Denver’s restaurants take advantage of The Mile High City’s 300 days of sunshine every year by offering splendid patios, ensuring that you can enjoy the fresh air and spectacular mountain views while tucking into an alfresco meal.
By some remarkable feat, a vintage-y looking RV trailer has been dropped onto the massive rooftop of Linger, a favorite Highlands hot spot. Sidle up to the RV-turned-craft-cocktail-bar beneath the towering Olinger Mortuary sign (trust us, it’s somehow not at all creepy) and order a smooth bevie and some Devils on Horseback (bacon-wrapped dates). Then sit and marvel at the twinkling view of Lower Downtown (LoDo). You'll see why Travel + Leisure named this one of "America's Coolest Rooftop Bars."
Another of the famed Richard Sandoval's signature restaurants, Tamayo is hailed for its creative — yet authentic — adaptations of fine Mexican fare. The rooftop patio, partially enclosed, isexcelente for viewing the sunset over the Rockies amidst the lights of downtown's skyline.
VIEWHOUSE EATERY, BAR & ROOFTOP
With a name like ViewHouse, your expectations are probably high. Good news: With a series of expansive patios and a panorama in nearly every direction, you won’t be disappointed. While the side patio is designed for lighthearted lounging with a green for yard games and cabana-like seating, the rooftop is seriously breathtaking. And with a location right next to Coors Field, the restaurant is a natural pre- and post-game stop.