Colorado’s high country is home to some of the most fun ski bars in the United States. After all, Colorado provides some of the most fantastic skiing in the world. Once you’ve hit the slopes for the day, it’s time to unwind with friends and family. Below are five of the best apres-ski watering holes to replenish.
145 N. Main St.
Minturn, CO 81645
The Minturn Saloon is a popular hangout in the beautiful area of the Vail Valley. The bar and restaurant are known for their outstanding margaritas, fajitas and fish tacos. If you want something besides Southwestern fare, Minturn has a lot more to offer. The Minturn Saloon has been around since 1976 and has made a name for itself as one of the best ski bars around.
260 10 Mile Circle
Copper Mountain, CO 80443
Escobar is the premier dance club located at the beautiful Copper Mountain. This is a popular dance nightclub with top-of-the-line DJs and it serves food late into the night. If you are feeling really adventurous, there is even a strip pole to show off your latest dance moves. Copper Mountain is one of the top ski resorts in the United States, so spending time at Escobar is a must do the next time you hit the high country. The bar features events throughout the week including theme nights, weekly trivia, karaoke and ladies night. Escobar’s events and happy hour varies, so be sure to check the website for more information.
210 Elk Ave.
Crested Butte, CO 81224
Secret Stash has the best pizza, wings and beer in the Crested Butte area. The pub is a very popular hangout after a long day of skiing or snowboarding. It has been a staple in the area since 2002 and features a happy hour each weekday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. It’s a restaurant and a fun bar hangout all in one.
685 E. Durant Ave.
Aspen, CO 81611
Ajax Tavern is located in Aspen, at the base of Aspen Mountain. This is a fantastic restaurant during the day. One of its most popular entrees is the Ajax double cheeseburger with truffle fries. Once your day of skiing is done, you can kick back and relax with friends in the bar area. It’s a fun place to hang out with a great selection of the finest wines, as well as signature martinis and microbrews.
Cecilia’s Martini Bar
520 S. Main St.
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Cecilia’s Martini Bar is located in Breckenridge. It provides an amazingly fun time to spend with friends and family after a great day on the slopes. Cecilia’s has a vast selection of spirits, including its signature martinis. There are nightly DJs, making it a prime spot to keep those ski legs loose with dancing.
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