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Denver’s Best Spots to Support on Game Day

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Sports aren’t canceled — they just look different these days. The bars and restaurants that keep Denver’s sports communities thriving are working harder than ever to stay afloat through this challenging year, and Crown Royal knows that as fans, we want to do everything we can to support them.

While they may not be packed with the usual crowds of cheering Broncos fans this season, these local spots are still pulling out all the stops on game day with socially distanced outdoor dining setups and unmissable food and drink specials. Together with Crown Royal, we’ve rounded up 13 bars that offer stand-out menus, ample TV screens, and takeout and delivery options for hosting game-day celebrations at home. Order some wings, a burger, and a Crown Royal Old Fashioned to go, and enjoy one of the season’s favorite pastimes (even if it’s from your couch, for now).

Be sure to check each of these spots before you go, as states and cities continue to adapt to new guidelines and regulations. As of November 20, Denver has suspended indoor dining, but the spots below remain open for takeout, delivery, and limited outdoor seating. For updated information on local regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the State of Colorado website.

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1. Blake Street Tavern

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2301 Blake St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 675-0505
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If the six-foot-by-10-foot television in the tented beer garden doesn’t convince you that this is a great place to watch the game, then the solid food and drink menu will. On the beverage side, the downtown spot offers dozens of craft beers both in the can and on draft, as well as a sangria menu and happy hour deals during pro football games. Pair your pick from the full bar with a plate of candied bacon, Wisconsin cheese curds, green chile cheese fries, or a classic bratwurst.

2. Sports Column

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1930 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-1930
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Guests can take advantage of this downtown hot spot’s spacious patio year-round. The Broncos reign here, and during game-day happy hours and brunches, the energy runs high. Enjoy a basket of wings, a Juicy Lucy burger, or an order of loaded tater tots, and don’t miss the lengthy beer list or full bar serving up Crown Royal Regal Apple or whatever else your football-loving heart might desire.

3. Cap City Tavern

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1247 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 931-8888
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If there’s a Colorado game on the docket, it’ll be playing loudly at this spacious downtown bar. Order the Sour Apple Mule — made with Crown Royal Regal Apple Whiskey, fresh lime juice, and Rocky Mountain Ginger Beer — and come in from 3 to 6 p.m. for $1 fried tacos during the daily happy hour. There’s also a tasty list of pizzas, calzones, burgers, wings, and an over-the-top snickerdoodle cookie skillet topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel, and toffee. In between games, catch a round of Tuesday-night trivia and enjoy two dog-friendly heated patios, all while keeping a safe distance from other parties.

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4. Stoney's Bar and Grill

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1111 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 830-6839
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As an official partner of the New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, and St. Louis Blues, this downtown bar is a favorite destination for sports fans from out of town. But with 57 screens and a packed schedule of games, you can also count on finding just about every televised sport you can think of here. Grab a Crown Royal and ginger to toast to the winning team, then indulge in a spread of ribs or smoked wings. And if going out to the bar doesn’t feel right yet, take your game-day goodies to-go.

5. Milwaukee Street Tavern

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201 Milwaukee St
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 320-4710
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Green Bay Packers fans know this Cherry Creek bar well, though the Colorado fandom runs high, too. Order a signature Milwaukee Mule or sip on a Crown Royal Vanilla as the Broncos take the field. This tavern offers a vast menu of food options, like nachos with carnitas, fish and chips, sandwiches, burgers, and salads to lighten things up.

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6. Chopper's Sports Grill

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80 S Madison St
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 399-4448
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Sports fans can celebrate their team at this Cherry Creek pub or take orders to go and enjoy them at home. Chopper’s is all about sports, great friends, and good drinks — just as it has been since late founder and former Denver Nuggets trainer Robert “Chopper” Traviglini opened the pub in 1996.

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7. Scooters Sports Bar & Grill

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13698 E Alameda Ave
Aurora, CO 80012
(303) 366-0019
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The owners of this Aurora spot have spent a lot of time making sure their pub is safe, sanitized, and ready for guests this football season. And there are plenty of ways to enjoy Scooters’ signature chicken-fried steak, a plate of tacos, or a peanut-butter-and-jelly burger. Quench your thirst with a hot apple-cider toddy spiked with Crown Royal Apple, a peach pie shot, or cold pint of draft beer. Request a table on the 1,700-square-foot deck, or take your order to go. As a bonus, on Wednesdays, drinks made with Crown Royal are only $6.

8. Reiver's Bar and Grill

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1085 S Gaylord St
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 733-8856
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This Washington Park bar takes its mule cocktails almost as seriously as it takes its sports. The next time you’re catching a football game, order one of its clever takes on the mule: a drink that, here, features Crown Royal instead of the traditional vodka. Options include the Crown Mule, The Royal Apple Mule, and the Crown-ing the Mule — a refreshing mix of ginger beer, Crown Royal, and prosecco. The food isn’t to be missed, either, from pillowy soft pretzels to short rib enchiladas to heaping salads topped with your choice of shaved lamb, blackened chicken, salmon, or grilled steak.

