Prime Patios

    Grab a friend, and head for these summer hot spots—some of our favorites for alfresco dining and drinking.

    patios at Atomic Cowboy, dos santos, cork and cask
    Photo courtesy of Atomic Cowboy

    Summer is perfect for patios! Here’s a handful we’re loving right now, whether you’re looking for hot bites or cool beverages.

    Atomic Cowboy + Dos Santos + Cork and Cask

    Take your pick at the hot corner wrapping South Tejon and Moreno. Go rooftop at Atomic Cowboy for deluxe Peak views plus cocktails. Play giant Connect Four or Jenga below with an exotic ice cream from Frozen Gold. Or cozy up to a fire pit at Dos Santos or Cork and Cask.
    528 S. Tejon St., 60-80 E. Moreno Ave.
    atomiccowboy.net, corkandcaskdrinks.com, dossantostacos.com

    Colorado Mountain Brewery, North

    Gather around the stone fire pits with a beverage and appetizer—bison poppers or chicken drummies, anyone? Surrounding glass keeps the wind at bay without blocking those gorgeous views of Pikes Peak and the Air Force Academy.
    1110 Interquest Pkwy., cmbrew.com

    Crystal Park Cantina

    Discover this terraced hillside gem tucked away from it all in the canyon just outside of Manitou. Just right for sipping their top-shelf margaritas.
    178 Crystal Park Rd., crystalparkcantina.com

    FH Beerworks East

    Hidden just off Powers Boulevard, this east-side brewery serves up house beers (many gluten-free) and big outdoor space. Take a seat on an Adirondack chair or picnic table in between games of cornhole and food truck dining.
    2490 Victor Place, fieldhousebrew.com

    Hacienda Colorado

    Inclement weather or heat won’t keep you from chips and margs. The rooftop patio wraps around a central covered bar if you need to duck inside. The Front Range views are expansive, and seating is prime for University Village’s free Friday summer concerts.
    5246 N. Nevada Ave., haciendacolorado.com

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