Rooftop bars Denver

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9 best rooftop bars in Denver [2021 update]

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Last updated: March 10th, 2020


Nicknamed the 'Mile-High City' because of its location one mile above sea level, Denver is elevated to start with. To get even a bith higher, and to enjoy fantastic views over the Rocky Mountains and the city skyline, head up to one of the best Denver rooftop bars.

To help you find them, we have assembled this ultimate guide to the best rooftops in Denver, packed with all info you need: dress code, opening hours, menus, pictures and much more. From sport bars and classic ale house terraces to sky-high rooftop lounges, Denver offers a great mix of elevated venues. So, which is the best rooftop bar Denver? Just scroll down and find the Denver rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop 54thirty Rooftop in Denver

54thirty Rooftop

$$$ | 20th floor | Downtown Denver
  • Highlights
  • Highest
  • Sweeping views
  • Modern & trendy

Perched on top of Le Méridien Denver Downtown, the seasonal 54thirty Rooftop is the highest open-air rooftop bar in Denver. Named after its loction above sea level (5430 feet), the modern and stylish rooftop terrace offers amazing and panoramic views over the Denver skyline and the Rockies. Settle in one of the comfy lounge sofas and enjoy elevated and crafted cocktails, local craft beers and globally inspired bar bites.

Rooftop Ale House at Amato's in Denver

Ale House at Amato's

$$$ | 2nd floor | Highland
  • Highlights
  • Craft beers
  • Casual
  • Weekend brunch

A Denver rooftop bar and restaurant that aims to mix traditional dishes, crafted beers and views to perfection. And they do it quite successfully. This modern and stylish ale house, located in the Lower Highlands area just of downtown, comes with a beautiful rooftop terrace with fantastic views of the Denver skyline. Enjoy a large menu including a wide range of Colorado crafts, beer cocktails, bubbles and wines paired with home-made and fresh traditional American bites.

Rooftop FIRE Terrace at the Art a hotel in Denver

FIRE Terrace at the ART

$$$$ | 4th floor | Capitol Hill
  • Highlights
  • Fire pits
  • Panoramic views
  • Cozy

FIRE, on the 4th floor of the modern hotel the ART, comes with both restaurant, lounge and the FIRE Terrace. With location in the heart of Denver, this is a great spot for overlooking the central parts of the city and the bustling life of Broadway Street below. Sophisticated and trendy in vibe, the open-air roof terrace is equipped with lounge chairs, bar stool and comfy fire pits creating a very cozy feeling towards the night. Enjoy crafted and artful cocktails along with a fine selection of wine and crafted beers.

Rooftop El Five in Denver

El Five

$$$ | 5th floor | Highland
  • Highlights
  • Mediterranean tastes
  • Lovely views
  • Popular

Located in HiLo, El Five offers Mediterranean tastes and spectacular, unobstructed views of the Denver skyline. Both from the vibrant indoor lounge with panoramic windows, and from the sleek open-air rooftop terrace. Here you can indulge in tasty Tapas De Gibraltar, with flavours from all the Mediterranean regions, as well as crafted signature cocktails and Mediterranean classics like sangria and vermouth served in pitchers. Popular venue, so reservations are recommended.

Rooftop Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in Denver

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

$$$ | 2nd floor | Ballpark
  • Highlights
  • 90+ whiskeys
  • Atmosphere
  • Great food

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Denver (or 'WTF') is a fairly new rooftop bar in Denver. The restaurant and rooftop terrace is located near Coors Field and it is a sport bar, but also so much more. Here you can enjoy fantastic homestyle food, +90 whiskeys, handcrafted cocktails, craft beer and live music. The rooftop terrace is very simple in decor, but comes with both a covered and an open-air part, a lovely ambience and a very friendly service.

Rooftop ViewHouse Ballpark in Denver

ViewHouse Ballpark

$$$ | 3rd floor | Ballpark
  • Highlights
  • Eatery, Bar & Rooftop
  • Event filled
  • Fun

The name (ViewHouse Ballpark) of this Denver rooftop bar says it all. Superb views among the skyscrapers of downtown Denver. But grand vistas is absolutely not all that this Eatery, Bar & Rooftop has to offer. this is the place for mixing casual eating and drinks with activites and fun vibes, themed parties, 'Silent Disco Yoga', games or watching any of your favourite sport on the TV. If events is not your thing, just make your way up to the large rooftop terrace, with regular tables and lounge sofas by the fire-pits.

Rooftop Linger in Denver


$$$ | 3rd floor | Highland
  • Highlights
  • Global & local
  • Trendy & vibrant
  • Weekend brunch

Located in the vibrant LoHi district of Denver, Linger is an old mortuary turned eatuary, easy to spot thanks to the large neon sign hoovering over the building. The charming rooftop terrace comes complete with a retrofitted VW bus and lovely views over the lively neighborhood and the city lights. Trendy and lively, Linger offers a diverse and global selection of tasty street food, locally crafted brews and a nice selection of handcrafted cocktails, as lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

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Rooftop Tavern Platt Park in Denver

Tavern Platt Park

$$ | 2nd floor | Platt Park
  • Highlights
  • Sports bar
  • Neighborhood feel
  • 24 taps

While there are several Tavern-venues across Denver, it is the one at Platt Park that comes with a lovely rooftop terrace. This Denver sports- and rooftop bar is perched only on the second floor, but still offers a great al-fresco vibe and nice views over the neighborhood. Perfect terrace if you are a fan of live sports and good brews. Numerous TVs where you can catch the game and 24 different taps, mainly focusing on local breweries. But also events like Tuesday Trivia, live music and weekend brunch.

The Rooftop at Coors Field in Denver
  • Highlights
  • Baseball rooftop
  • Open game days
  • Available to all

The Rooftop is a 38,000 square foot area in the upper right part of Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies baseball team. The multi-level terrace is of course a great venue to catch the action on the field, but also offers some great views over the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains. Available to all Coors Field ticketed guests, The Rooftop offers two bars, a Smashburger, an urban garden setting, VIP Cabanas and numerous televisions.

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City info

Rooftop bar Denver

Rooftop-grade: 5/10
Prime season: May-Sept
Residents: 700 000
Climate: Seasonal

The city has a semi-arid continental climate zone, with 4 distinct seasons. Warm summers, nice spring and cold winter and autumn. This allows the best rooftop bars in Denver to stay open around 4-6 months every year during the summer.

Despite that the city has a lot of skyscrapers, the Denver roof terraces here are often located at restaurants on a quite low altitude.

A classic thing for the sky lounges in Denver is to have sports bar with live music, live sports and classic American food and beers. Most of the rooftops are quite casual and with now particular dress code or things like that.

If you like live sports, lots of different beers, classic American food as burgers, tacos and other street food, Denver is a very good city regarding places to drink with a view. The view is secondary here. More focus on the atmosphere and food/drinks.

About Denver

Denver is the capital and the biggest city in the state of Colorado. With around 700 000 inhabitants, Denver ranks as the 19th most populous city in America. The city is located right between the Rocky Mountains to the west and the High Plains to the east, with some lovely views and landscape. Here's a great article if you're looking to do some fly fishing in Colorado.