A new sports bar in downtown Denver aims to serve the “next generation of sports fans.”
Tom’s Watch Bar, at 1601 19th St. in the newly constructed McGregor Square, opened Monday. It is the official sports bar of the Colorado Rockies, but co-founders Tom Ryan and Rick Schaden — who previously founded Smashburger in 2007 — wanted to cater to more than just baseball fans.
“Things are really changing. We see a much bigger diversity in sports in general, a lot more of international sports, a lot more diverse sports, a lot more female-driven sports,” Ryan said. “So we felt there was a niche in the marketplace to really go after that in a big way and kind of cater to what the modern sports consumers are looking for.”