Best Rooftop Bars in Denver

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When you visit Denver, the experience is not just about exploring the majestic mountains and the city’s rich history. It's also about elevating your senses and your taste buds. A rooftop bar in Denver is not just a place to grab a drink; it's a destination. Here, we bring you an extensive guide to some of Denver's best rooftop bars, where the view is as invigorating as the drinks.

Denver's Best Rooftop Bars

1. Tap Fourteen


Located in the heart of Uptown, Tap Fourteen boasts a collection of 70 craft beers, all brewed within the state. Whether you prefer a pale ale or a deep stout, you'll find something to tickle your palate. Their outdoor patio adorned with warm wooden furnishings provides an unobstructed view of Denver’s skyline. Try their locally sourced bites that complement their brews for a complete Colorado experience.

2. Linger


A place where the history resonates through the walls, Linger is located in the historic Olinger Mortuary. Now a bustling rooftop bar, the unique setting includes a glowing sign on the rooftop that once read “Olinger” but now playfully reads “Linger.” The menu features global street food-inspired dishes, while the cocktails are a delightful blend of exotic flavors. The sunset view over downtown is not to be missed.

3. Historian's Ale House


Capturing Denver's history through drinks, Historian's Ale House is a haven for those who love local brews with a side of storytelling. Located on South Broadway, the bar’s wide-open terrace overlooks the vibrant neighborhood, providing the perfect spot to enjoy one of their 40 draft beers. Pair your drink with their delicious burgers and enjoy live music on select nights.

4. Avanti F&B


A dining destination like no other, Avanti F&B offers the choice of seven different restaurant concepts in a repurposed industrial space. The two-story building boasts a large open-air terrace with views of downtown Denver. Whether you crave gourmet pizza, Asian fusion, or seafood, Avanti has something to please every palate. It's a gathering spot that celebrates Denver's culinary creativity.

5. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot


With over 90 whiskeys on the menu, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a true celebration of whiskey culture. Rustic design, cozy corners, and a spacious rooftop make it a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Don’t miss their whiskey-infused cocktails and the Southern-inspired menu, where fried chicken and pulled pork sliders are the stars.

6. ViewHouse Ballpark


Situated near Coors Field, ViewHouse Ballpark is a part sports bar, part upscale dining experience. Their rooftop offers a panoramic view of the Rockies and a casual, energetic atmosphere, especially on game days. Enjoy fresh, organic fare along with signature cocktails and local brews. It's the go-to place for sports enthusiasts and those seeking a lively ambiance.

7. Tamayo


Nestled in Larimer Square, Tamayo brings modern Mexican cuisine to Denver's rooftop scene. The terrace offers spectacular views of the mountains, making it an ideal place for a romantic evening. Their wide array of tequila and mezcal-based cocktails are a must-try, as are their unique gourmet tacos. With Chef Richard Sandoval's innovative menu, Tamayo provides a refined Mexican experience.

8. 54thirty

At 5,430 feet above sea level, 54thirty offers Denver’s highest rooftop bar experience. With an ultra-modern design, the space is dotted with comfortable lounging areas and fire pits. Enjoy craft cocktails with unique ingredients like lavender bitters and smoked maple syrup. The menu offers small bites that are big on flavor. Visit after sunset for an unforgettable view of Denver's sparkling lights.

9. American Bonded


Housed in the vibrant LoDo district, American Bonded is a tribute to timeless American spirits. This contemporary bar with classic overtones is where you can savor well-crafted cocktails. Their menu is filled with classic drinks reimagined with modern twists. Their whiskey collection is vast, but they also celebrate lesser-known American spirits. The rooftop terrace, lit by ambient fairy lights, showcases Denver's architectural charm.

10. The Woods at The Source Hotel & Market Hall


A unique combination of luxury and comfort, The Woods is a part of The Source Hotel and directly associated with the New Belgium brewery located within the hotel. This means your beer travels mere feet from the brewery to your glass. The Woods also provides an upscale dining experience with a menu that complements their beer offerings. The expansive view encompasses both the cityscape and distant mountains, a visual treat during sunset.

