Sports betting arrived in casinos across the state of Colorado in May of 2020 but CO residents don't need to visit a sportsbook to get in on the action. There are sports bars across the state that offer bettors a place to watch the game and get in on the action.
Below are our staff picks for the best sports bars for betting in Colorado. These are a great place to meet friends, watch a Broncos, Nuggets, Avalanche, or Rockies game, and track your bets as the action unfolds.
Denver is the largest sports market in the state of Colorado, and is home to the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, and Colorado Rapids. Denver is also a huge transplant market, which means if you want to watch your team you'll need to find a sports bar with plenty of TVs. Here are our picks for the best sports bars in Denver, CO:
Looking for authentic German food, fun and atmosphere? Look no further than the Rhein Haus. It offers bocce, bier, and brats. Upon arrival, you smell the sauerkraut, and you know you are in for some good German food. Of course, I had to start off with the giant pretzel. I think everybody who ate there had a giant pretzel. It is served with honey mustard and cheese fondue. It was the perfect way to start our German dining experience.
When it came to the main course, I had to do a brat. It is what they are known for. It is in their logo “Bocce. Bier. Brats” so I got a brat. I opted for the Denver Brat and chose the habanero cheddar wurst as my sausage. Topped with sautéed onions, bell peppers, jalapenos, and cheese fondue, it was “lecker.” That is German for delicious. Next time I plan to try the pork schnitzel or share the smorgasbord.
And, as expected, they offer a wide variety of German beers, including several different types of Kolsch, Pilsner, Lagers, and Amber Biers on draft. Of course, I had to give the Rhein Haus lager a try. I was so good, I had two.
Rhein Haus opens daily at 3 PM for dinner, a perfect place to hang out with friends after work, or a night out with your sweetheart. They also offer brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM.
I recently had an amazing time at Stix Craft House, the ultimate spot for Avalanche Fans in Arvada, Colorado! Located at 5777 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. If you are looking for a great sports bar experience, you gotta check this place out.
What caught my attention right away was their impressive bar menu. With 18 taps, that are on rotation, and a selection of over 20 different bottles and cans of beer, most of which are local craft options, it's a beer lover's dream. But it doesn't stop at beer – their cocktail menu is a blast, featuring creative names like Bash Brothers, John Daly, and Puck Bunny.
The standout, however, must be the SNIPER – you toss three coasters at their extensive collection of liquor bottles. Whatever three bottles you hit they mix up a personalized drink for you. I was not brave enough to try it, but I thought it was a cool idea.
The menu is just as enjoyable as the drinks. It's creatively organized around a hockey theme: Flatbreads are the Puck drop, followed by appetizers in the 1st Period, soups and salads during the 2nd Period, entrees in the 3rd Period, and desserts in OT (overtime). Stix also has some great specials. $1 wings on Wing Wednesdays, and on Friday they serve up Prime Rib. I think I will be going back for both specials. The food is good, but the atmosphere is great!
Society Sports and Spirits is a sports bar located in the center of downtown Denver. However, it’s not just your average sports bar. They are an official alumni bar for several great sports teams throughout the nation. One of the best parts of Society Sports and Spirits is the individual rooms they offer. They can show up to 16 different games with sound at one time in their private rooms. Which also has booth seating available.
So once you decide on the game you would like to watch, the next great feature is their menu. Whether you are going for drinks, food, or both; they have you covered. Their drink menu includes several different beer options. Whiskey, wine, and a local favorite; beer towers! Their beer towers have 3 liters of either domestic draft, import draft, mimosas, or margarita flavor of your choice.
As far as the food menu, their house specialty is a delicious chicken fried bacon dish, as they like to describe it “Straight from the Texas State Fair and right into society.” Their friendly bartenders and servers are always ready to help and will keep your visit a great experience.
If you are looking for a fun, upbeat restaurant; Swanky's is the place to visit! For all the baseball fans, it is just down the street from Coor's field. So, you can enjoy a game and finish the day with some mouth-watering food!
They have a large selection of beers, cocktails, and their popular adult slushies. When it comes to the menu, there are several delicious appetizers to choose from. Then you can finish off your meal with any of their burgers, brats, or hot dogs. All burgers are hand-pressed to perfection, with a dozen different add-ons to customize it just how you like it.
If you are up for a challenge, try Swanky's Food Challenge! This includes a 3-pound grilled cheese sandwich, their famous mac and cheese, cheese curds, fries, and tater tots. If you can finish- it's free! Plus, you will either end up on the hall of fame or the wall of shame.
You can finish your visit with all the entertainment they have to offer. Denver's one and only large 22inch shuffleboard table; is also free to play. Take your pick of video games available, billiards, all while being able to watch any of the many TV's showcasing the latest game or UFC fight.
