Although 94% of the ref’s calls are incorrect, hostilely confronting him at his son's birthday party is illegal. Give sportpinions their proper venue with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of pub fare and pub drinks at Braun's Bar and Grill, located on Auraria Parkway next to the Pepsi Center. This Groupon is good for dine-in only, and a food purchase is required to use this Groupon toward alcohol. Braun's is closed on Sundays, and the private section The Penalty Box is available for private parties and only open during events.
A lively atmosphere punctuates the spacious two stories and patio of Braun's Bar and Grill, often populated by sports fans who stop by to nosh on gourmet pub grub before and after events at the neighboring Pepsi Center. Quality ingredients, including Colorado-aged beef, pepper the expansive menu. Commence inner cheek furnishing with a gargantuan salad such as the Cattleman's, which erects flank-skewer towers over field greens adorned with house blue-cheese balsamic dressing, walnuts, cheddar, and baby peas ($12.49 lunch, $12.99 dinner). Burger boosters will go ga-ga for the Cajun spices and blue-cheese crumbles of the Blackened Bleu ($10.99), while poultry patrons can cast a vote for the zesty Ha-Braun-ero Chicken Sandwich ($10.69), a succulent chicken breast that unites pepperjack cheese, habanero mayo, and bacon in a culinary harmony unseen since the California Raisins dominated the airwaves. Exemplifying the chefs' creativity is the shrimp rustica, a tantalizing sea-feast of shrimp, mushrooms, peas, and sun-dried tomatoes atop penne pasta and roasted tomato vinaigrette ($13.50 lunch, $17 dinner).
A convenient location near the arena means that Braun's massive space can burst at the seams after rowdy Greco-Roman wrestling matches, but space is abundant for lunch and non-event nights. Order a dish at the Penalty Box, its steel-plated bar surrounded by exposed brick walls, where you can sip on any suds or spirits that settle in bottle and on draft. The free parking (on non-event nights), easy access from I-25, and ample space make Braun's a fine-fitting destination for corporate pogo parties or a raucous night on the town for a group of pen pals meeting for the very first time.
1055 Auraria Pkwy.
Denver, Colorado 80204Get Directions