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Best Sports Bars in Denver
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Best Sports Bars in Denver

It doesn’t matter if you’re a transplant to the Mile High City or you’ve been born and raised cheering for the Broncos. These sports bars host a wide variety of games and teams throughout the season. However, it’s more fun if you join in on the cheering and indulge in a shot or two after the home team scores! Check out these neighborhood watering holes for the upcoming Super Bowl on February 11th and enjoy game day specials and happy hours.

Society Sports and Spirits

Where? 1434 Blake Street

Dubbed as a local neighborhood sports bar, there’s no better hangout on game day than Society Sports and Spirits. Conveniently located in the heart of the Mile High City, this casual spot is near Ball Arena. Also serving as the official alumni bar of the Chargers, Texans, Steelers, Razorbacks, and Pittsburgh Penguins — you’re sure to connect with your people while hanging out at the bar. With the ability to show up to 12 games at once, you’ll never miss a touchdown or a goal. Dig into a tray of piping hot green chile nachos or a mouthwatering order of fried mozzarella sticks before your team takes the field. Cool off with a cold beer if your team is down or get fired up with a cocktail when they’re up.

PRO Tip: Society Sports and Spirits caters events throughout the year and on select NFL and College Football nights, they host exciting giveaways. Enjoy endless beer and wings on Monday and Thursday football nights.

1930 Blake

Where? 1930 Blake Street

Hailing as one of Denver’s best bars, 1930 Blake has been around since 1995. With their most recent update of the bar, the establishment now boasts 26 large TV screens and projectors. There are plenty of games for the group, from darts and shuffleboard to beer pong and corn hole. During the warmer months, get the gang up on the rooftop patio and enjoy the crisp mile-high air. If you’re an Iowa Hawkeyes fan, then you’ll be happy to know that 1930 Blake has been a watch bar since opening in 1995 and all games are televised in the main bar, as well as on the rooftop. All regular season Bronco games are televised with sound on and the party continues well after the game ends — with music videos and DJs to keep everyone jamming.

PRO Tip: 1930 Blake has some of the best specials around town, such as a $0.75 wing deal on Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, and $3 burgers on Tuesdays with additional toppings available for only $2.

Stoney’s Bar & Grill

Where? 1111 Lincoln Street

This locally owned sports bar is located in downtown Denver and features Instagram-worthy exposed brick and a ski gondola that’s been converted into a booth. With a charming Colorado theme, Stoney’s is a great hangout spot for those new to the city and for the regulars who enjoy the daily specials and trivia nights. With over 70 HD TVs and two massive 120-inch projection screens, there’s no bad spot in the house. As the winner of Westwood’s Best of Denver “Best Sports Bar for Watching Games,” Stoney’s Bar & Grill is the place to be when football, soccer, basketball, hockey, and the X Games are on. 

PRO Tip: Every Wednesday, Stoney’s invites patrons to dig into a basket of all-you-can-eat wings or a plate of tacos on Tuesdays. There are weekend beer specials during NFL and NCAA games, with a Banquet bucket running for $28 or your favorite seltzer for $7-8.

The Fainting Goat Pub

Where? 846 Broadway

Featuring a whopping three floors, The Fainting Goat Pub provides a stunning view of the city on the rooftop, as well as a multitude of TV screens that televise several sports packages and an NFL Ticket subscription. The second floor, dubbed “the Falcon’s Nest” has a 75-inch screen and a sound bar so you’ll never miss out on a play or any commentary during one of the Atlanta Falcons watch parties. You don’t have to be a Falcons fan to hang out, however. Grab a burger and a brew and find a table near a screen showing your team in action. Happy hour runs daily from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with $1 off Irish drafts, wells, and wines. On Sundays, enjoy brunch and sip on an espresso martini or a Bloody Mary. The regular menu features all of your favorite fried far, including hand-battered pickles, onion rings, and tater tots. Enjoy one of the hot sandwiches, such as the Philly or the French dip to keep you fueled up for game time.

PRO Tip: Stay up to date with events throughout the month and weekly live entertainment at the pub via the website.

Chopper’s Sports Grill

Where? 80 South Madison Street

Chopper’s was aptly named after Robert “Chopper” Traviglini, a former trainer of the Denver Nuggets. His legendary status cemented him into Denver lore and his neighborhood sports bar and watering hole has continued to find success year after year. Operating as a game day headquarters for many sports fans, the 30 large TVs and the 165-inch ultra-large video screen mean that you won’t miss a thing. There is a patio and a game room, as well as a large bar and dining room where patrons can participate in fun activities or simply enjoy a casual dinner out. Order the Choppers wings or a shareable plate of the Nach-O-Mamma nachos to snack on while you wait on your bison burger or your brisket. Win or lose, cap your night at Copper’s off with a slice of homemade carrot cake or a scoop of ice cream.

PRO Tip: Want to enjoy the game at home but need some good eats? Chopper’s provides takeout and delivery services for those wanting to dive into flatbread or smoked chicken wrap in the comfort of their own home.

