Where to Drink in Aspen
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
A craft beer after a day spent skiing, a finely balanced cocktail before a night of dancing, a cup of artisan coffee to wake up or after a hike, Aspen's bars, clubs, taverns, and cafes pour the best around. Remember, you should stay hydrated at high altitudes.
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...
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...
328 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
On the ground floor of Aspen’s historic Wheeler Opera House, the Public House dishes up Colorado-inspired comfort food. Large windows open to allow the summer breeze in but can shut out the winter chill without blocking the snow and mountain...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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....
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...
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...
Aspen, CO 81611, USA
For the ultimate ride around town check out the Ultimate Taxi. You know the show Taxi with Danny Devito? Well it is the same make as 70’s taxi cabs in the show. When you step inside smoke fills the area and there is a funky array of day-glow...
60 Sunset Dr, Basalt, CO 81621, USA
Most people end a long bike ride with a bottle of Gatorade. I prefer to reward myself with a cocktail. If you're in Aspen, you can bike 20-miles along the Rio Grande Trail to Woody Creek Distillers in Basalt. The 10,000 square-foot distillery and...
450 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Where else can you listen to live music from astounding, award-winning musicians like Ice Cube, Michael Franti, and Warren Haynes and be within three feet of them? Belly Up is an amazing intimate venue that can accommodate up to 450 people. The...
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