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Denver's five best rooftop patios

We usually have long Indian summers here in Colorado, but yesterday's temperature plunge, while welcome, was still a warning shot that summer is on its way out. Translation: you've got a dwindling number of chances to drink on a deck.

This weekend, though, the forecast for the city is back in the mid-eighties and sunny -- so get out there and embrace one of Denver's rooftop patios before you're stuck complaining that it's no longer patio weather. Here are the five best:

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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