ and Buffalo varieties, these days foodies all over the city are experimenting with different sauces and flavors. If you’re in the mood for some chicken wings, check out one of these restaurants and chow down.
Grillin’ Wings N Things
723 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80209
(720) 570-7800 

A variety of flavors from traditional Buffalo wings to the Mango Habanero is only one of the things that makes this wing restaurant so popular. In addition to chicken wings that are grilled to perfection, it also serves “pig wings,” which are mini bone-in pork shanks. Along with excellent food, Grillin’ Wings N Things offers fast and friendly service. If you don’t feel like hanging out in the restaurant, it delivers, so you can take your wings to go and enjoy them in your own kitchen.

Fire On The Mountain
3801 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 480-9464

This Highlands area restaurant is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike, and it’s because the wings are some of the best in the city. Blending traditional pub fare, including chicken wings, with Cajun flavors, this restaurant is a standout for its spicy flavor. Along with wings, patrons can also choose from a variety of sauces at varying levels of spice from mild to extreme (the restaurant’s El Jefe sauce was once featured on Food Network, because it’s so spicy). Regardless of when you stop by, there will likely be some food or drink specials, so you can sample more of the menu for less of your cash.

Wing Slingers
5350 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 795-0446

For crispy wings that are reminiscent of classic wings directly from Buffalo, Wing Slingers is the place to be. Those who love the original Buffalo flavor will be satisfied, but Wing Slingers also has a wide variety of sauces for people who like different flavors. Wing Slingers runs different specials on various days of the week, so you can sample the menu without paying full price. For members of your party who don’t want wings, the restaurant has other items that are just as good, so everyone will leave happy. With three locations in the metro area, there is likely a Wing Slingers in your vicinity.

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Wing Hut
15473 E. Hampden Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013
(303) 699-9464

With some of the best wings in town coupled with some excellent craft beers, it’s no wonder Wing Hut is a popular place to be on game day. Its sauces are packed with flavor, and the wings are good as well. Wing Hut offers boneless wings and chicken strips as well for people who would prefer not to eat the bone-in varieties. Its selection of Dry Dock beers is almost as extensive as the wings and the staff will let you sample different brews on for size before ordering a full pint.

Wingin It
8200 S. Quebec St.
Centennial, CO 80112
(720) 207-2435

Located near the Park Meadows Mall, Wingin It is a good place to go for crispy, juicy wings. With more than 50 flavors, you are likely to find something you like, and you can go over and over again and keep trying new flavors. Its appetizers and other menu items are also delicious, making it easy for everyone to find a meal. Wingin It also offers food and drink specials, so stop in at varying times of the week to take advantage. Your satisfaction is guaranteed, as Wingin It is customer-oriented with an attentive owner who cares about providing great customer service.

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