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Coors Field's Best New Food and Drink

By Ruth Tobias
April 3, 2014
Photo by: Ruth Tobias

So long as the weather behaves (and, despite all appearances, it’s promising to), Coors Field will be operating on a whole new level when the Rockies face the Diamondbacks at 2:10 PM tomorrow - literally. The ballpark is now home to what’s reportedly the biggest rooftop deck in pro sports: 38,000 square feet, complete with million-dollar views, TV-lined cabanas, a fire pit, a bar specializing in local beers and spirits and an outpost of Oskar Blues' CHUBurger. Of course, to reach the top, you’ll have to overcome various temptations along the way, including the ground-level Blue Moon Brewing Company at the Sandlot and Rocky Mountain oysters at Stand 144. But our slideshow tour gets you there in a flash.

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    At the new self-serve frozen-yogurt stand (section 151), you've got eight flavors to play with: think blueberry, peanut butter and birthday cake. Dress them up with 24 toppings: from gummy bears to Reese's Pieces.

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    No matter the game stats, fans of the Rio Grande's notorious margaritas always know the score: 3. That's the per-person drink limit at the Colorado Mexican chain's mezzanine-level cantina, Rio on the Rocks, which also boasts a basic nacho bar. 

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    Even a single margarita may lead you astray - but if you manage to make it to the upper deck, cabana-style lounge areas like this one await.

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    There's even a firepit outside the entrance to CHUBurger.

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    Despite the glorious mess they create, CHUBurger's cheeseburgers are actually made with care: the Never Ever beef comes from local cattle raised on grass and Oskar Blues' own spent brewing grains. The ketchup is housemade, to boot. In other burger news, the Rockies will be donating 50 cents from every sandwich sold at the beloved Helton Burger Shack (section 153) to charity.

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    Adjacent to the burger stand, the spacious Tavern Ballpark devotes most of its taps to major players on Colorado's craft-beer scene, including New Belgium, Avery and Great Divide.

  • And local small-batch spirits make a strong showing there too, among them Breckenridge Distillery's fine whiskey.

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Places Mentioned

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

Mexican • Boulder

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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

Mexican • Fort Collins

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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

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