Happy Hour of the Week: Roo Bar

November 5 2009, 11:51 AM
If you're looking for a place to hunker down and hooch up during Monday night football, consider Roo Bar in the Railyard Marketplace near I-25. Roo Bar calls itself a Colorado bar with Midwestern values. It's also a neighborhood bar without the neighborhood. In August 2008, Roo Bar moved into its current industrialized restaurant space from its former residence in Cherry Creek, making room for multiple pool tables, an impressively quick shuffleboard table, arcade games, darts, and, most importantly, a big bar. There are 17 beers on tap, including the original Roo Bar Stout, as well as 20 varieties of whiskey, 15 types of scotch, and a fresh martini list. During Monday night NFL games, Roo Bar boasts a $5 buy-in per person, which provides access to 25-cent wings, $2.50 domestic pitchers, and 25-cent tappers (dainty, eight-ounce glasses) throughout the game (or until beer and wings run out). The deal lasts all season. The bar channels those good old Midwestern taste buds with Wisconsin cheese curds, French-fried pickles, and sweet-potato fries sprinkled with cinnamon and brown sugar. The jalapeño poppers are served with grape jelly, which may be a little too adventurous, even for this Midwestern girl. Of course, a side of ranch---ubiquitous on the Plains---is recommended with many of the items. Roo Bar is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Beyond NFL specials, a daily happy hour runs from 4-7 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight, with $1 off draft and bottle beers, house wines, and wells. Saturdays feature $3 You-Call-Its all day, and Sundays are good for $2 mimosas, $3 Bloody Marys, and 25-cent wings. 3480 Park Ave. West, 303-455-8700