May 24, 2024 - News

4 new Denver-area patios to take your dog

MoonRise Garden Bar's large and laid-back environment is perfect for pooches. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

Patio season is officially in swing, and several newcomers to Denver's dining scene allow dogs.

Here are four spots to soak up the sun with your BFF (best friend fur-ever, duh):

  • BurnDown on South Broadway — one of the city's best places to drink with a view — just unleashed its pup-friendly, 30-seat patio. Dogs are allowed exclusively on weekends during brunch from 10am-2pm.
  • Kawa Ni, a Japanese pub concept in LoHi, offers an airy patio that seats 24. Come for the dumplings, crispy karaage chicken and addictive cabbage. Stay for the sake and creative craft cocktails.
  • MoonRise Garden Bar in Wheat Ridge is a super spacious family- and dog-friendly food truck park slinging local beer and frozen cocktails. The laid-back space also has a play area for kids, a variety of games and hosts live music.
  • Rare Bird, the seasonal restaurant atop the Halcyon Hotel in Cherry Creek, is launching a rooftop happy hour, called Bird Dog, every last Wednesday of the month through October. It features doggy-inspired dishes catering to humans and canines, and a portion of all proceeds go to animal adoption center MaxFund.
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