When fall makes its way to our doorstep, we’re presented with a choice. We can surrender to the oncoming cold and retreat to the safety of our flannel PJs and lame DVRs. Or we endure, and stand up in the face of colder temps by drinking whiskey and cheering on our favorite sports teams. Assuming you bravely choose the latter, continue making good choices by ordering Jameson® Caskmates, and preferably rooting for the Broncos.
Jameson Irish whiskey partnered with a local Irish brewery to finish their whiskey in craft beer barrels. The result was Jameson® Caskmates and you can find it at all the bars listed below.
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Highland Tap was made for lazy afternoons filled with whiskey, burgers, and sports on TV. If you’ve got a big group looking to catch up whilst catching a game, look no further. Bonus points for heading over on a nice weather day to hang on the patio and chase your whiskey with something off their robust draft beer list.
Nothing complicated about this place, and a little on the divey side, but that’s why we like it. A good bet for getting started on your girls or boys night out, right in the heart of downtown, especially if you’re looking to catch an early afternoon or evening game as part of your prep efforts. The nooks featuring TVs are perfect for smaller groups to take over and lounge for a bit, or play a game or two of pool while you watch.
Historians Ale House has the feel of an old-timey saloon and lots of space. They also showcase a different brewery every month to give all you beer aficionados a taste of how hops are being treated outside of Denver. Spend a Sunday afternoon in a seat at the bar with a few friends for a front and center NFL viewing party paired with beer, whiskey, and an even stronger food menu.
Known more for its stellar brunch and sit-down dinner service, you may not think of Linger when looking for a place to casually hang over strong drinks and snacks. But that’s a mistake. If you’re planning on actually attending a sporting event downtown, Linger’s upstairs bar is a great spot for big group pre-game meetups, no reservations required.
A massive college-town bar, right in the heart of Boulder - without a ton of intoxicated college students. Great for groups when you’re looking to do some pre-/post-/during Buff game drinking. Especially if it’s cold out and you want the hometown college football experience without freezing your ass off in November.
Whiskey Tango has a real Ed Hardy feel to it, but we can’t blame that on the bar. It’s just that they’re located in an area of town that indexes high with the bro-y sort. But once you get past that, WTF is the place in Ballpark for smaller groups looking to watch a game and eat really good food. The menu comes from the folks at Old Major, so they know what they’re doing.
Another divey sports pub with a ton of TVs, but what sets this one apart is its incredible tater tots. Great for big groups and solo visitors alike. We strongly consider using it as your base for marathon viewing sessions that span the entire day.
A local’s bar basically built for diehard Bronco fans. Good bar food, live music, and an occasional lip sync contest to help celebrate a big win. Also open until 2 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays for all you mid-week warriors and college basketball fans looking for a lively spot.
A strong homebase for people who like to drink downtown. Bring your tanked-up energy here when you’re looking to relax and have some fun. The Griz is a great party spot for a big night out (it sometimes feels like a frat bar for people over thirty) during local sporting events, especially Avs games.
B&B is a restaurant/live music venue that’s been around for more than 40 years. The room has a dusty German beer hall feel to it, which makes for real fun sing-a-longs between plays. Soccer fans should feel real cozy here.