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Warmer days are ahead! Here are 9 of the best patios in Colorado Springs for an incredible outdoor dining experience.

Dining al fresco is one of the greatest joys of summertime, and we’re here to help you find the best patios throughout downtown Colorado Springs. Whether you want to have a view of Pikes Peak, watch the sunset, or bring your pup, there are plenty of outdoor dining options to choose from!

Here’s our list, in no particular order:


Homa Cafe + Bar

Homa Cafe Patio Colorado Springs
Homa Cafe Patio | Downtown Colorado Springs | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

Gracing downtown with their internationally-inspired hand pies, fun cocktails, and delicious desserts since the beginning of 2021, Homa Cafe is not your average hotel restaurant. Not only do they have a warm and welcoming inside dining area, but they also have an expansive patio beneath a large mural. So, pull up an Adirondack chair, and stay awhile.



Bird Tree Cafe

Bird Tree Cafe Patio Colorado Springs
Bird Tree Cafe Patio | Downtown Colorado Springs | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

The perfect place to watch the world go by is undoubtedly on the patio of Bird Tree Cafe. Located on bustling Tejon Street, this quaint cafe doubles in size during the summer with the addition of their outdoor dining space, which is right across from Acacia Park. They offer tasting flatbreads, soups, and salads. While you’re there, try the frozen wine – it’s delisious!



The Carter Payne

Carter Payne Patio Colorado Springs
The Carter Payne Patio | Downtown Colorado Springs | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

The Carter Payne is arguably one of Colorado Springs’ hidden gems, and it’s even better with their new patio! Five concepts operate out of this historic-church-turned-food-hall including a wine bar, brewery, cocktail bar, and a farm-to-table restaurant. We are proud to feature this destination on The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour and The Springs Craft Brewery Tour.



Pikes Peak Lager House

Pikes Peak Lager House Patio Colorado Springs
Pikes Peak Lager House | Downtown Colorado Springs | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

Located inside the recently reinvigorated Trolly Block on South Tejon Street, Pikes Peak Lager House is a must-visit for any beer lover. Though they specialize in lagers, they carry a variety of beers, some of which are brewed at their original location in Monument, Colorado. Venture up the stairs to find the real gem, a beautiful rooftop patio with unencumbered views of Pikes Peak.



White Pie

White Pie Exterior 2
White Pie Patio | Downtown Colorado Springs | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

White Pie’s signature black and white umbrellas are not only charming, but they also provide much needed shade in the hot Colorado sun. With picnic tables to dine family style, and also fire pits with log seats, there is plenty of seating on their outdoor patio. While White Pie has an expansive menu, we are partial to their signature pizza (of course called “The White Pie,”), baked cauliflower, paired with a glass of crisp white wine. Try all of this on The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour!



Jose Muldoon’s

Jose Muldoon's Pation Colorado Springs
Jose Muldoon’s Patio | Downtown Colorado Springs | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

Jose Muldoon’s is one of Colorado Springs’ longest-standing food establishments, serving delicious Tex-Mex and the best “Sangarita” in town. Located conveniently on Tejon Street in the middle of Downtown Colorado Springs, Jose Muldoon’s is the perfect spot to enjoy dinner or happy hour with friends after browsing the many nearby local boutiques. Their back patio feels like a private escape from the rest of the world, providing the perfect Southwestern atmosphere for sipping drinks and chowing down on some chips and guacamole. 



Poor Richard’s Restaurant

Poor Richard's Patio Colorado Springs
Poor Richard’s Patio | Downtown Colorado Springs | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

Poor Richard’s is a staple in downtown Colorado Springs and a stop on The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour. A book and gift store, toy shop, cafe, and pizzeria — there’s not much you can’t get at Poor Richard’s! Their cozy back patio is the ideal place to enjoy a hearty salad or slice of pizza, which feels a world away from the busyness of downtown.



The Garden

The Garden Patio Colorado Springs
The Garden Patio | Downtown Colorado Springs | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

The Garden is downtown’s newest (and hippest) place to relax and grab a beer. As a beer garden, they have numerous local brews on tap from craft breweries all around the city. But don’t be shy if beer isn’t your thing…they also offer coffee, cocktails, cider, wine, and even smoothies! Check out their patio for picnic tables and fire pit chat areas.



Cork and Cask

Cork and Cask Patio Colorado Springs
Cork and Cask Patio | Downtown Colorado Springs | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

With more than 200 whiskey on their menu, Cork and Cask has one of the largest whiskey selections in town. They also have an extensive wine list and a fun appetizer menu featuring a yummy dessert board. Head there before or after dinner, and get cozy around one of their large outdoor fire pits tables as the Colorado sun sets to the west.



Downtown Colorado Springs has some incredible outdoor patios for  summer dining! If you’re looking for more creative ways to explore Colorado Springs, be sure to book one of our food tours in downtown Colorado Springs, which feature four to five destinations in under three hours!

Cheers! Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

(So, what’s a food tour, anyway…?)




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