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Psst… 10 Perfectly Pleasant Patios in Denver

Domo Japanese Country Foods | The Denver Ear

It is too pretty outside to eat inside and Denver wouldn’t dream of trying to keep their patrons inside! Discover some of Denver’s favorite patios. These spots have colorful umbrellas, twinkle lights and lush foliage for a cool afternoon or evening dining experience. Many of these spots accept dog dinners, just make sure to call ahead and verify.


 Solitaire | The Denver Ear

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In a sprawling, renovated brick house is the Solitaire Restaurant with a rambling floor plan and beautiful outdoor options. If the tables are full inside than head out into the fresh air, cozy up and get drinks around the fireplace out front or climb the stairs and eat on the rooftop. This lovely spot serves brunch on Sundays and is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

Discover the pleasant patio at 3927 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Domo Japanese Country Foods | The Denver Ear

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Domo has been mentioned on a few lists for great sushi, classic Japanese country food and sushi, and environment. Their outdoor patio area has landed them on this list as well, with shading trees and manicured bushes to keep patrons cool in the summer.

Discover the pleasant patio at 1365 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204

Psst… looking for other sushi spots? Check out the post 9 Unique Sushi Spots in Denver!

Agave Taco Bar | The Denver Ear

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Decorated in jewel colors and serving up tacos as fast as they can make them the Agave Taco Bar opens up the front doors when the weather gets warm to let in the sunlight and hungry patrons. The outdoor patio is a great place to enjoy their Happy Hour Tuesdays with $1 Tacos, and if that doesn’t convince you to go than try the $5 Loaded Nachos and have a blissful afternoon!

Discover the pleasant patio at 2217 E Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80210


Sera’s Ramen Enclave is recommended for both the ramen and the patio seating. This homey and welcoming spot invites patrons to eat in the cool shade of trees and bright red umbrellas and slurp down a bowl of ramen. If a warm bowl does not sound like a treat, try the Bao Buns or a specialty cocktail on a lovely summers day.

Discover the pleasant patio at 3472 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Potager Restaurant | The Denver Ear

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Potager is the French word for “kitchen garden” and this lovely restaurant has that feeling of stepping into a cozy cottage kitchen. Focusing on delicious food from local sources they create a wholesome atmosphere. Most menus on the dish also feature the name of the farm that grew the vegetables, so you can discover exactly where your food came from. They have an inviting patio for an afternoon or evening out and if you have a large party to entertain, it can be rented out for special occasions.

Discover the pleasant patio at 1109 N Ogden St, Denver, CO 80218


The Hornet is a buzzing spot (forgive us, that will be the only pun) for not only one, but two happy hours (3-6pm and 11- close). The food choices are a bit eclectic with items that are American, Salvadorian, and Italian. The menu has great twist on classics like French Fries with Rosemary Ketchup Aoli, or Artichoke Fritters and Deep Fried Cauliflower. Enjoy the lovely front patio do some people watching, or enjoy the hidden back patio and tip back a few drinks or dip some Homemade Popcorn Chicken in the fresh air.

Discover the pleasant patio at 76 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Kaos Pizzeria | The Denver Ear

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Kaos Pizzeria has excellent food, but also has regularly ranked on “best patio” lists. Which is complelty understandable with ornate benches, lush greenery, twinkle lights, and is dog and kid friendly. It is so lovely that true love and pizza meet there to get married, and a few couples have! The menu has something to offer all discerning dinners. Kaos sources a lot of food locally and recycle 90% of their waste. Try their Oven Baked Pasta dishes or Brick Oven Garlic Bread, but to get the full experience go for the Wood Fired Pizza and enjoy it in the cool of the patio seating.

Discover the pleasant patio at 1439 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210

Forest Room 5 | The Denver Ear

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Discover a natural get away on the patio of Forest Room 5. The interior has lovely decor of classic cut logs and chainsaw carved bears, but out back sitting on the logs and getting drinks by the fire pits is where it feels like Denver has melted away and you are in a world all your own. For a full camping feeling try their Skillet Pot Pies and of course the Charred Marshmallow S’mores.

Discover the pleasant patio at 2532 15th St, Denver, CO 80211

Recess Beer Garden LoHi | The Denver Ear

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The Recess Beer Garden patio is big and beautiful waiting for you and your best friends (even the four-legged kind!). With extensive seating and fairy lights that shine as the sun goes down, this is a place to laugh and chat into the wee hours. They offer a Midnight Madness Happy Hour for those who come in and stay later. Great beer garden food including a BBQ Board piled high with meat that two can share.

Discover the pleasant patio at  2715 17th St #103, Denver, CO 80211

Los Chingones | The Denver Ear

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Los Chingones has three locations and each spot serves up Mexican food plates like Bad A** Queso or Jalapeño Popper Tacos.  The patio in the RiNo location has twinkle lights, bench and table seating, and great views of downtown. This is a place to visit on a summer night to watch the lights come on across the city with a cold drink in hand.

Discover the pleasant patio at 2463 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205