Al Fresco Dining in Aspen

With more than 80 eateries in downtown Aspen alone, every block brings old favorites together with fresh menus and new talent to provide enough culinary options to please any palate. Aspen boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine annually, and luckily, most restaurants in downtown offer al fresco seating to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Below are our top picks for outdoor dining this season in Aspen:


Bosq: Located in the Mill Street Mall, Bosq Aspen offers indoor and al fresco dining serving up lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy  new world cuisine with strong Asian influences and a wine list with accessible options from local chef Barclay Dodge. 

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Escobar: Just a couple of steps from HOPS beer garden sits Escobar’s outdoor patio, set up exclusively during the summer. The bar area is well equipped with some of the best outdoor lounge chairs in town. And don’t forget about the food- lobster rolls, hot dogs and more!

Betula Terrace

Betula: Right in the heart of Aspen, Betula offers delicious French Pan-American cuisine served on their rooftop patio. Betula promises an exciting gastronomical experience while preserving Aspen's charm. 

Matsuhisa Patio

Matsuhisa: This fabulous new-style Japanese restaurant is not only owned by famed Chef Nobu, but also is set in a historic 120 year-old main street Victorian House. You can enjoy their fan-favorite yellowtail sashimi while dining out on their mainstreet patio- a must for summer outdoor dining. 

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