Sports bars free fans from solitary rituals, such as obsessively checking fantasy-football stats or dressing mannequins in team jerseys so they have someone to high-five after touchdowns. Participate in social sports-themed dining with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of pub fare and drinks at Wash Park Sports Alley.
Wash Park Sports Alley tackles appetites with a menu of eclectic bar fare and local brews amid a dining room festooned with 11 flat-screen TVs. Get cozy in a snug leather booth before anchoring incisors into meaty Alley wings, which soar onto palates soaked in a barbecue, lemon-pepper, or hot sauce ($7.95 for 10; $14.95 for 20). Served on a colorado baked-brioche bun with thick-cut fries, a bevy of burgers ($6.95–$7.95) thwarts the growls of rowdy stomachs, with the veggie quinoa burger alleviating fears of mutinous wheat uprisings with a gluten-free patty and bun ($7.95). Like topping a deep-dish pizza with live lobsters, hefty Vienna hot dogs outfitted in heaps of kraut, spicy brown mustard, sport peppers, and tomato wedges conjure a Chicago staple without copying it ($6.95). On flickering TVs, local Coloradoan sportsmen battle for glory from their perch above tables, illumining patrons as they sip on top-shelf spirits, specialty cocktails, and frosty drafts such as Fat Tire, Stella Artois, and a number of local suds. Amid its sports-themed posters, Wash Park also showcases a bustling game room jam-packed with foosball, darts, and billiards, as well as live-action Hungry Hungry Hippos.
Wash Park Sports Alley
As soon as the door to Wash Park Sports Alley swings open, it's pretty evident what goes on inside. Music pours like a liquefied conductor's score from an old jukebox, dancing with the clattering sound of pool balls and the constant chatter of sports announcers on 26 HDTVs. The bar gathers more than 20 draft and bottled brews, perfect for washing down the succulent Angus burgers, pulled-pork sandwiches, and vegetarian quinoa burgers gracing the kitchen's menu. After feasting, bar-goers can work off their meal in the game room, where billiards tables—left behind from the space's previous eatery—remain alongside foosball tables and Whac-a-Teetotaler.