If you’ve just arrived via our Vail airport shuttle, you are near one of the largest ski mountains in North America and, truly, “like nothing on Earth”, then be sure to try out our locals-approved list of the best deals in Vailfor tasty eats and good drinks for Vail Apres Ski after carving up the mountain all day…
What: The 10th
Where: Mid-mountain at the base of Look Ma
Why: Test your mogul skills and head down Look Ma (or take the easier Meadows trail) to make it to this ski-in ski-out apres-ski hotspot. If you’ve been shredding all day and need to fix that helmet hair, stop by the bathrooms equipped with hair dryers, hair spray, mouthwash and sunscreen. When you’re primped and ready for some happy hour socializing, grab a drink and watch others attempt to conquer the Look Ma trail at The 10th’s heated tables on their deck, or cozy up to the barside fireplace inside.
What: The George
Where: 292 East Meadow Drive
Why: Tucked away in a basement in a fancy part of Vail, The George’s claim to fame is its laid-back atmosphere and fantastic happy hour prices. Drop in at this local’s secret to try The George’s crab legs, duck quesadilla, and plum duck paired with a happy hour drink. Give your legs a rest from all the on-snow action; enjoy a drink and tasty food while playing a game of pool or foosball.
What: Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que
Where: 616 W Lionshead Circle
Why: If you think a posh ski town nestled in the Rocky Mountains needs a lesson or two about good BBQ, think again. Surround yourself with throwback tunes, awesome beer prices, and pick between tender ribs, flavorful wings, or any of the other menu items Moe’s perfects. Even Southerners visiting Vail will say Moe’s gets it right.
What: Bart & Yeti’s
Where: 553 East Lionshead Circle
Why: Bart & Yeti’s is one of the oldest bars in town – their doors have been open for 38 years – and is named after two famous dogs from back-in-the-day, so don’t be surprised if you see a dog hanging out with its owner. This local, family-friendly dive bar carries delicious American fare and prices that will make you happy.