Aspen

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Aspen’s après-ski scene rocks. The diverse “wild-life”—everything from billiard rooms and jazz clubs to wine bars and throwback saloons—entertains all sorts. If you over-indulge the free in-town bus runs until 2am. Bartenders can also arrange a free cab ride, courtesy of Aspen's enlightened Tipsy Taxi program.

Aspen Nightlife

39 Degrees Lounge

Have fun at 39 Degrees Lounge, located at the Sky Hotel. In the summer, take a dip in the heated pool or hot tub and soak in the amazing views of the mountains surrounding you.

709 E. Durant Avenue, CO, 970-925-6760, http://www.theskyhotel.com/sky-dining.html
Tags: nightlife | editor pick | trendy | lounge | bar

Belly Up

The sister of the über-hip SoCal spot features a wildly eclectic live-music line-up (everyone from Third Eye Blind to the Wu-Tang Clan have played here).

450 S. Galena St., CO, 970-544-9800, www.bellyupaspen.com
Tags: nightlife

Caribou Club

Granted, tabs average $1,000 (and there’s that pesky $500 membership fee), but mingling with Billy Crystal in the Great Room (a Western fantasia of antler-and-crystal chandeliers and billowing bronze swag) is priceless.

411 E. Hopkins Ave., CO, 970-925-2929, www.caribouclub.com
Tags: nightlife | dancing | nightclub | celebrity hangout | exclusive

Eric's Bar

This is the spot for over-40 single malt Scotches and under-30 singles, as well as a microbrew menu second to none. Puff stogies at the Cigar Bar or rack ‘em up in Aspen’s Billiards.

315 E. Hyman Ave., CO, 970-920-6707
Tags: nightlife | bar | billiards | cigars

Jimmy's: An American Bar & Restaurant

A hard-drinking, party-happy crowd squeezes into this handsome, clubby room for "fierce American food," tequila, and mezcals (they have 81 varieties of the two).

205 S. Mill St., upstairs, CO, 970-925-6020, www.jimmysaspen.com
Tags: nightlife | american | latin music | dance music

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