Washington Park Grille 1096 South Gaylord 303-777-0707 www.washparkgrille.com
Patio hours: Weekdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; weekends from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Specials: If the restaurant is slow, they'll do happy hour specials on the patio. If it's busy, no such luck.
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Patio perks: Fan misters; awning to shield you from the sun; heaters when the sun goes down; and a full-blown doggy menu and water bowls for your pup
Busiest time: Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Slowest time: 3 to 6 p.m.
Most memorable moment: The year there was a water balloon fight between the patio flies at Wash Park Grille and the patio flies at Reiver's. Reiver's started it.