5 Best Brewery Beer Gardens, Patios and Rooftops in Denver
Colorado is known for many things. Three Hundred days of sunshine per year is one that locals consider a lesser known gem. We are also known for being the best state for craft beer. So when you combine the sunny summer weather with craft beer, magic happens. Well, okay. It’s not quite like a leprechaun riding a unicorn, but it should be—so we’re breaking down some of the best brewery patios, rooftops and beer gardens for you to get your summer drink on (just don’t forget your SPF).
Tap Fourteen (1920 Blake Street)
You can’t go wrong with choosing Tap Fourteen to soak in some Vitamin D and Vitamin Beer. They offer 70 draft beers that are all brewed in Colorado. And if beer isn’t your thing (what’s wrong with you?!) they also offer the largest selection of Colorado spirits—with more than 50 local spirits and adding more every day. Their rooftop is one that will make you cry happy tears. They seat 250 people and it makes for a great summer activity with your friends. The rooftop proudly boasts a fantastic view of the Denver skyline and faces south to make sure you really soak in that sunshine.
Visit TapFourteen.com for additional information on menus, happy hour and various events.
Mockery Brewing Company (3501 Delgany Street)
Okay, okay. It’s hard to contain our excitement for Mockery Brewing Company located in the River North Arts District. The patio seats about 80 people and is nestled between the taproom (yay beer!), the game room (yay games!), and has a cool Oktoberfest vibe to the décor. It includes biergarten tables, string lights hanging above to set the mood and patio heaters for the colder summer nights. Their craft brews are ones you’ll crave for days. One of their mottos pretty much sums it up: “The only thing we take seriously is beer.” Enough said.
Visit MockeryBrewing.com to start deciding which craft beer you’ll order first.
Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen (800 Lincoln Street)
Located in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen offers the best of both worlds: Quality food and beer. The owners say it best, “We like beer. We like every kind of beer. We just want to drink all of them. Beer in the morning. Beer in the evening. Bedtime beer.” Can we be best friends with them now? The patio is laid-back and all about enjoying time with your friends over a couple pints and delicious food. On hot days, Lowdown even serves its beers with beer koozies to make sure your beer doesn’t sweat on your hands, even if you get a bit of sweat on your forehead.
Visit LowdownBrewery.com for the lowdown on their hours and happenings.
Declaration Brewing Company (2030 S. Cherokee Street)
Get ready to be excited, Coloradans. Declaration Brewing Company doesn’t just have a patio. They have a beer garden that is over 5,000 square feet. There are plenty of seats to go around and they even have a fixed food truck parking. Meaning you can enjoy some pints of beer…and swing by a food truck when you get the munchies. Y-E-S.
They often have specialty events and fun happenings throughout the week. Visit DeclarationBrewing.com for the 4-1-1.
Lowry Beer Garden (7577 E. Academy Blvd.)
Colorado summer just wouldn’t be complete without visiting Lowry Beer Garden. The beer garden seats up to 350 guests in their 4,500-square-foot outdoor space. Mark your calendars for the second Saturday of every month this summer—they’ll have live music and drink specials! So whether you’re a pale ale kind of beer person, a pilsner person or a lager lover, they have quite the extensive beer list to meet every hoppin’ palette.
Visit LowryBeergarden.com for the full menus, event calendar and more.