Summer is almost here, and what better way to embrace the season than by sipping a refreshing drink or savoring a meal on a sun-soaked patio? Whether you’re seeking a spot for happy hour or a relaxing setting to dine with loved ones, Breckenridge has plenty of options to choose from. To help you make the most of your outdoor dining experiences, we have curated a list of our top 15 favorite patios in Breckenridge—the best decks in Breck! Take a moment to peruse our selection, and let us know if we overlooked your personal favorite.

Unwind, indulge, and connect with Breckenridge’s vibrant summer happy hour scene. Experience mountain views, culinary delights, live music, and patio paradise. Raise your glass to unforgettable moments!

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    Kenosha is a local gem that offers something special for everyone. Looking for a lively happy hour? Check. Craving some entertainment? Check. Longing for tasty food? Check. And if soaking up the sun is high on your priority list, Kenosha has got you covered with an expansive deck that caters to large parties, making it the ideal spot to enjoy a sun-soaked lunch.

    Insider Tip: Kenosha boasts an impressive selection of 31 beers on tap, with a rotating menu that keeps beer enthusiasts on their toes. Don’t forget to check out their tap list to discover your favorite brew.

    Location: 301 S. Main Street

    Photo by @kenoshabreck

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    South Ridge Seafood Grill

    Located in La Cima Mall, Southridge Seafood Grill has arguably the best deck in Breckenridge. With perfect views of the Ten Mile Range, ample sun, and a delicious menu, it is a vacation must. Oysters on the half shell are a happy hour favorite here, and don’t forget to pair it with a cool refreshing glass of white wine.

    Insider Tip: Their small plates are great for sharing and a perfect way to kick off your meal! 

    Location: 500 S. Main Street

    Photo by @southridgeseafoodgrill

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    The Canteen Tap House and Tavern

    Specializing in modern comfort food, Colorado beer and handcrafted cocktails this is a spot you won’t want to miss out on! The front deck is the perfect place to soak up some rays while eating and drinking deliciousness.

    Insider Tip: Make sure you check out the Canteen Mules! Served in a signature Canteen Cup! 

    Location: 208 N. Main Street

    Photo by @thecanteenbreck

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    Motherloaded Tavern

    This is your place if you are looking for house-infused liquors, updated comfort food, and live music. Every Sunday, the Motherloaded Tavern (MLT) hosts a porch party. You and your dog can also swing by daily for the happy hour specials—treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind drink.

    Insider Tip: Try a cocktail with one of their many homemade infused liquors. The spicy cilantro-lime tequila is a great summer pick. Trust us.

    Location: 103 S. Main Street

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    The Crown

    Start your day off right by having your coffee and a pastry by the river. The Crown is a perfect combination of a coffee shop and bar, with something for everyone. Since it’s located next to the Blue River, you can enjoy the sound of the flowing river while getting your caffeine fix. If breakfast isn’t your jam, then try out their lunch options!

    Insider Tip: Need to do a little work? Come here; they have free WiFi and a full bar. What better combination can you ask for?

    Location: 215 S. Main Street

    Photo by @thecrownbreckenridge

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    Blue River Bistro

    Tequila Sour, Scooter’s Dark Side, Violette Femme, and Aviator are just some of the perfectly mixed martinis Blue River offers. Enjoy sitting on their side patio and slowly sipping these scrumptious drinks. While you are there, try their two-for-one happy hour appetizer deals.

    Insider Tip: While known for their happy hour, Blue River also has wonderful lunch and dinner options to enjoy outside.

    Location: 305 N. Main Street

    Photo by @blueriverbistro

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    If you are looking for a quaint, off-the-main-path outdoor patio with character then this is the place for you. Ember has unique drinks and tasty apps with a flair. They are known for their technique, creativity, and the love they put into everything they serve.

    Insider Tip: If you aren’t sure, ask for drink recommendations. Ember is known for the fantastic suggestions their bartenders and sommeliers make.  

    Location: 106 E. Adams Avenue

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    Robbie’s Tavern

    Located on Peak 8 inside the Grand Colorado on Peak 8, Robbie’s Tavern is a welcome addition to slopeside dining. This casual dining spot is privately owned and run by the same team as The Canteen Tap House and Tavern, and The Boot. With stunning views of Peak 8, a large patio area, and delicious food, this is a perfect spot to swing by while on the mountain.

    Insider Tip: Chicken drummies are a must, and they pair perfectly with a tin cup mule.

