Greatest Patios for Wining & Dining in the Durango Sunshine
The best views for drinks and dinner in Durango.
Greatest Patios for Wining and Dining in the Durango Sunshine
Durango’s vistas are stunning, offering panoramic views of alpine scenery and blue sky. How better to enjoy them than with a glass of wine and a delicious plate of food? We asked local chefs, brewers and adventurers to give us the inside scoop on where to find the best outdoor dining and drinking options in town and beyond.
Recommended by: Ani Casabonne
For Ani Casabonne, there’s no better view in Durango (at least not while downing drinks and eating pizza) than from the Fired Up patio: “Fired Up has a super nice patio and really good pizza. They even do a cauliflower pizza crust.”
Animas Brewing Company
Durango-based writer Joy Martin loves the river views at the aptly named Animas Brewing Company: “Animas Brewing Company has a good patio right on the river. They have an awesome double IPA and killer soft pretzels.”
Live Music at Balcony Bar & Grill
Durango’s hotspot for drinks and live music also has killer rooftop views, according to Jenna Black of The Bookcase & Barber: “After walking Main Avenue, I would probably take friends to the Balcony Bar & Grill and enjoy some live music.”
James Ranch is known for artisanal cheeses, high quality meats, and locally sourced everything. It’s also a great place to eat outdoors in the splendor of Durango’s wilderness. “James Ranch is an absolute paragon of a local,” says Katie Burford of Cream Bean Berry. “At their Harvest Grill out there at the ranch, they use local growers as much as they can. And as far as the quality, you can't get any better. I often think that those cows out there live better than I do. They've also got a million dollar view.”