The Wines of Colorado
A meal at this secluded spot feels like a staycation. Two decks—one upstairs in the sun and one shaded beside the creek—are a lovely complement to the interesting menu and wine selection.
Don’t Miss: Perhaps the best selection of Colorado wines in the area
8045 W. State Hwy. 24, Cascade
The babble of the patio-side creek at the eatery’s westside location will transport you to a peaceful somewhere. Or is it the pitcher-sized margarita in your hand? No matter. The impressive margarita list and a solid menu of Mexican greatest hits will hit the spot.
Don’t Miss: A new Sunday brunch
3625 W. Colorado Ave.
Patty Jewett Bar & Grill
You can leave your nine iron in the car when you visit this clubby bar and grill, which Golf Digest magazine named one of the 50 Best 19th Holes in the country. Find out why as you take in the rays—and a martini, of course—on the sprawling patio in the middle of the historic Patty Jewett Municipal Golf Course.
Don’t Miss: The Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos and the Green Chile Slopper
900 E. Espanola St.
Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
The recent redesign of this downtown mainstay is lovely, but you want a view. So head up the stairs to the rooftop patio with the panoramic vista of Pikes Peak and beyond.
Don’t Miss: The 16 house-made beers
2 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
This hip renovated elementary school still has the flavor of its origins, but with art and food and alcohol. Grab a beer from Bristol Brewing Company, a cocktail or coffee from the Principal’s Office or a pastry from the Old School Bakery. Then lounge to your heart’s content on one of the wide, open-air patios that flank the entrance.
Don’t Miss: The Principal’s Office Detention Club, with vodka, cascara-infused Aperol, gingercello, house-made falernum and lime
1604 S. Cascade Ave.
—by T.D. Mobley-Martinez