Dining Outdoors in Glenwood Springs

Outdoor dining in Glenwood Springs

Dining Outdoors in Glenwood Springs

As the weather warms up, the choices for dining outdoors increase. Pull up a chair or a chaise at Iron Mountain Hot Springs’ Sopris Café or check out these other options that come with a side of Vitamin D in Glenwood Springs!

Eating alfresco is a sure sign that summer is on the way. More Glenwood Springs restaurants are opening up options for dining outdoors in the hot springs town.

Historic Hotels

  • Enjoy drinks and dinner at outdoor dining venues in Glenwood SpringsHotel Colorado. The courtyard patio at Hotel Colorado Restaurant & Bar is a beautiful setting for cocktails, lunch and dinner.
  • Glenwood Canyon Brewpub. Located in the Hotel Denver, enjoy craft beer at the most awarded brewery on the Western Slope of Colorado. Sidewalk seating and open garage-style doors provide an indoor-outdoor feel.

Bethel Plaza & Seventh Street

  • Casey Brewing Taproom. Sample award-winning sour beers and other suds at this taproom with outdoor seating in the heart of downtown.
  • CO Ranch House. Indulge in upscale cuisine in a relaxed, yet elegant atmosphere. Dine on the patio at the front of the house or in the enclosed courtyard around back.
  • Daily Bread. Start the day with a delicious breakfast here. Sidewalk café seating adds to the morning ambiance.
  • Dig into burgers grilled to perfection. This eatery also boasts one of the largest tap lists in town, making it a top spot for lunch and dinner.
  • There are many options for outdoor dining in Glenwood SpringsJuicy Lucy’s Steakhouse. Consistently voted a locals’ choice restaurant, enjoy surf and turf in rooftop, courtyard and sidewalk settings.
  • KC’s Winghouse & Sports Bar. Sports fans can keep up with the score, savor a hefty helping of chicken wings and enjoy a round of cold ones here.
  • Mama Pierogi’s. This food truck serving up homemade Polish fare has found a permanent home on Bethel Plaza. Sit at tables out front, in the plaza or at nearby parks.
  • Ming’s Café. There’s nothing like Asian flavors to wake up the palate, especially when enjoyed in the fresh air.
  • The Pullman. Another local’s favorite, this establishment with outdoor seating serves up unusual and unexpected culinary combinations.
  • River Blend Coffeehouse. Recharge your batteries at this coffeehouse located in the Hotel Denver. So[ your brew outdoors in the flower-filled seating area across from the historic train depot.
  • Riviera Supper Club and Piano Bar. Stop in for happy hour or a chef-prepared meal at this corner restaurant with the big neon sign and plaza-facing seating.
  • Sacred Grounds. A coffeehouse and delicatessen, perk up your day with caffeine and a sandwich.
  • Smoke Modern Barbeque. The menu features a meat-loving selection of barbeque specialties and the outdoor plaza seating adds spice with local flavor.

About Town

  • Lookout Grille at Glenwood Caverns. For the best view in town, enjoy pub-style food with an edge for lunch or dinner at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.
  • Masala & Curry. Bring on the heat, or not. This Nepali and Indian restaurant serves spicy Himalayan cuisine in a range of intensities with street-side dining area outside.
  • River’s Restaurant. Enjoy happy hour and fine dining on the Roaring Fork River. The outdoor deck is spacious with views that also showcase snowcapped Mt. Sopris.
  • Tequila’s. For Mexican, this family restaurant dishes south-of-the-border favorites, along with delicious margaritas! A walled patio provides privacy for outdoor diners.

Dining outdoors is always a breath of fresh air in Glenwood Springs. Learn more at Iron Mountain Hot Springs and make plans to visit today!

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Karin Gamba

Karin Gamba has been writing professionally for the travel and tourism markets for nearly two decades. She has promoted a wide array of travel products that include destination towns, vacation resorts, golf courses, ski areas, spas, hotels, restaurants and countless visitor attractions. Karin especially loves writing about her hometown of Glenwood Springs.


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