Monday Night Football beer and food specials throughout the Vail Valley
September 8, 2008 —
As a football fan, I know how important it is to know where the beer and food specials are for Monday night, so I’ve compiled a list of the Monday Night Football bar and restaurant specials at all my favorite local sports bars below. Just making this list made me extremely thirsty. Enjoy, enjoy responsibly, and we’ll see ya when the Broncos take the AFC championship this year. Who’s with me!?!
Perhaps the world’s nicest sports bar, this place has the weird ability to be cool and casual and yet still sport amazing hand-carved wood throughout. It’s in a nice location, too – right at the top of Bridge Street. The bartenders are all seasoned veterans, so service is prompt and a seat at the bar is a piece of prime golden real estate.
MNF specials: $5 all-you-can-eat wings from 5-10 p.m., $2.50 Coors Lights, $3.50 Sam Adams
Location: 333 Bridge Street, right at the top of the street, slopeside.
Sandbar Sports Grill
This is the biggest, baddest, and most heavily populated football joint in the valley. They’ve got umpteen million high-def TVs (OK I exagerate - it's 30 TVs all told), and there isn’t a couch or bar stool that isn’t filled by game time. At Sandbar all the drinking and cheering is loud and spirited.
MNF specials: $2.50 Coors and Coors Light, $2 tacos every day for happy hour from 4-7 p.m.
Location: West Vail mall, 2161 N Frontage Road
The Red Lion
At the heart of Bridge Street, this sing-a-long bar has done much to improve its TV situation of late, so now they’ve got 19 TVs including four big-daddy flat screens, plus they’ve also got a bingo giveaway thing going on at halftime with free swag from New Belgium Brewery (out of Ft. Collins, Colorado).
MNF specials: 20-ounce drafts of fat tire and 1554 $4
Location: 304 Bridge Street
Paddy’s is in Eagle-Vail and draws some hard-core fans and families to its 22 televisions, partly because the kids can play in Paddy’s game room. It’s also a long, long-time local’s favorite bar, so if you’re looking for the touristy thing, this isn’t your place.
MNF specials: $2.50 pints Bud, Bud Light, Coors, Coors Light, draft, $8.50 pitchers, $5 wings, and every Monday night half-price pizza.
Location: 40801 Highway 6&24 in Eagle-Vail (across from the Vail Daily building).
Altitude Club and Café
Big screens, couches, pool tables, and a good view from anywhere in the bar makes this a favorite for locals as well as guest in the Evergreen Lodge, where the bar is located. It’s small, which makes it easier to get service, and it’s lively without being obnoxiously crowded on game day.
MNF specials: $1 drafts staring about a half hour before the game until the first team scores, then Bud and Bud Light are $2.50 for a pint thereafter. Pitcher of beer and 15 wings for $15, burger and a beer is $6.95.
Location: Inside the Evergreen Lodge in Vail, 250 S. Frontage Rd
The pizza (and it’s slopeside location) is what makes the V-bar famous, but the addition of four brand-new high-definition TVs doesn’t hurt either. The pizza bar also offers some quality people-watching out its picture-frame window, and the back patio is cool and breezy in the fall.
MNF specials: 50 percent off large pizza’s (dine-in only). Vendetta’s also always offers $5 slice and a Budweiser or $6 slice and a fat tire.
Location: 291 Bridge Street, just a few yards down the street from the Vista Bahn
A huge Irish bar in comparison to others in the Valley, there’s always something going on at Finnegan’s – in fact there’s usually two or three events at a time ongoing. Upstairs features an entire wall of televisions, as well as pool and video games, and downstairs features live music and karaoke. Beware: do not enter this bar unless you’re prepared to be offered a shot, probably of Jagermeister.
MNF specials: At 7 p.m. domestic drafts are 50 cents, and the price goes up every hour until you forget where you are. Also, $4 Jager Shots will warm you up for the karaoke which follows the game.
Location: Beaver Creek Blvd, Avon. Take I-70 west from Vail to the Avon exit, go through three round-a-bouts and hang a left at the building that looks like a big boat. Look on the far side of that building for Finnegan’s.
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