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Aspen Bars and Restaurants with the Best Apres Ski

Aspen is full of places to go grab some food and cocktails after skiing! Here are some of most popular Aspen bars and restaurants with the best apres ski.

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Willow Creek Bistro
Ajax Tavern
Mezzaluna Aspen
39 Degrees
La Cantina
J Bar
Eric's Bar
Red Onion

Willow Creek Bistro

Willow Creek Bistro at the Ritz Carlton in Aspen Highlands, Colorado.

The Ritz Carlton's Willow Creek Bistro is a great apres ski spot. It's located right at the bast of Aspen Highlands Mountain and serves contemporary American cuisine. Try favorites like the pulled BBQ pork sandwich, gourmet grilled cheese, truffle parmesan fries, or gruyere burger.

Ajax Tavern

Ajax Tavern at the Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado.
Photo Credit: Little Nell

Ajax Tavern at the Little Nell is another great choice for apres ski. It is famous for its spectacular views from the base of Aspen Mountain. Ajax Tavern is a great scene for people watching, and they serve French food influenced by local Colorado ingredients. Their menu features dishes like Colorado Lamb Bolognese, Crispy Kurobuta Pork Belly, housemade charcuterie, a raw bar of oysters, crab and shrimp, fondue, bugers, truffle frites, crab gazpacho, and fresh salads.

Mezzaluna Aspen

Mezzaluna Aspen is great for apres ski.
Photo Credit: Mezzaluna Aspen

Mezzaluna Aspen has a great scene during apres ski. Their apres ski menu features Italian appetizers and a variety of pizzas made in a wood burning oven. Happy Hour is served from 3pm to 5:30pm or until 6:30 at the bar.Read our review of Mezzaluna Aspen.

39 Degrees

39 Degrees in the Sky Hotel is a popular apres ski spot in Aspen.
Photo Credit: Sky Hotel

The Sky Hotel's lounge, 39 Degrees,  has cozy sofas and a fireplace that make it the perfect spot to come and have a drink and some food after a long day of skiing. 39 Degrees serves creative cocktails and delicious burgers, as well as club sandwiches and Venison pot pie. They also serve a late night menu.

La Cantina

La Cantina is a Mexican restaurant in Aspen, Colorado.

La Cantina is a fun Mexican restaurant that many people flock to after skiing for some margaritas and great Mexican food. Try their Queso Fundito - a giant bowl of melted cheese served with fresh tortillas. Read our review of La Cantina.

J Bar

J Bar at Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado.

J Bar at Hotel Jerome is a saloon style bar that serves great wings and burgers in a cool atmosphere. Jack Nicholson frequents J Bar. 

Eric's Bar

Eric's Bar in Aspen, Colorado.
Photo Credit: Eric's Bar

Eric's Bar has several rooms, the Aspen Billiards room, Eric's Bar, and The Cigar Bar. Perfect for people who want to continue on after apres ski.

Red Onion

The Red Onion in Aspen, Colorado is great for apres ski.

The newly re-opened Red Onion is a fun place to grab a bite and some drinks with locals and tourists alike. The Red Onion is a historic Aspen establishment that had been open since 1892, but had closed down in recent years and was just re-opened this past summer. The Red Onion is open late night until 1am and serves classic American and oldtime Aspen recipes, like burgers, chicken waffles, steak and eggs, and meatballs and sauce. Read our review of the Red Onion.

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