Skiers, riders, locals and visitors alike- we all live for the outdoors, fresh air, new snow and 300 + days of Colorado sunshine. But one thing that makes those powder days even better is what comes afterward. There’s nothing better than working your quads until they feel like noodles, all to come to a seat on the patio with an ice cold brew. Whether you call it après, happy hour or lunch, we all just want to tell stories, warm our toes, oh, and look cute in our new matching base-layer combo. We’ve compiled some of our favorite spots within the Breckenridge Après scene- hop around town and try a few for yourself; you’ve earned it!
Breckenridge Après Scene
Whether you’re taking a quick break between runs or are finished for the day, here are our top on-mountain apres spots to warm up and relax. Complete with a wide array of hot boozy drinks and views of Breckenridge Ski Resort, what more could you ask for?
Robbie’s Tavern (Grand Colorado on Peak 8)
Robbie’s Tavern is a locally owned, slopeside bistro housed within the luxurious Grand Colorado. Join them for a refined twist on American comfort food, paired with a world-class wine list and curated selection of beers from Colorado and beyond.
Coppertop (Peak 9 base at Beaver Run Resort)
The Coppertop Bar & Cafe is located at the base of Peak 9 by the Beaver Run Superchair. You’ll enjoy spectacular views, daily drink specials, live music and delicious après ski fare. So what are you waiting for? Ski in and join the Coppertop family for an unforgettable experience you will be sharing with your friends and family forever.
TBar (Peak 8 base)
The TBar is the on-mountain après hot spot on Peak 8, right next to the Rocky Mountain Superchair and free BreckConnect Gondola running between the town and resort. With a full service bar and grill, the largest selection of micro-brews on-mountain and a full menu of sharable apps, the TBar is the one-stop location for guests looking to fill up, recharge and hang out. The TBar is just steps from the free BreckConnect Gondola down to town and at the base of the Rocky Mountain and Colorado SuperChairs.
Sevens (Peak 7 base at Grand Lodge)
Sevens restaurant offers a family-friendly, casual dining experience and serves as an excellent gathering or meeting place for the whole crew. The atmosphere at Sevens is one of mountain comfort in a modern setting. The open air kitchen is nestled between the large dining room and bar, while the sprawling deck is surrounded by stunning mountain views. While Sevens is sit down only, they also feature the Coop at the Sevens Express Window, a grab and go window perfect for those who don’t want to slow down the adventure.
Rocky Mountain Underground (RMU)
Grab a seat at one of Breckenridge’s best street side patios or cool off in RMU’s brand new backyard beer garden. The RMU Tavern features 12 rotating craft beers inside and 4 rotating craft beers plus 2 cocktails on draft outside in the beer garden. Time to get your tan on!
Kenosha Steakhouse offers the best in steaks, BBQ and burgers in the great state of Colorado! They now feature 31 beers on tap, of which 20 are Colorado Craft beers, perfect for sipping on their large deck with views of the Tenmile range. Don’t miss their spring specials for St. Patrick’s Day and Breck Pride week!
The Quandary Grille is a local’s favorite on the south side of Breckenridge. They’re located where Main Street meets the mountains at the base of Peak 9 at the Quicksilver lift, perfect for ski-to and from access. This Colorado steak house serves a wide variety of family friendly dishes and was voted one of the best Après ski bars with 12 beers on tap and happy hour specials from 2-5 pm daily. Their huge sunny deck overlooking Peak 9, Peak 10, and the Maggie pond makes for a great place to warm up after a day on the slopes.
The Briar Rose
For more of an upscale, authentic wild west option, check out the Briar Rose Chophouse and Saloon. Their prized, historic back-bar is the centerpiece of a lively and entertaining Saloon where guests may dine from the full menu or the Saloon’s “small plates” menu, perfect for apres. Don’t miss their happy hour, 4-6 every day, and half-priced small plates in the bar Fridays and Saturdays.
The Breckenridge Brewery
The original Breckenridge Brewpub has been offering breathtaking views of the mountains from our dining room and patio since 1990. Combine that with an eclectic menu, and a wide selection of beer styles ranging from traditional ales and lagers to sours, saisons, and barrel aged beer, and you’ve got one of the top places for Breckenridge apres. During the week, get 50% off apps and beer specials during Happy Hour.
Downstairs at Eric’s
Whether you’re craving pizza, wings, a healthy salad or gluten free options, Eric’s has it all. With a great kids menu, 25 arcade games, 30 beers on tap and 39 flat screen tvs, this is the perfect spot for everyone on your list. Plan on putting you name down early- it can get pretty busy! Then play a game or two of skee-ball or watch the big game while you wait.
Mi Casa Mexican Cantina
Stop by this long-time local favorite for lunch and enjoy a hand-filled Relleños or famous Fish Tacos. Visit après ski to unwind with a margarita shaken with fresh lime juice and one of their 100+ tequilas. Get there early for Happy Hour 3-6 to snag a spot in the Cantina for 3 for $5 tacos, $3 Tecate and Modelo cans and $6 house margs and wings.
Fatty’s Pizzeria and Sports Bar is housed in a historic building dating back to the late 1800s. They offer hearty portions at reasonable prices, served with only the freshest ingredients. Try their staff favorites including the wings, gyros, meat lover’s pizza, reuben and chicken marsala.
Blue River Bistro
Blue River Bistro is another great option for families because it’s a little quieter and they have a great kids menu. Check out their awesome Happy Hours (that’s right, they have two) every day from 3-6 and 9-close for 2-for-1 apps and martinis, perfect for an early dinner or a late night snack for when town is a little less crowded.