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The sun is high, the days stretch into cool summer nights and those happy hours lean back into happy evenings. As you bask in the warmth of summer, Denver has some incredible rooftop bars for you to relax and enjoy the season and the company of your friends. Whether you are looking for something funky fresh, retro or a classy corner in the Ballpark neighborhood, there are views to be shared and beverages to enjoy.

2124 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-2600

This gastro pub located in Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood sparks your palate by serving up warm and sumptuous menu offerings year round. Cooked primarily using cast iron skillets, ignite!’s cuisine is based on the warmth of comfort food. Its rooftop bar and deck offers unparalleled ambiance surrounded by pristine mile high views, accentuated by fire pits. This summer, ignite! is featuring Giant Summer Pitchers, its refreshing coolers in a variety of familiar flavors like mojito and margarita as well as several creative signature concoctions like the ignite! summer tea or 5280 vodka pitcher. Each is priced to please at $12.99 all summer long and available any time of day. As if that wasn’t unbeatable as is, this spot tops you off by offering the same pitcher selections Thursday night for just $6.99.

2030 W. 30th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-3120
www.lingerdenver.comLinger is hands down one of Denver’s most spectacular rooftop bars and dining experiences. With a happy hour that boasts $5 signature cocktails and $1 drafts all day, you can please your budget while enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the Denver skyline. Priding itself on providing tasty street food, Linger recently brought that vision to the next level, literally, by placing a food truck/RV strategically on its rooftop. Linger is a delicious experience that is unlike any other in the Denver metro area and has become a staple for the casually eccentric diner.

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1575 Boulder St., Suite A
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-4600
www.vitadenver.comNestled in the Highlands, Vita hosts one of Denver’s most spectacular rooftop views coupled with an exquisite and eclectic menu. Its rooftop bar is open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner and also hosts brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Also providing a full service bar on the rooftop deck for those looking to catch up over a happy hour or evening cocktail, Vita is a place where you can lounge in the warm shade of summer with your favorite company, day or night. And if you’re looking to host a larger party or event, it accepts reservations for the full or partial rooftop as well.

2015 Market St.
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 878-2015
www.viewhouseco.comA relative newcomer to the Ballpark neighborhood, Lotus Concepts View House opened its doors in the early spring of 2013. It provides one of the most spacious rooftop bars in Denver and per its name, it affords the Mile High City one of the most generous views as well. Just outside of Coors Field, it is the perfect place to pregame before the first pitch is thrown or simply relax and watch the game play out on the big screens.

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Marian is a freelance writer with a passion for music, entertainment and nightlife. She writes regularly on assignment for as their Pop Music Journalist. You can view her page here.