Ultimate Guide to Après Ski Spots in Vail & Beaver Creek, Colorado

Vail Apres Ski with Friends

Vail is a world-renowned ski destination with amazing skiing, outdoor activities, beautiful vacation rentals and five-star dining and restaurants. Did you also know that Vail boasts a vibrant apres-ski scene? “Apres ski” is a French term for “after ski” and came from the European ski days to define an after ski happy hour scene. Vail and Beaver Creek are filled with several excellent après ski options, and many of them are located near our Vail and Beaver Creek vacation rentals! Make sure to try a few of these bars and restaurants in the Vail Valley for your après festivities.  

Best Après Ski Spots in Vail Village and Lionshead 

Garfinkel's (Lionshead Village) 

Located in Lionshead Village, Garfinkel’s Bar and Grille is a great après ski spot for family and friends. Garfinkel’s boasts an expansive deck that overlooks Vail Mountain and the Eagle Bahn Gondola. The menu includes casual fare and an extensive drink menu.  

Bart & Yeti’s (Lionshead Village) 

Named after two well known dogs of Vail, Bart and Yeti’s is a true local pub. Enjoying a large outdoor patio that often has live music in the springtime. Full of eclectic mementos of Vail and its patrons from being in business for over 40 years! A well-known locals spot for a fun après ski drink or casual bite.  

Vendetta’s (Vail Village) 

A top choice for après skiing, Vendettas enjoys a great location in the heart of Vail Village. Vendettas is always full of fun energy and usually packed with everyone sharing drinks and pizza. Vendettas has a nice outdoor back deck and once the Spring weather warms up the front windows open up to the main Vail Village heated cobblestone streets.  

The Red Lion (Vail Village) 

A Vail Village staple, the Red Lion is renowned for its après ski-friendly menu and fun atmosphere. After a day on the mountain, head down to The Red Lion for live music, good drinks, and tasty bites from their menu which includes burgers, BBQ, and other specialties. Their “Winter Warmer” menu includes drinks that will keep you nice and toasty like the Double Black Diamond and the classic Hot Toddy.  

Tavern on the Square (Lionshead Village) 

If you’re looking for casual vibes with great service, Tavern on the Square is another great option. As you catch up with friends on the Tavern’s large patio, you’ll be greeted with incredible views of Vail Mountain. Its central location makes it an easy spot to meet up with family and friends.  

The Remedy Bar at Four Seasons (Vail Village) 

For an elevated après ski experience, hit up The Remedy Bar at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences. The bar has both inside and outside seating with year-round firepits. You’ll enjoy uninterrupted views of the mountain and a menu that includes something for everyone.    

Other Notable Après Ski Spots in Vail and Lionshead Villages 

  • The George 
  • Los Amigos 
  • Pepi’s 
  • El Segundo 
  • Shakedown 
  • Vail Brewing Company 

Best Après Ski Spots in Beaver Creek

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Chophouse C Bar 

C Bar is a favorite for unwinding after a day of adventuring in Beaver Creek. The menu melds classic comfort foods with the freshest catches of the day. C BAR boasts breathtaking mountain views from the restaurant’s spacious deck and the cozy interior offers great live music and a vibrant après ski scene! You’ll find C Bar at the base of the Centennial Lift.  

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch 

Keep the good times rolling on a pow day with appetizers and drinks at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. Après al fresco and stop by the Fireside Bar located on the Mountainside Terrace for signature cocktails, delectable dishes, and incredible views. Fireside Bar is located a few steps away from the Bachelor Gulch Express chairlift.  

Coyote Café 

Head to the local watering hole to grab a bite to eat while catching up on the game. Coyote Café provides patrons with a laidback atmosphere during the day and features a creative menu of Mexican fare. Sip on one of their signature margaritas during apres-ski happy hour while taking in the views on the outside patio.  

Other Notable Après Ski Spots in Beaver Creek 

  • The Dusty Boot Saloon 
  • Hooked 
  • The Metropolitan Kitchen 

Book Your Vail Vacation Rental 

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Now that you know all the best places for après ski, it’s time to start planning your trip! Vail Management Company offers a wide array of vacation rentals in Vail and Beaver Creek. Whether you prefer a ski-in/ski-out condo or a spacious private home, we are sure to have the ideal property for your stay. Each of our accommodations features top-of-the-line amenities, and they are just minutes from the best mountains, restaurants, and attractions.