Doused in pure mountain airs and a formidable landscape, the Mile High City, aka Denver, is quite the treasure trove when it comes to attractions. Be it the mighty Rockies to the west or the soaring buildings in the downtown, Denver is booming! The city’s bustling downtown is entertainment guaranteed. With open squares, beautiful parks, ritzy nightclubs, and tons of sightseeing, it is an eclectic mix of things to do. And, while you’re exploring all this, spare some time and relish a meal at one (or all!) of these best rooftop restaurants in Downtown Denver, Colorado. The food here will not only induce a food coma but a fully rounded sensational culinary affair.
1. ViewHouse Ballpark
Amply sunlit interiors and a fantastic seating define the largest part of ViewHouse Ballpark’s ambience. This two-storey restaurant has grabbed attention ever since it opened its doors in 2013, offering deck seating with fantastic views of the ballpark and the Rockies far ahead. Some tables placed outdoors are covered, while the others are uncovered – ideal for bright and shiny or rainy days! The place is especially popular amongst baseball fans, who gather here for match screenings but is a hit amongst late-night diners as well. Hit up the place on Friday nights to enjoy some live DJ music!
Address: 2015 Market St, Denver, CO 80205, United States
Website: ViewHouse Ballpark
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2am; Sat - Sun: 10am - 2am
The Tamayo restaurant in Lamier Square downtown DenverPosted by Brandi Nelson on Friday, 8 June 2018
Tamayo couples the best of zingy Mexican flavours and a selection of tequilas, margaritas, and other cocktails. While the food here is every bit spectacular so are the views. Pick a table at their patio and you can relish gorgeous views of the Rockies while gorging on one of their amazing dishes. Happy hours kick in everyday from 2pm to 6pm, offering a selection of Mexican specialities along with sangrias and margaritas, all for 5 USD! Else, you can even head there for a bottomless brunch, hosted every weekend from 10:30am to 2:30pm and have your fill of their famous huevos rancheros, crispy chipotle bacon, and chilaquiles, accompanied by unlimited mimosas, margaritas, and bloody marys!
Address: 1400 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202, United States
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 10:30am - 11pm; Sun: 10:30am - 10pm
3. Tap Fourteen - Ballpark
Bring on the sunshine Colorado! www.tapfourteen.comPosted by Tap Fourteen Ballpark on Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Tap Fourteen - Ballpark prides itself as a beer garden - and why must they not! After all, they brew and serve about 70 tap beers in-house and offer a sizeable selection of distilled spirits. Their sunbathed rooftop is the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy the company of friends. This rooftop bar offers covered as well as uncovered seating and has mist-sprays installed to cope with summers. As for the bites – their barbecue chicken quesadilla, burritos, pretzel with dips, and sandwiches are worth trying.
Tap Fourteen - Ballpark
Address: 1920 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202, United States
Website: Tap Fourteen - Ballpark
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 3pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 10am - 2am
Housed within the the Art Hotel, FIRE is a sensational amalgamation of artistic ambience and out-of-the-box American flavours. Their farm-to-table concept acts as a melting pot of flavours, making it a wholly exquisite affair for diners. Adding a dash of fabulous to an already fantastic experience is their terrace seating, offering sumptuous views of the Broadway in Downtown Denver. The cocktails here pack a punch (and how!) so do try.
Address: 1201 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, United States
Opening hours: 6:30am - 11pm (daily)
5. Los Chingones
Guacamole, ceviche, crunchy tacos, punchy cocktails, and lots of tequila–Los Chingones is a little bit of Mexico in Denver. The place offers a brilliant indoor seating and a clubhouse-stye rooftop bar and patio, both of which are forever packed with hungry diners satiating their hunger pangs and having themselves a merry time. Plus, happy hours on weekdays, from 3pm to 6pm, are a real treat.
