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Adam Larkey

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.
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Work & Class

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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.

Guard and Grace

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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.

Argyll Whisky Beer, A Gastropub

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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.

Biju's Little Curry Shop

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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.
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.

Butcher's Bistro

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D Bar Denver

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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.

Declaration Brewing

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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.

North County

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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.

OneFold

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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

Solitaire Restaurant

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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.

Stoic & Genuine

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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.

Sunnyside Burger Bar

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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.

The Good Son

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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.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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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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Work & Class

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.

Guard and Grace

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.

Argyll Whisky Beer, A Gastropub

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.

Biju's Little Curry Shop

The patio of this RiNo casual Indian eatery small and charming and it goes perfectly with the curries created by chef Biju Thomas.

Brazen

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.

Butcher's Bistro

D Bar Denver

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.

Declaration Brewing

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.

North County

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.

OneFold

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

Solitaire Restaurant

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.

Stoic & Genuine

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.

Sunnyside Burger Bar

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.

The Good Son

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.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot