5 rowdy bars to watch the Broncos this fall


Fall is upon us, and you know what that means: fall sports season. With all the pressure you feel when watching the big game, the last thing you want on your mind is finding a place to park. Luckily, we’ve accumulated a list of bars that will lift your mood on game day.

Brothers Bar & Grill

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Address: 1920 Market Street, Denver

Hours: Mon (3 p.m. – 2 a.m.), Tue (11 a.m. – 2 a.m.), Wed – Sun (11 a.m. – 2 a.m.)

The truth : Looking for a classic midwestern tavern? Brothers Bar & Grill is for you! Founded in Wisconsin in 1990, the “Brothers” opened their first bar after college, and now they’ve grown their family business to maintain multiple locations across the country. With 30-40 draft taps and the majority of their menu made from scratch, this establishment takes itself seriously. Yet they know how to have fun. With their daily drink deals, Monday night football just got a whole lot better. A must-have is the Wisconsin World Famous Cheese Curds ($10.49)and if you are feeling adventurous you can try the Quesadilla Burger ($11.25). Located in downtown Denver, Brothers Bar & Grill hits the nail on the head for an epic bar hooker.

Tap Fourteen Rooftop Beer Bar

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Address: 1920 Blake Street, Denver

Hours: Mon – Fri (11 a.m. – 2 a.m.), Sat – Sun (10 a.m. – 2 a.m.)

The truth : Living in Colorado, there is an overload of sports fanatics watching the game in the city. If you are passionate about all things Denver, Press Fourteen is the perfect place to tailgate. With over 70 draft beers brewed in Colorado and over 50 distilled spirits, you can simultaneously support local businesses across the state and your favorite team. The real draw of Tap Fourteen is its location: the rooftop of Hayter’s & Co, overlooking the Mile High City skyline. The best thing about the location is being only half a block from Coors Field, just in case you are attending a Rockie game at the end of their season and want to pre-game nearby. With an electric atmosphere, Chilli Lime Chicharrones for only $9 and a cold glass of Pear cider ($8)the perfect tailgate at Tap Fourteen awaits!

READ: Local guide to eating and drinking in and around Coors Field

Blake Street Tavern

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Address: 2301 Blake Street, Denver

Hours: Mon – Fri (11 a.m. – 2 a.m.), Sat – Sun (10 a.m. – 2 a.m.)

The truth : If you’re trying to spend your time in one place throughout the night, but want to do something different every hour, Blake Street Tavern is the right place for you. This bar (or three bars) is stacked with 65 TVs, an assortment of tailgating games, an outdoor patio, a restaurant with high-end cuisine, and more. Blake Street Tavern strives to get to know its customers and learn their stories, creating a loyal group of people who return weekly. Treat yourself to a Green Chili Fries Skillet ($13) or the Break the Bacon ($10) before heading to your alumni group to watch college football. Being a small local business since 2003 while still being one of the best sports bars in Denver, Blake Street Tavern is clearly one of the best places around.

by Jackson

Photo courtesy of Jackson's LODO

Photo courtesy of Jackson’s LODO

Address: 1520 20th Street, Denver

Hours: Monday-Thursday (11am-11pm), Friday (11am-2am), Saturday (9:30am-2am; will open earlier for sporting events), Sunday (10am-11pm)

The truth : One word to describe by Jackson is dedicated. From watch groups, private event capabilities, and membership benefits, Jackson’s is there for its customers. This establishment has been around since 1995, proving that its beers and burgers stand the test of time. With over 20 beers on tap and an extensive pre-game meal menu, you’re sure to have a great time at Jackson’s. The website features upcoming events for the American and college football season, perfect if you plan your weekends around games. For $5o you can even play Jameson Shot Roulette, the final pregame. Something to get everyone involved!

READ: 7 sports bars in and around Denver to visit and watch your bracket get blasted

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

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Address: 1946 Market Street, Denver

Hours: Mon – Tue (CLOSED) Wed – Thu (3pm – 2am) Fri (11am – 2am) Sat (10am – 2am) Sun (10am – 1am)

The truth : We end our list with Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, located on Market Street. As a modern take on a gastro pub experience with an elevated outdoor space you can sit back, relax and watch a football game. If you want to party after the game, this is the place to be as their nightlife is just as popular as their daytime crowd. While it is technically a country bar, they play more than just one genre. Their food is also prepared from scratch, so you know you’re properly fueled after a long day of drinking. Their Beer Chicken ($20) is a popular item and unique dish for a restaurant in Denver. There are large televisions inside the facility making it easier than ever to watch your favorite game. You really can’t go wrong here!

No matter where you tailgate, remember to stay safe and support the Broncos! Let us know if we missed your favorite spot in the comments below.


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