There are a million places to get a good view of the Denver skyline. You can even get a nice view heading south on I-25 near Confluence Park, but snapping a photo from the highway is not realistic.
Below are some of the best places to get a view of Denver’s skyline, and they are far more enjoyable than standing in the middle of the road at 17th and Market, snapping shots of Union Station and the surrounding city buildings.
Ale House Denver
2501 16th St, Denver, CO 80211
Ale House Denver is an American bar and grill offering an incredible selection of beers on tap. These guys know their beer, and can recommend something that’ll pair well with your food selection. Visit their website to see what tasty bites they have to offer.
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
1215 20th St, Denver, CO 80202
While this is not a traditional view of Denver, it certainly shows that photos of Denver’s skyline do not only need to be taken from rooftop patios. This photo was taken outside of Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox downtown on our way to dinner.
3200 N Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211
The upstairs patio at Avanti features this panoramic scene of the Mile High City. A similar view can be seen at Linger, a neighboring restaurant. At sunset, this scene is especially breathtaking. I recommend a reservation for two on the patio for a romantic date night.
Prost Brewing Company
2540 19th St, Denver, CO 80211
If you’re looking for a laid back evening with a rad group of people, consider Prost Brewing Company. This joint has massive tables, excellent beer, board games and views of Denver’s skyline. What more could you possibly need?
2930 Umatilla, Denver, CO 80211
El Five offers a practically perfect view of downtown Denver and is one of the hottest Instagramable spots in the city. Stop in for tapas and dessert and take in the beauty of the city. I recommend going on a warm summer evening and asking for a seat on the patio — you won’t regret it!
Ramada Denver Downtown
1150 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218
If you’re looking for a view of the city without actually going into the city, head on over to the Ramada Inn. All you need to do is cross the street to capture a gorgeous view of Denver, but their rooms offer pretty incredible views as well. If you’re looking for a place to stay near Denver, consider Ramada Denver Downtown!
1920 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
Located just a half a block from Coors Field, Tap Fourteen is one of the best places in downtown Denver to have a nice cold beer on a rooftop patio, overlooking the cityscape. If you’re already in the heart of the city, stop here for a good time.
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
One of the most iconic views of Denver can be seen from City Park. Head to the back of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for this shot. This photo was taken just outside of the museum, but shots can also be taken from inside of the museum by walking through the Wildlife Exhibits on the 2nd or 3rd floor.
1475 California St, Denver, CO 80202
A new spot in Denver for sweeping panoramic views is 54thirty, a rooftop bar and Denver’s highest open-air patio. This seasonal bar at Le Méridien Denver Downtown offers delicious cocktails and fun bites, and is a great place to bring out of town guests this summer!
If you’re looking for additional views of Denver’s skyline and the Rocky Mountains, check out this article from Westword. Their list contains more areas outside of downtown Denver.
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