Denver is a world-renowned outdoor haven famous for its beautiful scenery, successful craft breweries, and exciting lifestyle. If you’re looking for a unique way to see the city, we’ve compiled a list of popular rooftop restaurants in Denver you must try to get the best views and experience of the mile high city!
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1475 California St Denver, CO 80202
54Thirty is located at the top of Le Meridien hotel. This restaurant’s stunning view is what makes it one of the best rooftop spots in Denver. The general atmosphere of 54Thirty is mature, elegant and sophisticated. If you’re looking to have some solo time or a casual drink with a friend, this restaurant is the perfect place to go. Their cocktail menu is full of expertly mixed choices like the Mez Tai cocktail, which is sure to make your experience memorable.
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2030 W 30th Ave Denver, CO 80211
This restaurant is frequented by folks who enjoy a relaxed and modern environment. The veggie-forward food is to-die-for, and the menu features dishes from all over the world. Get a load of their menu: Steamed Bao Buns, Wagyu Sliders and Smoked Red Lentil Soup. Oh my! The staff is well-trained, attentive and respectful. If you’re lucky enough to get a seat directly overlooking the park, your time at Linger will be your most memorable. This restaurant is always packed, so make sure you make reservations early for any special plans.
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
2907 Huron St Denver, CO 80202
If you’re looking for a location for a hearty, tasty brunch with friends or family, this is the place to go. The ambiance is exciting, social and vibrant. The food is mouth-watering, too, with various selections like the Chicken Waffles, Mushroom Bruschetta and Sunrise Burger. Moreover, they have the best whiskey options in Denver and a beautiful bar to boot. The staff is cordial and attentive to the customers. Parking may be tricky, so keep that in mind when visiting.
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1229 S Broadway Denver, CO 80210
We highly recommend this spot if you’re looking for delicious pizzas in Denver along with a phenomenal view of the Rocky mountains in the background. Their most popular pizzas are the Mushroom Sally, Chili and Pep and Margarita Pizza. All their meals are wallet-friendly, too, and served in good time. It also has a hip, intimate vibe, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, making it the perfect venue for reunions with friends or casual meetups. You will also enjoy a magnificent mountain sunset view with your meal if you book it at the right time. What’s not to love?
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Avanti Food & Beverage
3200 Pecos St Denver, CO 80211
Avanti is a fun and cool restaurant popular for its vibrant aesthetics and high-end food court style. If you value variety, this restaurant will be a paradise for you. From mouth-watering burgers, hot pizzas, Tex-mex, Chinese food to crispy french fries, their menu has a wide range of options to choose from so there is something for everybody. They have plenty of space and seating for you and your pals to roam around. Parking may be a challenge, so keep that in mind. The staff is helpful, and the food is delivered quickly. This is a good place for lunch with friends and good music. And the indoor/outdoor vibe at the bar seating is unmatched in good weather.
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1400 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202, United States
We recommend this restaurant if you want to explore the best Mexican cuisine that Denver has to offer right in the heart of Larimer Square. It is an elite, classy restaurant that offers value for money. The interior decor is picture-worthy, with tilework and furnishings that will make for an excellent Instagram post! Their menu includes popular dishes like the Mahi Mahi, Carne Asada and Chicken Enchiladas that are mouth-watering, made with fresh products, and brought to you hot from the oven. If you’re looking for a Mexican place for romantic dates and special celebrations, Tamayo is the place to go.
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10 Barrel Brewing Co.
The best brewery days are spent outside, which is even truer when you’re on the massive rooftop patio at 10 Barrel, a multi-story brewpub in RiNo. They serve a charming roster of beers, especially their flagship IPA, Apocalypse, which pairs perfectly with a number of their food dishes. Bring a big group and split the piping hot Pretzel + Cheese, Truffle Fries, or the appetizer MVP: the 10 Barrel Steak Nachos with Cajun chips and fries, topped sky-high (good thing you’re already on the roof) with steak, bacon, jalapenos, garlic, shallots, four-cheese sauce, and green onion.