Happy Hour and Cocktails in Aspen


What better way to kick back and relax after a day on the slopes than with après ski — after ski, the after-skiing happy hour Aspen locals are proud to celebrate? This social drinking scene reaches new heights in and around Aspen, with champagne toasts and signature cocktails enjoyed as the snow falls and sun sets after another crisp mountain day. Famous for its festive atmosphere, the après ski scene at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro at Aspen Highlands features champagne toasts and impromptu dancing. Pair a glass of wine with the classic fondue and raclette and cheers to a successful day on the slopes.

There are no shortage of happy hours and drink specials to be explored, from the vintage gastropub Aspen Public House in the historic Wheeler Opera House building to the Red Onion, Aspen’s oldest bar, whose menu runs the gamut of typical bar food, from wings and sliders to sumptuous entrees such as five-spiced duck breast.

From upscale après ski lounges like Chair 9 at the base of Ajax, where live bands begin just as the slopes are closing, or Clicquot in the Snow at Ajax Tavern, the place to see and be seen, to Aspen Brewing Company which serves up craft beers, Aspen’s variety of watering holes offers visitors a vast array of options to suit any taste.

Want to fit in like a local? Zane’s Tavern is the best spot for a pitcher of beer and an order of wings. This old-school sports bar also has great burgers and a variety of Philly cheesesteaks.

Discover Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar, a classy basement bar with daily beer and mule specials, and an eclectic array of handcrafted cocktails, expertly created by experienced bartenders. For the best Manhattans in Aspen, head to The Monarch, a London-style steakhouse where the classic cocktail pairs best with a juicy ribeye.

Or kick up your feet and refresh yourself with a drink from our very own lobby bar, because when you stay with us at Hyatt Residence Club Grand Aspen, you’ll find the perfect cocktail or thirst-quenching brew is just a few steps away.

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