15 Best Rooftop Restaurants In Denver, Colorado - Updated 2021

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Denver is a city that enjoys 300 days of sunshine, and it is also known for Rocky Mountain National Park and the many interesting outdoor opportunities available. Most people come to the state capital to cycle, climb and enjoy the beautiful views, and others visit to enjoy the dining and drinking experience, which seems to be central to the lifestyle of the people of Denver. A great way to sample this vibrant scene is to visit one of the many restaurants perched on top of a skyscraper where, in addition to enjoying cool drinks, you will be treating yourself to beautiful views of the city. If this sounds like something you wish to experience, then scroll down and check out this list of the best rooftop restaurants in Denver, Colorado.

To discover the best places to stay in the city, we have a guide on the top budget hotels that you can also check out.

1. Avanti Food and Beverage

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Avanti F&B, a collective eatery on Thursday, 5 December 2019

Avanti is one of Denver’s most frequented and trendiest hangout spots since it is an eatery complex with seven restaurants inside. This eclectic collective space is inspired by food trucks and European markets and boasts an industrial look, with its stacked shipping container structure. The restaurants inside are Bistro Georgette, Del Mar by Rooted, Gorlami Pizza, Knockabout Burgers, Lea Jane’s Hot Chicken, Meta Asian Kitchen, and Quiero Arepas. The food here is moderately priced and will satisfy even those who are on a budget!

Avanti Food and Beverage

Address: 3200 N Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211, United States

Website: Avanti Food and Beverage

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 11pm; Thu - Sat: 11am - 1am

2. ViewHouse Ballpark

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by ViewHouse Ballpark on Wednesday, April 7, 2021

One of the more casual rooftop restaurants in the city that serves a classic American fare is ViewHouse Ballpark on Market Street. This famous bar and grill is located close to Coors Field in downtown Denver and has become a popular bar not just to locals but even to tourists. To keep with the basics, try the Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffles, California Burger, Huevos Rancheros, and Buffalo Wings. There are other healthier and vegan options available here as well!

ViewHouse Ballpark

Address: 2015 Market St, Denver, CO 80205, United States

Website: ViewHouse Ballpark

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri: 11am - 2am; Sat: 10am - 2am; Sun: 10am - 12am

3. Briar Common Brewery + Eatery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Friday nights are for friends, family, and your favorite brewery Briar Common!! #friday #patio #family #friends...

Posted by Briar Common Brewery + Eatery on Friday, March 5, 2021

If breweries are your kind of thing, one of the best places to visit in Denver is Briar Common Brewery + Eatery. This brewpub on Clay Street specializes in delicious craft beer and bistro-style dishes in a modern industrial setting. It’s the ideal hangout spot after a long day of exploring the city. Bring your friends and chat over Briar’s best beer selections—Das Bueno, Sour Seoul, Bee’s Knees, and Amnesia(we love this just by the name itself!). All-day menu like steak + potatoes, green chili black bean burger, and fried chicken sandwich are some of the must-tries. On weekends, Briar also serves a brunch menu!

Briar Common Brewery + Eatery

Address: 2298 Clay St, Denver, CO 80211, United States

Website: Briar Common Brewery + Eatery

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm

4. 54thirty Rooftop

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by 54thirty on Thursday, October 4, 2018

For a refined yet relaxed night out with your friends, make your way to 54thirty Rooftop located at Le Meridien Denver Downtown Hotel. This open-air lounge with a huge bar is on the 20th level of the building and serves beers such as the local Denver Beer Co’s IPA and pretzel draft beers and the Odell Colorado Lager. For creative cocktails, try the elevated old-fashioned, the peppered paloma, and the city peaks. Their dinner menu includes tomato bisque, burrata, kale & apple salad, and wagyu burger, all of which you should try!

