We had an absolutely phenomenal weekend in Denver watching some baseball, checking out a new ballpark, and seeing a fabulous city.
First off, the people of Denver are just amazing. So friendly, warm and welcoming, and we found people to talk to about baseball wherever we went. We frequented Sports Column bar a couple of times, as that’s where the locals told us to go before the game. We weren’t disappointed there, as they had more TV’s than you could shake a stick at, along with great food and libations. We also went to El Chapultepec, which is a little hole in the wall bar that has been around for a very long time in Denver. Most of the bars that we went to were not in Lower Downtown Denver twenty years ago, but because of the Rockies and Coors Field, many new bars have been established and are thriving. We found a few rooftop decks to hang out at and look at the scenery in Lower Downtown, which is absolutely gorgeous.
The ballpark itself is pretty awesome. I would put it in my top 5 that I have seen. There is a brand new Rooftop deck in right field that must be over a football field long. It has a couple bars, multiple lounge areas, and cabanas that you can rent if you want to entertain clients. Cabanas at a ballpark? Who knew, but these were popular. The tour of the ballpark was amazing, and we were able to see a ton of the inside out operations that happen on gameday. We unfortunately were unable to meet any of the players like we were hoping, but we did meet the owner, Charlie Monfort, so that was pretty cool.
The baseball was not bad. Friday’s game was close, with a final score of 7-4 in favor of the Rockies, and then the teams split the weekend games, with the Rockies winning 10-2, and then the Padres winning 10-4. We were able to see Nolan Arenado make some amazing plays at third base, and that itself was worth the price of admission.
All in all, we were very happy with our visit to Denver and Coors Field, and we will most definitely come back as this is a great city and a great stadium to see baseball being played. A few pictures below so you can see how pretty this ballpark really is.