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
Tacos, buns and tostadas, plz. #regram @tastingkansascityPosted by Linger on Thursday, 30 January 2020
Linger debuted in Downtown Denver in 2011 and the choice of its location took diners by surprise. It is housed in the former Olinger Mortuary building and builds upon the very theme to give the restaurant a quirky ambience. Gurneys turned into tables, toe tags turned into cocktail name tags, and apothecary bottles became water bottles. Although, the eccentricity and morbidity aside, Linger is every bit worth the visit for its food too. Try one of their Asian Fusion delights, perhaps the Korean barbecue tacos, Mongolian barbecue duck bao, or the Korean fried chicken and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Dine at this ’(m)eatuary’ and you’ll not regret it
Address: 2030 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211, United States
Opening hours: Mon: 4pm - 10pm; Tue - Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4pm - 10pm; Sat: 10am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm
7. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Check out Chef Brad's Chicken Tinga Quesadilla served with Spanish rice, avocado crema, and green onions!#TacoTuesday...Posted by Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Fairly new on the Denver food scene, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, or ‘WTF’ can well be called a sports bar. It boasts a wide selection of handcrafted cocktails, craft beers, more than 90 whiskeys, and hearty homestyle American fare, accentuated with live music performances. While WTF’s ambience is no-frills, so to speak, the views from its rooftop seating more than make up for it. Plus, dishes like buffalo cauliflower, seared tuna, and fried chicken add a cherry on top of the cake! Hit up the place on weekends, between 9am to 1pm, for their weekend special brunch.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Address: 2907 Huron St, Denver, CO 80202, United States
Website: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2am; Sat - Sun: 9am - 2am
8. Avanti Food and Beverage
Not the usual restaurant, Avanti Food and Beverage is a food court (with cocktails!) that houses seven individual restaurants, three bars, a spectacular rooftop deck, and a melee of social butterflies who call the place their regular chill spot. American Grind, Quiero Arepas, Brava! Pizzeria Della Strada, Bamboo Sushi, Chow Morso, Souk Shawarma, and The Regional are the amazing eateries that you can hit up here. Several of these restaurants host a rotational ensemble of gastro-newbies as well! Lox and cream cheese bao from Bamboo Sushi, Fun Guy Pizza from Brava! Pizzeria Della Strada, tuna tartare tostada from BIXO Mediterranean Bites, and tater tots from Mijo are a few dishes worth trying. Remember that this is a self-service place! Bonus: You’ll find all dishes below 15 USD here! Awesome, no?
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
9. El Five
If it’s brunch o'clock, there’s no better place to hit up than El Five. This is not to say that the place isn’t rocking at other times, but the brunch here is pretty darn amazing. Done up in a noir-kitsch kind of style, El Five nails the ‘shock value appeal’ in its ambience and quickly makes up for it with unforgettable Spanish and Mediterranean flavours. Plus, a sun-drenched patio, offers brilliant views of the downtown on the east and a mountain-backed view to the west. Sit by and enjoy one of their El Five bellinis, sangria con frutas, or bloody marys. El Five hosts its much-coveted bottomless brunch on Sundays, from 10am to 2pm and costs about 50 USD per person.
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 - 2pm, 5pm - 11:30pm
10. Lodo's Bar and Grill
Lodo's Legendary Poke lives up to it's name. White rice is topped with, jalapeño, red onion, cucumber, tomato, lettuce,...Posted by Lodo's Bar & Grill on Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Much like Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Lodo’s Bar and Grill is also a sports bar, renowned for its ah-maaazing rooftop bar and seating, topped with cheap drinks. Nothing gets better than chomping down a burger and beer while relishing excellent views of the downtown! Their happy hours kick in from 1pm to 7pm from Monday to Friday, along with some daily delights, such as drafts for 3 USD on Tuesdays, two-for-one cocktails at the bar on Thursdays from 10pm to 12am, ladies’ nights from 10pm onwards on Fridays, and a Sunday brunch from 11am to 3pm.
Lodo's Bar and Grill
Address: 1946 Market St, Denver, CO 80202, United States
Website: Lodo’s Bar and Grill
Opening hours: Sun - Tue: 11am - 12am; Wed - Sat: 11am - 2am
Meals with a view
While the Mile High City has much to be proud of, the smashing food scene adds a feather to its cap. Right from succulent Colorado lamb to high-quality, crisp beer and what not, you can enjoy it all. And, what better way to relish these than to couple them with striking views of the downtown’s skyline? Seat yourselves at one of these best rooftop restaurants in Downtown Denver, Colorado and enjoy the best of ambience as well as flavours! Here’s to meals with a view!
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