A running list of the reopened Denver restaurants where you can eat and drink outside.
Written byKristina Vasquez
For large group outings, head to Finn’s in Five Points. It’s a great cocktail bar with rotating food trucks.
Written byJarod Ballentine
Ale House’s great patio and actually good bar food have made it the unofficial drinking hub in LoHi.
Historians in Southwest stands out from other breweries in Denver for its great views and above-average food.
Highland Tap is one of the best spots in town no matter the time of day (or night) for drinks and some food.
Highland Tavern in Northwest has good bar food and a lot of TVs, making it one of the best place to watch a Rockies game.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is one of the best places for a post-work drink in Five Points.
Escape the crowded part of Tennyson Street at Local 46. It’s a great place for a big group hang, and there’s usually live music.
The food at Avanti isn’t great, but the excellent views of LoHi make up for it.
Postino in LoHi is the type of wine bar we can get behind: good prices, some food, and a great patio.
Briar Commons is a brewery in Northwest, and it has a patio great for day drinking or a big group hang.
El Five’s tapas in the Lower Highlands are pricey but great. And the view makes them even better.
The most important thing about Monkey Barrel in Sunnyside is that they’re serving Carbone’s sandwiches. Hit it for your lunch or late night needs.
Brider is fast casual, but the food is sit-down restaurant quality. Make it you go-to lunch spot in LoDo.
Bones in Capitol Hill has a small but reliable Asian fusion menu, and patio and the open kitchen make it a surprisingly great place for a date
Denver Market is a food hall in Rino with a ton of vendors. It’s a great option for a weekday lunch, and you should eat on the patio if you have time.
The Preservery isn’t doing anything particularly unique, but they are doing things Denver likes very well.
Take a break from the standard farm-to-table spots around town and hit up this bistro beer garden for brunch... and everything else.
If you’re going to do Old Major, do it for an afternoon happy hour on the patio.
This Latin-influenced Denver hot spot is made for “people who can eat.” We’re betting you can. And you should.
Written byPhil Sparr