Six brilliant places to watch the World Cup in Denver

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Fado's Irish Pub
Looking for a place to embrace some pints and patriotism? We've got you covered.
Brace yourselves. The World Cup is coming.

Every four years, nations come together as they try to earn soccer immortality, and bar managers work their asses off to get you in their doors and keep you there. By the time the games start on June 12, almost every sports bar in town will have drink specials to lure you in. But for those really interested in fútbol, here are six brilliant places (listed in no particular order) to grab a pint and scream "Olé" at the top of your lungs.

See also: First look: The Office on east Colfax will be a haven for soccer and music fans

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The Three Lions will be open early for every World Cup game.
6) The Three Lions
If you're new to soccer, Three Lions is a great place to get educated about the sport and immerse yourself in the culture. Three Lions isn't just a sports bar; it's a soccer pub, and damn proud of it. There will be a beer garden set up outside for all U.S. quarterfinal, semifinal and final games, and plenty of flat-screens inside for the rest. Because seating disappears fast, the menu is filled with finger food made for eating while standing.

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The British Bulldog gets crowded during the World Cup.
5) The British Bulldog
Sibling to Three Lions, the British Bulldog is that cool older brother that the younger one always wants to emulate. The atmosphere is authentic, and the patrons are very knowledgeable about soccer. The entire place gave U.S. wing DaMarcus Beasley a standing ovation when he was subbed out of last week's win vs. Nigeria -- only real soccer fans do that. The British Bulldog will have a projection screen set up outside for all U.S. quarterfinal, semifinal and final games, as well as a block party and America SCORES Denver charity fundraiser, co-hosted by Three Lions.

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Fado's Irish Pub
Fado's embraces fans from everywhere.
4) Fado Irish Pub
Fado has run World Cup specials since 1998, and the increased domestic interest has only raised the stakes. Fado will have a $1 million national bracket challenge along with other local prizes and promotions. And while Fado doesn't forget to root for the red, white and blue, it welcomes other flag-bearers as well. Fans of Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia and the Netherlands are all scheduled to be here for games, with more international fans expected to join.

Keep reading for more World Cup hot spots

Location Info

The Three Lions

2239 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

The British Bulldog

2052 Stout St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Fado Irish Pub

1735 19th St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Churchill's Public House - CLOSED

1560 Boulder St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Stoney's Bar and Grill

1111 Lincoln St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

ViewHouse Eatery Bar & Rooftop

2015 Market St., Denver, CO

Category: Music


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Mike Refling
Mike Refling

Awesome journalism to choose the place that spends the most money with you as #1. All five of the other places are better choices, way to sell out Westword.

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

^^interestingly, the term "soccer" was coined not by Yanks but by Brits, themselves.....silly wankers.

Simon Smith
Simon Smith

If the US wins FIFA needs to change the name to Soccer everywhere else in the world.

Simon Smith
Simon Smith

Croatia looked good and was only robbed! Bosnia would be a great cinderella story. US will make it. England, all depends on today.

Marissa Bentley
Marissa Bentley

The US has a tough group however I'm confident we will make it to the round of 16...The sky is the limit after that!

Philo99
Philo99

Why not watch it at home so you don't annoy people interested in watching something more exciting, like re-runs of Matlock or C-Span?

c.burnett
c.burnett

Yeah, this is a total joke of a list. Viewhouse is no soccer bar and neither is Stoney's. 3 Lions, Fados and the Bulldog all blow them out of the water and so would every other Irish Pub out there. Must've been bought and paid for Viewhouse because that is just comical.

Dustin Booth
Dustin Booth

Three Lions: The beers are $4.50 and the fries are $7. Eff that.

NickLucchesi
NickLucchesi moderator communitymanager

3 Lions is my favorite 'soccer bar' in all of these united states so I'm a little surprised how it's only the sixth-best place in Denver. My only guess for its low ranking is maybe because it's too crowded full of people enjoying themselves watching soccer? 

Roy Hobbs
Roy Hobbs

this post brought to you by the viewhouse...

JacksonD
JacksonD

Considering ViewHouse wasn't even around during the last World Cup, how can it possibly be rated the Number 1 place to watch it this year? 


The music is way to loud, and the crowd is a bunch of 21 year olds getting wasteddddddd.  Most of them will talk crap about "Soccer" and not appreciate the sport for what it is. 


They don't even have as many TV's as some of the other places mentioned in the article. Westword must have some friends at Viewhouse, because this article isn't honest.



Christopher Corrigan
Christopher Corrigan

Thank u Jack ! & Sam u are spot on , if u want to thrown up on go to viewhouse . If I want to go to a real " soccer" bar check out Armoury 1 block over 21st & Larimer

Zan Thorn
Zan Thorn

don't forget The Abbey Tavern !! Here is their post... 2 days until the start of the World cup and that means we will be open earlier hours. We will be showing every game with sound and will be open 30 minutes before kick off of every game. Stop in for some lunch and watch a match. We will have a ton of giveaways throughout the tournament including a 50" TV that we will give away after the Final on July 13th. GO USA!!!

Neil Bergin
Neil Bergin

And thank you Sam DeWitt, all those places should have been listed. Irish Rover is one of my faves.

Neil Bergin
Neil Bergin

How are you going to rank the viewhouse number one? That place is an overpriced trendy douche festival. Bulldog is the best place to watch period.

Sean Dolan
Sean Dolan

Any channel streaming the riots?

Kandice Moss
Kandice Moss

You can watch it at Maryjane Soc Club and smoke your flowers or dab your oil :)

Sam DeWitt
Sam DeWitt

Any list that includes the Viewhouse as a place to do anything but get drunk and puke on a coed is a failure. Abbey Tavern. Actual soccer bar. Bulldog: Actual soccer bar. Three Lions: Actual soccer bar. Scruffy Murphy's, Irish Rover, Irish Snug, all proper pubs where people will give a shit about the games. Viewhouse? Do better, Westword.

youngrockwell
youngrockwell

The Abbey Tavern on East Colfax. Much better than Viewhouse or Stoney's, either of which will feature people whining about why soccer is on rather than some other, lesser sport.

BobbyG
BobbyG

Brilliant- ha ha not all.   Fado?  View House?  So many other better places that got no love.  Streets of London, Armoury, CB Fish and Chips, Conor O'Neills in Boulder (owned by Darragh and Shane O"Neills parents), and SOBO 151 to name a few off my head. Hell I will take the Cherry Cricket or Boone's over half of the places listed.  

powell014
powell014

Viewhouse is the perfect place to hear some asshole say 'Why are all the TV's on this dumb sport?' during the World Cup.

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