What's geekier than having a fantasy football draft party at your house? Having it at a bar! And we've got three great suggestions for places to go to get your fantasy football geekosity on bigtime.
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For starters, there's any one of the Tavern Hospitality Group's five Denver restaurants (Tavern Uptown, Tavern Downtown, Tavern Lowry, Tavern Tech Center and Tavern Wash Park). They are offering unlimited draft beers for up to two hours for up to twelve people for only $50 total. (So you'll be picking Plaxico Burress by the fifth round if you don't pace yourself.) The deal runs through September 9 and you need to call Helen at 303-226-1535 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Then there's Old Chicago, 1415 Market Street, where you and your nerdy buddies can have a pizza and beer party for $6.99 per person for the pie; buckets of Bud, Bud Light and Bud Lime are $11.99 and pints are $1 off. Party favors include a draft board, fantasy football magazine and other stuff. Call 303-893-1806 for information or reservations.
Dave and Buster's, 2000 South Colorado Boulevard, meanwhile will hook you up with 10 percent off on all food and non-alcoholic bevies, wings deals, gift cards, a draft kit and fantasy football magazine.
"Oh my God. My phone has been ringing off the hook," says Tavern group marketing director Helen Wood. "We've probably had sixty parties so far. People are loving it." By the way, the Tavern restaurants will also be offering NFL football specials once the season starts (September 13), including $1 sliders, 50-cent wings and $10 large, two-topping pizzas on Sundays all day long and on Mondays from 5 p.m. to close.