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9. The Pioneer Bar

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2401 S University Blvd
Denver, CO 80210
(720) 536-4802
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This South Denver pub caters mostly to nearby Denver University and its football team, the Denver Pioneers. But just because this is mainly a college sports bar doesn’t mean other games aren’t on TV. Fans of all stripes come for the Mexican-style menu, featuring tacos, burritos, nachos, and more. Naturally, margaritas are the drink of choice at this hot spot, but there’s also a full bar at your disposal.

10. Platte River Bar & Grill

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5995 S Santa Fe Dr
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 798-9356
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During pro football games on Mondays and Thursdays, this Littleton sports pub hosts Burger Madness, and on Wednesdays, guests can catch the action while eating 50-cent wings. Most lunch and dinner options focus on Mexican fare like chile rellenos, tostadas, tacos, and quesadillas, all of which pair perfectly with a Crown Royal sour or classic margarita. Sit on the large patio or place an order for pickup or delivery. There’s even a kids’ menu so you can cheer on your team with the whole family.

11. 20 Mile Tap House

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12543 N Hwy 83
Parker, CO 80134
(303) 841-6782
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Picture this: you’re watching your next football game under an outdoor canopy with a view of the mountains and a crackling fire pit to bite back any chill in the air. That’s one of the perks of heading to this Parker pub when the Denver Broncos play. Inside, there’s a full bar and 18 taps featuring local beer. Try a pint of citrusy IPA chased with sips of Crown Royal Apple for a blend of bitter and sweet. The food menu is also huge, with salads, sandwiches, burgers, and tacos galore.

12. Tailgate Tavern & Grill

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19552 Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138
(303) 841-7179
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This lively joint serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a five-day-a-week happy hour. Come for the food and stay for a game the next time the Broncos or Nuggets play. Order wings, loaded potato skins, or any one of a wide selection of burgers, and sip on your choice of local and domestic beer, shots of whiskey or tequila, brunch cocktails, and other mixed drinks. As a bonus, there’s live music on Friday and Saturday nights, and you can get food and drinks to-go for your next at-home screening of the big game.

13. Takoda Tavern

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12365 Pine Bluffs Way
Parker, CO 80134
(720) 851-5302
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Whether you’re catching a morning, afternoon, or evening game, this Parker pub has food and drinks for the occasion. At brunch, cheer on your team while scarfing down some biscuits and gravy and a bloody mary. Order a plate of nachos and toast with a shot of whiskey and pint of IPA during a mid-day game, or indulge in a rib platter and a stiff drink during Monday night football.

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1. Blake Street Tavern

2301 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

If the six-foot-by-10-foot television in the tented beer garden doesn’t convince you that this is a great place to watch the game, then the solid food and drink menu will. On the beverage side, the downtown spot offers dozens of craft beers both in the can and on draft, as well as a sangria menu and happy hour deals during pro football games. Pair your pick from the full bar with a plate of candied bacon, Wisconsin cheese curds, green chile cheese fries, or a classic bratwurst.

2301 Blake St
Denver, CO 80205

2. Sports Column

1930 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

Guests can take advantage of this downtown hot spot’s spacious patio year-round. The Broncos reign here, and during game-day happy hours and brunches, the energy runs high. Enjoy a basket of wings, a Juicy Lucy burger, or an order of loaded tater tots, and don’t miss the lengthy beer list or full bar serving up Crown Royal Regal Apple or whatever else your football-loving heart might desire.

1930 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

3. Cap City Tavern

1247 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204
A plate of nachos with sour cream and guacamole sits on top of a bar.
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If there’s a Colorado game on the docket, it’ll be playing loudly at this spacious downtown bar. Order the Sour Apple Mule — made with Crown Royal Regal Apple Whiskey, fresh lime juice, and Rocky Mountain Ginger Beer — and come in from 3 to 6 p.m. for $1 fried tacos during the daily happy hour. There’s also a tasty list of pizzas, calzones, burgers, wings, and an over-the-top snickerdoodle cookie skillet topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel, and toffee. In between games, catch a round of Tuesday-night trivia and enjoy two dog-friendly heated patios, all while keeping a safe distance from other parties.

1247 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204

4. Stoney's Bar and Grill

1111 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203

As an official partner of the New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, and St. Louis Blues, this downtown bar is a favorite destination for sports fans from out of town. But with 57 screens and a packed schedule of games, you can also count on finding just about every televised sport you can think of here. Grab a Crown Royal and ginger to toast to the winning team, then indulge in a spread of ribs or smoked wings. And if going out to the bar doesn’t feel right yet, take your game-day goodies to-go.

