Autumn is officially here, though it began feeling like fall around Denver a couple weeks ago. The Broncos started their season, evenings are cooler, and Halloween swag went on-sale everywhere. We know no better place to enjoy the beauty of autumn than the Mile High City, especially when you’re doing so from the comfort of a lovely patio. These locales throughout the Denver metro have some of the WideFoc.us team’s favorite outdoor seating!
The Berkshire in Stapleton serves up a delicious spread for lunch, dinner, and brunch on weekend mornings. Plus, you can enjoy this scrumptious food from the comfort of their shady patio. Community Manager Erin explains, “We find lots of good shade from trees and the building. It’s a great place for people watching since it’s in the middle of Stapleton!”
7352 E. 29th Ave.
Denver, CO 80238
Aviano is nestled in the swanky Cherry Creek North neighborhood. Erin also recommends sipping a tasty cup o’ Joe here while watching the world go by from this spacious patio.
244 Detroit St.
Denver, CO 80206
A sidewalk patio flanks The Berkshire in Stapleton.
For more than 30 years, El Noa Noa has served up some of the most delicious Mexican food. “I love the patio at El Noa Noa,” Operations Maven Leah says. “It’s a Denver classic, really, right in the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District.” What more could you want on a Saturday morning than traditional Mexican fare on a beautiful garden patio?
722 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
If you’re looking for a cozy rooftop patio along South Broadway in the popular Baker neighborhood, check out Content Specialist Alli’s choice: the Irish Rover. Enjoy your favorite libation along with Irish-inspired fare until 2 a.m., but her favorite is to watch the sunset over the Front Range.
54 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
A Denver hotspot, Steuben’s has two patios for enjoying happy hour, although our preference is to sit on the back one. WideFoc.us community manager Sara puts it simply: “It doesn’t matter what the weather is—you can go there any old time.” Perfect whether it’s snowing or the temperature is approaching 100℉ (which could happen on the same day, here in D-town, right?).
523 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
More on the casual end of the spectrum, Bayou Bob’s has a small patio, unbeatable happy hour drink specials, and some of Denver’s most bizarre people watching experiences. According to Alli, the Cajun cuisine at Bayou Bob’s is some of the best you’ll find in the metro area.
1635 Glenarm Pl.
Denver, CO 80202
The patio at El Noa Noa.
Another pick from Leah is Fuel. “I adore the natural environment and the feeling of being tucked away but in the middle of the city,” she says. In an effort to cook with the freshest ingredients in their New American eatery, Fuel’s head chef redrafts the menu monthly. Enjoy a brand-new eating experience from their patio every time you visit.
3455 Ringsby Ct., #105
Denver, CO 80216
Call her nostalgic, but in college Community Manager Rachel used to scoop ice cream at the first Sweet Cow location. The Colorado-based ice creamery converted a neighboring parking lot into a grassy patio area, complete with space for children to play while parents keep an eye out from the many seats available. “The grassy area outside with the chairs—that’s my happy place,” Rachel reveals. “Kids are always playing, and it’s so cute.”
637 Front St.
Louisville, CO 80027
For the diner seeking more than cheap drinks during happy hour, Eric, WideFoc.us Corp’s founder, CEO, and chief strategist, recommends Old Major in LoHi. Old Major offers New American farm-to-fork fare on their cozy patio. “And their Manhattan with a big rock is stellar,” he says.
3316 Tejon St.
Denver, CO 80211
Not surprisingly, another of Eric’s favorite patios is also nestled in LoHi. He says, “I love the idea of a startup incubator for food, and the view from the outdoor seating area is one of the best in the city.” Order food from one (or more) of Avanti’s seven culinary pop-ups, find yourself a cocktail or a tall beer at one of their two house bars, and enjoy it all from their rooftop patio.
3200 Pecos St.
Denver, CO 80211
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Avanti boasts two rooftop patios and outdoor bleacher seating.