So let’s get this straight. You’re not gonna find Buffalo Wild Wings, Champps or Hooters in Aspen.
But make no mistake: Aspen is Broncos Country, and there are great spots to join the locals and cheer on Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas and the rest of the Blue and Orange—or any other NFL team if you must. Just no rooting for the Raiders!
Here’s where to watch football in Aspen on any given Sunday. Drop in on Saturdays too if you’re a college fan.
Opened in spring 2014, HOPS Culture is already a local favorite, and it’ll be hopping on game day in every sense of the word. More than 200 craft brews and ciders. American comfort food by a former Little Nell chef. Indoor-outdoor bar and patio on the Hyman Avenue pedestrian mall. And plenty of big flatscreens. Are you ready for some football?
The long-time local game-day favorite. Wear your jersey, and you’ll fit right in. The pub-like vibe is laidback and friendly. OK, so you can get wings and cheap beer in Aspen—complete with the NFL Sunday Ticket in HD.
Finnbarr’s Irish Pub & Kitchen
Why watch only one game? Finnbarr’s horseshoe bar surrounded by HD screens makes easy viewing for all the games at once. Or watch from the open-air patio along the pedestrian mall. Like bangers and mash with football? You’re in the right place.
If big crowds aren’t your thing on game day, kick back in casual elegance in The Lounge. Enjoy pizza and drink specials in Aspen’s longest happy hour from 3-7 Sundays and every day.
Staying for Monday night?
The Belly Up shows the game on the big screen followed by a free concert. Touchdown!
Aspen’s favorite sushi restaurant, Matsuhisa, rolls out its cheapest deals for Monday Night Football. Check for $5 rolls and $1 Bud Lights.
And the Red Onion serves all-you-can-eat wings for MNF.
Find other dining tips for game-day and beyond here.
[image courtesy of the Broncos Facebook page]