He’s the pretty boy, he’s undefeated, and he is definitely the money. Former Olympic medalist and the 49-0 champ, Floyd Mayweather takes on UFC superstar Conor McGregor in what is shaping up to be the most highly anticipated, and definitely the most hyped match of perhaps the decade. Well we’ve seen the circus barking, now it’s time to see if these two money-making machines will deliver the Super Fight that most of us never believed we would see. Especially now that, as of Tuesday afternoon, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has granted the fighters permission to compete in smaller, more McGregor-friendly, 8-ounce gloves.
We’ve picked some of our favorite places in and around Denver to get our sports on, and included the local dispensary where you may want to pick up a little something for afterwards.
1. Viewhouse Ballpark
It’s the best of both worlds at the Viewhouse. Everyone can watch the match for only $10 if they want to see it on the 190-inch outdoor courtyard LED TV, or any of the dozens of flatscreens in the downstairs area. Vaping is allowed outside, but there is a downside. Viewhouse for the fight is going to be a first-come, first-serve basis with very limited seating. Be prepared to stand. On the other hand, for anywhere from a few hundred to $1,000, it may be possible to reserve a table (depending on which table, and how many guests in your party). Oh, and the bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers are a knock-out.
ON THE WAY: If you have your medical card - pick up a prefilled vape cartridge setup, or some edibles:
2. The Sportsbook Bar & Grill
It’s all about the Totchos – yeah, that’s right, they’re a delicious mash-up, a crossover if you will, of tater tots and nachos. The tater tot is golden, smothered in chilli and cheese, bacon bits, queso, tomatoes and scallions and topped with sour cream – you’ll bite into them at the speed of a Mayweather jab. The cover charge is $35. There are no drink or food specials, and you may want to reserve your spot at a table to kick back, and enjoy the fight.
ON THE WAY: Pick up a prefilled vape cartridge setup or some edibles at these nearby dispensaries:
3. Finn McCool’s Bar & Grill
A little south of Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, where the I-25 majestically crosses East Arapahoe Road is a joint named after an ancient celtic legend and maybe, just maybe, the crowd here will be on the side of the Irishman, Conor McGregor. There should be an ample number of screens, and the cover will be $30. The other thing about this place is there is a grand Guinness pour and the wings are to die for. As far as snacks, regular Happy Hour specials run until 7:30 p.m. on fight day. Oh, and they will let you vape outside — as long as it doesn’t bother anyone.
ON THE WAY: Pick up a pre-filled vape cartridge setup, or some edibles, at these nearby dispensaries:
Who needs a description of Hooters? After all, it’s name is synonymous with being not-quite-a-strip-bar. It is somewhere to go and not get in too much trouble with the wife as, let’s be honest, it is about as tame as it gets. The wings, however, can get wild and there is always a baffling selection of beers to wash them down with. You can go out onto the patio to vape as well, if that’s your thing. Ultimately, you can’t go wrong at Hooters, especially since it’s just a $20 cover for the fight.
ON THE WAY: If you have your medical card, pick up a pre-filled vape cartridge setup, or some edibles:
5. Movie Theater: Century 16 Bel Mar and XD
One word. Baller. Big, comfortable, reclining seats — reclining 135 degrees no less. Yeah, put your feet up and watch every punch land on the hugest of movie screens. For $40 you get to feel closer than ringside with an uninterrupted view in a venue made for a sporting event of this magnitude. The food is great, along with the options of classic movie theater goodies including popcorn, pizza, and soft drinks. No alcohol, but if you need to go vape, there is an outside spot – just hold onto your ticket stub.
ON THE WAY: If you have your medical card - pick up a prefilled vape cartridge setup or some edibles at:
6. Twin Peaks Colorado Mills
The name has nothing to do with the TV show of the ’90s which asked us: Who killed Laura Palmer? No, the name of this damn fine establishment is inspired by the assets of the waitresses – often displayed in thematic, and often creative, outfits. The food is good and American, the beer is cold, there is an outdoor area to vape and there are plenty of screens to catch the fight. They’ll be collecting a $30 cover at the door. There’s no outdoor area where people can vape, according to the venue, patrons just go outside.
ON THE WAY: Pick up a pre-filled vape cartridge setup, or some edibles, at these nearby recreational marijuana dispensaries:
As always – never, EVER consume cannabis or alcohol and drive! Enjoy the fight!