Boulder's Coziest Outdoor Firepits
Let's raise a glass to sitting fireside, swapping stories and enjoying a drink. One of life's simplest pleasures! These Boulder hotels and restaurants will keep you warm with roaring firepits to welcome you on their patios.
In Boulder, we don't let the cold deter us from getting outside, so in winter, do as the locals do and bring an extra-warm coat (maybe even a ski suit!), a blanket and, of course, your face covering, which is required when you’re not eating or drinking.
Canyons Restaurant and Lounge at the Marriott
At the entrance to the stylish Boulder Marriott Hotel & Spa is one of the coziest looking patios we’ve seen. Order up a fancy-pants cocktail or anything you like from the dazzling bar, then grab an Adirondack chair beside a glass-ensconced firepit.
In a sprawling outdoor space, with Flatirons views and strings of lights, you’ll find picnic tables and a large stone firepit surrounded by wood recliners. It's all the perfect scene for enjoying your choice of the day’s tasty food truck choices and a drink from the central bar.
Two long, sleek, modern firepits await on the rooftop of this food hall, where you can enjoy a range of international cuisine and drinks from two bars — oh, and crazy-good Flatirons views.
Sanitas Brewing Co.
A red, star-shaped blazing fire awaits on the taproom patio, which also has killer views. Food is provided by McDevitt Taco Supply, the perfect pairing for the long list of refreshing Sanitas brews.
Simple, healthy food and some of the best craft coffee around are two of the draws for this little cottage coffee shop on The Hill. And in winter, a stone firepit with deck chairs are another.
River and Woods
In their much-loved courtyard awaits a fire pit that you can reserve! Halleluiah! Fitting for a place that serves up the most inventive comfort food around. Here’s where you make a reservation.
Nestled in a scenic canyon, A-Lodge Boulder has all the hip outdoor space you’d expect, including a creekside location and a triangular firepit surrounded by benches. Order up beer, wine and snacks from the lodge’s community room.
An out-of-the-way trattoria is the perfect place to sip a glass of robust red and put your feet up by the firepit on the intimate patio. Don’t miss the sumptuous Italian dishes here, too.
My Neighbor Felix
Churros, margaritas and an open outdoor fire pit? Don't mind if we do. Enjoy craft cocktails and pan-Mexican fare inspired by all seven regions of Mexico in a chic space with friendly vibes.
It’s a magazine-ready scene: The snow-dusted Flatirons are backdrop to sparkling glasses of gin and tonic adorned with citrus slices, and a huge round firepit. Paired with upscale Spanish cuisine, this is an indulgence worth the splurge.
The lobby in this camping-themed hotel is also a café, coffee bar and juice bar. Pop in for a smoothie, empanada or a local craft beer, if that’s more your speed, and relax on the patio beside the firepit with a view of the bouldering wall at the hotel’s lounge.