X Bar is the perfect combination of entertainment, drinks, and good food. They are paired together with the Saffron Grill which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. At the Saffron Grill, they always use fresh ingredients and every item on their menu is created from a homemade recipe. They offer dine-in, takeout, or curbside as well. Some of the popular items on the menu include Gyro’s, Kabobs, and Falafels. Which you can get with the traditional lamb or chicken.
The entertainment side of X bar always has an exciting event on their calendar. Depending on the night of the week, they offer karaoke, BeerBust Sundays with several different drink specials as well. Every night of the week they have a different host keeping the experience fun and always changing.
X bar is a fun, upbeat nightclub with great music so you can dance the night away, or find a table to watch your favorite game on TV. While also enjoying one of their specialty cocktails. Aside from their cocktails, they have a large menu of beer, wine, and seltzers too. You are guaranteed to find something you will enjoy.
If you are looking for a great sports bar with good food, Noonan’s Sports Bar and Grill is the place to go! Whether you are looking for a delicious burger, salad, or a sandwich, they have it all. Some of their popular specialties are the wings with several dozen sauce options, the Spaulding burger, and their customizable B.Y.O grilled cheese. The best part is all of their food is made from scratch, so you are guaranteed fresh food made with high-quality ingredients.
With 12 different beer tap options, you are guaranteed to find something you will like. However, they also have canned beer options as well to fit everyone's preference. They offer premium wine options ranging from sweet to dry. When you are ready for something stronger, all of their cold liquor is kept in the freezer so when you are ready for that chilled shot, the temperature is just right.
Noonan’s Sports Bar and Grill is located on the Golf Course at Heather Ridge. So you can spend your day at the golf course playing a round and ending it with some delicious food and great service.
Tailgate Tavern & Grill is a sports bar that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Offering too many options for you to pick just one. Some top favorites are their burgers, pizza, and wings. One look at their menu and you are guaranteed to find something you will enjoy.
Live music is available at the Tailgate and they are always playing a variety of genres. Whether you are a rock and roll fan or country music, they are always mixing it up. This is a great place to check out local and national acts as they are always bringing in new performers.
For all the sports fans they have 11 high definition TVs showcasing all the top live games, and they have them spread throughout so wherever you choose to sit, you won’t miss a score.
Whether you are stopping by for food or beer, we highly recommend the Angry Vegan pizza. This pizza is definitely not vegan but is made with fresh pizza dough and is topped with pepperoni, sausage, applewood smoked bacon, and ground beef. Pair their pizza with any of their draft beer on tap and you will not want to leave!
Address: 2295 S Chambers Rd Unit F, Aurora CO 80014
Best drink item: Wide range of vodka
# of TV's: 10
Specials: $15 game day buckets
With great pizza, massive chicken wings, a variety of draft beers, and loads of TVs, Krazy Karl's is a staple for Fort Collins sports fans. Located just one block from campus, the Campus West bar arguably has the best sports betting atmospheres of any bar near CSU.
Krazy Karl's not only has a ton of big-screen TVs and every out of market game, but they have a dedicated screen that displays live odds allowing you to track every bet without having to turn away from the action.
While we are huge proponents for visiting the establishment, we can't pass on mentioning their beat the clock promotion. Call between 5 and 8 on Mondays and Thursdays and the time you call is the price of your large pizza.
High Pie offers 24 craft, domestic, and international draft beers, featuring local breweries and many other highly rated craft brews from the great beer state of Colorado. They use the highest quality ingredients to craft their food offering, which includes a variety of outlandishly named and wildly topped pizzas, served on high quality, made-in-house crust.
High pie has 8 TV in total, with the bar area hosting a majority of the screens; including the two biggest which are located in prime viewing location right behind the bar. From every seat throughout the restaurant it is possible to have a clear view of a TV screen, so you can be sure that you’ll never be left without a view of the game no matter where you manage to get a seat in this often busy bar and restaurant.
On top of the great game-day viewing, excellent pizzas, and bartenders, they also have a great cocktail list for both winter and summer seasons, along with awesome apps; we highly recommend the Tuna Poke Nachos to get your game experience off to the best of starts!
Brown Dog is a popular pizzeria owned and run by an avid Bostonian sports fan, evidenced by the Boston-centric sports memorabilia adorning the walls. The owner and chef have been around the world to train in pizza making and has also entered and won, multiple pizza competitions with pies, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, that are available on their menu.
At Brown Dog, they’re renowned for their phenomenal Detroit-style pizzas, and their selection of apps and wraps means that there’s something for everyone on game day.
There are 10 HDTVs throughout the restaurant allowing for prime viewing wherever you may be able to grab a seat in this highly popular venue. With 5 of these screens lined up above the bar, allowing unobstructed viewing from both the downstairs area of the restaurant and the balcony above, you can watch multiple games across multiple sports all at the same time!
With up to 15 beers on tap, featuring many great craft beers from this renowned beer state, along with PBRs for $2.50 you’re sure to find a beer that suits your tastebuds and your choice of food!