Westword's Best of Denver
BEST SPORTS BAR FOR WATCHING GAMES
The original Stoney's has been a Capitol Hill favorite since 2010, a cavernous space that focuses on sports of all kinds, with a particular bent toward Kansas and Louisiana (after Colorado, of course). The giant projector screen is augmented by TVs of all sizes spread strategically around the space, and the three big garage doors at one end open onto a patio with a fire pit. The environmentally conscious spot is built from 150-year-old wood and reclaimed stone, the takeout containers are compostable, and biking is encouraged to the point that you can store your bike if you can't get yourself home. Just as important, the food here is above average, and daily happy hour covers two-for-one 23-ounce drafts and solid margaritas. When the big game isn't on, you can play one of Stoney's (things like Skee-Ball, giant Jenga, cornhole and mini-bowling) or check out live music on the weekends. The second site, on 17th Avenue, opened just this month, and it's about half as big, has fewer TVs, and is a little snazzier than the original. But the menu is the same, as is the overall sports-loving vibe.