54thirty Rooftop

Address: 1475 California St, Denver, CO 80202, United States

Website: 54thirty Rooftop

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 1pm - 12am; Sun: 1pm - 11pm

5. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Saturdays in the sun! Get here quick before we fill up! #whiskeytfdenver #sunshine #milehighcity #unionstationnorth #mimosas #whiskey #denverdoesbrunchbetter

Posted by Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on Saturday, March 6, 2021

For a place that has a sports bar feel, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in Denver welcomes you warmly. This cocktail bar with a rooftop terrace offers classic comfort food, along with a large selection of whiskey, especially Colorado-manufactured ones. The bar is as American as it gets, with regular viewings of live sports and celebrations of holidays such as Veterans Day. To best enjoy your whiskey or cocktail, pair it with their best eats: seared tuna tacos, Cubano sandwiches, corned beef reuben, or patty melt.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Address: 2907 Huron St, Denver, CO 80202, United States

Website: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 11am - 12am; Thu - Fri: 11am - 1am; Sat: 10am - 1am; Sun: 10am - 12am

6. El Five

"My vote? (El) Five stars! " - @bethanychristo

Posted by El Five Denver on Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Ready for some elegant rooftop dining in Denver? El Five is perched above LoHi, on the fifth floor of Umatilla. Any seat, whether inside or outside, will grant you sweeping views of the Mile High City, but if you want the very best seat in the house, then you are better off getting a seat at the balcony. Other than the view, you can also enjoy spectacular cocktails alongside the tasty tapas this restaurant is known for.

El Five

Address: 2930 Umatilla Fifth Floor, Denver, CO 80211, United States

Website: El Five

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 12:30am; Sun: 10am - 12pm, 5pm - 11:30pm

7. Linger

Drink happy thoughts. #regram

Posted by Linger on Wednesday, 11 September 2019

You will be surprised to learn that Linger used to be a mortuary, and what you will currently find here is a rooftop restaurant in one of the city’s liveliest districts. This is a fantastic establishment with views of Denver’s beautiful skyline. The service here is great, and the place features happy hour delights such as barbequed duck bun and sweet potato waffle fries. They even have a walk-up window with a cocktail dispenser. Apart from the views and the drinks, the restaurant has a food menu with diverse flavors, offering fares like Korean fried chicken, pad thai, cauliflower tabbouleh, and wagyu sliders. It is definitely a place worth checking out if you want a decent rooftop dining experience in Denver.

Linger

Address: 2030 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211, United States

Website: Linger

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4pm - 10pm; Sat: 10am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm

8. Tamayo

Tamayo Denver Mexican Cuisine
Source: Photo by user Dave Dugdale used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Tamayo has been gracing Larimer Square in Denver for a very long time now, and it is considered the last of the Richard Sandoval spots, given that La Guera and Zengo recently closed. It is a cool rooftop restaurant with beautiful tilework and furnishings, not to mention the great views of central Denver it offers to all diners. If you happen to pass by, don’t forget to try the bacon guacamole and the ancho-spiced margaritas.

Tamayo

Address: 1400 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202, United States

Website: Tamayo

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 10pm; Sat: 10:30am - 11pm; Sun: 10:30am - 10pm

9. Ale House

Wish you were here... #lohidenver #denverdrinks

Posted by Ale House on Sunday, 19 January 2020

At Ale House, you get more than just city views. This is a downtown Denver rooftop restaurant known to source locally at every opportunity. This means that you will only find fresh food and drinks here, including the craft beers and cocktails. Best of all, patrons will enjoy breathtaking views of the South Platte River, Downtown Denver, and LoHi.

Ale House

Address: 2501 16th St, Denver, CO 80211, United States

Website: Ale House

Opening hours: 11am - 12pm (daily)

10. Shells & Sauce

Small Plate- Seared Pork Tenderloin over Blistered Baby Potatoes, Caulalini and Spicy Mango Chutney

Posted by Shells and Sauce on Friday, 10 January 2020

Shells & Sauce is a family-owned Italian restaurant located close to Congress Park. You can think of it as a jazzy little trattoria specializing in classic and creative Italian and American cuisines. The nature, preparation, and presentation of their meals are designed to bring back the old country taste in a warm and relaxing atmosphere, complete with beautiful views of Denver from the roof deck. At this fancy rooftop restaurant in Denver, you will love the selection of Italian wines, and you will also want more of their crab cakes, truffle mac and cheese, and ravioli cheese fritti.

