Located on the corner of Blake and 20th, (seriously, if you don’t know where the field is, then you don’t live in Denver) Coors Field is close to some great bars. Like, across-the-street close. Like, a-baseball's/stone's-throw-away close. Since beers inside the field are quite pricey (just like those damn peanuts!), here are some suggested pre-game (or post-game!) stops for the quickly approaching home opener.
The 1up (click here for info and address)
If you're starting your pre-gaming early, this arcade-equipped bar has orange-juiced 40s of Olde English (dubbed Brass Monkeys), along with 14 other killer beers on tap. Also, those arcade games -- they house more than 25 of them, along with 15+ pinball machines, skeeball, and Jumbo Jenga, giving you a pretty good shot at winning SOMETHING, even if the Rockies don't hold up their end.
Euclid Hall (click here for info and address)
Yes, it's a little bit of a trek down to Euclid Hall off of 14th and Larimer, but it's worth it for the opportunity to lay a base with deliciousness like bruleed center-cut beef marrow bones, oh-so-many schnitzels, and oysters on the half shell, all backed by a fantastic beer list.
The Retro Room (click here for info and address)
The Retro Room’s variety of infused liquors will give the proper kickstart to your game-day tomfoolery, with varieties like pickle, peperoncini, and strawberry representing just a few of the flavors that cut the burn but leave the alcohol content high. Chase them with a classic game-day brew like Old Milwaukee or Schlitz.
ViewHouse (click here for info and address)
Offering 360 degrees of ocular pleasure on their massive rooftop patios, View House is the choice venue for soaking up some skin-searing Colorado sun. It’s also the choice to mow through the likes of prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella sticks, BBQ brisket-topped burgers, and pretzel-bunned bison bratwurst. It's also the choice for washing the above down with a beer-infused cocktail. It's a good choice.
Fado Irish Pub (click here for info and address)
Located across the street from Coors Field, Fado boasts a seriously spacious patio, and beer garden, and plenty of top-notch Irish pours. Also on tap are a bevy of local beers like Odell's 90 Shilling and IPA, along with some bottled brews from Great Divide, Oskar Blues, and Dry Dock. Shuffle via ped-bridge over 20th and you’ll be sidling into your seat in no time.
1. Nallen's1429 Market St, Denver
2. The 1up1925 Blake St, Denver
3. Euclid Hall1317 14th St, Denver
4. The Retro Room2034 Larimer St, Denver
5. Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant1735 19th St, Denver
6. Star Bar2137 Larimer St, Denver
7. ViewHouse2015 Market St, Denver
8. The Ginn Mill2041 Larimer St, Denver
A perfect getaway from Larimer Square's boutiques, some say Nallen's is the best Irish Bar in Mile High. While that's debatable (based on whether or not you count Houlihan's as an Irish bar), what is assured are perfect pours of Guinness, Ireland shwag aplenty, and a dollar off everything from 2-7p.
This boozy gamer's paradise boasts 25+ '80s-heavy arcade classics (Paperboy, Punch Out, Galaga, Donkey Kong), five pinball machines, and two skeeball setups, plus a 14-tap system.
Snack on schnitzel, sausage, and poutine at this beer bar on 14th St.
Salon and spa by day (15$ men's haircuts!) and lounge by night, The Retro Room is covering alot of bases. Be sure to check out their awesome daily food specials, green chili cheese fries, and their famous Pickle Shot, made with infused vodka.
Just across the street from Coors Field, Fado makes for a great pre- or post-game spot, in addition to having a solid lineup of brews (from the likes of Oskar Blues, Great Divide, and Dry Dock) all year long.
A welcome dive among all the large party warehouses in LoDo, Star Bar has their fair share of Colorado craft beers and tasty 'tails. They have karaoke on Thursday nights, Skee- ball, and an outdoor bar/ lounge area equipped with adult slushies. The bartenders are also wayyy more knowledgeable than your average dive bar drink slingers.
ViewHouse's roof deck overlooks Coors Field so you can take it 360 degree views of Denver, while taking down pub food like burgers or chicken and waffles, then wash it down with the craft beers on tap.