Vail and Beaver Creek

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When the sun goes down, an entirely different side of the city is revealed. ShermansTravel experts sort through the dives and overpriced cocktails to show you the best bars and nightspots that really give a taste of the local vibe, while also pointing out the jazz clubs, theater performances, and dancehalls that travelers might not find on their own.

Vail and Beaver Creek Nightlife

Dusty Boot Saloon

Good luck grabbing a spot by the bar after 4pm when bunnies and shredders fresh off the slopes pile in, jonesing for the $1 brew-and-burger special. Expect an Old West vibe, locally brewed beers, massive margaritas, and tasty burgers.

210 Offerson Rd., CO, 970-748-1146,
Tags: budget | nightlife | culinary | happy hour


Sport's fans pile into this saloon at game time for big-screen TVs, good grub, and a huge outdoor deck with heated lamps. Its location beneath the Eagle Bahn Gondola also makes it a popular, post-slope spot.

536 E. Lionshead Circle, CO, 970-476-3789
Tags: nightlife | patio | sports bar

Ski Bar

A posh and pricey nightclub with themed spaces like an old-school jukebox room and a disco dance floor invites partying hipsters.

304 Bridge St., CO, 970-476-0360,
Tags: nightlife | smart splurge | trendy | dancing

The Club

Live music nightly, drink specials, and debauchery galore have made the club a long-standing favorite. Patrons often come in their ski boots and stay 'til closing time.

304 Bridge St, CO, 970-479-0556,
Tags: nightlife | dancing | happy hour

The Red Lion

Usually packed with an après-ski crowd, this popular pub has a fine selection of microbrews, live nightly music, and an outdoor patio. It's perfect for beers and burgers at the end of day on the slopes.

Vail Village, 304 Bridge St., CO, 970-476-7676,
Tags: nightlife | patio | bar

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