Shells & Sauce

Address: 2600 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206, United States

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 3pm - 9pm; Fri: 3pm - 9:45pm; Sat: 10am - 2:25pm, 3:30pm - 9:45pm; Sun: 10am - 2:25pm, 3:30pm - 8:45pm (closed on Mon)

11. Lodo’s Bar & Grill

Posted by Lodo's Bar & Grill on Thursday, 4 April 2019

The stunning views from the bar, the affordable drinks, and the cool ambiance inside the space earns Lodo’s Bar & Grill a place on this list rooftop restaurants in Denver, Colorado. It is a lively hangout and a very popular joint during the baseball season because they show live telecasts on the TVs. The restaurant is also a cherished spot by the majority due to its sizeable menu that includes a variety of exciting options like beef sliders, ahi tuna wonton crisps, and burgers, among others.

Lodo's Bar & Grill

Address: 1946 Market St, Denver, CO 80202, United States

Website: Lodo’s Bar & Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 3pm - 2am; Fri - Sun: 11am - 2am

12. Los Chingones

Key Lime Pie? 🥧 Good! Margarita? Good! Key lime pie marg? GOOD! #joeytribbiani #vivaloschingones #rino #drinkrino #keylimepie #margarita

Posted by Los Chingones on Friday, 17 January 2020

If you are looking for high-quality Mexican rooftop restaurants, then you will be very pleased with Los Chingones. The restaurant is owned and managed by Chef Troy Guard, who grew up in San Diego and brought his skills and experiences to Denver to create one of the best Mexican restaurants in the city. This rooftop bar in Denver specializes in serving a variety of Mexican fares and well-crafted Mexican cocktails. The patio overlooks the beautiful neighborhood, with the city skyline in the background. Whether it is midday or evening, you are guaranteed to enjoy every minute spent here.

Los Chingones

Address: 2463 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205, United States

Website: Los Chingones

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm; Sun: 11:30am - 9pm

13. Tap Fourteen - Rooftop Beer Garden

Posted by Tap Fourteen Ballpark on Thursday, 18 July 2019

Tap Fourteen offers an impressive number of local whiskey and beer, plus an incredible menu dominated by Colorado-sourced foods. Enjoy the eclectic skyline view from the beer garden, which is accentuated by the cool music playing in the background. This is without a doubt one of the best places to get a real taste of Colorado.

Tap Fourteen - Rooftop Beer Garden

Address: 1920 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202, United States

Website: Tap Fourteen - Rooftop Beer Garden

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 3pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 10am - 2am

14. FIRE

LADIES! Today is a beautiful day to celebrate you! And in your honor, we are offering two complimentary house wines with...

Posted by FIRE Restaurant & Lounge on Thursday, 8 March 2018

Fire is located in the Art Hotel in Denver. It is a nicely designed restaurant with a super cool ambiance that is accentuated by green plants, ambient lighting, and fire pits. With its location overlooking Broadway, it comes with stunning views of the city and the beautiful neighborhood. They also feature a rooftop bar that is open all year.

FIRE

Address: 1201 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, United States

Website: FIRE

Opening hours: 6:30am - 11pm (daily)

15. Izakaya Den

Posted by Izakaya Den on Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Izakaya Den is tucked away in the heart of Old South Pearl Street. The zen interior design won the American Architecture Award due to its magnificent tribute to Japanese design. Apart from dining and drinking in the awesome, open-air patio, you will be treated to a great atmosphere and wonderful views of the area. Don’t forget to order the traditional small plates or try their sashimi and nigiri.

Izakaya Den

Address: 1487A S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210, United States

Website: Izakaya Den

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 5pm - 11pm; Sat: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 11pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

Enjoy your food with a view when in Denver

It is always thrilling, relaxing, and refreshing to enjoy a meal with a bird’s-eye view of a city as beautiful as Denver. If you are ever visiting this place, make sure you check out these rooftop restaurants in Denver, Colorado for a great dining experience.

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