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Top Spots For Chicken Wings In Denver

The chicken wing creates a deep-down craving in fans across Denver with just the simple mention of its name. While a staple in American food culture, the chicken wing is served in different ways. Some places cater to traditionalists with fried wings while others choose to bake or smoke them. Sauces can range from the hottest of the hot to sweet, and even dry rubs. And let's not overlook one of the most common debates in the chicken wing controversy: ranch or blue cheese dressing? With so many choices and combinations, it's a good idea to check out every place in this list of top spots for chicken wings.
Prickly Petes
Prickly Petes (credit: CBS)

Hours: Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.; Sat- Sun: 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.

This sports bar offers its wing-loving customers a wide variety of flavors ranging from extra hot to succulently sweet, and every combination in between. A crispy outer layer is coated in wonderful sauce protecting the juicy tender meat inside. Enjoy Pete's wings daily at happy hour for 35 cents each, and pair it with the daily drink special and other deals while watching your favorite sporting event.

Piper Inn
Piper Inn (credit: CBS)

Hours: Mon- Sat: 10 a.m.- 2 a.m.; Sun: 10 a.m.- 12 a.m.
Kitchen Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat: 11 a.m.- 11 a.m.; Sun: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Ask any wing enthusiast in Colorado where to get the best chicken wings in the area, and this biker bar is almost guaranteed a mention. Providing its customers with a choice of Buffalo or Asian style, the wings are available in hot, medium or mild then served with celery and your choice of dressing for dipping. These wings are not only cooked to perfection, they are also some of the most reasonably priced.

Willy's Wings
Willy's Wings (credit: CBS)

Hours: Mon- Sat: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun: 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

This conveniently-located wing joint is located right by Bandimere Speedway and Red Rocks, serving as the perfect place for a post-race or post-concert wings feast. Using only the best and freshest ingredients, Willy's Wings instills a craving for a basket in one of their wonderful variety of sauces.

Hours: Mon: 4 p.m.- 1 a.m.; Tue- Sun: 11 a.m.- 1 a.m.

After winning Westword's coveted title of Best Wings in 2011, Vine Street Pub has made its mark on the wing-loving community of Colorado. The pub serves moist, tender chicken with a crispy texture, and coated in a lip-numbing Buffalo or a savory honey BBQ sauce.

Luciano's Pizza and Wings
Luciano's Pizza and Wings (credit: CBS)

Hours: Mon- Sun: Closed; Tues- Thurs: 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Fri- Sat: 11 a.m.- Noon

Without a doubt, Luciano's is time and again a contender in the race for the best wings in Denver. Can't make it to Buffalo for the real thing? Luciano's provides exactly what you're looking for. These traditional-style Buffalo wings are known for coming as close to the original as it can get. And with a variety of sauces available, you can customize your wings to your liking.

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Zack Christofferson, a self proclaimed beer geek from Denver, enjoys tasting and discussing Colorado's wide selection of wonderful beers. His work can be found here.

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