May 30, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; A general view as Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies fans cheer in the seventh inning at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone knows our baseball team sucks, even the team knows they suck. As I write this during the team’s first four game losing streak of the season, I am trying to find slivers of positivity about the summer on Blake St. All I could think was “this is a good excuse to drink” and what better way to log a blog than giving you the best places to check out around the stadium:

  • Blake St Tavern: This is only available for opening weekend. The longtime sports bar downtown is shuttering their doors at the end of the weekend. So this is your last chance to catch a buzz on Blake with Chris and the staff at BST. Stop in this weekend and look for us! We’ll be the drunk guys.
  • La Diabla: JBFA Semi-finalist, Chef Jose Avila’s second (and most popular) restaurant in his catalog is just two blocks from the stadium. Great tacos, delicious pozole and all the Mezcal and tequila your heart can crave. Stop in for a pregame snack or post game libation and avoid the crowds.
  • If you hate yourself (haha) swing over to Hayters and you’ll instantly feel better about yourself!
  • Aug 14, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; General view inside of Coors Field during the first inning between the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

  • Star Bar: if you are looking for a divey bar scene with all the flavor with none of the frills hit the long standing staple for a quick domestic and a shot. Or maybe swing through after the game and stick around for live music. It’s a legit bar with normal prices and down to earth people. That’s hard to find downtown these days!
  • McGregor Square: Dick Monfort knows his team sucks and he’s not worried about the product on the field. Luckily for us he cares mightily about the product off the field. His newest addition; the monstrous hotel, bar, food court and patio is a great place to take the kiddos or friends before the game. It’s not going to be too terribly loud — after Opening Day — so you don’t have to explain to your kids what a (insert phrase here) is while you’re fighting through the team’s 8th loss in a row on a Sunday after church. There’s something for everyone over here.

Jul 12, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; A general view as the sun sets in the sixth inning between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

  • So you want to eat well? Luckily for you there are some great options around the ballpark. Check out Pirate Alley for a shrimp Po’boy, ann excellent sandwich. Or swing by Mercantile inside Union Station because they have a bit more casual fare/pub grub for Opening Day!

No matter where you set up shop pre or post game this summer, be sure you’re supporting the local businesses & product on the field. There are a few reasons to cheer: Cron, Bard, Freeland (hometown kid)….errrr thats about it, but the food & businesses around the stadium definitely deserve your attention and praise.

Thanks USA Today for the photos