The Patriots are on to Denver to take on the Broncos before headed south of the border to take on the Raiders in Mexico. Since the team is currently slated to play the Broncos at 8:30 p.m. EST, anyone planning on watching the game atSports Authority Field should plan to bundle up to stay warm into the night. Be sure to pack your Belichick Hoodie or jacket so you can keep your mind on the game and not the cold.
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If you can't make it to the stadium, be sure to head over to theThree Dogs Tavern, where members of the Patriots Fans of Denver will help you feel as though you're right there at the stadium. You can expect a cheerful atmosphere created for and by Patriots fans.
Head 15 minutes east into downtown Denver toBlake Street Tavern. Just two blocks from Coors Field, Patriots fans can gather in the Tailgate Room where they'll find plenty of likeminded fans to support the team with.
Once you've gotten into the city, you'll probably want to see a few sites before catching the game. Denver has a ton of breweriesscattered around the city and taking some time to tour them is one of the perfect ways to prep for football. Check out Mile High Tap Tours, where you'll hop on a 12-passenger bus and travel down South Broadway and the Santa Fe corridor to take tours of the breweries along the way. The tours last about four hours, where you will stop at each brewery about an hour.
You should also check out Wynkoop Brewery, the city's first brewery. Opened in 1988, Wynkoop has been providing the city with special brews for almost 30 years. Tours are available Tuesday through Saturday at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. You'll get the chance to see where the magic and experimentation happens.
There are plenty of other breweries, so if you can't visit one, you'll be able to find another.
If breweries aren't your scene, catch a movie. The Denver Film Festivalwill be wrapping up and you can catch a few independent flicks before they possibly hit it big. There are plenty of foreign language films that tell the stories of love, hope and finding happiness, as well as several standouts like "And Then I Go," starring Justin Long of Dodegball fame.
We get that independent cinema isn't for everyone, and if you're heading out to Colorado, you may want to take advantage of the beautiful scenery that is all over. Since the temperature has been dropping and Colorado is already seeing snow, head up toEstes Park where you can get somesnowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. Tours range from about $54 to $180 depending on the length and amount of people and you should definitely book in advance if you're interested in checking out the park.
Now if you're looking to gather with Patriot fans to discuss the upcoming game and team news, then the Pikes Peak Pats Fanclub's Night Before Party at The ViewHouse. This has become a tradition of the fan club to meet at a local Denver bar and host raffles, play music and just have a good time. Be sure to have cash on hand to pay at the door for entrance into the party.
If you can't make the party on Saturday, you can meet the club in the southwest corner of Lot C for their tailgate before the game. Come with your best Patriots talking points and $30 and you'll be able to fill up on clam chowder, fruit salad, garden salad, rolls, potato salad, barbecue pork, chicken, Kielbasa, drinks and dessert. With a full stomach, you'll have plenty of energy to out-cheer Bronco fans at the game.
Stop byAce Eat Serve, a ping pong hall that serves dishes inspired by a number of Asian cultures. Try the tiger wings, the spicy pork ramen or the bun cha, a dish with rice noodles, pork belly and veggies. Once you're done with your meal, get in a game of ping pong.
Avanti, located in Denver's LoHi neighborhood, is a crowd pleaser. The collective space is styled after European markets. With an open design, two bars and awesome views of the city's skyline, you can choose from seven different restaraunts. From Italian to sushi and burgers to Mexican, everyone will leave happy, and the cool decor makes this feel like a hip food court.
Check out The Inventing Room to get futuristic and experimental desserts. This Willy Wonka inspired dessert shop serves typical desserts with a spin like Mexican fried ice cream with frozen caramel powder and apple pie sundae.
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