Deck Dates in Denver











Mother Nature finally blessing us with a little warmth, take advantage this week with the perfect deck date!  While there are plenty of awesome patios to go around, these are a few of my favs. All are far enough out of downtown Denver to find easy parking. Let’s be honest, no one wants to see their date stressing out over parallel parking a Tahoe in a space fit for a Mini.  This is not the time for a “love tap.”  All these bars have fantastic patios, crazy friendly staff, and mellow yet fun vibes.  Most importantly, you’ll feel comfortable in any one of these places, regardless of your usual hangouts.

1. The Matchbox

2625 Larimer Street


The Matchbox is perfect for the cost conscious.  The prices are cheap but the atmosphere makes you feel like they should be expensive.  I’ve also heard a rumor that bartender Michelle makes the best homemade liquor infused beverages around town.  Even better, there’s a bocce pit in the back beer garden!  If you don’t know what bocce is, it’s a perfect time for you and that date to figure it out together!

2. Mile High Spirits

2920 Larimer Street


It’s no surprise Mile High Spirits is growing at a rapid pace.  With a huge back patio (with astroturf!), you can try your luck at cornhole or taste one of their numerous homemade liquors.  They are their own distillery, so you know alcohol is pure and the highest of quality.  Not to mention, they have, arguably, the best Moscow in Denver.

3. Ignite!

2124 Larimer Street


Last but not least, Ignite!.  If you’re looking for a more traditional patio date, this is your spot.  The rooftop bar is large enough to move around, yet small enough that all areas have a great view.  The sights alone should give you two enough to talk about for an entire date.

You might be asking yourself, “Who is this chick… and why is she telling me what to do?  Here’s why: I was born and raised in Colorado before leaving for one of the biggest party schools in the nation (go Gators!). When I came back to Denver, I got into “the scene” and have been hooked ever since.  Name a spot in Denver… I’ve been there.  While each and every place in this amazing city has its advantages, you can’t do everything in a single night.  That’s where we at The Modern Dater have you covered, my friend.  Trying to impress someone new?  No problem!  Are you already in a relationship and hoping to keep that flame alive?  Let us help you out!  That’s what we are here for, after all.  The best part? That significant other will simply think you are the master of planning dates. (See how this works?!).

Now that the date idea is taken are of, get out there and cultivate a relationship!  Or at least try.  And, if all else fails, at least you will be able to catch up on your cornhole skills.   Either way, let us know how it goes!  We’d love your feedback.  And who knows, we could use your story for an upcoming segment.

Erin VandeVen

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