The Five Best Bars for Not Watching Football on Sunday

You won't find these guys at these bars.
You won't find these guys at these bars.
Eric Gruneisen

On a typical fall Sunday in Denver, people in orange and blue flock to local joints that serve cheap Coors Light and burger combos and have TVs blaring. But not everyone wants to bump elbows with former high school athletes getting drunk and trying to relive the "glory" days. Some people actually just want to sit and have a quiet drink, or an interesting conversation that does not focus on the Broncos. Here are our five best bars for not watching football on a Sunday.

See also: The Top five Non-Bro, Non-Dude Places to Watch Sports in Denver

Skylark Lounge.
Skylark Lounge.
Westword

5) Skylark Lounge 140 South Broadway 303-722-7844

Get away from the sea of jerseys that's flooding the streets of downtown and head down Broadway for a blast from the past. With rockabilly music playing on the jukebox and vintage posters lining the walls, you won't even remember that some dudes are playing sports outside. In fact, you're more likely to run into chalk artist Joshua Finley creating new masterpieces in the Skylark than you will bros wanting to know the score of the game.

Lion's Lair Lounge.
Lion's Lair Lounge.
Westword

4) Lion's Lair Lounge 2022 East Colfax Avenue 303-320-9200

Beware, all super jocks who drunkenly stumble into the Lion's Lair Lounge. This is not the Three Lions Pub, an actual sports bar, or the Thirsty Lion, another sporty spot. You won't find giant flat screens or a framed Randy Gradishar jersey on the walls of this dive bar. Instead, you'll find rockers who couldn't give a shit about the penalty on that play. The Lion's Lair hosts different bands nearly every night of the week, and even offers an open mic night for comedy. Patrons have every opportunity to not watch a sporting game when they choose this classic spot. Keep reading for more bars where you won't watch football.



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