Patios We Love

    Warm, sunny days are here. Pull up an outdoor chair on the patio at these five outdoor dining hot spots.

    Patio at the wines of colorado
    The patio is calling. Photo courtesy of Wines of Colorado

    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
    719-684-0900
    winesofcolorado.com

    Amanda’s Fonda
    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.
    719-227-1975,
    amandasfonda.com

    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.
    719-385-6908,
    pattyjewettclubhouse.com

    patio at Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, Colorado Springs
    Phantom Canyon, Photo by Cameron Moix

    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.
    719-635-2800,
    phantomcanyon.com

    Ivywild School
    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.
    719-368-6100,
    ivywildschool.com

    —by T.D. Mobley-Martinez

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