Before you head to Sports Authority Field at Mile High to watch C.J. Anderson, Demaryius Thomas, and Peyton Manning dazzle and inspire, here are some of our favorite places to grab a drink and some good ol’ camaraderie with fellow Denver Broncos fans.
Tacos El Paisa
Just northeast of the Broncos stadium, Tacos El Paisa is a good go-to pre-game destination if you have a craving for Mexican food. Get your taco or burrito fix and prepare to enjoy the Broncos game with a margarita, imported Mexican lager, or pint of Denver-brewed craft beer. Everything on the menu gets good reviews, but El Paisa’s namesake tacos are definitely the signature dish. Almost as impressive as the delicious and filling food are the prices.
A five-minute drive from AMLI Riverfront Park and across the street from Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Original Brooklyn’s is to pub food lovers what El Paisa is to taco nuts. It’s an inexpensive place to fill up on tasty grub within walking distance of the field. If you want your choice of seating for enjoying your burger and beer on game day, try to arrive at least an hour before kickoff.
Many Broncos fans find it easier to grab a drink closer to the Pepsi Center before making their way to Sports Authority Field. It’s closer to where most people work, and there are lots of options. The brainchild of the restaurateurs behind Rioja and Bistro Vendome, Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen is a tavern with an upscale feel but reasonably priced food and happy hour drinks. If you want to grab a bite, the international menu at Euclid Hall has range.
Another place near the Pepsi Center is The Kitchen. The menu here changes with the season, and is heavy on the locally sourced, organic ingredients. Community hour food prices make The Kitchen more affordable between 3 pm to 6 pm, especially if seafood is what you’re after.
Denver’s thriving food scene, and the degree of Broncos fans that exists in the Mile-High City, mean there are dozens of other places where you’ll find good food, drink, and company before a game. Chances are there’s something near your LoDo apartments, office, or Sports Authority Field that will have the right vibe and perfect selection for you. Find that place, and warm up for an evening spent cheering on your favorite football team!
What Denver bars and restaurants would you add to this list?
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