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Where to Find Patio Dining In and Around Denver

A living list of open-air seating options, for your al fresco eating and drinking pleasure.

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With summer in full swing and COVID-19 still playing a major role in Coloradans’ daily lives, dining outside is more appealing than ever. Here’s a living list of the restaurants offering al fresco seating, whether it’s on a newly expanded patio, a stellar existing one, or even on a street closed to cars.

Keep in mind: Reservations are strongly recommended; face coverings are required when you’re not eating or drinking; and no more than eight people can be seated together.

Are we missing spots? Notice an error? Let us know at dining@5280.com. 

Street Closures:

Larimer Square (Denver)
Larimer Street between 14th and 15th Streets
Restaurants include TAG, Rioja, Bistro Vendôme, Osteria Marco, Corridor 44, the Capital Grille, Ocean Prime, Cru Food & Wine Bar

Denver Pavilions (Denver)
Glenarm Place between 15th and 16th Streets
Restaurants include Lime, Maggiano’s, 5280 Burger Bar, Hard Rock Café

RiNo Art District (Denver)
Larimer Street between 27th and 28th and between 29th and 30th, 25th Street between Larimer and Lawrence, and 35th Street between Wazee and Wynkoop
Restaurants include Super Mega Bien, Denver Central Market, Work & Class

Union Station (Denver)
Restaurants include Stoic & Genuine, Ultreia, Mercantile Dining & Provision, the Cooper Lounge

Pearl Street (Boulder)
Pearl Street between Ninth and 11th Streets
Restaurants include SALT, Next Door, the Kitchen, Jax, the West End Tavern

University Hill (Boulder)
Event Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street
Restaurants include Café Aion, the Sink

Downtown Louisville
Main Street between Walnut Street and Elm Street
Restaurants include Empire, the Waterloo Icehouse, Zucca Italian Ristorante, LuLu’s BBQ

Downtown Littleton
Main Street will be closed for “Weekends on Main”
Restaurants include McKinners Pizza Bar, Curds Cheese, Jake’s Brew Bar

Olde Town Arvada
Grandview Avenue between Webster Street and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard and sections of Olde Wadsworth Boulevard between Grandview Avenue and Grant Place
Restaurants include School House Kitchen and Libations, the Arvada Tavern

Restaurants:

100% De Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina (Denver)
975 Lincoln St., 303-731-1100

7 Leguas Mexican Grille (Denver)
4550 E. Colfax Ave., 303-322-4431; 8501 E. Colfax Ave., 303-954-8148

The Abbey Tavern (Denver)
5151 E. Colfax Ave., 303-321-5151

Ace Gillett’s (Fort Collins)
239 S. College Ave., 970-449-4797

Acova (Denver)
3651 Navajo St., 303-736-2718

Ace Eat Serve (Denver)
501 E. 17th Ave., 303-800-7705

Adobo Restaurant & Food Truck (Denver; parked at Monkey Barrel)
4401 Tejon St.,  720-638-3655

Adrift Tiki Bar (Denver)
218 S. Broadway, 303-778-8454

Ambli Mexico (Denver)
600 S. Holly St., 303-355-9463

American Elm (Denver)
4132 W. 38th Ave., 720-749-3186

Annette (Aurora)
Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., 720-710-9975

Annie’s Café (Denver)
3100 E. Colfax Ave., 303-355-8197

Arcana (Boulder)
909 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-3885

Avanti Food & Beverage (Denver)
3200 N. Pecos St., 720-269-4778

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar (multiple locations)

Baghdad Restaurant (Denver)
2410 S. Colorado Blvd., 303-757-2526

Barcelona Wine Bar (Denver)
2900 Larimer St., 303-816-3300

Bar Dough (Denver)
2227 W. 32nd Ave., 720-668-8506

Barolo Grill (Denver)
3030 E. Sixth Ave., 303-393-1040

Berkeley Inn (Denver)
3834 Tennyson St., 303-477-1834

Bierstadt Lagerhaus (Denver)
2875 Blake St., 720-570-7824

Bigsby’s Folly (Denver)
3563 Wazee St., 720-485-3158

The Bindery (Denver)
1817 Central St., 303-993-2364

Black Shirt Brewing Co. (Denver)
3719 Walnut St., 303-993-2799

Blackbird Public House (Denver)
305 S. Downing St., 303-733-3923

Blake Street Tavern (Denver)
2301 Blake St., 303-675-0505

Blanchard Family Wines (Denver)
1855 Blake St., suite 120, 720-990-9092

Blue Bonnet Restaurant (Denver)
457 S. Broadway, 303-778-0147

Blue Island Oyster Bar (Denver)
2625 E. 2nd Ave., 303-333-2462

Brazen (Denver)
4450 W. 38th Ave., 720-638-1242

Blackbelly (Boulder)
1606 Conestoga St., Boulder, 720-479-8296

Brewery Bar II (Denver)
150 Kalamath St., 303-893-0971

Brider (Denver)
1644 Platte St., 303-455-3084

The Brutal Poodle (Denver)
1967 S. Broadway, 720-379-6281

Butcher Block Café (multiple locations)

