54-Thirty, Denver’s highest rooftop bar, opens Thursday

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DENVER -- A new property featuring the highest open-air rooftop bar in Denver opens Thursday night.

54-Thirty, named for its elevation, is in downtown on the 20th floor at 1475 California St., two blocks from the Colorado Convention Center.

The rooftop bar features views of the Rocky Mountains on one side and the skyline of Denver on the other.

Work on the project began two years ago. It also features two new hotels, Le Méridien Denver Downtown and AC by Marriott, and a new restaurant, Corinne.

"Denver has been exploding the last several years and the downtown corridor, central business district is really where it's thriving," general manager Paul Eckert said.

"The location is prime for inbound and outbound travelers. You have a perfect view of the cityscape and a perfect view of the Rocky Mountains -- at the same time you have fire elements and open air. You come to Denver to embrace the outdoors."

The grand opening for 54-Thirty is at 6 p.m. Thursday. It will feature a deejay and a local artist painting the first sunset from the rooftop.