2017 Guide to the Best Patios for Families Around Denver

All Denver area residents know, one of the best things about summer is the incredible patio weather! Front range families flock to the area’s top patios to enjoy dining al fresco, and when they’re at a family-friendly patio, life is good! Check out our list of the best patios around the area for families! 


Snooze Union Station – Denver

This Denver area favorite for breakfast and brunch is one of the busiest places in town for those searching for pancake perfection. Fortunately for Denver families, the Union Station location also boasts an AWESOME patio. They have lots of tables, a wait staff who are great with kiddos, outdoor games to play. Added bonuses, you can hit a farmers market, ice cream shop, AND some great fountains all in one visit!


 Avanti Food and Beverage – Denver

Located in Denver off Pecos, is actually seven different restaurant concepts all rolled into one. Each eatery is housed in a shipping container and allows guests to try several different types of foods and beverages, including sushi, pizza, and arepas. Avanti has both covered and uncovered patios, both with views of Denver. 


Breckenridge Brewery – Littleton Campus

This brewery and restaurant combo covers 12 acres in Littleton allows guests to experience both a brewery tour and delicious food at the Farm House restaurant. But the best part is the outdoor patio, which features amazing views of the Rockies, lawn games, and fire pits. 


Linger – Denver

Located in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood, this former mortuary turned into an” eatuary” in 2011, and now features one of Denver’s best rooftop patios. The patio even features its own dinner and brunch menu, which includes choices such as a Pork Belly corn dog and Bento Box Tacos. If you like innovative food and a fun, lively atmosphere with great views, head to Linger this summer. 


Little Man Ice Cream – Denver

Also on our list of best spots for ice cream in the area, this is the ultimate in kid-friendly patios, Little Man Ice Cream has something for everyone. On a warm summer night you’ll see the line down the block, but trust us, the wait is worth it. While you wait, the kids can run across the street to Hirshorn Park, or just hit the metal slide behind the iconic cream can building. Oh, and the Salted Oreo is not to be missed!


View House – Denver, Centennial, Littleton (opening soon)

Denver’s well-known View House restaurant is located in downtown Denver and Centennial (with a third, Littleton location set to open soon). Both locations feature a large rooftop patio with spectacular views of the Rockies. The large menu features favorites such as fish and chips, as well as more unique choices like blue crab enchiladas. Come enjoy a view of the mountains and drink one of many beers available on tap. 


GB Fish and Chips – Edgewater

Recommended by one of our readers, GB Fish and Chips in Edgewater is a fantastic spot for al fresco dining with the family! While kiddos enjoy the play area tucked in the back, parents can sit back and take in the beautiful views of the Denver skyline over Sloan’s Lake 


Kaos Pizzeria – Platte Park

Our contributor Jeni turned our team on to what just might be the kid-friendliest pizza patio in the area. Bop on over to Kaos Pizzeria in Platte Park and check out wood-fired pizza that will delight the whole family. Kids love the charming garden patio, and the pizza and staff are incredible.

PLEASE share with us! What are your favorite kid-friendly patios around the metro area? We’d love to expand our list!

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