    Location: 1627 Ski Hill Road

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    The Carlin

    The Carlin is one of the newest dining options in Breckenridge, serving up “American coastal cuisine”. Their menu features seafood favorites- oysters, fish, shrimp, crab, octopus, and more! Their large patio offers plenty of outdoor seating under umbrellas, and their location on the north end of town makes for a more peaceful dining experience. Give this new local favorite a try this summer!

    Insider Tip: Their happy hour runs daily from 4-5 p.m. Head to an early dinner for some seriously tasty snacks at discounted prices! 

    Location: 200 N. Main Street

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    Breckenridge Distillery

    From tours and tasting to two-for-one happy hour cocktails, you can find various ways to enjoy some local Breckenridge-made spirits. The Breckenridge Distillery has a pet- and people-friendly patio that is the perfect place to enjoy some rays before an amazing dinner. While the patio is open seating, make sure to make a reservation if you want to stay for dinner.

    Insider tip: You can purchase barware, spirits, clothing, and more in the store located within the restaurant. 

    Location: 1925 Airport Road

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    Bird and Cow

    Nestled in the heart of Breckenridge, Bird and Cow beckons locals and visitors alike. Its expansive outdoor patio sets it apart, offering an outdoor space for diners to savor their meals in the crisp mountain air. With its inviting ambiance and menu, Bird and Cow has quickly become a go-to lunch stop. One dish that has stolen the hearts of many is their mouthwatering cheesesteak! Their daily happy hour (3-6 p.m.) offers $2 off their barnyard cocktails.

    Insider Tip: Our favorite menu item is the crispy, creamy, and savory duck wontons!

    Location: 113 S. Ridge Street

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    Ollie’s Pub & Grub

    Located on a historic gold dredge, Ollie’s Pub and Grub is your favorite local sports bar with a twist. Step inside and take in the lively atmosphere, surrounded by sports memorabilia and devoted fans. Ollie’s true claim to fame is their wings, widely acclaimed as the best in all of Summit County; Ollie’s wings are unrivaled and will keep you coming back for more.

    Insider Tip: For an extra burst of flavor, venture beyond the classics and try their secret gem—the “Mango Habanero” sauce. 

    Location: 180 Jefferson Avenue

    Photo by @olliespubandgrub_breck

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    Situated along the Riverwalk in Breckenridge, Radicato is a mountain Italian restaurant that embodies the essence of authentic Italian cuisine. Brought to you by the team behind Rootstalk, Radicato weaves together the rich tapestry of Italian culinary traditions in a breathtaking setting. At Radicato, the spirit of old-world traditions is celebrated, evident in every aspect of the restaurant. From the handcrafted pasta to the expertly executed dishes, every bite is an homage to the flavors of Italy!

    Insider Tip: Don’t miss the opportunity to sip Radicato’s “24 Karat” cocktail. This cocktail combines vodka with the vibrant flavors of carrot, ginger, pineapple, and lemon. 

    Location: 137 S. Main Street

    Photo by @radicatobreck

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    Quandary Tequila Bistro

    Located on the south side of Breckenridge, where Main Street meets the mountains, Quandary Tequila Bistro awaits. With its sun-soak deck offering breathtaking vistas of peaks 9, 10, and Maggie Pond, this southwest-inspired tequila bistro is a haven for those seeking an unforgettable dining experience. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant flavors of the Southwest, Quandary Tequila Bistro combines culinary craftsmanship with the allure of tequila. With unique menu items such as fried cactus and pioneer eggrolls, you’ll surely love Quandary Tequila Bistro!

    Insider Tip: Make the most of your visit by arriving during their enticing happy hour, daily from 3-5 pm. Indulge in a tempting array of appetizers at a 25% discount, and don’t miss the chance to savor their refreshing margaritas for just $8. It’s the perfect way to enhance your dining experience while embracing the vibrant spirit of Quandary Tequila Bistro.

    Location: 505 S. Main Street

    Photo by Quandary Tequila Bistro

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    Castaways Cove

    Welcome to Castaways Cove, a tropical paradise within Breckenridge! Castaways Cove is known for its mouthwatering poke bowls, crafted to transport you straight to the shores of Hawaii. Dive into a bowl brimming with fresh, sushi-grade fish, vibrant vegetables, and an array of flavorful toppings. Each bite is a symphony of tastes, offering a delightful blend of textures and a burst of island-inspired goodness. Indulge in the Tiki Drinks at Castaways Cove to complement your culinary adventure. Served in vibrant, whimsical vessels, these libations are crafted with a fusion of tropical flavors and expertly mixed spirits. Sip on a refreshing Mai Tai or savor a tangy Piña Colada as you let the island spirit infuse every sip.

    Insider Tip: If you’re up to it, bring three or more friends to split the Scorpion Bowl! 


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