With the final teams whittled down to the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, football fans around the country are gearing up to watch the year’s biggest sports spectacle. Many of Boulder’s sports enthusiasts plan to spend the evening celebrating with good company over delicious food and frothy drinks at our city’s numerous bars and restaurants. Here are a few great sports bars showing the Super Bowl throughout town.
This upstairs Walnut Street haunt is much more than a typical sports bar. Its cozy atmosphere is laid back and friendly, with windows that overlook bustling Boulder and the picturesque Flatirons. Guests will love how the intimate space comes alive with the energy of a good game. Spend a few hours or the entire afternoon here watching the Super Bowl amongst a lively crowd of football fanatics.
While West End Tavern may be lauded for its diverse array of whiskeys, it’s also celebrated for its expertly smoked meats. For those hosting at-home watch parties, place an order of brisket, burnt ends, pulled pork, or spare ribs and wow your guests with some of the best food in town. Better yet, skip the hassle of hosting and reserve a table at this Pearl Street locale to catch the big game on one of its six flat screen TVs.
Save your cheat day for Super Bowl Sunday and indulge in satisfying slices of cheese pizza at this friendly neighborhood tap house. Snag a seat at the bar or reserve a table in the main dining room and invite friends and family. This restaurant is very accomodating to big parties and its spacious, open restaurant fills up with energy during big sporting events.
This quirky Boulder bar has been a quintessential landmark since 1975. Each wall, corner, and nook is crammed with some antique momento, fading photograph, or random objects collected over time. The Dark Horse invites guests in for a sensory overload, and its patrons are no stranger to celebrating a good football game. It has 23 HDTVs and two large projector screens. In other words, there are no bad seats in the house.
Come hungry to this beloved sports bar and indulge in its wide variety of chicken wings, sliders, or sandwiches. Bluff Street Bar & Billiards has one of the best happy hours in town and its relaxed atmosphere always draws a fun crowd. For some friendly competition, challenge your pals to a game of pool at one of Bluff Street’s many tables.
Conveniently situated on The Hill, The Sink has hosted the likes of President Obama, Anthony Bourdain, and Guy Fieri. Its burgers are unrivaled and the graffitied walls, low hanging ceilings, and noisy atmosphere make this the perfect hangout for Super Bowl Sunday. Arrive early to secure a spot as this place fills up quickly.
While we won’t be cheering on our beloved Denver Broncos in this year’s Super Bowl, we can still celebrate one of the biggest sports games of the year. Hit the town with friends and family to enjoy an exciting Sunday afternoon at one (or more!) of our city’s awesome hangouts.