May 10, 2022 - News

3 must-try rooftop bars in Denver

Firepits on a rooftop in front of the mountains

The outdoor rooftop at The Golden Mill. Photo courtesy of Dakota Thornton, the Golden Mill

Did someone say rooftop? Enjoy a drink with a view at these spots as the weather heats up.

Why it matters: Lofty bars and restaurants are multiplying as new developments crop up across the city.

1. The Golden Mill

Details: Bring a group and compare notes on the terrace's 56 different self-pour taps.

Go when: You want to set up camp at a long table on a good weather day.

Address: 1012 Ford St.

People eat a variety of foods on a rooftop
Eat and drink al fresco. Photo courtesy of Dakota Thornton, The Golden Mill

2. Linger

Details: A top-tier boozy brunch spot inspired by kitchens around the world.

  • John suggests the bottomless mimosas.

Bonus: Not far away is sister restaurant El Five, serving small plates with flavors from Spain, North Africa and the Middle East.

Address: 2030 W. 30th Ave.

People dine in a restaurant
A look inside Linger. Photo: Cyrus McCrimmon/Getty Images

3. 54Thirty

Details: An upscale perch slinging craft cocktails and skyline sights atop Le Méridien downtown.

Go when: You want a special date night experience or a celebratory drink.

Address: 1475 California St.

A crowded rooftop atop a hotel
The unbeatable view at 54Thirty. Photo courtesy of Wes Anderson, Le Méridien Denver Downtown

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