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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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Work & Class

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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.

Lou's Food Bar

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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.

Guard and Grace

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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.

Cafe Bar

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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.

Root Down

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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.

My Brother's Bar

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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.
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.

Steuben's

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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.

Fuel Cafe

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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.

Lower48 Kitchen

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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.

Work & Class

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.

Lou's Food Bar

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.

Guard and Grace

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.

Cafe Bar

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.

Root Down

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.

My Brother's Bar

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.

Ace

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.

Steuben's

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.

Fuel Cafe

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.

Lower48 Kitchen

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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