Best Bars for Watching Denver Football

NFL preseason has begun and here in the Mile High football fans are brimming with anticipation! If you are looking for a place to you and your crew can call home on Sundays there are plenty of great sports bars around town to share in the game day energy. Here are a few of the hottest spots around town to catch a game.

Highland Tap and Burger

2219 West 32nd Avenue

Highland Tap and Burger is a Colorado born and bred business that strives to provide an atmosphere which encompasses a little bit of everything about the Colorado lifestyle. They were founded on a sense of community, collaboration, and of course a sense of fun! With menu items like LAWS Barrel Smoked Chicken Wings, Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches, and Avery IPA Mac and Cheese, the Tap is a staple for any true Denver Broncos fan. And don’t even get us started on their incredibly extensive craft beer list!

Ale House at Amato’s

2501 16th Street

Get your game face on and head down to The Ale House at Amato’s. Being just a hop and skip from Downtown Denver you’ll be in the heart of all the Broncos action! Choose between the downstairs bar fully equipped with HD TV’s showing every game playing that day or the awesome upstairs patio with an outdoor fire place and unmatched view of the Denver Skyline. The Ale House has everything you need to get your game day grub on from the Ale House Nachos or Ruben Sliders to the Black Magic Burger or Mountain Man Meatloaf! And with over 25 craft beers on tap, you really can’t go wrong at The Ale House.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

2907 Huron Street

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a fun place to catch a Broncos game.  It’s not your typical sports bar, which I think appeals to a lot of people.  The atmosphere is a bit more upscale, yet still very comfortable.  Our menu features unique twists on classic comfort food, and we have over 100 whiskeys and 30 beers on tap.  We have football specials that start an hour before and during all NCAA and NFL football games.  We’ll be offering $4 PBR tallboys, $4 Fireball shots, and $15 buckets of 5 beers.  Our football food specials will feature Whiskey Wings with bourbon BBQ or parmesan and garlic sauce; Steak-Stuffed Nachos with cheddar, queso fresco, white beans, pickled jalapeños, guajillo salsa, crema; and Green Chili Fries with cheddar and queso fresco cheese.”  – Helen Wood of Whiskey Tango Fox Trot

The Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill

1605 Wynkoop Street

“I think what makes our location so desirable for sports is our food and beverage.  Anyone can turn on a TV and show the game, but we try to offer an elevated sports viewing experience with great handcrafted food, a large selection of craft beers on tap and signature cocktails made with fresh squeezed juices.  We also have NFL Sunday Ticket, The Big 10, PAC12, and SEC channel.” – J.K. (Joshua Kahl) of The Thirsty Lion

Tivoli Brewing Co.

900 Auraria Parkway

Enjoy the Broncos game at the oldest brewery in Denver! Set in the historic Tivoli Brewing building underneath the twin brew kettles that once made beer for the entire West, this brewery, restaurant and taphouse brews 52 local Colorado beers Complete with a game day friendly menu of burgers, salads, and sandwiches, Tivoli Brewing Co. has everything you need to enjoy the game.

Govnr’s Park Tavern

672 Logan Street

Govnr’s Park Tavern has long been known as the perfect place to gather with friends or family to watch your favorite sports team play. From the incredible Happy Hour deals to the NFL Sunday ticket, tons of HD TV’s and ample seating for you and 20 of your closest friends, Govnr’s Park Tavern has all of your game day needs covered.  Bronco’s game drink specials include $4 Jim Beam, $4 Coors light, $5 Jameson, and $18 buckets of aluminum pints. Top that off with a Bloody Mary bar from 10am to 2pm and your Sunday is complete!

Stoney’s Bar and Grill

1111 Lincoln Street

Located in the heart of Downtown, Stoney’s Bar and Grill allows you to get a feel for the pulse of the city. Therefore, this Colorado themed sports and music bar is the perfect place to catch a Broncos game! Equipped with 31 HD TV’s and two 120-inch projection screens, you will forget all about not scoring that stadium seating. Stoney’s has also been recognized as “Best Sports Bar”, by A-List Denver and “Best Colorado Themed Sports Bar” by Westword.

The Fainting Goat

846 Broadway

The Fainting Goat has been voted Best Rooftop Patio by Westword for multiple years in a row. This sky high patio boasts its own bar and lovely views of the mountains. Games like darts, pool and shuffleboard offer up hours of fun. Stocked with TV’s and the NFL ticket, football fans will want for nothing on game day. Serving up Irish nachos, burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, steaks, and chicken wings, the Goat has all your game day needs covered.

Cherry Cricket

2641 East 2nd Avenue

On any given Sunday you can find a packed house and a lively crowd down at the Cherry Cricket. The atmosphere is laid back, but you will quickly come to understand why die hard Denver fans have been frequenting here for years. In terms of sports bars, the Cherry Cricket is in a league all of its own. Because unlike most sports bars, they are known for serving up excellent food and pouring delicious beers.

Chopper’s Sports Grill

80 South Madison Street

Over the years, this neighborhood watering hole has evolved into the place to be if you want to get that “at the game” feel. When the home team is playing, Chopper’s comes alive with excitement and energy! Publications such as The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, ESPN,, Westword, 5280 Magazine, and Insite Magazine have all recognized Chopper’s as “Best Sports Bar” and “Best Patio”. Chopper’s has 50 HD TV’s, subscribes to all the sports packages, and has multiple satellites and receivers for your viewing pleasure. If it’s on, they’re showing it!

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Mara Calomino

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