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About the MHBB
The Mile High Browns Backers are the official fan club of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. Our club is located in Denver, Colorado and provides viewing locations for televised Browns games. We also organize events for Browns fans when the team plays in Denver.

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Club History

The Mile High Browns Backers were established in 1999 and were formerly the Colorado Browns Backers. The club has existed in Denver since the late 1970's.

Although in the heart of Broncos territory in Denver there has always been a small but loyal contingent of Browns fans that watch the games on satellite every Sunday during the NFL season. Although some of our members call Denver their permanent homes many members are transient. Moving to Denver for a few years and then returning to Ohio or other places. But during their time in Denver they know they can always count on a place to watch the Browns every Sunday.

In 1991, when Excaliburs III on Colorado Blvd went out of business the club watched a few games at Jackson's Hole on Leetsdale, and at Bruno's Saloon on East Colfax, and then The Mirage in Centennial, CO.

One Sunday morning in 1991 our loyal dawg contingent showed up at The Mirage to watch the Browns only to discover that the bar was closed. As we waited in the parking lot it became apparent the staff wasn't going to show up that morning. Someone suggested we caravan over to the Retreat Lounge and watch the game there. For a quarter century the MHBB called The Retreat home on Browns Sundays.

In 2016 the Retreat closed permanently and was demolished to make way for new developments in area. Our main viewing location is now the Baker Street Pub in SE Denver and in 2018 we added a downtown location at Stoney's Bar and Grill.