Drinks With a View
Spring is in the air, and if you’re anything like me, you’re itching to take advantage of the beautiful Colorado weather we’re having. There’s no telling when the next snowstorm may hit, so why not take advantage of this weather when you can? Personally, my version of spending time outside involves a patio or rooftop deck and a delicious drink in my hand. And fortunately for me, Denver has plenty of options that allow me to do such that. Whether it be Downtown, Cherry Creek, or LoHi, there is no shortage of places where I can drink and enjoy this beautiful state I call home.
Avanti F&B, a collective eatery
This upscale version of a food court is located in the LoHi neighborhood of Denver and their rooftop patio has incredible views. Here you’ll get the scenery of the mountains, downtown, and LoHi while you enjoy a drink that has come from the views of which you are looking at. They have the Infinite Monkey Theorem Syrah or Moscato and a number of Colorado brewed beers and ciders. Avanti has a food selection everyone can enjoy ranging from sushi to Italian to shawarma to classic American with a twist. Enjoy a drink (or two) as you watch the sunset and see downtown come to life.
If you’re looking for a restaurant with good food, good views, and a good backstory, look no further. Linger, located in the LoHi district, is now what was once the Olinger mortuary having been converted in 2011. There you’ll find beautiful downtown views, an eclectic but delicious menu, and a drink list that’ll have you going back to the VW bus bar for more. Have a glass of the Malbec from Bookcliff Vineyards as you watch the sun go down and the lights of (O)Linger come on.
Located on the 27th floor of the Hyatt Regency Denver, this lounge boasts some beautiful downtown and mountain views (and can still be enjoyed should the weather be less than). They have a selection of appetizers that can be enjoyed with their extensive drink list. If you want a drink specifically made from spirits crafted in Colorado, there’s a list for that. If you want a Colorado brewed beer or cider, there’s a list for that as well.
Atop the Halcyon hotel in the Cherry Creek district, you’ll find Departure Elevated. Complete with a backdrop of the mountains and Denver skyline, you can eat small style plates and indulge in one of their many drinks. Have a Sake that’s brewed in Denver and take in the 365-degree views of beautiful Denver.
Ale House at Amato’s
Beer lovers, rejoice! This restaurant, part of the Breckenridge Brewery family, has everything; a good menu, good alcohol, and good views. Situated in the LoHi area, there are multiple seating areas to take in the downtown views while taking in some local Colorado alcohol. They have many beers to choose from, and if beer is not your thing, worry not. Local wine from Carboy can be had as well as Sangria or one of their other cocktails.
In the heart of Larimer Square, you’ll find Tamayo – a delicious Mexican eatery with an impressive tequila collection and a rooftop deck. Sit outside with a cocktail in hand and enjoy watching all the people that you’ll find in Larimer Square. They have local brews, a margarita list that won’t let you down, and food that will satisfy no matter what time of day you’re there.