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The Denver Al Fresco Heatmap: Where to Eat Outside NOW

Those 300 days a year of Colorado sunshine demand a great selection of outdoor dining.

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Perfect patio days are here and they will only get better as the weeks go by. As we head into the summer, more restaurants are opening up outdoor dining options for the season. All of the patios on this map have officially opened and most of them are very very new.

Note: Patios are listed in alphabetical order, not ranked. If we missed your favorite new patio, please leave it in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Work & Class

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2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-0700
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Work and Class remains one of the hottest tables in Denver. Providing approachable, down to earth dishes focused around meats prepared on its rotisserie oven, the restaurant already has a cult-like following. And the patio is a great place to enjoy it all.

2. Guard and Grace

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1801 California St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 293-8500
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This modern steakhouse from chef Troy Guard and the TAG team comes with a great outdoor space in Downtown Denver where guests can enjoy a little charcuterie, cheese, and raw bar alongside their chosen meats.

3. Argyll Whisky Beer, A Gastropub

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1035 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 847-0850
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Two outdoor areas allow guests to enjoy the dishes created by chef John Broening and the large selection of whiskys at this Uptwon gastropub. Very soon, a couple of dart boards will be added to the outdoor attractions.

4. Biju's Little Curry Shop

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1441 26th Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-3500
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The patio of this RiNo casual Indian eatery small and charming and it goes perfectly with the curries created by chef Biju Thomas.

5. Brazen

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4500 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80212
(720) 638-1242
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The intimate patio at Brazen, outfitted with a fireplace, is the right spot in Berkeley for al fresco dining. Try the restaurant's house-made ramen and don't miss the deviled eggs.

6. Butcher's Bistro

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2233 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

7. D Bar Denver

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494 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 861-4710
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The brand new patio at this Uptown darling opened two days ago and it is hot. Enjoy the full menu but whatever you do, don't miss the ice cream selection.

8. Declaration Brewing

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2030 S Cherokee St
Denver, CO 80223
(303) 955-7410
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This brewery that opened in February has a killer patio. There are 20 taps to choose from ranging from classic beers to some innovative creations.

9. North County

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94 Rampart Way
Denver, CO 80230
The 75 seat patio at North County is packed with guests enjoying margaritas, tacos, and many of the creations of chef Sterling Robinson. Bonus: The Lowry eatery has a selection of over 100 tequilas.

10. OneFold

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1429 E 18th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 906-1705
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It is tiny but you will fall so in love with this place that you will come and hope that a seat frees up and you can enjoy the bacon fried rice or amazing

11. Solitaire Restaurant

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3927 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80212
(303) 477-4732
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This much-anticipated restaurant from chef Mark Ferguson is set in the former Highland Garden Cafe. The space has been much improved and the outdoor area is a major highlight.

12. Stoic & Genuine

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 640-3474
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The highlight of the plaza at Union Station is a great fountain and the perfect view for that is the patio at Stoic & Genuine. Order yourself a platter of oysters and soak up the sun.

13. Sunnyside Burger Bar

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3759 Lipan St.
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 255-2485
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Tucked away from the busy 38th Avenue, this patio is a family-friendly spot for enjoying one of the interesting burger creations that Sunnyside Burger Bar offers. Give the Hipster - a burger that comes with pimento cheese, spinach, and Tender Belly bacon - a shot.

14. The Good Son

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2550 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 355-5445
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New to the dining lineup on Colfax, the Good Son brings Detroit-style pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. The charming 60 seat patio is lined with planters with fresh herbs used by the chefs.

15. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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2907 Huron St #106
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 226-1540
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The rooftop patio at this new bar and restaurant in Prospect is the perfect spot for drinks with a group of friends any day or before or after a Rockies game.

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1. Work & Class

2500 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Work and Class remains one of the hottest tables in Denver. Providing approachable, down to earth dishes focused around meats prepared on its rotisserie oven, the restaurant already has a cult-like following. And the patio is a great place to enjoy it all.
2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

2. Guard and Grace

1801 California St, Denver, CO 80202
This modern steakhouse from chef Troy Guard and the TAG team comes with a great outdoor space in Downtown Denver where guests can enjoy a little charcuterie, cheese, and raw bar alongside their chosen meats.
1801 California St
Denver, CO 80202

3. Argyll Whisky Beer, A Gastropub

1035 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Two outdoor areas allow guests to enjoy the dishes created by chef John Broening and the large selection of whiskys at this Uptwon gastropub. Very soon, a couple of dart boards will be added to the outdoor attractions.
1035 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

4. Biju's Little Curry Shop

1441 26th Street, Denver, CO 80205
The patio of this RiNo casual Indian eatery small and charming and it goes perfectly with the curries created by chef Biju Thomas.
1441 26th Street
Denver, CO 80205

5. Brazen

4500 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
The intimate patio at Brazen, outfitted with a fireplace, is the right spot in Berkeley for al fresco dining. Try the restaurant's house-made ramen and don't miss the deviled eggs.
4500 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80212

6. Butcher's Bistro

2233 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
2233 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

7. D Bar Denver

494 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
The brand new patio at this Uptown darling opened two days ago and it is hot. Enjoy the full menu but whatever you do, don't miss the ice cream selection.
494 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

8. Declaration Brewing

2030 S Cherokee St, Denver, CO 80223
This brewery that opened in February has a killer patio. There are 20 taps to choose from ranging from classic beers to some innovative creations.
2030 S Cherokee St
Denver, CO 80223

9. North County

94 Rampart Way, Denver, CO 80230
The 75 seat patio at North County is packed with guests enjoying margaritas, tacos, and many of the creations of chef Sterling Robinson. Bonus: The Lowry eatery has a selection of over 100 tequilas.
94 Rampart Way
Denver, CO 80230

10. OneFold

1429 E 18th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
It is tiny but you will fall so in love with this place that you will come and hope that a seat frees up and you can enjoy the bacon fried rice or amazing
1429 E 18th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

11. Solitaire Restaurant

3927 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80212
This much-anticipated restaurant from chef Mark Ferguson is set in the former Highland Garden Cafe. The space has been much improved and the outdoor area is a major highlight.
3927 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80212

12. Stoic & Genuine

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
The highlight of the plaza at Union Station is a great fountain and the perfect view for that is the patio at Stoic & Genuine. Order yourself a platter of oysters and soak up the sun.
1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

13. Sunnyside Burger Bar

3759 Lipan St., Denver, CO 80211
Tucked away from the busy 38th Avenue, this patio is a family-friendly spot for enjoying one of the interesting burger creations that Sunnyside Burger Bar offers. Give the Hipster - a burger that comes with pimento cheese, spinach, and Tender Belly bacon - a shot.
3759 Lipan St.
Denver, CO 80211

14. The Good Son

2550 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
New to the dining lineup on Colfax, the Good Son brings Detroit-style pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. The charming 60 seat patio is lined with planters with fresh herbs used by the chefs.
2550 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

15. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

2907 Huron St #106, Denver, CO 80202
The rooftop patio at this new bar and restaurant in Prospect is the perfect spot for drinks with a group of friends any day or before or after a Rockies game.
2907 Huron St #106
Denver, CO 80202

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