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Where to Eat and Drink for Rockies Opening Day

Take me out to the ball game

The arrival of spring is a sign of good things to come; warmer days, rooftop patios, and of course, the beginning of baseball season. Friday, April 7 is opening day for the Rockies at Coors Field. They are predicting warm, sunny weather, so may we suggest that you play hooky and take in some great food and drink options before and after the game. Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, hot dogs, and more are being served up to celebrate the first home game of the season.

Avanti F&B Rooftop Deck

Avanti Food and Beverage {3200 Pecos Street, Denver; 720.269.4778} is so excited that baseball season is here, they are offering happy hour from 9:30am–6pm. Stop by before or after the game for $4 Odell Loose Leaf, $5 Dogfish Head 60 min IPA, $5 well cocktails, and $6 house red, white, and rosé.

Falling Rock Tap House {1919 Blake Street, Denver; 303.293.8338} is opening an hour early on opening day. Their draft trailer will be in the parking lot pouring beers from Odell Brewing Company and Stem Ciders.

House-Roasted Peanuts Photo courtesy of ColoradoBeerGirl

Grab some fresh, sweet, and salty house-roasted peanuts at the newly renovated Ignite Kitchen and Cocktails {2124 Larimer Street, Denver; 303.296.2600}. For hungrier appetites, peruse the revamped menu of wood-fired cuisine including flatbreads, Wood-Roasted Steak, and Wood-Fired Mussels. Then, enjoy the beautiful weather with pitchers of beer or sangria on their fabulous roof deck.

[A New Look and New Eats at Ignite!]

Jagged Mountain Brewery Tap Handles

If New York style pizza and beer are what you’re craving, head over to Jagged Mountain Brewery {1139 20th Street, Denver; 720.689.2337} and order up a slice, thanks to the food truck, Rocky Mountain Slices. The brewery is opening early at 11am and will tap their Four Pass Pilsner—a favorite of the baseball crowd all season long.

Jax Seadog with crab, andouille & mustard sauce.

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar {1539 17th Street, Denver; 303.292.5767} is celebrating the start of Rockies season with an early happy hour with drink specials like $3 Post Brewing Company cans. $1.50 oysters will be available from 12-6pm and they will be dishing up Lobster Rolls, Sea Dogs, Po’Boys, and burgers.

You can’t enjoy a baseball game without a hot dog. So, the team at Park Burger {2615 Walnut Street, Denver; 720.381.0126} is offering The Home Opener Special—a hot dog with purple hot sauce, a Coors Light, and a box of Cracker Jack for $7. If one dog isn’t enough, you can add a second one for only $3.

Rhein Haus Gourmet Brats

If you want to play a little bocce before or after the game, Rhein Haus {1415 Market Street, Denver 303.800.2652} is just a few blocks from Coors Field. To celebrate the return of baseball, they will offer any of their house-made gourmet brats and a Rhein Haus lager for just $10.

Stoic and Genuine {1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver; 303.640.3474} and Euclid Hall will be teaming up for a patio party this Friday from 10am-3pm. They’ll be dishing out Italian beef sausages, Fish and Chip Hoagies with tartar sauce, Pork and Crawfish Boudin, and Grilled Oysters. Wash it all down with a Diebolt French Ale. Eat in or take it with you to the game!

The Viewhouse Eatery, Bar, and Rooftop

Party all weekend at ViewHouse Eatery, Bar and Rooftop {2015 Market Street, Denver; 720.878.2015}. Their Opening Day Party starts Friday at 8am with a DJ all day, baseball ticket giveaways, and game day eats. Hang out on their rooftop with the best views of the stadium and watch the game on 198” outdoor TVs.

Swing by the patio at Vesta {1822 Blake Street, Denver; 303.296.1970} where Chef Nick Kayser and his team are offering an elevated take on a ballpark favorite, Colorado-style Cracker Jacks. Thanks to a nitro tank, the restaurant will be serving up cones of Vesta’s Nitro Caramel Corn with salted popcorn and brown sugar caramel for $3, patio-side. Guests also receive a card for a complimentary Vesta Sauce Sampler, so stop by after the game to enjoy warm Naan bread with a choice of five house sauces.

By Elizabeth Woessner