Life's a Beach: Emerald Isle Restaurant

Driving back up Parker Road after a long, hot day on the southestern plains Saturday, the temptation to brake for the Emerald Isle was almost overwhelming. Not just because the bar itself is such a classic roadhouse -- but because the patio behind it may just be the closest Denver comes to an actual beach. But who needs a beach -- all that sand! and those mosquitos! -- when the deck is this expansive, and the view of Cherry Creek Reservoir as refreshing as any ocean breeze.

The Emerald Isle happy hour only runs from 3-6 p.m. on weekdays, but we can guarantee that almost any hour you spend on this patio will be a happy one. Land ho!

Emerald Isle Restaurant 4385 South Parker Road Aurora 303-690-3722

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