17 places to watch football this season between Vail and Beaver Creek
One for each week of the NFL season
Football season is here.
Whether you’re looking for a place to watch the Broncos each week or check up on your fantasy football squad, or looking for some college football action, there’s plenty of spots to post up on Sundays (and Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays).
Here’s a list of 17 different places to watch football this season, one for every week of the NFL season. Once playoffs hit, consider on-mountain options as ski season will be in full swing.
(If your favorite spot isn’t on this list, then give them a call.)
Vail Ale House
With over 20 craft beers on tap, 15 flat screens plus a large hi-def projector and NFL Sunday Ticket, the Vail Ale House has room for the whole fantasy league to hang out. Breakfast is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and there’s also two pool tables, Golden Tee and other ways to stay entertained during halftime. Looking for a place to watch CU games? The Vail Ale House will be serving the Stampede beer made just for the Buffs stadium and only sold in Colorado. The Vail Ale House will have drink specials as well as a supplemental football menu.
It’s not every Sunday you can watch an NFL game from a Hall of Famer’s restaurant. Elway’s Vail doesn’t have NFL Sunday Ticket, but John Elway’s restaurant in Vail will always be showing Broncos games, and other nationally televised games. There’s three TVs around the bar, with all seating in the area in view of the games. Dine and drink in style at Elway’s Vail this football season.
Vail Brewing Co.
Combine local craft brew with football at Vail Brewing Co., located in Solaris Plaza in Vail Village, and also with a location in EagleVail. Usually just one game will be on, but get there early to request which one it is. If at the EagleVail location, enjoy some of the “world’s most best tacos” from the Rocky Mountain Taco food truck parked outside.
Altitude Bar and Grill
Located in the Evergreen Lodge in Vail, Altitude Bar and Grill is a premier spot for football in the valley. With a 100-inch projector, 19 TVs, pool tables, a ping-pong table, food and drink specials on football days, Altitude Bar and Grill has also recently upgraded its ingredients to offer better quality products and better quality food. Specials this season will include 15% off food as well as $1 off seven of its 12 draft beers.
Slopeside in Lionshead Village, Garfinkel’s has 20 TVs, NFL Sunday Ticket and most of the college networks for Saturdays (except Pac 12 Network and Longhorn Network). Specials will be available on football days, and Garf’s also has MLB Network if you’re looking to keep up on October baseball.
It’s hard to miss the action when the bowling alley has big screen TVs above the pins you are aiming at. With about eight TVs plus a bar area and NFL Sunday Ticket, Bol is a good spot for staying busy while bowling but still watching football. Bol also offers quality food and drinks.
A popular pizza joint located off Bridge Street, Vendetta’s has eight TVs — four big and four small — and shows NFL games, but only the Broncos games will have the sound on. Vendetta’s will offer its regular happy four from 3 to 5 p.m., but pizza and football makes an hour happy hour.
The Remedy Bar
Enjoy cocktails, craft beer and a filling menu at The Remedy Bar during football season. Located inside Four Seasons Vail, Remedy has multiple TVs as well as a large screen, all with beautiful views of the mountain.
Red Lion Vail
An iconic establishment in Vail Village on Bridge Street, steps away from Gondola One, Red Lion is offering drink specials during football, as well as its tasty food menu. With TVs around the bar area and dining area, the only way to miss the action is to look out the window at people strolling down Bridge Street.
A hub for football in Avon, Bob’s Place has 25 TVs, all of the channels and happy hour all day during games. Breakfast is served until 2 p.m., plus lunch is available as well as apps. You can pretty much find every jersey in Bob’s as it’s a popular meeting spot for football.
Route 6 Café
Looking for a place with plenty of space on Sundays? Route 6 Café in EagleVail has ample space for a big party to watch a game. TVs surround the bar area. Route 6 doesn’t have the NFL Sunday Ticket but will be showing nationally televised games as well as Broncos. Specials include nachos, wings, chili fries and pitchers of beer.
With a big-screen TVs surrounding the bar area, Southside Benderz has a welcoming bar and dining room for football fans. Specials include $2 drafts as well as $8 for nachos and a beer, and $5 burgers. Southside will have NFL Sunday Ticket as well as college games.
The recently renovated Nozawa in Avon offers hibachi as well as a place to watch football. However, Nozawa doesn’t open until noon, so it’s best for the afternoon or night games. A list of specials will be available.
Kirby Cosmo’s BBQ
A popular local’s joint off Main Street Minturn, Kirby Cosmo’s has NFL Sunday Ticket during football season. The owner has roots in Maryland but caters to all football fans. Kirby’s is a great place if you’re in Minturn or looking to explore the town and meet some locals.
BC Backcountry Wings
Wings and football just go together, and BC Backcountry Wings has 10 different flavors with four heat levels (green, blue, black and double-black based off of ski run difficulty). The wing spot in Minturn has NFL Sunday Ticket as well as eight TVs all over — nothing less than 50 inches. Specials on game days include a 10-piece wing basket and beer for $10, as well as $5 Bloody Marys.
Beaver Creek Chophouse
Good food, good drinks and amazing views await from the Beaver Creek Chophouse, with another location in Vail. With eight TVs, NFL Sunday Ticket the chophouses will be offering specials during football, including $1.50 oysters, $9.99 flatbreads and $10 select wines. The special menu will change around Thanksgiving for the winter.
Dusty Boot Beaver Creek
With six TVs, NFL Sunday Ticket and a filling menu, Dusty Boot is a relaxing spot for football. Established in 1997, the Dusty Boot is a popular spot in Beaver Creek. The restaurant also offers a kids menu.
Richardson has shot for the magazine since 1984, and his work is up for public viewing at multiple locations in the area.