Aprés bars in Steamboat are good — and you'd expect it from a town that constantly ranks top 10 in the nation for the Aprés life. When there's a party at the main base, it's hard to miss. And when there's not, here's a few of the best spots to check out. I've been fortunate to pass through a few times while starting Renoun Skis and it's always a good time.
Ski-in/ski-out spot for a mid-day or afternoon beer.
At the bottom of the Christie III lift, The T-Bar has an awesome patio, lots of chairs and great views of Steamboat. Has the basics you'd expect out of an aprés bar — good beer selection, cheap PBR's and awesome people. Perfect if you prioritize drinking beer before taking off your skiboots.
Pro Tip: Ask to play Nails. And if you don't know what nails is, grab a beer, look around for a tree stump full of nails and ask to join — you might loose a finger, but you'll gain at least one friend.
Adress: 2045 Ski Time Square Dr, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: (970) 879-6652
Slope-side Aprés: Los Locos
Nothing is better than Aprés than Aprés with tacos.
Saddle up with a large plate of nachos, a margarita and go make some friends. With a small patio that overlooks the mountain outside and a cozier feel inside, we love Locos for the low-pressure vibe you'd expect out of an aprés establishment. Large portions and the best bang fo the buck at the mountain.
Adress: 1875 Ski Time Square Dr, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: (970) 761-2394
High-Class: The Laundry
Stunning food, amazing cocktails. Pricy.
In downtown Steamboat, The Laundry is by far the best place to sit down for great cocktails and amazing food. Entres are smaller plates great for sharing. If you're just grabbing a drink, we recommend pairing it with tthe charcutarie board to nibble while you sip. The Laundry is constantly compared to some of the top restaurants in NYC and San Franscisco.
Pro Tip: Though 'high-class', the Laundry isn't 'stuffy' or 'proper' — known for friendly and warm people who love to ski.
Adress: 127 11th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: (970) 870-0681
Local's Pick: Backdoor Burgers
Quirky place with delicious burgers
They may not sell alcohol but these guys know burgers — you won't find any pre-frozen patties here. All fresh and high quality. We've also heard the veggie burgers are made in-house and are worth-while, even if for a omnivore. Pro Tip: get the sweet-potato fries if you're just looking for a snack — delicious.
Adress: 825 Oak St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: (970) 871-7888
Unique Experience: Storm Peak Brewery
A true "craft beer" establishment
Amazing selection of local brews and a litttle bit off the beaten track so it's not normally mobbed with tourists. They don't serve foot but it's connected to a pizza place (How Ya Doin' Pizza N' Eats) that wil deliver right to the taproom.
Adress: 1885 Elk River Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: (970) 879-1999
Best Music: OTP (Old Town Pub)
Live music almost every night
Great place to grab a beer and catch a game or listen to come live music — Nothing fancy!
Adress: 600 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: (970) 879-2101
Great Outdoor Space: Taco Cabo
Great outdoor space by the river serving authentic Mexican
With house-made hot sauces, you know this place is serving legit Meixican. Full snew of mexican apres drinks to choose from. Pro Tip: Especially awesome inthe summertime wth the back patio on the water.
Adress: 729 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: (970) 846-2307
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