11. Los Chingones


Bold and vibrant, Los Chingones adds a dash of flair to Denver's rooftop scene. With its modern take on traditional Mexican cuisine and eclectic graffiti art adorning its walls, it promises a sensory explosion. The rooftop boasts a bar and lounge area, ideal for sipping on tequilas or house-special cocktails. If spicy is your vibe, their range of zesty tacos and potent margaritas won’t disappoint.

12. The Fainting Goat Pub


Dialing down the hustle and bustle of the city, this is where you experience the true essence of a neighborhood pub with an Irish twist. The Fainting Goat Pub combines classic charm with a relaxed rooftop vibe. Whether it's the hearty Irish stews or the evergreen Guinness pints, this pub offers a delightful escape from the city's pace, making it perfect for casual gatherings.

13. Odell Brewing Co.


Synonymous with Fort Collins’ craft beer fame, Odell Brewing Co. has now graced Denver with its presence. The sprawling taproom and rooftop patio in RiNo (River North Art District) showcases not only the classics but also Denver-specific brews. The view from their rooftop offers an artistic take on Denver's urban landscape, fitting given its locale amidst art murals and galleries.

14. Joyride Brewing


On the banks of Sloan’s Lake, Joyride Brewing isn’t just about beers (though they’re exceptional); it's about the experience. Their rooftop offers uninterrupted views of Sloan's Lake against the backdrop of Denver’s skyline. Besides their core beers, they frequently experiment, offering patrons a delightful rotational menu of craft brews.

15. The Golden Mill

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An ode to Golden’s milling history, The Golden Mill isn’t just a rooftop bar but a community space. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Clear Creek and Table Mountain while savoring food from local vendors. Their drink menu, while eclectic, has a keen focus on Colorado’s best beers and spirits.

16. McDevitt Taco Supply


Who could resist a rooftop that offers the promise of ‘Super Heady Tacos’? McDevitt Taco Supply is a beloved Boulder-based taco spot that has found its home in Denver and comes with an impressive view of the Rockies. Their menu boasts a range of tacos, from classic carne asada to inventive vegetarian options, all best paired with their signature margaritas.

17. Kisbee on the Roof


Tucked away in Larimer Square, Kisbee offers an intimate rooftop setting inspired by coastal regions. Their nautical-themed menu serves up Mediterranean seafood and signature cocktails with ingredients that transport you straight to the beach. The ambiance, combined with its oceanic menu, truly makes it a city oasis.

18. El Patio

El Patio Denver | Rooftop Bar, Patio with Cocktail and Culinary Infusions

Latin rhythms meet Denver skies at El Patio. As the live beats set the mood, guests are treated to a curated selection of Latin drinks, from fine rums to vibrant cocktails. The atmosphere vibrates with energy, making it perfect for those nights when you're looking to dance under the stars.

19. The Red Barber

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Step back in time with The Red Barber, a rooftop that celebrates the vintage soul of Denver. With soft jazz notes filling the air, the classic cocktail menu is inspired by yesteryears. From the furniture to the presentation of drinks, everything has an old-world charm, making it a favorite for those who appreciate nostalgia.

20. Elevated Rooftop Bar

Elevated Rooftop Bar - Rooftop bar in Denver | The Rooftop Guide

True to its name, Elevated Rooftop Bar offers a sophisticated ambiance. With a comprehensive menu of artisanal drinks and gourmet bites, it's perfect for those looking for an upscale rooftop experience. As you sip your drink, the panoramic views encapsulate Denver's essence.

21. El Five

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Perched high above LoHi, El Five boasts mesmerizing views of the Denver skyline and the distant Rockies. Their menu is an eclectic mix of Mediterranean tapas, and the drink list is equally exotic. The interior, with its retro movie posters and unique art, provides an aesthetic that complements the culinary offerings.


The Denver rooftop scene is a blend of history, flavors, and mesmerizing views. Every bar offers a unique experience that pays tribute to the city’s diversity.

Whether you're a local or a traveler, the rooftop bars of Denver promise an elevated experience, quite literally. Here's to sipping under the Denver sky! 🥂🌆

Jennifer Rives

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