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The Best Local Spots with Rooftops & Patios

Restaurants Bars Outdoor Dining in Denver and Boulder

Make It Alfresco in Denver, Boulder and Beyond

If you’re like a lot of Coloradoans, you have a true affinity for the great outdoors. Whether hiking, camping, or enjoying drinks and dinner with friends, fresh air instantly elevates your experience. 

Fortunately, there are fantastic restaurants and lively bars all across the Front Range that cater to your need for all-natural vitamin D. Looking for stunning mountain views, cozy lounge seating and a fire pit, how about a cornhole setup for some bag tossing? Check out our extensive list of restaurants and bars with patio or rooftop seating to find the perfect spot for you. 

And trust that all of these places have been vetted and deemed worthy of being included on the list. There’s nothing worse than seeing outdoor seating available on a Yelp page then showing up and finding two tiny tables haphazardly set up on the sidewalk. So, we’ve looked through all the pics for you and created a list of must-visit establishments.

Of course, there may be some we missed. Despite frigid temps and snow for months out of the year, patio and rooftop spots are just about everywhere. It seems we are a hardy bunch with a dogged determination to endure the cold as long as we have a pint of craft beer in our hands. 

Now, without further ado, here’s the list.

Denver Metro

Whether you prefer the sprawling patio and rotating food truck options at Improper City or want to brunch while enjoying Denver skyline views at Linger, there's no shortage of outdoor dining experiences in the Mile High City.

At Perdida in Wash Park, a stunning interior flows out to a back patio with covered tables, a more casual seating area surrounding a fire pit, even a vintage VW Bus converted into a unique dining spot for two (or four if you like it cozy).

  • 10 Barrel Brewing, RiNo
  • 54Thirty, Downtown
  • American Elm, West Highland
  • Briar Common Brewery + Eatery, Jefferson Park 
  • Culinary Dropout, Hale
  • Denver Beer Co, South Downing, Rosedale
  • El Five, LoHi
  • Elevated Rooftop Bar, Cherry Creek
  • Fainting Goat Pub, Capitol Hill
  • Federales, RiNo
  • Forest Room 5, Highlands
  • Forget Me Not, Cherry Creek
  • Four Friends Kitchen, Central Park
  • Happy Camper, LoHi
  • Improper City, RiNo
  • Joy Hill, Overland
  • Linger, LoHi
  • Los Chingones, DTC
  • Lowry Beer Garden, Lowry
  • Odell Brewing, Sloan’s Lake
  • Perdida, Washington Park
  • Recess Beer Garden, LoHi
  • Roger’s Liquid Oasis, Edgewater
  • Tamayo, Larimer Square
  • Tap 14, Uptown
  • The Red Barber, RiNo
  • The Wolf’s Tailor, Sunnyside
  • The Woods, RiNo
  • Toro, Cherry Creek

Denver South Suburbs

Even Denver's 'burbs are brimming with outdoor dining spots. Enjoy the incredible architecture along with elevated food and drinks at Sierra in Lone Tree. How about a casual lunch at the Feedery in Englewood? Their menu reflects what's grown in their rooftop garden and greenhouse, while other ingredients are primarily sourced locally and seasonally! Not the biggest patio, but a truly unforgettable experience.

  • Bacon Social House, Littleton
  • Breckenridge Brewery, Littleton
  • Chop Shop, Englewood
  • Cochino Taco, Englewood
  • Cuba Cuba, Castle Rock
  • Danielle’s Scratch Kitchen, Castle Rock
  • Denver Beer Co. + The Mighty, Arvada
  • Rooftop Tavern, Morrison
  • Sierra, Lone Tree
  • Stanley Beer Hall, Aurora
  • The 49th Food & Spirits, Littleton
  • The Feedery at Grow & Gather, Englewood
  • The Tavern, Littleton
  • Upper Deck, Parker
  • ViewHouse, Centennial

Boulder & North

Outdoor dining in Boulder often centers around Pearl Street where you can not only enjoy amazing food and drinks but people watching, too! However, there are even more options in farther out neighborhoods and nearby cities.  

You can head to Acreage by Stem Ciders in Lafayette where there's something for everyone. A big deck and patio area with tons of seating, a playground for the kiddos (yes really), and even Adirondack chairs where you can sip cider while watching the sunset over the Rockies. 

  • 1914 House, Niwot
  • 300 Suns Brewing, Longmont
  • Acreage, Lafayette
  • Avanti F&B, Boulder
  • Avery Brewing, Boulder
  • Birdhouse, Erie
  • Corrida, Boulder
  • Front Range Brewing Company, Lafayette
  • Rayback Collective, Boulder
  • Redgarden Restaurant and Brewery, Louisville
  • Rio Grande, Boulder
  • River and Woods, Boulder
  • Rosetta Hall, Boulder
  • The Roost, Longmont
  • William Oliver's Publick House, Lafayette

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