Displaced Jets and Steelers fans shouldn't be deprived of their right to get drunk, eat bar food and scream in public with their football brethren just because they live in Denver. And they won't be, thanks to a few local bars that will provide a spot for otherwise lonely Jets and Steelers to come together, watch the game and high-five a total stranger.
So if you're a football fan from New York or Pittsburgh -- or a Broncos fan who would like to see what quality football looks like -- check these bars out on Sunday:
For Jets fans:
Pour House Pub: It's actually a Boston sports bar, but a huge number of Jets fans flock to this LoDo bar come game time; they probably chose it just to piss off Boston fans. From the rooftop patio, New Yorkers can be heard on the street chanting J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS! Jets fans who work in the service industry receive 50 percent off on Sundays.
Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill - You'll have to trek up the road to Boulder for Lazy Dog, which is not officially a Jets bar -- but the owner, Steven Ross, is a native New Yorker, and Jets fans tend to congregate there. Back in the day (if your day was 2001), Lazy Dog even won our Best Sports Bar for Food award, which is pretty much the same thing as three Michelin stars.
For Steelers fans:
The Rusty Bucket Bar and Grill: Come 4:30 p.m. Sunday, this will turn into an official Steelers bar, leading people in Steelers fight songs. The Rusty Bucket serves up pierogis and Primantis-style sandwiches -- French fries are slapped right in the sandwich -- and also serves Iron City beer. Look for Bloody Mary and beer specials on game day.