Ten best patios on the 16th Street Mall

Categories: Best of Denver

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Source: thekitchencommunity.com
Editor's note: In this week's cover story, we take a look at the 16th Street Mall, which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this month. In honor of that big birthday, we're bringing back our list of the favorite patios on the mall.

Denver's 16th Street Mall has never looked better. This mile-long pedestrian oasis runs through the heart of downtown and is filled with shopping, dining and entertainment options. But the very best way to enjoy it is sitting at one of the outdoor patios that line the stretch, enjoying a snack, a drink (or three) and the best people-watching in the city. Here, in no particular order, are the ten best patios on the 16th Street Mall. Get out and enjoy them before the weather turns.

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10. Yard House, 1555 Court Place
Sometimes you need a yard-high glass of beer, and with the world's largest selection of draft beer, the Yard House patio is one of your best bets on the 16th Street Mall -- especially if you're just getting out of work in one of the nearby buildings. Check out the limited draft list and bottle offerings while enjoying the frenzied energy of the post-work crowd.

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9. Marlowe's, 501 16th Street
By day, Marlowe's is a place where deals are made and hands are shaken -- but in the late afternoon, this turns into a happy-hour haven, packed with downtown professionals and mall strollers. The fun continues long into the night, due to an extended happy hour with half-price draft beers and martini specials.

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8. Tilted Kilt, 1201 16th Street
Let's be honest: The tubes of beer, garlic fries and platters of fish and chips are a draw -- but people are really coming for the servers dressed like Catholic-school dropouts. For some, it doesn't get any better than hanging out on a sprawling patio in the sunshine and being taken care of by the cast of Britney Spears's "Baby One More Time" video. And for others, there are plenty of distracting flat-screens.

Location Info

Venue

Map

Yard House

1555 Court Place, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Marlowe's

501 16th St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Tilted Kilt

1201 16th St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Earls Restaurant

1600 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Brava! Pizza

16th and Arapahoe Sts., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Ambria - CLOSED

1201 16th St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Paramount Cafe

519 16th St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Illegal Pete's

1530 16th St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Kitchen

1530 16th St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House

1610 16th St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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