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Rooftop Bars Denver

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Rooftop Bar Denver
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Denver Rooftop Guide

Updated:April 19, 2024

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

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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15 best rooftop bars in Denver

Rooftop Denver 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 Bar The Red Barber in Denver

The Red Barber

$$$ | 6th floor | RiNo Art District
  • Highlights
  • 360° views
  • Fun & vibrant
  • Backyard daydream

Located in the RiNo Art District, The Catbird Hotel offers an impressive rooftop that really lets you experience Denver from a new perspective. Called The Red Barber, the 3,300 square-foot indoor-outdoor rooftop comes with a whimsical and fun setting, as well as amazing 360° views over the skyline, mountains and cityscape. Aiming to serve as a backyard daydream retreat high above the every day, handheld cold and hot bites, frozé, crafted cocktails and endless entertainment.

Rooftop Bar Rare Bird in Denver

Rare Bird

$$$$ | 8th floor | Cherry Creek
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Lush & chic
  • Rooftop pool

Rare Bird invites to creative fare and uncaged spirits, from the top of Halcyon Hotel in Cherry Creek. The colorful rooftop comes surrounded with panoramic views over the Rocky Mountains and the city skyline, and here you can savour a rotating selection of exquisite cocktails, wines by the glass and bottle, craft beers, as well as a fresh array of contemporary American Fare. While Rare Bird is in full swing during the warmer season, the rooftop is open to in-house guests year-round, offering one of few heated rooftop pools in Denver.


10 Spectacular Rooftop Bars in Denver

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 The Woods Restaurant & Rooftop in Denver

The Woods Restaurant & Rooftop

$$$ | 8th floor | RiNo Art District
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Morning to night
  • New Belgium Brewing

Perched on top of The Source Hotel, The Woods is a modern and spacious rooftop bar Denver, offering both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as stunning views of the city skyline and Rocky Mountains. The rooftop menu showcases experimental and small batch beers, complemented with crafted cocktails, a nice selection of wines and elevated pub fare. Open daily from morning to night, this is a great spot for both sunny happy hour drinks and comfy nights by the terrace fire-pits.

Rooftop ViewHouse Ballpark in Denver

ViewHouse Ballpark

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

The name of this Denver rooftop bar pretty much 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 Kisbee on the Roof in Denver

Kisbee on the Roof

$$$ | 9th floor | Cherry Creek
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Year-round
  • Rooftop pool

'Altitude with just a splash of attitude', that is what the rooftop at the The Jacquard Hotel in Cherry Creek aims to offer. And they arguably succeed. Called Kisbee on the Roof, the beautiful terrace does not only come with a rooftop bar and a rooftop pool, it also offers amazing panoramics over Denver and the Rocky Mountains. In a sophisticated yet vibrant setting, here you can enjoy house-canned and custom-labeled cocktails, beer, wine and several light bites from award-winning Executive Chef Paul Nagan.

Rooftop Denver McDevitt Taco Supply Rooftop in Denver

McDevitt Taco Supply

$$$ | 8th floor | RiNo
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • Skyline views
  • Fun & relaxing

Set on top of the modern Vīb Hotel in the heart of Denver’s happening RiNo District, McDevitt Taco Supply is a vibrant rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant, offering brilliant taco's and skyline views. The rooftop menu features plenty of high quality Boulder style tacos and small plates, as well as refreshing Margaritas, creative cocktails, crafted brews, and (of course) a fine selection of mezcal and tequila. Filled with a fun and relaxing atmosphere, McDevitt Taco Supply is open daily for great vibes, views, food and drinks.

Rooftop Avanti F&B, a collective eatery in Denver

Avanti F&B, a collective eatery

$$$ | 3rd floor | Lower Highland
  • Highlights
  • Collective eatery
  • Vibrant rooftop
  • Skyline views

In the Lower Highlands of Denver, modified shipping containers has been turned into a vibrant and collective eatery, called Avanti Food & Beverage. Set over several levels, here you find indoor dining room and outisde patio, along with a spacious Denver rooftop with both open-air and covered sections. Inspired by European markets and food truck roundups, here you can eat your way through seven different restaurant concepts, and there are also two bars serving house cocktails, plenty of craft beers, wine, seltzers and brunch cocktails.

Rooftop Tap Fourteen Rooftop Beer Garden in Denver

Tap Fourteen Rooftop Beer Garden

$$$ | 2nd floor | Ballpark
  • Highlights
  • Colorado beer & whiskey
  • Skyline views
  • Sunny terrace

Located on the rooftop of Hayter's & Co, and pretty much neighbor with Coors Field, Tap 14 is the Denver rooftop bar to visit if you want the best of Colorado beer and whiskey, while taking in amazing views over the city skyline. The generous rooftop menu does not stop at whiskey and brews, as there is also a nice selection of crafted cocktails, a few Colorado wines, and plenty of hearty dishes. The south facing terrace is a great place to chill-out in the Denver sun, or enjoy fun nights out.

Rooftop FIRE Restaurant & Lounge in Denver

FIRE Restaurant & Lounge

$$$$ | 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 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 dinner and weekend brunch.

Rooftop Bar Avanti F&B Boulder in Denver

Avanti F&B Boulder

$$$ | 4th floor | Boulder
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Fun events
  • Collective eatery

Found in Boulder, about 25 miles northwest of Denver, Avanti F&B Boulder is the younger sibling to Avanti F&B Denver, expanding the possibilities to enjoy a vibrant and collective eatery with a view. Set over several levels, here you find an interior lounge and dining area, but best of all, a spacious and modern rooftop deck, surrounded with amazing views over Boulder and the Rocky Mountains. Eat your way through six different restaurant concepts, order drinks from the two full bars, and enjoy the vibrant and energetic atmosphere.

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.

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.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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City info

Rooftop bar Denver

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: May-Sept

Residents: 700 000

Climate: Seasonal

Denver has a semi-arid continental climate zone, with four distinct seasons. Warm summers, nice spring and relatively cold winter and autumn. But with 300+ days of sunshine, most of the best rooftop bars in Denver can stay open year-round. Either thanks to complementing indoor lounges, or with heaters and rooftop igloos out on the terraces.

Despite that the city has plenty of skyscrapers, most of the Denver roof terraces are located on lower levels.

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, although recent years has seen a boom of trendy sky lounges as well.

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 almost secondary here, with 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.