Cabana X at Bar Helix (Denver)
3440 Larimer St., 720-449-8587

Cake Crumbs Bakery & Cafe (Denver)
2216 Kearney St., 303-861-4921

Cana Wine Bar (Denver)
2554 S. Broadway, 303-993-7556

Canopy (Denver)
8 N. Broadway, 720-840-6156

Cattivella (Stapleton)
10195 E 29th Dr. 80238, Suite 110, 303-645-3779

Charcoal Bistro (Denver)
1028 S. Gaylord St., 303-953-8718

The Cherry Cricket (Denver)
2641 E. Second Ave., 303-322-7666; 2220 Blake St., 303-297-3644

Cherry Hills Sushi Co. (multiple locations)

Cholon (Denver, Stapleton)
1555 Blake St., 303-353-5223; 10195 E. 29th Dr., 720-550-6934

Chow Morso Osteria (Denver)
1500 Wynkoop St., 720-639-4089

City O’ City (Denver)
206 E. 13th Ave., 303-831-6443

Comida (Denver)
Stanley Marketplace 2501 Dallas St., 303-484-1632

Coohills (Denver)
1400 Wewatta St., 303-623-5700

Corrida (Boulder)
1023 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-1333

Crow Bar (Denver)
4395 Yates St., 303-862-4645

Crush Pizza & Tap (Denver)
1200 W. 38th Ave., 303-444-3349

Cucina Colore (Denver)
3041 E. 3rd Ave., 303-393-6917

The Dam Grille Sports & Tap Room (Denver)
8000 E. Quincy Ave., 303-779-0805

Deep Roots Winery & Bistro (Denver)
1516 Wazee St., Suite A, 720-328-4786

The Delectable Egg (multiple locations)

Denver Central Market (Denver)
2669 Larimer St.

Denver Milk Market (Denver)
1800 Wazee St., 303-792-8242

Dimestore Delibar (Denver, opening July 4)
1575 Boulder St., 303-537-5323

Dio Mio (Denver)
3264 Larimer St., 303-562-1965

The District (Denver)
1320 E. 17th Ave., 303-813-6688

Dos Santos (Denver)
1475 E. 17th Ave., 303-386-3509

EastFax Tap (Denver)
8001 E. Colfax Ave., 720-287-4581

El Camino Community Tavern (Denver)
3628 W. 32nd Ave., 720-889-7946

The Elm (Denver)
5001 E. Colfax Ave., 303-336-5763

El Taco de Mexico (Denver)
714 Santa Fe Dr., 303-623-3926

El Taco Veloz (Denver)
5145 Federal Blvd., 303-477-1881

Elway’s Restaurant (Denver)
2500 E. 1st Ave., 303-399-5353

The Empourium Brewing Company (Denver)
4385 W. 42nd Ave., 720-361-2973

Esters (Denver)
1950 S. Holly St., 303-955-4904; 2201 Oneida St., 303-997-4173

Federal Bar & Grill (Denver)
2544 Federal Blvd., 303-728-9479

Flagstaff House (Boulder)
1138 Flagstaff Rd., Boulder, 303-442-4640

Fooducopia (Denver)
1939 E. Kentucky Ave., 303-722-7838

Foraged (Denver)
1825 Blake St., 720-826-2147

The Fort (Morrison)
19192 CO-8, Morrison, 720-892-0290

Grabowski’s Pizzeria (Denver)
The Source Hotel & Market Hall, 3350 Brighton Blvd.,

