Top Après Ski Spots in Aspen
Everyone knows that Aspen is notorious for its world-class skiing, but in this town, the fun doesn't stop when the lifts do. Après ski in Aspen can be just as fun as a powder day on Ajax. With a variety of bars and restaurants to choose from, there is certainly a spot for everyone's taste.
Located in the Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees Lounge has been Aspen's iconic après choice for many people both locals and tourists alike. With an outdoor party pool, hot tub and specialty cocktails for every palate, this spot has it all. The vibe at the lounge has a trendy, mountain feel with fireplaces to warm up after a long day on the slopes. (970 E Durant Ave., 970.925.6760)
This brewery is constantly going to new, innovative levels with their beer, while always having a quality menu on tap. They have an awesome staff with indoor and outdoor seating all year long. The brewery is known as one of the more relaxed places in Aspen for après with a great local feel- it's simple; good beer, good people, good vibes and dogs are welcome! (304 E Hopkins Ave., 970.920.2739)
Established in 1972, this restaurant has history! Little Annie’s known for its down to earth feel and affordable drink specials. As always don’t forget the best deal in town- a beer and a shot for only $4.00! (517 E Hyman Ave., 970.925.1098)
Justice Snow’s historic building was constructed in 1889 as the gem of Aspen, and the space was fully renovated in January 2012. The result is a modern atmosphere with a vintage feel. The drink menu reads like a novel and is the largest cocktail menu west of the Mississippi. If you feel like trying a new cocktail that you may never get the chance to order anywhere else, go here. (328 E Hyman Ave., 970.429.8192)
The Red Onion takes the title as the oldest restaurant in Aspen. Located on the busy walking mall, just blocks from the gondola, this is another local favorite. With live music, a delicious menu, and affordable pricing, this place is hard to leave after a long day of skiing. (420 E Cooper Ave., 970.925.9955)
Home to Hunter S. Thompson's favorite watering hole, Woody Creek Tavern is a legendary spot. It’s located outside of town about 15 miles in the secluded mountainside along the Roaring Fork River. Trendy, upscale, and fancy are not words to describe the Woody Creek Tavern. In the summer you can easily bike to the Woody Creek Tavern via the Rio Grande Trail. This place is raw, original, and has no frills for the fancy. (2858 Upper River Road, Woody Creek CO, 970.923.4585)