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54Thirty rooftop bar at Le Meridien Downtown Denver
54Thirty rooftop bar at Le Meridien Downtown Denver
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Where to Eat and Drink on a Denver Rooftop

Bars and eateries that come with a view

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54Thirty rooftop bar at Le Meridien Downtown Denver
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It’s the perfect time of year to get outside and take in those stunning views of the Rockies with a cocktail or a meal. The Mile High City has no shortage of elevated. These 14 Denver-area rooftop patios, including the buzzy new ones and the older standbys, are some of Eater’s favorites.

Note: Patios are not ranked but ordered geographically. Know of another great rooftop? Leave a note in the comments section or send us a tip with it.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Corrida

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1023 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-1333
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On the fourth floor of Boulder’s PearlWest building, facing the Flatiron Mountains, is this brand new Spanish restaurant with a sprawling rooftop patio, complete with fire pits and couches. The scenery goes well with happy hour tapas and a gin tonic.

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2. Avanti F&B

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3200 Pecos St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 269-4778
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This boozy foodcourt’s upstairs patio has impeccable views of downtown, the Rockies, and the surrounding LoHi neighborhood. There's no better way than on the bleachers here to enjoy arepas, poke, or fried chicken.

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3. Linger

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2030 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-3120
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Above LoHi's mortuary turned eclectic "eatuary," cocktails await from the retrofitted VW bus parked under twinkling lights. Small plates, from sriracha duck wings to devils on horseback, accompany the people watching.

4. El Five

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Fifth Floor, 2930 Umatilla
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 524-9193
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As the city grows higher, so too do its rooftops. For now, at least, El Five has an unimpeded view of downtown from its fifth-floor patio. It’s a must-see spot with Mediterranean food and porrons pouring vermouth and tonic.

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El Five
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5. Ale House

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2501 16th St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-9734
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Two large patios — one on the ground level and one upstairs — make the most of this urban corner. Views of the skyline pair well with the casual bar food and Colorado craft beers.

Ale House
Ale House
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6. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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2907 Huron St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 226-1540
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Another bar with multiple outdoor seating options, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’s rooftop is an escape with weekend and Rockies game day drink specials. Diners go here for fried chicken and weekend brunch more so than the views.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [Official Site]

7. Los Chingones

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2463 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-0686
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Alongside a wide variety of tequila drinks and creative tacos, this modern Mexican cantina in RiNo is one of the most fun-filled rooftops in all of Denver. Bonus: The Stapleton outpost also comes with a rooftop (pictured).

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Los Chingones
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8. ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop

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2015 N Market St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 204-4202
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It isn't called the ViewHouse for nothing. This place and its sister location in Centennial offer fantastic views along with drinks, bites, and games.

A view of Viewhouse and the Denver skyline behind it
ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop
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9. Briar Common

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2298 N Clay St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 512-3894
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This brewery and restaurant in Jefferson Park boasts house brews and an elevated food menu along with its sunny and secluded rooftop.

Briar Common
Briar Common
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10. Tamayo

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1400 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 946-1433
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From the second-floor terrace at Larimer Square's Tamayo, margaritas and guacamole can be enjoyed while watching the Front Range sunset.

11. 54thirty

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1475 California St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 893-1888
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Le Méridien’s rooftop lounge is now the highest open-air bar in Denver, named for its height above sea level. Elevated bar snacks and cocktails can be enjoyed here with the panoramic views. If it’s full upstairs, the hotel’s restaurant Corinne makes for a good stopover.

Le Meridien
Le Meridien
Le Meridien Denver Downtown [Official Site]

12. Fire Lounge

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1201 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 572-8000
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Fire Lounge is the stylish topper of the Art Hotel with twinkling lights and urban views of the art district. The fourth floor terrace comes with tasty nibbles and signature cocktails served in both a lounge and seated dining area.

Fire Lounge
Fire Lounge
The Art Hotel [Official Site]

13. Jax Fish House Glendale

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650 S Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CO 80246
(303) 756-6449
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The Glendale outpost of this local seafood institution comes with a great view of the mountains. Enjoy oysters, cocktails, and sometimes even live music.

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14. Izakaya Den

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1487 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-0691
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This social space next to its famed sister, Sushi Den, has a stunning second floor overlooking the quaint blocks of Pearl Street. See also private dining areas and a second bar with a retractable roof.

