Top Ten Bars to Watch the Broncos Game

Sunday mark’s the Denver Bronco‘s first game of the season. Denver love’s their football team, so we’ve compiled a list of the best bars in Denver for enjoying the game.

1. Stoney’s Bar & Grill

1111 Lincoln Street

“Whether you are looking to watch a football game, soccer, basketball, X Games, or just to play a friendly game of cornhole, Stoney’s has you covered. We have 31 HD TV’s & two 120 inch projection screens & a stage to watch your favorite local bands.”2772127624_386a0a9028_o

2. Sports Column

1930 Blake Street

“We are located in the heart of LoDo just steps away from Coors Field. Come on in, grab a seat, put your feet up, relax, and let us take care of you. Offering a full menu served until 12pm Sunday-Thursday & 1am Friday & Saturday, an outdoor rooftop patio, a plethora of HD flat and big screen televisions, excellent service, and great food and drink specials.”

3. The Cherry Cricket

2641 E 2nd Avenue

“We’ve always been the Black Sheep of Cherry Creek. From Mary Zimmerman’s trucker bar of the 1950’s to famed Bernard Duffy’s prime rib and neon icon of the 1960’s to Eli McGuire’s beer and burger joint of the 1990’s, this place has changed hands often but never wavered. During his Wynkoop Brewing Company days, our Governor, John Hickenlooper, was an owner. To this day, our friends are loyal and number in the thousands.”

4. Chopper’s Sports Grill

80 S. Madison Street

“Chopper’s is proud of the food we put in front of you. We take “homemade” to heart and believe that there is no substitute for food made fresh and no reason to drink beers from beyond our state borders. Our Burger’s unique blend of Angus chuck, short rib and brisket is ground especially for us, making it one of the richest and most unique char-broils you’ll find around. Our potato chips are cut and cooked right here. About the only thing we don’t do is brew our own beer. Luckily, we have 100 Colorado neighbors that do, offering one of the best selections of Colorado craft beers you’ll find anywhere. From car garage to Colorado crafts, this building has been bringing you the best for over fifty years!”

5. Blake Street Tavern

2301 Blake Street

“Our menu provides various award-winning options and our craft beer list would make any tailgate spread jealous!  If you miss playing tailgate games with your best friends, don’t worry, we’ve got cornhole boards, darts, skeeball lanes, and much, much more! Between our 60 HD TVs, 18,000 sq. ft. of big fun, and our dedication to bringing you the best, most friendly service possible, we continue to strive to bring our patrons the best sports bar atmosphere in Denver!”

6. The Tavern (Downtown or Uptown)

1949 Market Street | 538 E 17th Avenue

“We are a family owned and operated proud Colorado company founded in Denver in 1997. Each Tavern uniquely takes on the flavor and personality of the neighborhood in which it resides. Amenities weaving a common thread through all locations include spacious yet cozy lounges, fireplaces, outdoor patios, numerous HD TVs and high-end architectural features.”

lReF37. Highland Tap & Burger

2219 W 32nd Ave

“Highland Tap & Burger is truly a Colorado-born business. And, since opening in 2010, we’ve strived to create an experience that encompasses everything we love about Colorado life. We’ve created a comfortable, casual, contemporary atmosphere with an inviting indoor dining area and a spacious patio so our guests can enjoy a sunny afternoon or a chilly Colorado evenings. Here at the Tap, our friendly, fun staff makes everyone feel completely at home, whether they are dining alone or with a large party, regulars or first-timers.”

8. Bull & Bush Brewery

4700 E Cherry Creek S Drive

“But most of all it’s you, the loyal customers, that have made The Bull & Bush one of Colorado’s most revered landmarks. As Dale once put it, ‘This is what it’s all about if you’re in the tavern business. Fresh beer, the music, the camaraderie and friendship. Most restaurants, you might go in there once a year. Here you come in once a month, once a week… even once a day.'”

9. Governor’s Park Tavern

672 Logan Street

“Govnr’s Park has been an integral part of Capitol Hill since 1976. We are mostly known for our crazy 2-4-1 happy hour and just recently our awarded  title of Denver’s Best Neighborhood Bar. We love local! We always strive to buy locally and will always support Colorado companies first. We have hosted two Governor’s acceptance speeches, helped start the Governor’s Cup Run and have been the favorite gathering place for all our neighbors for over 35 years.”

