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Stay Warm With Friends at Denver's Best Outdoor Fireplaces

Sure it's cold outside, but a good fireplace and a nice cocktail allow us to still enjoy the outdoors.

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As winter hits the Rockies, many Denverites have fled for the warmth of their own hearths, meanwhile others are left wondering: Where can I stay warm and enjoy a drink with friends? Luckily, the Denver scene has caught up to our seasonal desires; some venues are even featuring hot cocktails like their own take on a Hot Whisky Toddy and of course, classic coffee-based cocktails. Without further ado, here are some of Denver's best fire-lit patios.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Tavern Downtown

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1949 Market St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 299-0100
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Thanks to its outdoor fireplace, no matter when you are in Denver, The Tavern can be a classic: the Downtown location, which overlooks Coors Field, boasts multiple HD screens and a toasty outdoor fireplace to keep you warm during your favorite sporting event or night on the town. Check out the Café de Tavern, made with Arta Reposado tequila, St. Brendan's Irish cream, allspice and coffee, all topped with whipped cream for a match made in winter cocktail heaven.

2. Shanahan's

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5085 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237
(303) 770-7300
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Snuggle up at Shanahan's outdoor fireplace; whether you're enjoying one of the best steaks in Denver or finishing off with a Tiramisu Martini, you'll leave feeling warm and satisfied - is that the fire or the booze?

3. Second Home Kitchen + Bar

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150 Clayton Ln
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 253-3000
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Second Home's classic outdoor lounge is classy and lined with an outdoor fireplace to keep diners cozy well into the winter months. Try the Last Word, made with Bombay Dry gin, Luxardo Maraschino and Green Chartreuse.

4. Argyll Whisky Beer, A Gastropub

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1035 E. 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 847-0850
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This outdoor patio and its fireplace are cozy and traditional. Insider's secret: ask the bartender to make you a Warm Whisky Toddy; you won't be disappointed.

5. ViewHouse Centennial

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7101 S Clinton St
Centennial, CO 80112
(303) 790-8439
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This space's outdoor fireplace has the Wow Factor that keeps new guests entertained and old ones coming back: a combination of water and fire makes for quite the show. With or without the fantastic fireplace, the second floor is sure to deliver, though: head here for spectacular views of the Front Range.

6. Guard and Grace

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1801 California St
Denver, CO 80202
Sleek and in the center of the city, Guard and Grace is known for its expansive raw bar and gorgeous open kitchen. These attributes already make for a great date night, but your special evening becomes even cozier with a charming wood-burning oven on one of Denver's largest patios.

7. Ale House at Amato's

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2501 16th St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-9734
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This rooftop is home to two fireplaces, with fire pits in the centers of tables for guests to gather 'round. What better drink to enjoy on a brisk (or toasty) rooftop than a Rootbeer Float, made with Root and Vanilla Porter and a rim shot of Leopold Bros. cherry liqueur?

8. Black Pearl

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1529 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-0500
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This fine neighborhood gem features a community-style patio table with a fire pit in the middle, perfect for large groups or a shared space with other Denver couples. One cocktail sure to warm you up here: the Vieux Carré, with Templeton rye, Carpano Antica vermouth and Benedictine.

1. The Tavern Downtown

1949 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
Thanks to its outdoor fireplace, no matter when you are in Denver, The Tavern can be a classic: the Downtown location, which overlooks Coors Field, boasts multiple HD screens and a toasty outdoor fireplace to keep you warm during your favorite sporting event or night on the town. Check out the Café de Tavern, made with Arta Reposado tequila, St. Brendan's Irish cream, allspice and coffee, all topped with whipped cream for a match made in winter cocktail heaven.
1949 Market St
Denver, CO 80202

2. Shanahan's

5085 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237
Snuggle up at Shanahan's outdoor fireplace; whether you're enjoying one of the best steaks in Denver or finishing off with a Tiramisu Martini, you'll leave feeling warm and satisfied - is that the fire or the booze?
5085 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237

3. Second Home Kitchen + Bar

150 Clayton Ln, Denver, CO 80206
Second Home's classic outdoor lounge is classy and lined with an outdoor fireplace to keep diners cozy well into the winter months. Try the Last Word, made with Bombay Dry gin, Luxardo Maraschino and Green Chartreuse.
150 Clayton Ln
Denver, CO 80206

4. Argyll Whisky Beer, A Gastropub

1035 E. 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
This outdoor patio and its fireplace are cozy and traditional. Insider's secret: ask the bartender to make you a Warm Whisky Toddy; you won't be disappointed.
1035 E. 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

5. ViewHouse Centennial

7101 S Clinton St, Centennial, CO 80112
This space's outdoor fireplace has the Wow Factor that keeps new guests entertained and old ones coming back: a combination of water and fire makes for quite the show. With or without the fantastic fireplace, the second floor is sure to deliver, though: head here for spectacular views of the Front Range.
7101 S Clinton St
Centennial, CO 80112

6. Guard and Grace

1801 California St, Denver, CO 80202
Sleek and in the center of the city, Guard and Grace is known for its expansive raw bar and gorgeous open kitchen. These attributes already make for a great date night, but your special evening becomes even cozier with a charming wood-burning oven on one of Denver's largest patios.
1801 California St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Ale House at Amato's

2501 16th St, Denver, CO 80211
This rooftop is home to two fireplaces, with fire pits in the centers of tables for guests to gather 'round. What better drink to enjoy on a brisk (or toasty) rooftop than a Rootbeer Float, made with Root and Vanilla Porter and a rim shot of Leopold Bros. cherry liqueur?
2501 16th St
Denver, CO 80211

8. Black Pearl

1529 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
This fine neighborhood gem features a community-style patio table with a fire pit in the middle, perfect for large groups or a shared space with other Denver couples. One cocktail sure to warm you up here: the Vieux Carré, with Templeton rye, Carpano Antica vermouth and Benedictine.
1529 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210

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