The DNVR Bar

Where? 2239 East Colfax Avenue

Self-described as “a place for the diehards,” sports fans know that The DNVR Bar is the place to be on game days. Cheer on your favorite local teams and turn any game into a lively watch party. With studios located in the bar, patrons may even catch a glimpse of a live post-game taping or a podcast recording. Enjoy all-day happy hour on Mondays and between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM on the remaining weekdays. Deals include $2 off specialty cocktails, $3 off all craft beers on draft, and half off pretzels, fried pickles, and the Three Cup Sampler with tortilla chips, chipotle salsa, guac, and queso.

PRO Tip: Brunch can be enjoyed at the bar on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Favorites include the banana Nutella French toast, the breakfast burger with a fried egg, and the Tulo’s Triple Play with three eggs, hash browns, and your choice of protein.

Spot Bar & Grill

Where? 98 South Pennsylvania Street

Celebrating 20 years of being in business, Spot Bar & Grill is a must-try in the Denver area. Appetizers include crispy cauliflower wings, chicken quesadillas, and crispy mozzarella coins served with marinara. “Favorites” on the menu range from a sourdough grilled cheese to a smothered breakfast burrito, with lighter fare such as a Caesar salad or a buffalo chicken salad wrap also available. Happy hour specials include $5 house wines and $1 off select drafts. For the group, order an $11 Bud Light pitcher or a bucket of five during football games. During any NFL game, enjoy a $5 Jack Daniels or imbibe with a $6 Tito’s Bloody Mary on the weekend.

PRO Tip: Don’t let a packed bar keep you from giving Spot Bar & Grill a try. Even on the busiest nights, service stays efficient and friendly and the atmosphere is second to none on home game nights.

Pour House on Market

Where? 1410 Market Street

This Denver sports bar has a specific menu that they offer during all sporting events, which includes apps like cheese curds, PH Nachos, and wings. For entrees, patrons have the choice of cheeseburger sliders, fried chicken tender sandwiches, and a PH Philly cheesesteak. If you’re saving room for dessert, indulge in an order of ice cream or freshly fried churros served with a chocolate sauce. Of course, cocktails and beer buckets are kept flowing with signature drinks such as the Purple Drink and a Mango Kicker being popular accompaniments to your game time meal. Slushies are served on the patio and guests have the option of cherry limeade with vodka or ocean water with rum. Pour House gladly hosts private parties and events, whether you’re looking to rent out space for a birthday, a shower, or even an office function.

PRO Tip: For highly anticipated games, Pour House recommends that patrons make reservations to ensure that their table is waiting.

Origins Sports Bar & Grill

Where? 266 South Downing Street, Unit B

Despite being newly established in 2023, Origins Sports Bar & Grill is already dubbing itself the “ultimate sports bar atmosphere” around town. The watering hole is locally owned and operated, so you can feel good about supporting your community. With 30 HD TVs, everyone gets a view of the game and you won’t have to worry about being stuck in the corner and missing out on the action. The website keeps an updated list of sports and showtimes, ensuring you never miss a match. It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of tennis, ice hockey, baseball, golf, horse racing, or even MMA — Origins Sports Bar is dedicated to showing everything. Grab a couple of starters, such as the potstickers or jalapeño poppers, and a burger or a wing basket while you settle in to root for your team

PRO Tip: If you can’t make it for game day, check out some of the weekly specials being hosted at Origins Sports Bar & Grill. Geeks Who Drink Trivia is on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, Thursdays are all-you-can-eat wings and Fridays have discounted draft beers!

W.T. Shorty’s Sports Grill

Where? 990 South Oneida Street

A lot is going on at W.T. Shorty’s, so if you’re new to the bar, it may take a minute to get the schedule down. Happy “hour” runs every day from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and patrons receive a free breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00-9:00 AM with the purchase of a drink. Wednesday karaoke is from 8:00 PM to midnight and there are $1.25 wing deals and discounted Jameson and tequila to wash down your fare. Check out the Ladies Night of Poker on Fridays for an evening of Texas hold ’em. Additional food and drink specials are offered for every game and with the Super Bowl coming up — you won’t want to miss out on the buzzing atmosphere at the bar.

PRO Tip: Check out these winter specials at W.T. Shorty’s before it’s too late! Share a green chili pizza with honey sriracha or dig into a green chili smash burger with pepper jack. $5 drinks include the Winter Wondershot with Jager, cold brew, and Rumchata.

Cap City Tavern

Where? 1247 Bannock Street

As you’re searching for your Super Bowl LVIII hangout, Cap City Tavern has a lot to offer. Enjoy Super Bowl Bingo Brunch on Sundays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and happy hour from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM with $1 off all liquor, beer, and house wine. Enjoy $1 tacos that have been deep-fried to perfection or $7 infusions. Specialty cocktails include the dirty pickle martini and refreshing featured mules like the Rocky Mountain Mule with Spring 44 Vodka. Best selling starters include the garlic knots, chips and dips and one pound of wings served with your choice of sauce. Enjoy a Diablo turkey sandwich on ciabatta or tuck into a plate of the ultimate fajitas while you root on your team to take home the Lombardi.

PRO Tip: Upcoming events at Cap City Tavern include National Margarita Day on February 22nd where patrons can sip on their favorite tequila cocktail and enjoy good conversation and a lively atmosphere.