Après-Ski in Vail
There’s three fantastic ski outs in Vail – Golden Peak, Vail Village and Lionshead. We suggest you slide down and finish your ski day in Vail Village or Lionshead for exceptional après. Best locations for an après beer or two are as follows:
Popular with the locals, Garfs is a great place to sit outside, especially in the spring on their south-facing terrace overlooking the Gondola. Enjoy the late afternoon sun and watch skiers and boarders making their descents to Lionshead. Inside you’ll find a bar with walls stacked with ski memorabilia and a classic mountain town atmosphere. Serves beer by the pitcher, great margaritas and great après snacks.
The slopeside C-Bar in the Vail Chophouse right in front of the Gondola, is more of an upmarket place to go, and has a great happy hour. Expect great après snacks like Crispy Pork Belly Sliders, a Seafood Bar and a range of hand-crafted cocktails as well as the usual array of local beers and regional wines.
Root & Flower (Vail Village)
One of Vail’s most versatile watering holes, this is a wine & cocktail bar with a difference. Enjoy a tasting experience, or sample one of over 50 wines by the glass. Expect classic cocktails and an ever-evolving menu to complement the journey.
Los Amigos (Vail Village)
Hand-crafted margaritas, tequila, beer, street tacos – enough said. This is a fantastic American Mexican fusion of food & beverage classics that adds a bit of salsa to Vail’s après scene.
Vail Brewing Co. Tap Room (Vail Village)
This is an award-winning, locally owned and run craft brewery in Vail Village serving exceptional beer and comfort food. You’ll find a proper selection of beers on tap, or try a flight of tasters.
Vendetta’s (Vail Village)
A hang out popular with the locals, including the Ski Patrol, you can enjoy a cold beer and a slice of pizza and feel like one of the guys in no time at all. This is fine dining without the stuffiness. Visit the legendary double-sided bar for drinks with your amigos or enjoy a classic Italian meal in the main dining room.
The Red Lion (Vail Village)
A Vail original, the Red Lion welcomes guests from near and far to enjoy its warm hospitality, great American cuisine, and the best in local entertainment. This is the perfect après spot in Vail Village – bar for après, restaurant for dinner and then nightclub to finish. Stagger home in ski boots…