Whether you want to watch the Big Game or play a few games, the Denver area has something for you. Check out our list of the top places to view the game and the best places for a fun and competitive night out.
(P.S. Not a sports fan? Scroll down for a great list of local places to play some games!)
Blake Street Tavern
2301 Blake St | Denver
Blake Street Tavern in LoDo prides itself on being a neighborhood tavern, catering to beloved regulars and newbies alike. With 60 HDTVs and 18,000 square feet to spread out in, this is a game day winner. While you are there, enjoy excellent bar food and craft beers. During halftime (or if you aren’t a fan of watching the games) take a turn playing cornhole, darts or skeeball.
Stoney’s Bar and Grill
1111 Lincoln St | Denver
This Colorado-themed bar is the place to go for sports and music. Stoney’s has 20 HDTVs and two 120” projection screens. Outside of being a great place to hunker down for the game, Stoney’s is doing it’s best to be kind to environment. They only serve can beer so they can recycle the cans, they compost, use green cleaning products and serve as many local beers as possible.
Dark Horse Bar
2922 Baseline Rd | Boulder
This Boulder landmark is decorated with movie props and turn of the century antiques. At first glance you wouldn’t stop in for the game, but Dark Horse Bar has 23 HDTVs so you can do just that! During halftime or after the game play pool, air hockey, foosball or play their selection of video games. Order a burger or some wings while you’re there to make game day a winning one.
JD’s Bait Shop Sports Grill
9555 E. Arapahoe Rd. | Greenwood Village
JD’s Bait Shop boasts over 50 HDTVs ranking it high on the places to be on game day. They feature a new menu that is more than your standard bar food. Get your hands on a smothered burrito or a bowl of soup on those chilly game days. You can even snag a drink for only $2.50 during their weekday happy hour.
Chopper’s Sports Grill
80 S. Madison St. | Denver
Chopper’s was opened in 1996 by former Denver Nuggets trainer, Robert “Chopper” Traviglini. Choppers is one of the few sports bars in the Cherry Creek neighborhood and aims to please. On game day, treat yourself to a homemade Pizza or a plate of Mile High nachos and a locally brewed beer. With over 50 HDTVs, this Colorado proud sports bar is the perfect place to watch a Broncos game!
Where to Play Games
1925 Blake St | Denver
Since 2011, The 1Up has been jam packed with adults playing classic arcade games. The 1Up offers over 45 classic arcade-style games, Skee-Ball, pinball and even giant Jenga. With a wide selection of games and 14 beers on tap, this is sure to be a fun night out! Being a Denver favorite, the bar is packed on weekends, so for the best experience head down on a weeknight.
Ace Eat Serve
501 E 17th Ave | Denver
Ace Eat Serve is your go to for a night out playing ping pong. Make a reservation before you go to ensure you can play! Take a rest the game to enjoy an Asian-inspired dish. If you’re stuck on designated driver duty, Ace Eat Serve offers house made sodas and fresh juices.
Moe’s Original BBQ
3295 S Broadway | Englewood
The smell of barbecue will draw you in, but the games will keep you there. Moe’s in Englewood features two side, one for sitting and one for playing. Grab a lane in the bowling alley or head to the loft to play pool and arcade games. This quaint restaurant is a great stop for the whole family any night of the week. Keep an eye out for live music and trivia nights too!
Press Play Bar
1005 Pearl St | Boulder
Boulder’s finest gaming bar is a haven for those looking for an old school arcade. Open to all ages until 7 p.m., this bar is a great stop for the whole family. Press Play Bar offers a wide range of old school arcade games as well as table tennis, giant Jenga, foosball and pool! Stop by during happy hour (4-7 p.m.) for great deals on drinks and pizzas!
The Varsity Inn
7500 S. University Blvd. | Centennial
Stock up on your quarters and head down the The Varsity Inn. With vintage, quarter-fed video games and pizza and beer, this is as classic as it gets. Keep your eye out for weekly happy hour deals and specials. If you aren’t into arcade games and pizza, you can play a few games of pool and explore additional menu options.
We hope there local places treat you well and keep you warm on cold game days. There’s much fun to be had, so head out for a great time!