10. Yard House

1555 Court Place

“If you’ve been to a Yard House, you know there’s an unmistakable energy to the place – an excitement that you feel the moment you walk in the door. So we turned our cameras loose to try to capture that spirit. Check out the experience that define us – because more than beer, more than
classic rock, more than delicious food, even more than a brand – We are Yard House!”

Best of Colorado: Fall Hikes & Drives

15622686855_ca4477663f_zThe joys of fall are simple, crisp weather and leaves crunching underfoot, boots and jackets, scarves and hot tea, pumpkins and delightful costumes. Best of all, however, are the spectacular colors of fall. Here in Colorado we’re especially lucky, as the brilliant yellows of the Aspens are framed by mountain scenery.

Here at Madison we love the changing seasons and all the new experiences they bring. Hiking and driving through the fall foliage is a favorite, so here are a few of the best places to see the colors – both on foot and from the car.

Colorado has 26 Scenic and Historic Byways, perfect for those fall drives.

Top of the Rockies takes you from Copper Mountain to Leadville and towards Aspen, crossing the Continential Divide and seeing the spectacular Mt. Elbert (tallest 14er in Colorado). Highlights and places to stop: Independence Ghost Town Site, Twin Lakes and Indepenence Pass.

West Elk Loop hits three national forests, journeying through Paonia, Gunnison, Crested Butte and Carbondale. McClure Pass is the perfect photo opp, but don’t forget to pause at Black Canyon o fthe Gunnison National Park where Morrow Point, Blue Mesa and Crystal Lake meet for the perfect view.

Peak to Peak takes you through Aspen-filled valleys and the Continential Divide, starting in Black Hawk and ending in Estes Park. This scenic byway is Colorado’s oldest.

San Juan Scenic Byway meanders through Telluride, Durango and Ouray, a perfect taste of classic Colorado. The views of San Juan and Uncompahgre National Forests are unbelievable, and Mesa Verde National Park is also the perfect place to pause and see the views.

Mt. Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved road in North America. It’s one of Colorado’s 54 14ers, so you can drive or hike to the top to see the spectacular view. Be sure to visit Echo Lake, the perfect spot for a picnic.

Trail Ridge Road is an 8-mile road, perfect for photographers and fall-color finders. It’s embedded in Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, a glorious place to hangout post-hike, for a perfect fall getaway day. Rocky Mountain National Park is full of trails and scenic hikes, for those itching to get out of the car and adventure.

sunrisemaroonbellsKebler Pass in Gunnison is a favorite for photographers, famously shot by the renowed photographer John Fielder. Gunnison is home to some of North America’s largest Aspen trees. This pass is typically hiked, but the Gunnison Aspens can still be seen from the road!

The famous Maroon Bells are another spectacular hike. About 3 hours from Denver, this iconic view is well worth the drive. It makes an easy day hike, or for more experienced and dedicated outdoorsy folks, there are a few backpacking loops.

Mt. Bierstadt, Colorado’s “easiest” 14er offers gorgeous views as well. Guanella Pass is the way to go. The lake view is stunning, even if hikers perfer to hike for a shorter time and not summit the mountain. Historic Georgetown is the perfect place to grab coffee and lunch.

Golden Gate Canyon Park boasts of over 12,000 acres of land for exploring, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and more. The park is a mere 30 miles from Denver, making it easily accessible for busy Denverites. Filled with Aspen views and mountain peaks, this park is just begging to be visited.

A classic Colorado view, the Boulder Flatirons never grow old. Chautauqua Park is the entry to a variety of trails and rock-climbing available. The towering Flatirons are always impressive, and give way to simply glorious views.

These are only a few of hundreds of places in Colorado to hike, drive, mountain bike, run and explore. The views are always impressive, the colors only seem to grow brighter and the sunrises and sunsets always steal your breath. We are so excited for this Colorado fall!

 

Links:

http://www.colorado.com/articles/fall-drives-5-color-drenched-colorado-scenic-byways

http://www.colorado.com/articles/10-places-see-colorados-fall-color

http://blog.rmhp.org/2014/10/top-10-trails-for-fall-hiking-in-colorado/

http://dayhikesneardenver.com/fall-color-aspen-hikes/