Seattle Vs. Denver: The Ultimate Throwdown

Two cities will enter. Only one will reign supreme.

1. Mountains:

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Yes, Mount Rainier is beautiful, but you can’t compete with the Rockies.

2. Skyline:

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The Space Needle — done.

3. Weather:

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This one’s a no-brainer.

4. Food:

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Yes, Denver, we know you have a lot more to offer than just Rocky Mountain oysters. Your red meat, however, is no match for the fresh king salmon being tossed around the Pike Place Market. Sorry.

5. Drink:

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Sorry Seattle, your west coast beans don’t compare to Denver’s mountainous hops.

6. Music:

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The Lumineers have certainly given us some great tunes, but they don’t even lay a finger on the Seattle scene. Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam, Nirvana… need we say (Mackle)more?

7. Amphitheatres:

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You’re definitely right, neither of these venues are actually in the cities we are suggesting, but they’re in the same state, and they’re two of the best in the country. Regardless, please feel free to yell at us in the comments. Red Rocks over The Gorge. But it’s damn close.

8. Movies:

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Sure, a lot of the movie doesn’t take place there, BUT IT’S CALLED SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE!

9. Flag:

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Clean. Classy. Iconic. Well done, Denver.

Professional Sports Stadiums:

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Denver has the Pepsi Center… so yeah, guess who we’re giving the advantage to. ;)

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