Eating and drinking at rooftop restaurants seem to be popular pastimes in Denver, Colorado. Fresh air and sunshine or cool evenings with a view of the city lights are bonuses when great food and beverages are involved. Seven of the best restaurants perched high above the streets of Denver offer great choices.

ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop Ballpark
Boasting the largest LED TV screen in the state of Colorado, this rooftop eatery is a short five-minute walk from Coors Field. Enjoy lunches, brunches, happy hours and dinners with signature dishes using local, fresh and organic ingredients in their NEVER EVER food campaign. Ladies' nights and sports events cater to fans and families alike. Bar activities and fire pits add to the experience.

Los Chingones
Downtown Denver views in the RiNo District complements the delicious food envisioned by Chef/Owner Troy Guard. Choose an octopus taco, some garden guacamole and even a flight of salsas from their tapas-style Mexican menu. The rooftop patio has 90 seats where you can enjoy a unique margarita or two along with your lunch or dinner. A new El Jefe as a guest chef every month, food like a Zagat-rated lamb neck taco and drinks such as an Oaxacan Whisper plus the view have people raving. 

Ignite! Kitchen and Cocktails
Opened since 2013 and recently renovated, this rooftop is one of the most popular. With a cocktail lounge and patio featuring Pitcher Perfect Tuesdays with beers and sangria at great prices and Wine Down Sundays with bottles of wine at half off, it attracts the locals and visitors in the Ballpark area. Snacks like Truffle Fries, small plates like Thai Calamari, greens and burgers cater to anyone’s taste buds. 

Briar Common Brewery + Eatery
If you're a beer lover, this is the place to go. But it’s perfectly natural not to order one because the food is outstanding. Breakfasts and brunches available from 10 a.m. on weekends with favorites like chicken and waffles; fabulous dinners including salads, soups and sides available from 4 p.m. during the week, all available on the newly-added second-floor in the Jefferson Park area. All types of beer complement great food choices.

Izakaya Den
Sushi, sake and sights of Denver are served up here from Tuesday through Saturday. The translation of Isakaya is “sake house with small plates” and that’s what you get, and more. Slow food means taking time to enjoy the global cuisine with balanced flavors and sauces called “liquid gems”. Next to the Sushi Den, the Pearl Street location has a separate bar upstairs with a retractable roof. 

Located in the busy downtown Larimer Street area, it offers over 100 tequilas for weekend hours and daily happy hours. Modern Mexican dishes inspired by Chef Richard Sandoval guarantee taste sensations. Tuesdays offer $2 tacos. Weekend brunches at $39 per person offer unlimited small plates and bottomless margaritas. 

Avanti Food and Beverage
Variety is the buzzword here along with spectacular views. In the LoHi area and open all week long, this food hall based on European markets has world cuisine at moderate prices. Food such as sushi, pizza, American, Chinese and Indian all in modified shipping containers provide something for every taste.