1111 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203

5. Milwaukee Street Tavern

201 Milwaukee St, Denver, CO 80206
The exterior of Milwaukee Street Tavern, with patio seating and a big umbrella. Courtesy of Milwaukee Street Tavern

Green Bay Packers fans know this Cherry Creek bar well, though the Colorado fandom runs high, too. Order a signature Milwaukee Mule or sip on a Crown Royal Vanilla as the Broncos take the field. This tavern offers a vast menu of food options, like nachos with carnitas, fish and chips, sandwiches, burgers, and salads to lighten things up.

201 Milwaukee St
Denver, CO 80206

6. Chopper's Sports Grill

80 S Madison St, Denver, CO 80209
A close-up of a burger and beer sitting on a bar. Courtesy of Chopper’s Sports Grill

Sports fans can celebrate their team at this Cherry Creek pub or take orders to go and enjoy them at home. Chopper’s is all about sports, great friends, and good drinks — just as it has been since late founder and former Denver Nuggets trainer Robert “Chopper” Traviglini opened the pub in 1996.

80 S Madison St
Denver, CO 80209

7. Scooters Sports Bar & Grill

13698 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012

The owners of this Aurora spot have spent a lot of time making sure their pub is safe, sanitized, and ready for guests this football season. And there are plenty of ways to enjoy Scooters’ signature chicken-fried steak, a plate of tacos, or a peanut-butter-and-jelly burger. Quench your thirst with a hot apple-cider toddy spiked with Crown Royal Apple, a peach pie shot, or cold pint of draft beer. Request a table on the 1,700-square-foot deck, or take your order to go. As a bonus, on Wednesdays, drinks made with Crown Royal are only $6.

13698 E Alameda Ave
Aurora, CO 80012

8. Reiver's Bar and Grill

1085 S Gaylord St, Denver, CO 80209
An overhead shot of plates of nachoes, fries, and tacos on a tabletop. Denver Dish

This Washington Park bar takes its mule cocktails almost as seriously as it takes its sports. The next time you’re catching a football game, order one of its clever takes on the mule: a drink that, here, features Crown Royal instead of the traditional vodka. Options include the Crown Mule, The Royal Apple Mule, and the Crown-ing the Mule — a refreshing mix of ginger beer, Crown Royal, and prosecco. The food isn’t to be missed, either, from pillowy soft pretzels to short rib enchiladas to heaping salads topped with your choice of shaved lamb, blackened chicken, salmon, or grilled steak.

1085 S Gaylord St
Denver, CO 80209

9. The Pioneer Bar

2401 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80210

This South Denver pub caters mostly to nearby Denver University and its football team, the Denver Pioneers. But just because this is mainly a college sports bar doesn’t mean other games aren’t on TV. Fans of all stripes come for the Mexican-style menu, featuring tacos, burritos, nachos, and more. Naturally, margaritas are the drink of choice at this hot spot, but there’s also a full bar at your disposal.

2401 S University Blvd
Denver, CO 80210

10. Platte River Bar & Grill

5995 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120

During pro football games on Mondays and Thursdays, this Littleton sports pub hosts Burger Madness, and on Wednesdays, guests can catch the action while eating 50-cent wings. Most lunch and dinner options focus on Mexican fare like chile rellenos, tostadas, tacos, and quesadillas, all of which pair perfectly with a Crown Royal sour or classic margarita. Sit on the large patio or place an order for pickup or delivery. There’s even a kids’ menu so you can cheer on your team with the whole family.

5995 S Santa Fe Dr
Littleton, CO 80120

11. 20 Mile Tap House

12543 N Hwy 83, Parker, CO 80134

Picture this: you’re watching your next football game under an outdoor canopy with a view of the mountains and a crackling fire pit to bite back any chill in the air. That’s one of the perks of heading to this Parker pub when the Denver Broncos play. Inside, there’s a full bar and 18 taps featuring local beer. Try a pint of citrusy IPA chased with sips of Crown Royal Apple for a blend of bitter and sweet. The food menu is also huge, with salads, sandwiches, burgers, and tacos galore.

12543 N Hwy 83
Parker, CO 80134

12. Tailgate Tavern & Grill

19552 Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138

This lively joint serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a five-day-a-week happy hour. Come for the food and stay for a game the next time the Broncos or Nuggets play. Order wings, loaded potato skins, or any one of a wide selection of burgers, and sip on your choice of local and domestic beer, shots of whiskey or tequila, brunch cocktails, and other mixed drinks. As a bonus, there’s live music on Friday and Saturday nights, and you can get food and drinks to-go for your next at-home screening of the big game.

19552 Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138

13. Takoda Tavern

12365 Pine Bluffs Way, Parker, CO 80134

Whether you’re catching a morning, afternoon, or evening game, this Parker pub has food and drinks for the occasion. At brunch, cheer on your team while scarfing down some biscuits and gravy and a bloody mary. Order a plate of nachos and toast with a shot of whiskey and pint of IPA during a mid-day game, or indulge in a rib platter and a stiff drink during Monday night football.

12365 Pine Bluffs Way
Parker, CO 80134

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