7 hidden patio restaurants in Denver to enjoy this summer

DENVER -- It's starting to officially feel like summer here in Denver and what better way to enjoy this beautiful weather than to dine out with friends and family out in the open. 

Here are just 7 of the best restaurants with hidden patios to consider if you're looking for a cool spot to enjoy as temperatures heat up: 

1. Carbon Café and Bar – 1553 Platte St. Ste. 130, Denver

Carbon Café and Bar is “committed to accommodating seamless transitions from drinking coffee to beer, wine, or spirits,” by offering eclectic food, late-night munchies and a select line of salads, sandwiches and other small plates. Want something sweet? Try their select variety of doughnuts.

While this restaurant has a patio in the front, their acclaimed, “hidden urban oasis” has picnic benches, cushy lounging areas and a sound stage for live music in the back.

Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars

2. Solera – 5410 East Colfax Avenue, Denver

Solera is a charming neighborhood restaurant with the feel of a warm country home, according to their website. Inspired by Spanish farmhouse cuisine, Solera offers a different take on traditional European dishes.

The restaurant houses a “one-of-a-kind outside patio” and a selection of world-class wines and professional service definitely adds to the atmosphere.

Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars

3. Domo Japanese Country Foods Restaurant – 1365 Osage Street, Denver

Dining at Domo offers a unique experience. The building not only houses a restaurant, it is also home to a Japanese country museum and a traditional Japanese garden with authentic décor and art.

Yelp rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

4. Forest Room 5 – 2531 15th Street, Denver

The interior of Forest Room 5 takes you away from the buzz of the city to the quiet corners of a hidden forest.

The rustic décor and the seasonal food options, as well as the forest-inspired patio with logs, streams and several fire pits, really do make you forget you’re actually in one of the most up and coming parts of Denver.

Yelp rating: 3 out of 5 stars

5. Cuba Cuba – 1173 Delaware Street, Denver

Hidden in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, customers rave about the mojitos and the “tropical, Cuban paradise on the inside.”

If you’re planning to eat here, make sure to ask for a seat in the patio – it’ll feel like you’re dining outside in your own home.

Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars

6. Potager – 1109 Ogden Street, Denver

You can’t go wrong with a place located in the iconic Capitol Hill neighborhood.

The mood lighting is just the beginning. The farm-to-table concept, which relies on seasonal veggies for their dishes, really keeps people coming back.

The outdoor covered patio is also a great place to dine in for a special occasion or date night on a cool, summer night.

Yelp rating: 4 out 5 stars

7. TAG Burger Bar – 1222 Madison Street, Denver

Looking for a good burger joint? TAG, you’re it!

The burger bar offers more than a dozen beers on tap as well about ten wine selections on the menu, not to mention their signature burgers like the “Lady Gaga” or the “Andrew Jackson.”

Customers say the patio is one of the largest ones in town, with a giant graffiti wall to give you a different experience when it comes to eating out.

Yelp rating: 3.5 out 5 stars


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