The Broncos might be the most famous franchise in Denver, but the Mile High City is actually home to seven professional sports teams. There are the usual four major league suspects: NFL (Broncos), MLB (Rockies), NBA (Nuggets) and NHL (Avalanche); as well as professional soccer, lacrosse and hockey teams. What this all boils down to is no off season in the Mile High City, meaning sports fans can get a live fix year round. And as much as Denverites love their sports teams, they also love to eat and drink. The city's first permanent structure was a bar, actually, when it was founded in the late 1800s and the number of saloons in the city exploded to more than 400 during its first quarter century. Today, the Mile High City is still a hard drinking town, most famous for its craft breweries, an industry that exploded at the beginning of this century. So when it comes to sports bars, it's pretty easy to see why Denver excels in this department as well. The city is home to dozens of great spots to watch the game, and choosing the 10 Best was not easy. So we opted for places boasting not only multiple high end TVs and an excellent craft beer line-up, but also had an extra something – be it above average pub grub like they do at Jackson's, the greasy staples at the Cherry Cricket or the TV in the bathroom at Chopper's Sports Grill so you never have to miss a major play.
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