Patio Dining


Our readers' fave spot to eat outdoors is no surprise to us: Linger's rooftop patio calls to us, too, with great views of the city's skyline, plenty of sun, beautiful people, innovative cocktails, and creative shared plates.

Fourteen Seventy-Two

Certain cuisines are meant to be consumed alfresco. Southern food is one of them. Thankfully, the owners of this 10-month-old Platt Park low-country eatery created nearly as much dining space outdoors as they did indoors when they altered this 126-year-old home. Not only can diners enjoy their chicken and waffles on the first-level patio, but they can also share a plate of shrimp and grits on the rooftop, which, with a slight bump in humidity, could very well be considered a genuine veranda.


As hard as we try, we can’t find a patio better than Linger’s. Whether you want a hip way to start a date, a lively night out with friends, or a vantage point to show off Denver to out-of-town guests, the rooftop terrace does it all with a stunning, unobstructed view of the city. The dreamy setting—wooden floor, retro ambience lights, simple white tables and chairs, larger-than-life neon sign—is the perfect way to enjoy Justin Cucci’s creative menu of street food from around the world. Order the St-Germain pitcher and settle in. 2030 W.

Domo japanese country foods Restaurant

Imagine yourself in an enchanted Japanese garden where wooden footbridges arc over trickling koi ponds, sculptural trees complement stone pathways, and standing lanterns cast a soft glow over your rustic wooden table. Now imagine this serenity plunked in an out-of-the-way alcove of central Denver, and you’ll find yourself at Domo—or rather, just outside the back door of this Japanese eatery on a patio enclosed by the restaurant and its cultural museum.