Goosetown Tavern (Denver)
3242 E. Colfax Ave., 303-399-9703

Green Russell (Denver)
1422 Larimer St., 303-893-6505

Hamburger Mary’s (Denver)
1336 E. 17th Ave., 303-993-5812

Hank’s Texas Barbecue (Denver)
5410 E. Colfax Ave., 720-277-3225

Hickory & Ash (Broomfield)
8001 Arista Pl., Broomfield, 720-390-4400

Highland Tap & Burger (Denver)
2219 W. 32nd Ave., 720-287-4493

Honey Elixir Bar (Denver)
2636 Walnut St., 720-328-5992

Hop Alley (Denver)
3500 Larimer St., 720-379-8340

Hops & Pie (Denver)
3920 Tennyson St., 303-477-700

The Hornet (Denver)
76 Broadway, 303-777-7676

The Hound Sports Pub + Burger (Denver)
3575 S. Yosemite St., 303-694-0454

Hudson Hill (Denver)
619 E. 13th Ave., 303-832-0776

Il Posto (Denver)
2601 Larimer St., 303-394-0100

Infinite Monkey Theorem (Denver)
3200 Larimer St., 512-271-6807

The Irish Snug (Denver)
1201 E. Colfax Ave., 303-839-1394

Izakaya Den (Denver. opening July 1)
1487-A S. Pearl St., 303-777-0691

Jack Rabbit Slims (Denver)
2222 Bruce Randolph Ave., 303-379-9369

Jill’s Restaurant and Bistro (Boulder)
900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-7399

Joy Hill (Denver)
1229 South Broadway, 303-954-8784

Julep (Denver)
3258 Larimer St., 303-295-8977

Kachina Cantina (Denver)
1890 Wazee St., 720-460-2728

La Loma Restaurant (Denver)
1801 Broadway, 303-433-8300

Le Bilboquet (Denver)
299 St. Paul St., 303-835-9999

Le French (South Denver)
4901 S. Newport St., 720-710-8963

Linger (Denver)
2030 W. 30th Ave., 303-993-3120

Little Beast Street Food (Denver)
2730 E. Colfax Ave., 303-399-4137

Little India (multiple locations)

The Lobby (Denver)
2191 Arapahoe St., 303-997-9911

LoHi Steakbar (Denver)
3200 Tejon St., 303-927-6334

Lola Coastal Mexican (Denver)
1575 Boulder St., 720-570-8686

Los Chingones (Denver)
4959 S. Newport St., 303-567-4258; 2463 Larimer St., 303-295-0686

Lowry Beer Garden (Denver)
7577 E. Academy Blvd., 303-366-0114

Lucile’s Creole Café (multiple locations)

Machete Tequila + Tacos (multiple locations)

Maria Empanada (Denver)
1298 S. Broadway, 303-934-2221

Mezcal (Denver)
3230 E. Colfax Ave., 303-322-5219

Monkey Barrel Bar (Denver)
4401 Tejon St., 720-638-3655

My Brothers Bar (Denver)
2376 15th St., 303-455-9991

Next Door American Eatery (multiple locations)

The Nickel (Denver)
1100 14th St., 720-889-2128

The Noshery
4994 Lowell Blvd., 720-524-3893

Nuggs Ice Cream (Denver)
5135 E. Colfax Ave., 720-465-9473

New York Deli News (Denver)
7105 E. Hampden Ave., 303-759-4741

Oak at Fourteenth (Boulder)
1400 Pearl St., 303-444-3622

Olive & Finch (Denver)
1552 E. 17th Ave, 303-832-8663; 3390 E. 1st Ave., 303-955-0455

Our Mutual Friend Brewing (Denver)
2810 Larimer St., 303-296-3441

Outpost Eatery (Denver)
7431 Park Meadows Center Dr.,  720-586-6760

The Owl Saloon (Denver)
5026 E. Colfax Ave., 720-379-5085

Pete’s Kitchen (Denver)
1962 E. Colfax Ave., 303-321-3139

Piatti (Denver)
190 St. Paul St., 303-321-1919

The Pig & The Sprout (Denver)
1900 Chestnut Pl., 720-535-9719

The Pioneer (Denver)
2401 S. University Blvd., 720-536-4802

Pizzeria Locale (Boulder)
1730 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-442-3003

The Plimoth (Denver)
2335 E. 28th Ave., 303-297-1215 

Poka Lola Social Club (Denver)
1850 Wazee St., 720-460-2725

The Post Brewing Co. (multiple locations)

Pony Up (Denver)
1808 Blake St., 720-710-8144

Poppies Restaurant (Denver)
2334 S. Colorado Blvd., 303-756-1268

Postino Wine Cafe (Denver)
2515 17th St., 303-433-6363; 145 N. Broadway, 303-351-7000

Proto’s Pizza (multiple locations)

