Bars Near DU (University of Denver Campus)

In the DU area of Denver (so named for the University of Denver campus), you’ll find a host of great bars, full of young, good-looking people. Close to the Wash Park, Platte Park, Observatory Park, and Cherry Creek neighborhoods, DU is near University Boulevard and I-25.


The Pioneer Bar
2401 South University Boulevard, Denver • 720.536.4802
You know the Pioneer Bar, across the street from DU’s campus is the real deal, if it’s named after Denver University’s mascot and has the requisite trivia night. The Pioneer is a new bar with a lived-in feeling, full of DU memorabilia and comfy booths. “Tacos and margaritas” are words included in the Pioneer Bar’s tagline, and the nightly specials include not only drinks, but also tasty Mexican dishes.


Jordan’s Bistro & Irish Pub
2363 East Evans Avenue, Denver • 303.733.3936
Trivia night, live DJ, live music, karaoke, musical bingo, poker, and trivia keep the patrons at Jordan’s Bistro and Pub busy on any given night. One of the most unique selling points of this bar, though, might just be its running club. Join Jordan’s running club (with frequent 5k runs), and you’ll get a free T-shirt if you make it through 5 runs intact.


Stadium Inn
1701 East Evans Avenue, Denver • 303.733-4031
One of the original DU bars, the Stadium Inn makes its mark with $2 Jim Beam and cokes. All day, every day, as many as you care to drink (and can tolerate). The beer prices are pretty reasonable, too, and there’s free pool on Sundays.