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Izakaya Den
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1. Corrida

1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Jonathan Phillips/Eater

On the fourth floor of Boulder’s PearlWest building, facing the Flatiron Mountains, is this brand new Spanish restaurant with a sprawling rooftop patio, complete with fire pits and couches. The scenery goes well with happy hour tapas and a gin tonic.

1023 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302

2. Avanti F&B

3200 Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211
Ryan Dearth

This boozy foodcourt’s upstairs patio has impeccable views of downtown, the Rockies, and the surrounding LoHi neighborhood. There's no better way than on the bleachers here to enjoy arepas, poke, or fried chicken.

3200 Pecos St
Denver, CO 80211

3. Linger

2030 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Above LoHi's mortuary turned eclectic "eatuary," cocktails await from the retrofitted VW bus parked under twinkling lights. Small plates, from sriracha duck wings to devils on horseback, accompany the people watching.

2030 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

4. El Five

Fifth Floor, 2930 Umatilla, Denver, CO 80211
<span data-author="3635139">El Five </span>
El Five
Adam Larkey/Eater Denver

As the city grows higher, so too do its rooftops. For now, at least, El Five has an unimpeded view of downtown from its fifth-floor patio. It’s a must-see spot with Mediterranean food and porrons pouring vermouth and tonic.

Fifth Floor, 2930 Umatilla
Denver, CO 80211

5. Ale House

2501 16th St, Denver, CO 80211
Ale House
Ale House
Ale House/Facebook

Two large patios — one on the ground level and one upstairs — make the most of this urban corner. Views of the skyline pair well with the casual bar food and Colorado craft beers.

2501 16th St
Denver, CO 80211

6. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

2907 Huron St, Denver, CO 80202
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [Official Site]

Another bar with multiple outdoor seating options, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’s rooftop is an escape with weekend and Rockies game day drink specials. Diners go here for fried chicken and weekend brunch more so than the views.

2907 Huron St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Los Chingones

2463 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
<span data-author="-1">Los&nbsp;Chingones </span>
Los Chingones
Adam Larkey/Eater Denver

Alongside a wide variety of tequila drinks and creative tacos, this modern Mexican cantina in RiNo is one of the most fun-filled rooftops in all of Denver. Bonus: The Stapleton outpost also comes with a rooftop (pictured).

2463 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

8. ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop

2015 N Market St, Denver, CO 80205
A view of Viewhouse and the Denver skyline behind it
ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop
ViewHouse/Facebook

It isn't called the ViewHouse for nothing. This place and its sister location in Centennial offer fantastic views along with drinks, bites, and games.

2015 N Market St
Denver, CO 80205

9. Briar Common

2298 N Clay St, Denver, CO 80211
Briar Common
Briar Common
Briar Common [Official Site]

This brewery and restaurant in Jefferson Park boasts house brews and an elevated food menu along with its sunny and secluded rooftop.

2298 N Clay St
Denver, CO 80211

10. Tamayo

1400 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

From the second-floor terrace at Larimer Square's Tamayo, margaritas and guacamole can be enjoyed while watching the Front Range sunset.

1400 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

11. 54thirty

1475 California St, Denver, CO 80202
Le Meridien
Le Meridien
Le Meridien Denver Downtown [Official Site]

Le Méridien’s rooftop lounge is now the highest open-air bar in Denver, named for its height above sea level. Elevated bar snacks and cocktails can be enjoyed here with the panoramic views. If it’s full upstairs, the hotel’s restaurant Corinne makes for a good stopover.

1475 California St
Denver, CO 80202

12. Fire Lounge

1201 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Fire Lounge
Fire Lounge
The Art Hotel [Official Site]

Fire Lounge is the stylish topper of the Art Hotel with twinkling lights and urban views of the art district. The fourth floor terrace comes with tasty nibbles and signature cocktails served in both a lounge and seated dining area.

1201 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

13. Jax Fish House Glendale

650 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CO 80246
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Jax Fish House
Jax Fish House/Facebook

The Glendale outpost of this local seafood institution comes with a great view of the mountains. Enjoy oysters, cocktails, and sometimes even live music.

650 S Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CO 80246

14. Izakaya Den

1487 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
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Izakaya Den
Adam Larkey

This social space next to its famed sister, Sushi Den, has a stunning second floor overlooking the quaint blocks of Pearl Street. See also private dining areas and a second bar with a retractable roof.

1487 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210

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