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It’s not too late to soak up the last remaining warm summer evenings from the best outdoor patio dining options Colorado Springs has to offer!

Social distancing and mask mandates might still be happening, but this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Colorado Springs and its amazing culinary scene! This city has endless outdoor dining options, so you can keep your distance and savor delicious local food all while enjoying the scenery of the Rocky Mountains.

To help you out, we’ve put together this list of the top patio dining options in Colorado Springs!


Phantom Canyon

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The first two stories of Phantom Canyon’s historic building include a main-level restaurant, brewery, and large event space. Head upstairs for a bar and billiards hall, perfect for those looking to shoot with sharks and enjoy the stunning rooftop patio. Enjoy epic views of Pikes Peak and Downtown Colorado Springs accompanied by some upscale pub food and a tall glass of Phantom Canyon beer, brewed in their on-site brewery.


Shuga’s Restaurant and Bar

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Shuga’s is a local Colorado Springs gem, unheard of by many but well-loved by those who know it. Located in a small house on the south-side of Downtown Colorado Springs, it offers a delightful menu of craft cocktails, sandwiches, soups, and bruschetta. Their expansive outdoor patio is made up of various vintage furniture pieces, adorned with artful touches and a canopy of hanging lights.


Jose Muldoon’s

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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

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Poor Richard’s is a Colorado Springs’ staple 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 — and don’t forget to browse the nearby shops for your next read or gift for your loved ones.


Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery

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Not only does Coquette’s have a beautiful outdoor, covered patio, but it’s also Colorado Springs’ only 100% gluten-free restaurant! Coquette’s was founded by a mother/daughter team who wanted to provide an incredible dining experience to those with food allergies. This trendy spot is located on the south end of Downtown Colorado Springs, providing fantastic baked goods, appetizers, entrees, and craft cocktails to all who flock their way.


Photo Courtesy of TAPAteria | Facebook

Get a taste of Spain, right in Old Colorado City! TAPAteria’s intimate atmosphere, thoughtful menu of small plate items, and extensive wine list will quench your appetite for the trip to Europe you’ve been planning. The small, romantic indoor seating contrasts well with the airy back patio. Grab your foodie friends and order a round of tapas — we love their date and fig plates — and at least one carafe of their orange sangria.


Wines of Colorado

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Wines of Colorado might be a little bit of a drive from Colorado Springs, but their riverside outdoor patio seating makes it well worth the trip. Located just 10 miles west of Downtown Colorado Springs on Highway 24, Wines of Colorado is a one-stop-shop for, well… the wines of Colorado! Enjoy a wine tasting in their upstairs wine shop and grab a glass of your favorites to sip by the rushing river.


From margaritas to gluten-free baked goods, Colorado Springs has so much to take in and thankfully, we’ve got some incredible outdoor patios for socially distanced late summer dining! If you’re looking for more creative ways to explore Colorado Springs, be sure to book one of our Downtown Colorado Springs food tours!

Cheers! Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

(So, what’s a food tour, anyway…?)




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