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Broncos fans aren’t at a loss for reasons to be excited. Last week, seemingly with ease, Peyton Manning zipped passes through the thin air to dismantle one of the league’s top defenses. Manning looked healthy—peppy, even. Little wonder that Broncos fans are jazzed for tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. And what better to complement the jubilant atmosphere surrounding the Broncos season than news of a new bar inside Sports Authority Field.
The Tavern Hospitality Group, a Denver company responsible for popular joints like Tavern Wash Park, Tavern Uptown, and Soiled Dove Underground (read more about the company here), has announced it will open two new locations, one inside the Broncos stadium (Tavern Mile High) and the other on Old South Pearl Street in the former India’s Pearl spot (Tavern Platt Park). “Tavern Mile High is a unique opportunity for us to solidify our brand,” says Frank Schultz, owner of the Taverns. “The Broncos were interested in adding a local feel to the stadium; they didn’t want a cookie cutter ‘chain’ restaurant. We were born and bred in Colorado.”