There are plenty of questions to answer about sports wagering in Colorado despite the fact that we’re less than two months away from the start date of May 1.
From what prop bets, leagues and events will be available to bet on, to which casinos and apps will be up and running at that point – there is a lot left to be hammered out.
There is one question we can answer though: What are the best sports bars across the state?
Here are ten of the top sports bars to catch a game:
1. Blake Street Tavern, Denver
Located a few blocks from Coors Field, Blake Street Tavern boasts 65 4K Ultra-HD TVs, three bars, five event spaces and a game area in the Underground Social area. Also, more than a dozen active college alumni groups gather to watch their alma maters at BST.
2. The British Bulldog, Denver
This pub should be at the top of any soccer aficionado’s list. Normal hours are 11 a.m.-2 a.m., but the British Bulldog opens early for weekend matches, so stop on by and enjoy some English-style Bangers & Mash. Not into soccer? Don’t worry, other sports will be on their big screens as well.
3. Mountain Pass Sports Bar, Aurora
If you want to make a night of it, head to the sports bar at the Gaylord Rockies Resort near Denver International Airport. Mountain Pass boasts 75-foot TV screens and atrium windows with killer views. When the games are over, head straight to one of the 1,501 hotel rooms instead of driving home.
4. The Dark Horse, Boulder
The Dark Horse is an icon in this college town. There are 23 HD TVs as well as 10- and 7-foot HD projectors for your viewing pleasure. Pool, air hockey, foosball and Golden Tee will keep you busy during halftime.
5. Ryan’s Sports Grill, Fort Collins – Best sports bars
This locally-owned establishment prides itself on having a family-friendly, relaxed atmosphere. And the 42 HD TVs with all the premium sports packages means you won’t miss any of the action. One final bonus — kids eat free on Tuesday nights.
6. Jackson’s Lodo, Denver
Located across the street from Coors Field this Colorado staple can feel busier than the ballpark at times and with good reason. From 70 HD TVs to Denver’s largest rooftop patio, Jackson’s is a great place to watch sports with friends.
7. Brooklyn’s at the Pepsi Center, Denver
Two bar areas and plenty of HD TVs to choose from make Brooklyn’s an ideal spot to go before or after a Nuggets or Avalanche game.
8. Bubba’s 33, Aurora & Colorado Springs
We didn’t forget about those of you in Colorado Springs. Bubba’s 33 actually says it’s a “sports restaurant, not bar” but the bottled and draft beer on tap beg to differ, as do the 60 HD TVs.
9. Choppers, Cherry Creek
Named after former Nuggets trainer Robert “Chopper” Traviglini this Denver sports bar has been around since 1996. With a huge dining room and bar area, outdoor patio, game room and 165-foot video wall there’s not a bad seat in the house.
10. Sports Column, Denver
Celebrating its 25th year, the Sports Column is home to 35 flat screens, plus an additional five 90-inch behemoths. Make sure to check online for their upcoming watch parties and enjoy a game with fellow fans.