The Best Après Ski Bars in Sun Valley, Idaho

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Sun Valley is known for attracting visitors from all over the world, With a wide range of bars and restaurants, Sun Valley’s après ski offerings won't disappoint. From high-class cocktail lounges to tried-and-true watering holes (like Hemingway's local spot), Sun Valley really has you covered no matter what.

Here are our top picks for the best après ski bars and restaurants in Sun Valley.


Local Vibe: Grumpy's

Possibly one of the greatest après dive bars in the U.S.

Best Apres Bars in Sun Valley — Grumpy's

Homegrown grub and especially tasty burgers. Super laid back, unpretentious vibe. Don't be afraid to get the 32-ounce goblet of beer called the Schooner (like the boat).

Address: 860 Warm Springs Rd, Ketchum, ID 83340

Phone Number: (208) 720-3171



Best Drinks: TNT Taproom

Beer and wine for when you're looking for something special

Best Apres Bars in Sun Valley — TNT Taproom

No snacks here — this is a beer and wine establishment. TNT offers local craft and organic brews as well as biodynamic and sustainable wines. Great spot to stop by if you’re looking to expand your palate.

Address: 271 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum, ID 83340



Upscale: Dunchin Lounge

Incredible cocktails and an extensive wine list. Great patio once the snow melts.

Best Apres Bars in Sun Valley — Dunchin Lounge

The place to go if you're looking for a thoughtfully created cocktail and an ambiance to match. A refreshing mix of international travelers, affluent visitors, skiers, and even locals — Dunchin Lounge really is a great place to meet someone interesting.

Address: 271 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum, ID 83340

Phone Number: (208) 622-2145



Best View: Seattle Ridge Day Lodge

Spectacular views, but the real fun starts when you have to get yourself down the mountain...

Best Apres Bars in Sun Valley — Seattle Ridge view

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we’re pretty sure that the views from Seattle Ridge are worth a few hundred thousand. After soaking up the views and snagging some wood-fired pizza, head down to River Run for live music, which is on every Saturday. If you decide to go down to River Run, be sure to get their Bloody Mary.

Address: Bald Mountain, at the very top of Seattle Ridge Chairlift

Phone Number: (208) 622-6284



Locals Pick: Lefty's

Great outdoor patio. When in doubt, get the monkey fries.

Best Apres Bars in Sun Valley — Leftys Bar

Very unassuming place and our pick for the easiest place to hang out, especially if the patio is open. Great typical bar food and down to earth prices. Spiced up fries AKA monkey fries are a must. $5 tallboys help it all go down smooth.

Address: 231 6th St E, Ketchum, ID 83340

Phone Number: (208) 726-2744



A Taste of the West: Warfield Distillery & Brewery 

Get your Baldy views and Brooklyn vibes at this trendy après ski bar.

Warfield distillery and brewery outdoor fireplace

With one of the best roof decks in town, you'll be able to stargaze while warming up by a fire and sipping on some of the finest brews in the West. Known for their handcrafted drinks and innovative eats produced by Michelin accredited chefs, this is not your typical pub. Sourcing local Idaho ingredients, the Warfield is the spot for an elevated experience.

Address: 280 N Main Street, Ketchum, ID 83340

Phone number: 1 (208) 726-2739



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