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Ten Denver Patios To Hit This Weekend

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Patio season is finally here and we are obsessing over al fresco dining out on roof top decks, hidden in less-visible garden-like spots, or simply out on a great regular patio. Perfect for a quick cocktail after work or a full-blown meal on the weekend, take advantage of Denver's 300+ days of sun at one of these ten great spots. Some are older and some are newer but all of them have awesome patios.

· Boulder's Best Patios and Rooftop Decks [EDen]
· Al Fresco: Denver's Ten Best Hidden Restaurant Patios [EDen]
· Denver's Ten Best Rooftop Patios and Bars [EDen]


— By Lauren Monitz

Disclosure: the editor of this post to is married one of the developers behind the Taxi, the complex housing Fuel Cafe.

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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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The culmination of nearly two years of planning, Work and Class is 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.

2. Lou's Food Bar

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1851 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 458-0336
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Comfort food and cocktails is what chef Frank Bonanno brought to Sunnyside with this restaurant. Whether you’re coming for brunch, dinner or just drinks, the playful menu is a creative take on downhome cooking best enjoyed outside.

3. Guard and Grace

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1801 California St
Denver, CO 80202
The newest offering from Troy Guard and the TAG team, Guard & Grace is Denver’s newest modern steakhouse with a little charcuterie, cheese, and raw bar thrown in for good measure.

4. Cafe Bar

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295 S Pennsylvania St
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 362-0227
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The American café reinvented, Cafe | Bar is an upscale urban restaurant with residential charm. Known for its green efforts, this restaurant is 100% wind powered, it recycles the fryer oil, and utilizes composting programs.

5. Root Down

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1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-4200
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Located in the space of a former auto shop, the garage doors of Root Down serve as a quirky backdrop to the hopping patio. The menu has a unique mix of carnivore, vegetarian, 
vegan, raw and gluten free options.

6. My Brother's Bar

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2376 15th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 455-9991
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Boasting a welcoming patio, an extensive liquor menu and Girl Scout cookies year round, it’s a no frills spot to get a drink anytime of the year.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 800-7705
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Whether you’re drawn to Ace’s patio for the ping-pong, juice bar, or Asian fusion, there’s always a great vibe out there. Designed with reused, repurposed, and recycled materials, Ace brings a welcoming industrial feel that complements the history of the building.

8. Steuben's

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523 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 830-1001
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Comfort American food in a modern setting is what Steuben's is all about. Indulge in a boozy shake, classics with a twist, but whatever you do, don't miss the fried apple pie.

9. Fuel Cafe

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3455 Ringsby Ct
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 296-4642
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A bit off the beaten path in the RiNo neighborhood, Fuel takes you miles away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Surrounded by an urban herb garden, this patio is a great spot to enjoy a leisurely lunch or a quiet dinner outdoors.

10. Lower48 Kitchen

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2020 Lawrence St Unit A
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 942-0262
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Whether it's game day and you want a pit stop before you see the Rockies or just a summer afternoon, Lower 48's new outdoor space is a winner. Check out the "Each" section for a creative selection of small bites.

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1. Work & Class

2500 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
The culmination of nearly two years of planning, Work and Class is 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.
2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

2. Lou's Food Bar

1851 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Comfort food and cocktails is what chef Frank Bonanno brought to Sunnyside with this restaurant. Whether you’re coming for brunch, dinner or just drinks, the playful menu is a creative take on downhome cooking best enjoyed outside.
1851 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

3. Guard and Grace

1801 California St, Denver, CO 80202
The newest offering from Troy Guard and the TAG team, Guard & Grace is Denver’s newest modern steakhouse with a little charcuterie, cheese, and raw bar thrown in for good measure.
1801 California St
Denver, CO 80202

4. Cafe Bar

295 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209
The American café reinvented, Cafe | Bar is an upscale urban restaurant with residential charm. Known for its green efforts, this restaurant is 100% wind powered, it recycles the fryer oil, and utilizes composting programs.
295 S Pennsylvania St
Denver, CO 80209

5. Root Down

1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Located in the space of a former auto shop, the garage doors of Root Down serve as a quirky backdrop to the hopping patio. The menu has a unique mix of carnivore, vegetarian, 
vegan, raw and gluten free options.
1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

6. My Brother's Bar

2376 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
Boasting a welcoming patio, an extensive liquor menu and Girl Scout cookies year round, it’s a no frills spot to get a drink anytime of the year.
2376 15th St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Ace

501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Whether you’re drawn to Ace’s patio for the ping-pong, juice bar, or Asian fusion, there’s always a great vibe out there. Designed with reused, repurposed, and recycled materials, Ace brings a welcoming industrial feel that complements the history of the building.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

8. Steuben's

523 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Comfort American food in a modern setting is what Steuben's is all about. Indulge in a boozy shake, classics with a twist, but whatever you do, don't miss the fried apple pie.
523 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

9. Fuel Cafe

3455 Ringsby Ct, Denver, CO 80216
A bit off the beaten path in the RiNo neighborhood, Fuel takes you miles away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Surrounded by an urban herb garden, this patio is a great spot to enjoy a leisurely lunch or a quiet dinner outdoors.
3455 Ringsby Ct
Denver, CO 80216

10. Lower48 Kitchen

2020 Lawrence St Unit A, Denver, CO 80205
Whether it's game day and you want a pit stop before you see the Rockies or just a summer afternoon, Lower 48's new outdoor space is a winner. Check out the "Each" section for a creative selection of small bites.
2020 Lawrence St Unit A
Denver, CO 80205

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