#11 Jackson’s Denver
Address: 1520 20th Street Denver, CO 80202
If you are going to be attending a Rockies game this summer then there is one bar that should be a must experience before the big game. Its name is Jackson’s and the reason we recommend it is because it’s literally right across the street from Coors Field. We’re not talking down the road or around the corner, this place is literally NEXT DOOR! It’s an exciting bar to attend, obviously very loyal to the Rockies and filled with fun activities that you will enjoy. It’s been around since the first Rockies pitch in 1995 so it’s safe to say it isn’t going anywhere. Jackson’s is the perfect place to do your tailgating before the game if you don’t want to stand outside by your car the whole time. Who wants to be standing around when you could be in Jackson’s playing all sorts of games and drinking great craft beers?
Wow, this place has loads of activities to keep any game hungry person occupied at all times. It’s got skee-ball, power putt, air hockey, photo booth, and even a flat screen television in the floor. Yes, we said it, you walk in from their outdoor patio and immediately at your feet is a large television encased within the floor. It’s just a really cool touch to this huge sports and gaming bar. Aside from the television set in the floor, they also boast over 40 other flat screens located throughout the bar.
The food at Jackson’s is top notch. Make sure to get your grub on before entering Coors field as stadium food has nothing on this place. They feature a full restaurant menu with a ton of food on it. Big portions as well. Just browsing over the menu, you will find delicious sandwiches, a ton of appetizers, and over 8 different types of burgers. The drinks are also top notch and they have a ton of beers on tap, along with a whole slew of other mixed drinks to choose from.
Not into the activities at Jackson’s? They have multiple dance floors on both the first and second floors so you can get your groove on while enjoying their epic sound system. If that doesn’t get you excited then just know that Jackson’s also has stand-up comics that perform there, featured ladies nights, and even open bar power hours!
One of the coolest games we have seen in a while was the beer claw game at Jackson’s. It’s basically a “Claw” game that allows the paying customer to guide a gloved hand down to grab a beer and place it in the tray. If you can actually grab a beer and get it into the tray, you can take it to the bar and redeem it for an actual cold one. It’s a fun and unique game that only costs a dollar.
As you can probably guess, this place gets more than busy considering its location close to just about everything in the LoDo district. Coming on game day? Get there early as Jackson’s is the prime place to be before, during, and after the game. It’s a one of a kind experience to be there when the Rockies play. The roar of the crowd can be heard from Coors field as well as all around you at the bar there.
As stated before, the best part about Jackson’s is you can literally get your buzz on and walk 20 feet and you are at Coors field. The games are fun, the food is better, and there is a ton of room to bring as many of your friends as you want. Most of us will attend a Rockies game at least once this summer, don’t forget to include Jackson’s for your pre and post-game celebration activities!