Where to Drink in Aspen
Collected by Tommy Alexander , AFAR Staff
121 S Galena St #A, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
You can’t leave Aspen without trying the locally brewed beer at Aspen Brewing Company. Located on restaurant row above Over Easy, the Aspen Brewing Company has all the local favorites on tap. Get a sampler to see which one you prefer or try...
415 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Some Irish bars just have the name but this bar has the name, the food, the beer and the owner that are all Irish making it the real deal. A lot of thought and detail went into the design of this pub with dark wood flooring and chandeliers made...
430 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
The former owner of Highland’s Pizza Company opened Ryno’s so the secrets to their great pizza came with him to this new establishment. Better known for their pizza but they do have delicious sandwiches and pasta options. They hit the...
Hyman Street Mall, 420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Tucked in the alley way off of Hyman Avenue walking mall downstairs is a great Latin restaurant called Zocalito’s. It may be hard to find but once you do, you have to try their mojito. They have the classic mojito or try one of their...
315 E Hyman Ave #211, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Four bars all interconnected into one that most people refer to as Eric’s. Eric’s, the main bar of the four, is a hip bar that many frequent after dinner to get their night started on the weekend. It is a social haven and a good place...
520 E Durant Ave # 110A, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Colorado Proud, this coffee shop is downstairs right next to Four Mountain Sports. This is where it all started for Café Ink and since then they have grown and expanded to other locations mostly in the Front Range of Colorado. It is award...
414 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Hops Culture, opened in summer of 2014, as the newest restaurant on the Hyman Avenue walking mall. It is a craft-beer focused restaurant and bar that has 200 domestic and imported craft beer with 30 of them being on tap. The menu fares...
121 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
This is the place to see and be seen for a quick bite to eat. Stop in for coffee, smoothie, breakfast or lunch. As you walk into the café the first things are all your tasty options. They have a cooler full of to-go-items like salads and yogurt...
510 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Victoria’s dabbles in a little bit of everything with an Aussie mentality behind it all. Creating the perfect espresso experience is what they were founded on but they also serve a range of wine and tasty food to accompany your espresso. The...
501 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Started by an Aspen native, she started by selling juice out of a cute wooden carte that looked like it was straight off a farm. Now it has found a permanent home at the Aspen Club & Spa. The carte is still used at the Saturday Markets in the...
426 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
There are not many late night dance clubs in Aspen. Regal and my preference, Escobar are really the only two. Named after the infamous drug lord, Escobar is uniquely designed. It used to be Fly Lounge and those owners spent a pretty penny...
205 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
First thing you need to know about Cache Cache is that you need a reservation. This is one of the more popular restaurants in town. Of course you can always try your luck with the bar menu, which is first come first serve and an excellent option....
205 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Starting at 11 pm every Saturday Jimmy’s dining area transforms into a dance floor. This is not your typical Saturday dance party with the DJ spinning club dance music. Instead Latin Music is blaring and whether you come with a dance partner...
Wheeler Opera House, 320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
For an elaborately prepared absinthe experience—or for the meatiest Bloody Mary you've ever tasted, swing by Justice Snow's, the restaurant and bar under Wheeler Opera House in central Aspen. Enjoy.
Aspen Mountain, Colorado 81611, USA
In both the summer and winter, if you only have a day you must take a ride up the Silver Queen Gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain. The gondola cabs are all windows allowing for fantastic views as you travel 3,627 feet to the top. Once you get up...
675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
One of the best parties in Aspen is the closing ski season party at Aspen Highlands. For the last day of skiing, locals and visitors dress up in colorful costumes and crazy 1980's-styled ski outfits to celebrate the last day of skiing in the Aspen...
411 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
The Caribou Club is a prestigious members only club and restaurant. There are temporary memberships available or if you know a member they can invite you as their guest for the evening. Although there is no official dress code shorts, hats and...
119 S Spring St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Spring Café is not in the center core of downtown Aspen but it is worth the trek. An organic based menu was designed with the philosophy of wellness and healthy foods mostly deriving from plants but they do use some dairy and egg products....
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