There are sports bars of many varieties just about everywhere you turn in this city, dank old caves where grizzled men shoot cheap whiskey and eat chocolate cake at 10 a.m., massive wing warehouses for bros and bro-ettes to chest bump and chug frozen pitchers of swill from "America's largest local brewer" (you aren't fooling anyone InBev), color-by-numbers gastropubs with overpriced sliders and identical watered down 'house special' lemon drops, and too many other types to mention.
Monastic beer and the Broncos
That's not to say that these places are categorically awful, or that good times can't be had even at places that are categorically awful. In fact, we wrote about ten of the best places to watch a game in 2012, and we stand by those spots. Today, though, we flip the script a little bit. Each of these five places has televisions, though not all of them have hundreds of flatscreens at max volume all day; each has something going for it beyond sports; and, most importantly, each one serves up some damn fine adult beverages.More »