Two years ago this month I reviewed some of the best places to eat around Coors Field before a game, where to park, where to get some suds and where to sit. I wanted to revisit. I think some of the information in these articles will be beneficial to a lot of Rockies fans in 2011.
Best places to eat before the game
I think all of these places still apply. All are still active and great places to eat before a Rockies game. I would add a couple places to my list, however. Wynkoop Brewery is a great place to play pool, have a beer and eat before a Rockies game and if you want to head even further southwest on Wazee to the Supper Club you will be hard pressed to find better pizza.
Best places to celebrate a Rockies win
Even in the past two years, and with the addition of a child, the whole nightclub scene is beyond me. I am pretty sure Bash Nightclub no longer exists and in its place is Summit Music Hall. Never been there before. I would submit places like the Titled Kilt on 16th and Lawrence and Great Divide Brewery on 22nd and Arapahoe.
Best places to park
I think these are all still great options. I park at 18th and Market all the time. Although, with the Rockies success prices have gone up a bit. The Light Rail is still a great way to get to the game and if I go with my wife we like to use this option. We usually take the D, F or H train to 18th and Stout to avoid the packed trains full of Rockies fans plus it forces me to get a little more exercise. Like the parking, the price of the trains has went up slightly in the past few years.
Best street vendors around Coors Field
All still the same. I am a creature of habit. The guy/gal with the white van on 20th and Blake still has the best selection of soda for a great price. I mainline Diet Mountain Dew, I really need to cut back, but the white van on 20th and Blake has Diet Mountain Dew for me, most of the other vendors do not.
Best food inside Coors Field
You have to hit up Todd Helton’s burger shop just down the left field line behind the left field bleachers. If you are on a diet, stay away. Helton serves up burgers that remind me of In’N’Out and instead of a soda for your drink they give you a thick milkshake. Again, not for those counting calories but it is one heck of a tasty burger.
Best seats inside Coors Field and Other fun things to do at Coors
Last time I checked they have moved the field or the seats, these are all still great options.
Other great places to watch Rockies games
The list of places is always growing where you can watch Rockies games. With the Nuggets, Avalanche and Broncos all take a downturn by trading away any of their good players the Rockies will be the only show in Denver before you know it. All those sports bars that boast a 2:1 TV:patron ratio will need to showing something on those hi-def beauties. I will say that Toby Keith’s place at Stapleton would be a great place to watch games. A huge bar with a lot of TVs and a wait staff that is very easy on the eyes.
I think most of the pieces I wrote two years ago are still applicable and I wouldn’t change much. They are nice to revisit for those looking to other alternatives for getting to the game or suggestions on where they should search for tickets.