OpenTable: These are the best restaurants for dining outside near Denver

DENVER (KDVR) — The weather began to transition from rain to 80 degrees this past weekend. Among park days, farmers markets and other warm-weather novelties, outdoor dining is finally starting back up around the city.

While outdoor dining is a hot commodity around Denver, luckily, there are plenty of places to eat.

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OpenTable recently released a list of 11 restaurants in and around Denver with the best outdoor dining spots. These dining spots range from a Spanish-influenced chophouse with a view of the Flatirons to craft beers and burgers on a rooftop in Jefferson Park.

Best outdoor dining restaurants

While OpenTable said these are the best spots in Denver, some locations are outside of the city and range as far away as Boulder.

Here’s the full list:

  • Corrida

  • Briar Common Brewery

  • the plimoth

  • Happy Camper Pizza

  • Ace Eat Serve

  • Acreage by Stem Ciders

  • Linger

  • Tamayo

  • Mizu Izakaya and Sushi

  • West 29th

  • Bar Dough

As for which option to pick, it really depends on what you’re in the mood for.

There’s anything from casual beers and ciders like Briar Common Brewery in Jefferson Park or Acreage in Lafayette to aesthetically pleasing patios like Happy Camper and Tamayo.

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Outdoor patios can also be found with all sorts of international cuisine. OpenTable describes these restaurants as the Spanish-influenced Corrida, pan-Asian plates at Ace Eat Serve and global street food at Linger.

If you’re trying out one of these spots, think about making reservations. These may be some of the best restaurants around the city, but they’re also likely to fill up in the warm-weather months.

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