As the Broncos prepare to take on the New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver’s acute case of game day fever is growing. Whether you couldn’t score tickets to the game or want to avoid your house turning into a dive bar at kickoff, there is no shortage of spots around the city that will make you feel like you’re part of the action.

Here, six places to watch the Broncos compete for a spot in Superbowl XLVIII.

1. Govnr’s Park (Capitol Hill)

As a veteran Capitol Hill hangout, you can expect Govnr’s park to be packed with football fans this Sunday. But their huge space means—fingers crossed—that early-comers should be able to find a seat. 672 Logan St., 303-831-8605,

Specials: $4 23 oz. Coors, $4 Jameson, $4 Red Stag Cherry, buckets of five aluminum pints for $18


2. La Loma (Highland)

Get in game-mode with La Loma’s tailgating party starting at 10 a.m. Gather outside the Mexican restaurant for food and drink samples, a DJ, and a shuttle traveling to and from Sports Authority Field. At kickoff, head inside to watch the game and nosh on enchiladas, fajitas, and margaritas. 2527 W. 26th Ave., 303-433-8300,

Specials: $3 margaritas, beer and burritos during tailgating party


3. Ace Eat Serve (Uptown)

Find you own competitive spirit with free, unlimited ping-pong during the Broncos game. Ace Eat Serve will offer happy hour food and drink specials extra early for game time. Get discounted tiger wings, bao buns, and highballs with house-made sodas. 501 E 17th Ave., 303-800-7705,

Specials: $5 highballs, $2 PBR, Coors Banquet, and Coors Light cans, $4 Ace Ale pints, $1 wings and dim sum, $3 bao buns


4. Celebrity Lanes (South Suburbs)

Who says football is the only game to be played this Sunday? At Celebrity Lanes, enjoy discounted bowling, arcade games, and bocce ball while watching the game on one of their 57 TVs. 15755 E Arapahoe Rd., Centennial, 303-779-0155,

Specials: $1 sliders, $2 14 oz. and $3 20 oz. Coors beer, $10 bottomless mimosas, $2 Bloody Marys


5. Tony P’s (Uptown)

In addition to happy hour pricing and a variety of pizza and pasta, Tony P’s gives out free Jell-O shots every time the Broncos score. Don’t feel like braving the crowds? Order any 18-inch pizza for take out or delivery during the Broncos game and get six free meatball sliders. 777 E. 17th Ave., 303-839-3200,

Specials: $1 off craft beers, $1 PBR drafts, $3 big slices


6. The Bull and Bush (Cherry Creek)

Since this is their 42nd season of showing the Broncos games, the Bull and Bush in Cherry Creek knows how to do game day right. The restaurant is equipped with 19 TVs, a pull-down projection screen, and all the brunch you can eat until 3 p.m. 4700 Cherry Creek Dr., 303-759-0333,

Specials: $1 off Bull and Bush beers, $3.50 mimosas, $4.50 double Bloody Marys and screwdrivers, $5.50 double CapRock Organic Vodka

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