Sports Exchange at the top

Feb 192011
Authors: Jordyn Dahl

The line outside of Sports Exchange in Old Town is one only dedicated bar-goers would want to stand in. Typically 20 people deep, the line on Halloween night stretched all the way to Bondi Beach Bar, according to general manager Tyler Towry.

But the line is no match for the devoted Sports Exchange fanatics who voted the new bar “Best Sports Bar” and “Best Place to Dance” for the annual Best of CSU survey.

“I’m not surprised Sports won best place to dance since Wash stopped their regular Thursday deals,” senior restaurant and resort management major Lindsey Warner said. “Sports is always packed after 11 p.m.; best get there early to avoid a massive line.”

Sports opened on May 14, 2010 and was popular from the get-go. Towry said owners Brittney O’Daniel and Aaron Vandalrcum didn’t expect such a strong college crowd. Far from it, they expected to attract older clientele.

The summer kicked off with a bang for Sports when it brought in live music, a trend Towry said they’ll continue every Wednesday night and start back up full-time this coming summer.

But for now, the DJ on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights has drawn in the college crowd, making it the best place to dance and one of the most popular bars in town.
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Sports Exchange

  • 214 Linden St.
  • 970-689-3817
  • Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
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