Après-Ski in Aspen Snowmass

There is no excuse for an early night in Aspen Snowmass! From friendly local bars to elegant restaurants and clubs, Aspen has a venue to suit everyone’s taste and budget. With over a hundred bars to choose from, there’s no shortage of options, and if a night on the dance floor, or in the billiard hall is more to your taste, there’s a place for you!

Here are some of our recommendations:

The J-Bar

This romantic long-time Aspen favourite dates back to 1889, and is even featured on the National Register of Historic Places. This saloon-like bar has been Aspen’s favourite bar for locals, visitors and celebrities for decades. With a lively buzz and Old West vibe, the J-Bar remains the town’s social hub.

Belly Up

The place to go for live music in Aspen! Musical talent from around the globe abounds-acts have included Snoop Dogg, Joe Cocker, Wyclif Jean, Ice Cube, Ben Harper, B.B. King, Seal, and countless other! Belly Up offers two full bars for guests’ enjoyment and a good selection of bar food.

Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar

The fine art of mixing drinks and small tasty bites. This is Aspen’s funkiest cocktail bar – like your living room, only more fun. Expect vintage furniture, moody lighting, fun tunes and eclectic artwork, backed up by a huge range of well-crafted cocktails and sweet and salty bites.

39 Degrees

A premier après ski location in Aspen Snowmass with an awe-inspiring mountain backdrop, 39 Degrees enjoys a chic atmosphere and a tantalizing menu with tempting appetizers and local drinks. Miami in the mountains? Maybe.

Bad Harriet

Hotel Jerome’s unique prix fixe cocktail experience. The bar has first-come, first-served seating policy, and features a set menu inclusive of cocktails and light bites. As a different après experience, this is as different as it comes.

Ajax Tavern

With a large, sunny, slopeside terrace at the base of Aspen Mountain, the Little Nell’s après bar, the peerless Ajax Tavern, is the perfect place to be at the end of an Aspen ski day. Expect pitchers of cold locally brewed beer, truffle fries, great burgers and seafood, all in an atmosphere that can be positively rowdy.

The Wine Bar (formerly Chair 9)

An absolute must-visit après spot in the Little Nell, the Wine Bar is perfect for people-watching, live music and bespoke cocktails. Relax and enjoy a glass or two of wine and a great tapas selection, or make a choice from the seafood bar.

Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro (on mountain)

This is an old ski patrol shack which is the après epicentre mid-mountain on Aspen Highlands. Pretty much a long-lunch après adventure like no other, with a stunning view and a rocking vibe