Ten super bars in Denver for watching the Super Bowl
Football fans aren't too picky about the watering holes where they watch the Super Bowl; their requirements typically include multiple large televisions; lots of beer, preferably cheap and cold; and food, preferably cheap and abundant.
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But those bars that go the extra yard beyond such standard offerings really score. They might provide a Denver haven for Packers or Steelers fans, or simply offer a unique service. If you've been to one too many Super Bowl house parties, consider heading to one of these spots:
For Packers Fans:
Swanky's, 1938 Blake Street: Swanky's is a bar with Cajun food and flair that claims to be "Denver's home for Green Bay Packers Football." It might seem like a strange combination, but if you want to gather downtown with fellow cheese heads, this is your best bet.
Roo Bar, 3480 Park Avenue West: Roo Bar has nine types of wings, and they're all half-off on Super Bowl Sunday. This could be the perfect time to try the bar's "Crack" sauce or the Wisconsin Maple, if you want to show your Packers support in every way possible. Wash the wings down with $5 PBR pitchers or $8 Miller Lite and Coors Light pitchers.
Rocky Flats Lounge, 11229 Highway 93: This rustic and rusty spot just outside of Boulder offers such Wisconsin staples as brats, burgers, cheese curds and fish fries on Friday. Come Sunday, it will be grilling snacks outdoors and serving up plenty of Midwestern camaraderie in a unique Western setting.
For Steelers Fans:
The Rusty Bucket, 3355 South Wadsworth Boulevard: Denver's pre-eminent Steelers bar not only offers Pittsburgh food and drink staples -- Iron City beer and pierogies and Primantis-style sandwiches -- but it leads Steelers fight songs throughout the game. Nothing says hard-nosed, cold-weather, physical football like coordinated singing.
Jackson's, 1520 20th Street: This expansive watering hole is a good bet for any sporting event and, for whatever reason, it's become an unofficial Steelers bar. Drink specials and large televisions abound, and if the game goes the Steelers' way, Jackson's is a great jumping-off spot for a night of celebration.