Public School 303 (Denver)
1959 16th St., 303-446-8671

Q House (Denver)
3421 East Colfax Ave., 720-729-8887

Quality Italian (Denver; reopening July 7)
241 Columbine St., 303-532-888

Raíces Brewing Co. (Denver)
2060 W. Colfax Ave., 720-295-2437

Ranch House Café (Denver)
7676 E. Colfax Ave., 303-333-8328

Recess Beer Garden (Denver)
2715 17th St., 720-638-0020

Rhein Haus (Denver)
1415 Market St., 303-800-2652

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant (multiple locations)

Room for Milly (Denver)
1615 Platte St., Suite 145, 720-630-7020

Root Down (Denver)
1600 W. 33rd Ave., 303-993-4200

Rosetta Hall (Boulder)
1109 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-323-5509

Safta (Denver)
The Source Hotel & Market Hall, 3350 Brighton Blvd., 720-408-2444

SAME Café (Denver)
2023 E. Colfax Ave., 720-530-6853

Sapor Coffee & Concepts (Denver)
2795 Speer Blvd., 720-727-7059

Señor Bear (Denver)
3301 Tejon St., 720-572-5997

Seven Grand (Denver)
1855 Blake St. Suite 160,  720-863-8975

Smōk (Denver)
The Source Hotel & Market Hall, 3330 Brighton Blvd., 720-452-2487

Sobo 151 (Denver)
151 S. Broadway, 303-778-1560

The Source (Denver)
3330 Brighton Blvd.

Spice Trade Brewery & Kitchen (Greenwood Village)
8775 E. Orchard Rd., Suite 811, Greenwood Village, 720-710-9508

Spuntino (Denver)
2639 W. 32nd Ave., 303-433-0949

Stadium Inn (Denver)
1701 E. Evans Ave., 303-733-4031

Stanley Marketplace (Aurora)
2501 Dallas St., Aurora, 720-749-5098

Steuben’s Uptown (Denver)
523 E 17 Ave., 303-830-1001

Stoic & Genuine (Denver)
1701 Wynkoop, 303-640-3474

Stoney’s Bar & Grill (Denver)
1111 Lincoln St., 303-830-6839

Sushi-Rama (Denver)
2615 Larimer St., 720-476-4643

Swanky’s (Denver)
1938 Blake St., 303-297-2399

Syrup (multiple locations)

Tables (Denver)
2267 Kearney St., 303-388-0299

Tamayo (Denver)
1400 Larimer St., 720-946-1433

Tangerine (multiple locations)

Tavernetta (Denver)
1889 16th St., 720-605-1889

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill (Denver)
1605 Wynkoop St., 303-623-0316

The Triangle Bar (Denver)
2036 N. Broadway, 303-658-0913

Tivoli Brewing Company Taphouse (Denver)
900 Auraria Pkwy., Ste. 240, 720-458-5885

Torpedo Coffee (Denver)
2231 Oneida, 720-459-7533

Tracks (Denver)
3500 Walnut St., 303-863-7326

Trade Tavern (Denver)
475 Santa Fe Dr., 720-627-5905

Trattoria Stella (Denver)
3201 E. Colfax Ave., 303-320-8635

Tres Chiles Mexican Grill (Denver)
3900 Tennyson St., 303-477-2555

Tributary Food Hall & Market (Golden)
701 12th St., 303-856-7225

Ultreia (Denver)
1701 Wynkoop St., #125, 303-534-1970

Uncle (Denver)
2215 W. 32nd Ave., 303-433-3263

Urban Egg, A Daytime Eatery (Denver)
6991 E. Belleview Ave., 720-482-4070

Urban Farmer (Denver)
1659 Wazee St., 720-460-2728

Viewhouse (multiple locations)

Vital Root (Denver)
3915 Tennyson St., 303-474-4131

Wally’s Wisconsin Tavern (Denver)
1417 Market St., 303-800-2652

The Walnut Room (Denver)
3131 Walnut St., 303-295-1868

The West End Tavern (Boulder)
926 Pearl St, Boulder, 303-444-3535

The Wolf’s Tailor (Denver)
4058 Tejon St., 720-456-6705

The Woods (Denver)
The Source Hotel & Market Hall, 3350 Brighton Blvd., 720-409-1200

Water Course Foods (Denver)
837 E. 17th St., 303-832-7313

Wynkoop Brewing Company (Denver)
1634 18th St., 303-297-2700

Zane’s Italian Bistro (Denver)
8101 E. Belleview Ave., 303-770-3100

Zeppelin Station (Denver)
3501 Wazee St., 720-460-1978

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