Football season is back in full swing and Denver is ready for you! No matter which team you’re rooting for (ahem, GO BRONCOS!) Denver has you covered.

We broke down the list by which bar is best for each team, so you can feel at home while visiting Denver regardless of who you cheer for. Check out this list of Denver’s best sports bars for watching NFL games:

1. Back East Bar and Grill: Best for Buffalo Bills Fans

The name really speaks for itself. The owner of this local joint comes straight out of upstate New York and was raised a Bills fan, thereby making this a favorite sports bar for Buffalo fans near and far. They’ve got loads of televisions – making any seat in the house a good one. Plus they are conveniently located right off the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall in central downtown Denver. Not only do they carry Labatt Blue on tap, they offer football specials such as the ‘Weck n Wings’ deal or the ‘Rochester Dog’ on game days only (mind you these are ever changing specials). At Back East you can truly get your New York fix right here in the Rocky Mountains.


1600 Champa Street #240 Denver, CO 80202. #(303) 623-0070

2. Blake Street Tavern: Great for All Fans

Blake Street Tavern has the ultimate sports bar atmosphere! This is a proven fact as they have continually been voted one of Denver’s favorite sports bars every year since opening in 2003! With four different areas dedicated to unique game sound environments, you can catch four different games on the big screens at all times – all while feeling (and sounding) like you’re only watching/listening to one at a time. They’ve got 60 HD TV’s throughout their two-story layout and Blake Street truly gives you that action-packed game-day-crowd feeling. Blake Street Tavern: “where the game is always on, the drinks are always full, and the fun never stops!”

blake street

2301 Blake Street Denver, CO 80202. #(303) 675-0505


3. Cap City Tavern: Best for Minnesota Vikings Fans

Cap City is one of our favorite Denver dives. This family-owned establishment not only attracts a crowd for the Broncos, they also act as a hometown bar for Minnesota Vikings fans! Serving up an extensive American pub menu alongside drink specials such as $11 Coors Light pitchers, $16 domestic buckets, and $3 Victory shots, you’re sure to fit right in on any football Thursday, Sunday, or Monday! Pro tip: unlike many bars, Cap City takes reservations on game days. If you want to secure a front row seat in front of a big screen, Cap City is the place to go!
cap city
1247 Bannock Street Denver, CO 80204. #(720) 931-8888

Looking for a Pittsburgh Steelers home base? Don’t throw in your terrible towel; the Rusty Bucket is the place. The Rusty Bucket has unbelievable game-day deals including, get this, $2 domestic drafts! Talk about drinking on a dime. They are also dishing up promos on pierogies and other Pittsburgh staples all while Roethlisberger is throwin’ touchdowns in the background. One word of advice from the owner: get there early! These Steeler fans are not messing around, this place fills up fast on football Sundays.

Rusty Bucket

Photo from the Rusty Bucket’s website.

3355 S. Wadsworth Blvd. #G101 Lakewood, CO 80227. #(303) 980-6200


5. Sports Column: Best for Broncos Fans

Spo-Co is the only place downtown that offers free shuttles to and from Mile High Stadium, making it a great option if you’re wanting to catch the early games inside and then head outdoors when the Broncos begin. Shuttles begin pick-ups outside of the Sports Column two hours prior to kick off and complete about six trips back and forth from their bar to the stadium. Plus, game day drink promotions are some of the best around and include $3 domestic drafts, $10 pitchers, and $3 Fireball, Jagermeister, or Rumplemintz shots when the Donkeys score a touchdown. Feel free to join them back at the bar after a Bronco W. The drinks will still be flowin’!
sports column
1930 Blake Street Denver, CO 80202. #(303) 296-1930

Stoney’s is the epitome of a neighborhood sports bar. They’ve not only got allegiances to the Broncos, they are a hot spot for Saints fans (and really just a great place to hang out if you like the NFL) too. Boasting an entire ‘Game Day Menu’ and an absolutely massive renovated space – think 31 HD TV’s and two 120 inch projector screens – it’s truly one heck of a place to experience football season. Stoney’s Bar and Grill is serious about football and it shows – just check out (and create) a fantasy football team on their website. You can win prizes weekly and first prize even grants you one free beer per day for a whole year! At zero cost to you, what have you got to lose?


1111 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203. #(303) 830-6839


7. Wyman’s No. 5: Best for Chicago Bears Fans

There are undoubtedly more and more Midwestern-ers moving West. Hence the necessity for a kick-butt Chicago bar in the middle of Denver. Wyman’s is the best around if you’re in need of other Bears fans to laugh and cry with throughout the football season (but hey, at least Cutler’s gone!). Wyman’s No. 5 opens at 9am on Sunday mornings making it an easy place to relax and enjoy traditional Chi-town favorites such as deep dish pizza and Italian beef sandwiches. Oh, and don’t forget about their daily $5 Chicago dog and Old Style special – because what’s a Chicago bar without hot dogs?! If you’re looking for a laid-back atmosphere and a good bunch of people, check this place out. And if you’ve got a big group with ya, call ahead. Normally tables are on a first come-first served basis, but with larger groups, Wyman’s is willing to accommodate.


2033 E. 13th Avenue, Denver, CO 80206. #(303) 996-0842

For ways to round out the rest of your Denver trip, please visit When in ROAM where we can help create a personalized Denver itinerary tailored to all your traveling needs.

Happy Traveling (and Go Broncos!)


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