Denver's preferred spots for local sports fans, Sports Column, offers five big screen televisions along with flowing booze and great grub. The typical bar food menu offers big portions at small prices, making it perfect for groups. Bronco fans fill up the room on Sundays in autumn, so beware of showing other team allegiances. The rooftop patio bar provides refuge from the sports scene and a dance floor draws an older crowd on Friday and Saturday nights. Rip roaring fun for all!
This carefree place has a penchant for all things out of a bygone-hippie era which may seem a bit anachronistic, however the recognizable psychedelia and music make it comfortable. Even if you are not into that music or style, the menu is still worth checking out. Here the kitchen features healthy salads, sandwiches and a huge selection of burger options like the 'Black and Blue Burger', which is a pepper crusted blue cheese monster. On tap, visitors will find Mountain Sun's very own beers, don't forget to check out the 'Dark Side of the Sun' list which features tons and tons porter and stout.
This funky pizza joint, The Sink, on University Hill is one of the best student budget spots in town. The fact that Robert Redford once worked as a janitor here during his short stint at CU is their claim to fame, yet celebrities and dignitaries continue to visit for the burgers, even President Obama once visited. The pizzeria stays open till late, making it popular with the college crowd. It offers three crust choices based on density. Food is made from scratch and they always feature the choice of 100 percent grass-fed beef. Sandwiches, pizzas, salads, calzones-oven baked pizza, you name it; you will find at the Sink.
Lodo's Bar and Grill is a downtown Denver staple and is actually part of the reason the term LoDo (Lower Downtown) caught on. The slang was already in use when Lodo's decided to use it in its name, and now it's difficult to find a local who doesn't know what area LoDo refers to. Voted Denver's Best Sports Bar by 7News, Lodo's offers exactly what you'd expect from a sports bar, including being a mere block from Coors Field. When the games aren't on, however, Lodo's enjoys plenty of young, hip patrons who come for the dancing, socialization, and excellent draft beers.
A popular local Vietnamese eatery, Pho 95 has customers hooked on to its delicious soups and dishes. Celebrating the traditional Vietnamese dish 'Pho' - a noodle soup served with meat, usually, beef or chicken. If you're a longtime Pho lover or have never even heard of the dish, this restaurant sure knows how to cook up some excellent Pho. There are different variations of the soup, try the rare steak version or their 'Dac Biet' - a combination of rare steak, brisket, tripe, tendon and flank. They serve them according to sizes, so if you just just want to do some tasting, go for their small and if you happen to fall if love, the large will be happily served. There are various other authentic Vietnamese dishes, from curries to rice and noodles. The prices are affordable, so one can stop over anytime without causing a dent in the pockets. If you want to show your love for the shop, buy one of their t shirts with messages like 'Pho-Sho!' or 'The Pho-KING'.
Hapa is a Hawaiian term to describe the beautiful blend of Asian and American cultures, reflecting that term, the namesake restaurant offers an eclectic combination of Japanese and many other different styles of cooking. Stretching their creative tents beyond boundaries to form dishes that are just pure joy yet being true to their roots, their menu is fun, adventurous and ingenious. From the regular lunch and dinner menu to the early bird and night owl menu, there is something for everyone who loves sushi and sake. And yes, not to forget the happy hour as well. Enjoy the Hapa cuisine.
Since opening its doors in 2011, iFish Japanese Grill and Sushi has become a favorite of residents and visitors alike, for fish deliciously prepared in the Japanese flair. A team of professional sushi chefs, under the tutelage of chef proprietor, Louis, put out flavorsome sushi rolls on the conveyor belt for guests to devor. House special rolls like Armani, Da Bomb, Ballpark and Home Run are quite popular. The menu also offers tempura, noodles and rice dishes. Sip on a refreshing sake or beer, while you wait for your food to arrive.
Located in the heart of Downtown Denver, View House is a rooftop bar which also has a huge space for games. Visitors can bowl inside and also play golf in the garden area. Besides drinks, the bar also offers lunch and dinner. With spectacular views of Denver city, this bar is an ideal place for friends to have a good time. Additionally, View House offers its venue for private events. With several activities, drinks and stunning views of the city, View House is a cheerful place where there is something for everyone.
Carioca Cafe - Bar Bar is an acclaimed dive bar that serves drinks that are very affordable. This venue is a coffee house or punk bar or bookstore changes according to the time of the day or night. During the day it is a quiet place to have your cup of coffee and read some books but as the evening draws in, you will find an eclectic mix of rockers, hipsters and punks thronging the venue for a dose of live music and drinks. If you are not into punk rock then you might not enjoy the music played here. Don't forget to get cash as credit cards are not accepted.
Take a break from the regular bars and enjoy a casual evening at First Draft. With a fresh concept into its making, First Draft is one of the first self-service bars in town. This cozy bar offers over 40 on the tap selection of beers, ciders and wines to choose from. The variety of liquors keeps on rotating and First Draft always has something new to offer for your palate. In case you feel hungry, this bar serves a scrumptious small-plate American menu to munch. Spread across 2521 square feet (232 square meters), First Draft offers a cozy hangout spot for you to catch up with your friends on a relaxed evening.
The Rooftop is a new and exciting feature at the Coors field where patrons can enjoy a drink while enjoying the proceedings of a game. The Rooftop has been built into a two storey structure and is home to several indoor bars, drink stands, seating areas and plenty of drink rails. There are a few food stalls that serve fast food which can be enjoyed with drinks. The venue serves as a perfect entertainment area for all and can accommodate at least 2000 people.