Stoney’s is Allen Fieldhouse West. You will never find a better KU bar in Colorado than this magical parallel universe of Jayhawk energy vibrations.
I don’t normally write reviews, but every experience I’ve had at Stoney’s has been so perfect, they deserve to be recognized by Jayhawk Nation as the standard for how all KU alumnae bars should operate.
From start to finish, Stoney’s Bar & Grill, located at 11th and Lincoln, embodies the ultimate Jayhawk bar experience. They orchestrate the “Crimson and the Blue” fight songs, they run contests for people to win front-row seats on couches, their bartenders, bouncers and servers all wear Jayhawk gear, their menus offer Jayhawk drink specials and KU fans from all over Denver congregate to form the ultimate holy sanctuary of Jayhawk pride.
Even the bar itself reeks of pure awesomeness. The walls are decked out in snowboards and skis (and plenty of KU memorabilia). You can play beer pong, bean bag toss and Skee-ball. Their drink specials are always great. And every time you go, you’ll see the new hottest girl you’ve ever seen in your life.
The first day I moved to Denver, I went to Stoney’s for one of those preseason “beat the crap of a no-name team” games. They treated it like it was the Big 12 Championship. When their main projector malfunctioned, they handed out tickets for people to get free food and drinks for the next game.
Choppers, from what I understand, is the competing KU bar. But friends have told me it lost all credibility after a Florida game competed for TV space with a major KU game. Stoney’s understands nothing can ever compete with a KU game – we are college basketball.
If you’re a local Denverite looking for a place to watch a KU game, Stoney’s will make you feel proud to be a Jayhawk.
Below is some footage from Saturday’s storybook-ending victory against Mizzou. The celebration was the reaction to T Rob stuffing that dude to bring KU into overtime, and eventually win the Civil War for the North, once and for all.
And here’s the pregame at Stoney’s.
And while we’re on the subject, Missouri has still won “NO CHAMPIONSHIPS OF ANY KIND!!!”