301 E. 7th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Heat up during the frosty winter months with some of the most authentic and celebrated Mexican cuisine in the Mile High City. Nestled in the heart of Capitol Hill, Benny’s Restaurant features menu items that are made fresh daily. Offering a large heated patio, it’s easily one of the best places to chase the winter blues away. Whether it is sipping its award-winning tequila or feeling the heat of its spicy cuisine on your palate, Benny’s is guaranteed to warm you from the inside out.
The Ginn Mill
2041 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
The Ginn Mill prides itself as being “a low key, friendly drinking spot” where it is required you drop your pretenses and attitudes at the door. With a heated back patio that opens up to a view of Coors Field and the Ballpark area, it is considered one of the most charming and affable bars to enjoy on a budget friendly fair. Daily happy hour specials and events are always a highlight of your experience at the Ginn Mill, which also hosts an all day Happy Hour menu on the weekends.
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Spot Bar & Grill
98 S. Pennsylvania St.
Denver, CO 80209
Spot Bar & Grill has long been the neighborhood bar for locals in Denver. With a heated covered patio open year round and a convenient location near Wash Park and the Baker District, there is always a crowd of friendly faces. Award winning as being a “Top of the Town” bar as well as serving some of the city’s “Best Burgers,” Spot’s appeal is much more than just location. Avoid driving those icy, snow-packed roads and stroll into Spot this winter season for a warm and tasty dining experience.
Forest Room 5
2532 15th St.
Denver, CO 80211
There’s a little piece of the country nestled in the heart of Denver. Escape to the mountains, if only for an evening, via Forest Room 5. Offering a unique blend of country chic and metro savvy, it’s a local hot spot and one of the city’s best-kept secrets. With a gourmet menu that delights the palate and utilizes fresh ingredients, along with its innovative and original cocktail recipes, this unique establishment qualifies as a cozy and rugged place to warm yourself from the bite of Jack Frost. And for those of you who prefer to enjoy happy hour or an evening cocktail by firelight, the fire pit and patio are open year round.
Kona Grill Restaurant
3000 E. 1st Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Kona Grill is a staple in the Cherry Creek North shopping district, not only because of its delectable sushi menu but also for its unbeatable daily happy hour. With an elegant and heated outdoor patio, you can observe the bustle of one of the state’s busiest shopping districts from a relaxed vantage point. Comfortably seated just outside of the Cherry Creek Mall and directly across from the outdoor shopping district, it is also a convenient way to wrap up and/or get your holiday shopping started.
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