Denver's Best Sports Bars: Where to Watch Your Favorite Team Score

The Mile High City is home to seven professional sports teams. There are the four primary leagues and teams: NFL (Broncos), MLB (Rockies), NBA (Nuggets) and NHL (Avalanche). And there are also professional soccer, lacrosse and rugby teams, meaning cheering your favorite teams in Denver is a year-round endeavor. And that, of course, mandates gathering for fun, food, booze and camaraderie at the city's fan-fave sports bars, even if your favorite team is in another state! Long a city that embraces good food and drink, and one that has launched an explosion of craft breweries and distilleries, Denver not surprisingly excels when it comes to sports bars. The city is home to dozens of great spots to watch the game, and choosing the 10 Best was not easy. It's not just about the number of TVs. it's also about that something extra, such as the history (and excellent tap list) at Cherry Cricket, the elevated pub fare at Bull & Bush, the punk overtones at Occidental Bar and the plenty of other things to do at Punch Bowl Social. But sure, it's also about the TVs, so note that Jackson's has 70 TVs and Blake Street Tavern has 65. 

Ace Eat Serve
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Watching games isn't front and center here to be fair. Playing ping pong is. But you don't have to give up watching your favorite Denver teams just because you're loving ping pong. There's a big-screen TV in the huge ping-pong all so you can do...  Read More

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The View House's indoor-outdoor space is appealing at all times of day and evening, but there are special events for game viewing throughout the seasons. For fall and winter, for example, there are Football Sundays, Great American Football...  Read More

Cherry Cricket


Cherry Cricket, open since 1945, is more than a sports bar. It's a longtime neighborhood fave, the dive, aka Black Sheep of the Creek, that brings unpretentious down-home real to chi chi Cherry Creek North. It's famous for its bar burgers and a...  Read More

Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery


Bull & Bush has the cozy vibe of a traditional British Pub with its dark interior and furnishings, but its extensive list of house-brewed beers celebrates today's take on crafted brews with such options as Peach and Green Chili Ale, Espresso...  Read More

Punch Bowl Social Denver
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Punch Bowl Social is 27,000 square feet of fun for players and watchers alike with three bars and 16 TVs. It's the perfect game-day spot for groups that include avid fans and those who'd rather bowl or play pool, ping pong, darts, bocce, corn...  Read More



Another LoDo fave on game days, Jackson's is located across the street from Coors Field and its rooftop has long been THE place for pre-game festivities. Jackson's also offers shuttle to Broncos home games two hours before kick-off so it's not...  Read More



Located in the Highlands, Occidental Bar is the neighbor and unlikely sibling of upscale Williams & Graham. Proudly punk and low key, Occidental gives dives a good name with its savvy bartenders, excellent cocktails and all the punk tuned...  Read More



This was the original official Colorado Rockies bar, and it was once named by Sports Illustrated among the top 25 sports bars in the United States. In addition to what management calls "a plethora of HD flat and big-screen TVs," Sports Column...  Read More

Chopper's Sports Grill
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Opened in 1996 in Cherry Creek and named for former Denver Nuggets trainer Robert "Chopper" Traviglini, Chopper's has long been one of the Mile High City's top sports bars. To start, it has a 165-inch HD video wall as well as 30 other large HD...  Read More

Blake Street Tavern
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Three bars across 18,000 square feet and a location a block from Coors Field make Blake Street Tavern an excellent choice for game watching. Consistently voted one of Denver's top sports bars, Blake Street Tavern delivers on all fronts fans care...  Read More


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