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1. Blake Street Tavern2301 Blake St, Denver
2. Jackson's Denver1520 20th St, Denver
3. Gibby's Big Backyard1555 S Havana St, Aurora
4. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill1605 Wynkoop St, Denver
5. Govnr's Park Tavern672 Logan St, Denver
6. Hayter's & Co.1920 Blake St, Denver
7. The Fainting Goat846 Broadway, Denver
8. Ester’s Neighborhood Pub1950 S Holly St, Denver
9. The Cherry Cricket2641 E 2nd Ave, Denver
10. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot2907 Huron St , Denver
11. Jake's Food & Spirits3800 Walnut St, Denver
12. Noonan’s Sports Bar & Grill13521 E Iliff Ave, Aurora
A die-hard Broncos fan himself, the owner of the Five Points standby once took up a bartender on a bet she could pack the place with KC fans, and now they get their "own area with game sound", plus three bucks for a Coors and four for a Blue Moon, aka the frequency with which anyone picks Chiefs players for their fantasy team.
Since the neighboring Coor's Field threw its first pitch in 1996, Jackson's has been wetting the whistles of many a Denverites. This bar offers daily specials and the largest outdoor rooftop patio in the Mile High city.
If you are going to throw “big backyard” into your name you better be packing some serious real estate in the rear. When you grab a cold one from one of their 12 rotating taps and maybe order up a round of fried mushrooms, make your way to the back and bear witness to one of the largest outdoor areas in the city. Gibby’s Big Backyard in Aurora not only has ample seating but they also have two sand volleyball courts for all your bump, set, and spike needs.
This is the first of the gastropub's Colorado iterations, sporting 52 taps backing a menu that ranges from across-the-Atlantic faves (Scotch eggs, beer-braised corned beef & cabbage with white cheddar mash, IPA-battered fish & chips) to other worldly fare like Baja fish tacos, Kung Pao chicken, and hand-tossed brick oven pizzas.
Although two governors have chosen this watering hole to host their acceptance speeches, Govnr's Park Tavern is famous in its own right. Beyond the gubernatorial gab, this bar has two-for-one happy hours.
Game day specials, the most beer pong tables in LoDo, and regular DJs make this sports bar one of a kind.
Although slightly less exciting than YouTube's myotonic goats (look it up. Right now.), this pub serves up seasonal cocktails, local beers, and Irish-American pub fare: Irish nachos (tortilla chips with corned beef), Blarney sliders and Guinness battered fish and chips.
Ester's is part sports bar, part family restaurant, part pizzeria, and part craft cocktail haven. It is a neighborhood pub serving everything from draft beers, house wines, and mixed drinks, to artisanal Virginia style pizza, contemporary American pub food, and hefty weekend brunch, all in a large, warmly-lit industrial space. That is to say, whether you're looking for roasted butternut squash salad, braised pork and caramelized onion topped pizza, or huevos rancheros, you can find them all under the same steel-beamed roof. And even if the vastly eclectic menu does not appeal, one of the twenty-two available draft beers will certainly do the trick.
Backed by 50 years of burger history, Cherry Cricket's patties are a true legend, and its wings, sandwiches, and chilis are pretty damn good too. A champion of local beer, the bar is stocked with 27 taps of locally brewed craft beer.
Ninety whiskeys, 30 beers on tap, and elevated, home-style food set this place apart from typical sports bars.
In addition to all the trappings of a sports bar—beers, burgers, a happy hour bargain, and more TVs than you can count—Jake's Food & Spirits also offers a dog-friendly patio so you can enjoy a a pint with your four-legged best friend.
Whether you're winding down from 18 holes at the neighboring golf course, or just looking for a casual drink and bite to eat, this local dive offers cheap fare, daily specials, and nightly events.