330 East Main Street Aspen, CO 81611 +1 970 920 1000
This Aspen mainstay, located inside the Hotel Jerome, has been pouring cold drafts since the 1890s. It is a favorite of locals who affectionately refer to it as the J-Bar. A big wooden bar with a mirrored backdrop dominates the room and exudes an old-time feel that begs one to hunker down with a beer and a newspaper. An adjoining room with a large screen TV is a prime perch for sports watching and somehow does not detract from the bar's vintage feel. The menu is classic bar food fare and features burgers, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. The bar is full service and offers a great beer selection of imports, domestics and microbrews.
320 South Galena Street Aspen, CO 81611 +1 970 925 7585
You do not need directions to this bakery. All you have to do is look for a line of people, or follow the sweet scent that tauntingly lingers outside its doorway. From the moment this bakery opens to the moment it closes it always has a throng of customers. Its always-fresh muffins, cookies, and croissants are popular especially with an accompanying espresso, latté or cappuccino. The greatness of its gelati and frozen yogurt can be attested by almost always seeing someone outside the doors licking a cone no matter how bitter the weather.
320 East Hyman Avenue Aspen, CO 81611 +1 970 920 5770
Since 1889, this landmark has been the center of Aspen's cultural scene. Listed on the National Registrar of Historical Places, the building has experienced two major renovations and to this day looks like it did when it first opened. Lectures, concerts, musicals, community theater, and foreign and independent film showings keep its stage occupied almost every day of the year. Although seating may be a bit cramped, the interior's detailed woodwork will be more than enough to make up for it.
689 Main Street Carbondale, CO 81623 +1 970 963 6890
This high-five of a dining spot was recently voted as the "Best Mountain Restaurant" by Denver's 5280 magazine. Located in the renovated Old Town Carbondale House, the restaurant exudes an inviting, cozy look that manages to offer fine dining in a casual setting and at amazingly reasonable prices. The menu is ambitious and the kitchen takes great pride in always updating it with new and refreshingly different items. The Alaskan Halibut and Colorado Lamb are two of the more popular dishes. The wine list is extensive and ever changing as well.
100 Fall Lane (In the Silvertree Hotel) Snowmass, CO 81615 +1 866 274 7756(Toll Free)/+1 970 923 8285
This casual, non-stop restaurant is the closest eatery you will find to being the sure thing in terms of food selection, atmosphere, views and convenience. The deck, which overlooks Fanny Hill, is ideal for soaking up the Colorado sun while on a lunch break from skiing, or for apres ski. It offers ski-in/ski-out convenience. The dinner menu features steaks, ribs, pizza and fish. There are several pasta dishes including the Jamaican Jerk Pappardelle, which features jerk lathered chicken. A large kid's menu is also available.
2858 Upper River Road Woody Creek, CO 81656 +1 970 923 4585
The dining room at Woody Creek Tavern is always packed and the walls are papered with snapshots of regular patrons, including famed gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. The menu features burgers, steaks and Mexican fare. Save room for real Key Lime pie. Expect a crowd as this restaurant is very popular with both tourists and locals, and groups of 8 people or more are encouraged to call ahead for a table; see the website or call for more information.
10 Village Square Snowmass Village Mall Snowmass, CO 81615 +1 970 923 3515
This happy place is one of the few spots in Snowmass that invites one to plop down at the bar and enjoy a cold draft while watching a game on TV. Bar stools line its huge corner windows that afford unobstructed views of the mall. If you prefer a table, there are several booths that strangely resemble wooden Tilt-a-Whirls. Video machines, and pool and foosball tables adorn the room. The menu offers classic bar food such as wings, pizza, calamari, burgers and sandwiches.
415 East Dean Street Aspen, CO 81611 +1 970 920 9463
The Wine Spot is a bar located in the Hyatt Grand Aspen. It serves wine by the glass and also has a full fledged bar. Be it Chardonnay or the Classic Mai Tai, you name it and they have it. They also serve light fare like Tomato Basil Hummus or Antipasto. The connoisseurs of fine wine will be glad to visit the place. You can also order beers and liquor online.
105 Daly Lane Snowmass Village, CO 81615 +1 970 923 7777
An atmosphere as lively and enthusiastic as the name ("come on, come on!" in Spanish) is to be found at Venga Venga, where the Mexican fare is delicious and the tequila just never stops flowing. The location affords spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, and the fire pits on the patio literally give you a warm welcome. Grilled quesadillas, shrimp ceviche and cantina nachos are best shared with the group, following which are many delicacies you can devour alone. Pulled chicken burritos, skirt steak fajitas, pork carnitas and chile relleno are a few of the scrumptious offerings. There are some exceptional margaritas like the Don Julio, Cabo Grand and Espolon, as also beers, wines and a few non-alcoholic drinks.
300 Carriage Way Stonebridge Inn Snowmass Village, CO 81615 +1 970 923 2420
It is not hard to see why this restaurant and bar at Stonebridge Inn has been named 'Artisan'; pains are taken to ensure that every item on the menu is a work of art, a treat to the taste buds. The best produce of the season is made use of to create scrumptious dishes like rabbit risotto braised with red wine. The bar menu offers a number of light treats like the crispy Yukon Gold potato gnocchi and Chinese chicken salad. The wine menu has something to complement any meal you may be having. The bar opens at 3p daily, with Happy Hour from 3p to 5.30p.
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