Denver’s highest open-air bar is open for drinking, view-admiring

54thirty, the bar atop the Le Meridien Hotel on California Street downtown. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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54thirty, the bar atop the Le Meridien Hotel on California Street downtown. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) hotel; central business district; downtown; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado; bar; nightlife;
54thirty, the bar atop the Le Meridien Hotel on California Street downtown. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

With the opening of Le Méridien & AC Hotel in downtown Denver comes the opening of 54thirty, now the highest patio bar in the city.

The name, of course, is a reference to its elevation. The bar sits on the 20th floor of the hotel at 1475 California St., putting it at about 5,430 feet above sea level.

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54thirty, the bar atop the Le Meridien Hotel on California Street downtown. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Hours are 4-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday and 3-10 p.m. Sunday. It’s open seasonally, so you’ve still got time to take your parents and visiting friends up there in 2017.

54thirty, the bar atop the Le Meridien Hotel on California Street downtown. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) hotel; central business district; downtown; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado; bar; nightlife;
54thirty, the bar atop the Le Meridien Hotel on California Street downtown. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Ashley Dean

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