Denver COVID Restaurant Rules: Is Indoor/Outdoor Dining Allowed?

Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 restrictions for Denver restaurants and bars.
January 19, 2021, 05:44 PM UTC
Denver COVID Restaurant Rules: Is Indoor/Outdoor Dining Allowed?

After remaining in Level Red -- which is classified as "severe risk" and limits restaurants to takeout, delivery, or outdoor dining only -- Governor Jared Polis announced Denver is now moving to "Level Orange" due to a sustained decline in cases of the novel coronavirus. This means changes in indoor dining restrictions as well. We've gathered the most up to date information to help operators stay on top of the latest dining guidelines.

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Is indoor dining allowed in Denver?

Yes. As of January 4, indoor dining is permitted at 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer. Patrons in different parties must be a minimum of 6 feet apart; the total number of people in a party must not exceed 10.

Is outdoor dining allowed in Denver?

Yes. Outdoor dining is open at full capacity with restrictions. Patrons in different parties must be a minimum of 6 feet apart. The spacing of tables may need to be 6 feet or more to ensure proper physical distancing between diners from different parties. 

Is indoor bar service allowed in Denver?

Yes. Bars that have adapted to operate like a restaurant may open at 25% capacity; however, absolutely no bar seating is permitted. Alcohol sales MUST conclude by 10 p.m.

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