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Deck Days – The 10 Best Outdoor Patios in Breckenridge (Presented by The Blue Stag Saloon)

In Best of Breckenridge by Ellie Hartman

This post is presented by The Blue Stag Saloon. Check out the Blue Stag Saloon’s two awesome patios this summer, and remember that dogs are always welcome on the back patio, and after 10pm on their front patio with firepit!

BreckInsider's 2019 Luck of the Rockies Pub Crawl - Blue Stag Saloon Front Patio
The Front Deck and Firepit at “The Stag” (photo Courtesy of Blue Stag Saloon), and another shot below of that same patio from BreckInsider’s 2019 Luck of the Rockies Pub Crawl.
This post is presented by The Blue Stag Saloon.

“Sunshine, sunshine, it’s fine
I feel it in my skin, warming up my mind,
Sometimes you gotta give in to win,
I love the days when it shines, whoa let it shine” -Atmosphere

The Traverse at The Lodge Deck
Photo Credit: Elaine Collins

These lyrics are exactly how I feel about the bluebird sky days here in Breckenridge! Getting over 300 days of sunshine, our mountain town is spoiled with beaming rays! And when it heats up for the summer season…. O man it is something else! I (along with almost every local in town) love to be outside as much as possible during the summer, in order to grasp every bit of warm weather we are granted with! One of my absolute favorite activities to do, to soak in the rays is to choose from one of the awesome outdoor decks in town, get a cold craft brew, or cocktail, rally up some friends and just chill, all while enjoying our beautiful mountain paradise!

South Ridge Seafood Deck
Photo Credit: Ellie Hartman/BreckInsider

In no particular order, here are decks you have to find time to cheers on this summer!

Mi Casa Deck
Photo Credit: Ellie Hartman/BreckInsider

Traverse (In The Lodge)

This deck, hands down is one of the best views in town! The Traverse Bar and Restaurant sits high above Main Street, Breckenridge, towards the top of Boreas Pass. It is a wonderful place to take in the mountain air and get lost in the sights! While you are in awe you can enjoy a delicious cheese & charcuterie board with a full-bodied glass of Cabernet.

The Canteen

This deck is popping with excitement! The tables are close, but it allows for a high energy atmosphere of meeting people and mingling with the other tables! Right across from the gondola, this deck has an incredible view of the Breckenridge Resort and grants customers with the late sun! Cheers with a large canteen in hand, filled with handcrafted cocktails! My favorite canteen cocktails to drink to get me in the summer mood are the Canteen Ahhh Rita and the Fruity Mojo!

Broken Compass Brewing Company

The Broken Compass Brewing Company is not a deck you go to for the view, but most definitely for the amazing vibe! This place knows how to create a welcoming, fun atmosphere circled around the best beverage, BEER! During the summer months Broken Compass opens their back garage doors to an open area with Cornhole and other fun summer games! Some nights they have live music and trivia to bring an upbeat community into the room! It is a must to try their scrumptious Red Ale, the brewers are super proud of it for great reason!

Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub

Talk about a local joint! Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub has been serving up flavorful Irish bar bites and Guinness for over 15 years! This deck is located on the South Side of Main Street, facing the Breckenridge Resort! It gets great late night sunshine and has a sweet happy hour (3pm-6pm)! Do a BIG Irish Cheers (Sláinte!) with the 40 Shades O’Green Cocktail and nibble on the Luck of the Irish Combo!


The fine art of food comes out in the restaurant of Modis! Directly in the center of Main Street, Modis has a stellar, intimate deck that provides awesome views and a fun, chic atmosphere! Try their high-end, hand crafted cocktails with brilliant bites! Their Rum-a-Lum-a-Dingdong cocktail will harness in the paradise feel on this deck!

Rocky Mountain Underground (RMU)

Want to play cornhole, listen to live tunes, and enjoy awesome drinks? RMU this summer is the place to be for a sweet deck experience! They have a quaint deck in the front that sits directly on Main Street and an entire back space with turf for games, sitting areas, a tiki bar, as well as a raised live music stage!


Kenosha has one of the bigger decks in Breckenridge, which can make it easier to sit your entire party quicker! The deck is in a position for optimal sunshine and full mountain views! On this deck you can also enjoy cornhole and other fun games in between bites! This is an awesome deck for a group, especially with the large punch bowl cocktails on the menu!

Robbie’s Tavern

If you are up at the Peak 8 Fun Park this summer or you just want to spend time at the top of the gondola, Robbie’s Tavern has one superb deck! This is a wonderful place to enjoy bluebird skies, awesome people, and a delicious bloody marys!

South Ridge Seafood Grill

On the south side of Main Street, the South Ridge Seafood Grill has a nice intimate deck that looks onto the Main Street station, with an incredible view of the Breckenridge Resort. Sit back and take in the good life with the House Smoked Trout Dip and a flavorful glass of wine.

Blue Stag Saloon

The Blue Stag Saloon has a great deck out front, hugging the side walk of Main Street. This deck is practically open year around! It is awesome in the summer with full-menu seating and solid local feels! The wood fired pizza is mouthwatering! The Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza is a must try!

The Canteen Deck
Photo Credit: Canteen Taphouse and Tavern

Other Decks and Outdoor Patios That are Awesome!

(Honorable Mention)

Tiki Mana Island Grill
Gold Pan Saloon/Carboy Winery (Shared Patio)
Bangkok Happy Bowl
Motherloaded Tavern
Continental Divide Winery
Sancho Tacos & Tequilas
Empire BurgerLegends
The Crown
Doma 1898
Mi Casa
Angel’s Hollow
Little Bar and Grilled

Piante Pizzeria Deck View
Photo Credit: Piante Pizzeria


-Ellie Hartman

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Ellie Hartman

Ellie Hartman was born and raised in Breckenridge, Colorado. She spent 4 years in Miami getting her Master’s in Business, soaking up the sun, shredding dance floors, and Rowing NCAA Crew. After almost another year spent backpacking around the world, she has recently returned to Breck, full of wanderlust and a thirst for life! Ellie enjoys skiing, yoga, great coffee, travel, SCUBA Diving, anything outdoors, delicious beer, and happy people. She is very excited to be back in Breckenridge to shred some runs, enjoy our lively town, and write for BreckInsider about the awesome events to "send it to!"