Breckenridge is a quaint Colorado town at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with year-round ski-resorts and alpine activities. But you cannot ski all day long. If you feel the need to savor some wonderful drinks, be it craft cocktails or whatever is it that you fancy, then this town offers a nice round list of amazing bars to choose from. Live music and game nights are to be expected and the scene of Breckenridge nightlife is buzzing!
The best part is that many awesome bars are located close by so you can check out as many as you can while the night is still young! Here we have curated a list of top-notch drinking places to keep you warm after hitting the slopes. Read on to find out where the best Breckenridge bars are located and what they have in store for you and see which strikes your fancy.
Aurum Food & Wine Breckenridge
A good mix of everything you want in a bar
This is one of the nicest, kid friendly Breck bars there is. The ambience is classy, and the outdoors is a great place to enjoy the warm sun while you await your order. There are numerous vegetarian options, but people swear by the ribs the place offers. Maybe you can try it out yourself.
The cocktails are superb, with just the right balance; neither too boozy nor too sweet. Happy hours are available on drinks and food, which you definitely cannot miss. Apart from cocktails, the barstool boasts of a huge selection of wine. There are also beers and spirits available aplenty. Stop by for some great food and drinks, wonderful ambience, and impressive service.
You will love glancing at the pictures on the walls and the set-up of the bar even as you are busy imbibing their delicious drinks.
Peak of Asia
The Vietnamese food is the best part about this place
Think it’s impossible to find authentic Vietnamese food in Breck? Think again because this place absolutely rocks! They have a full bar that serves local beers, wine and sake, and delicious cocktails. But leave some place in your belly because the food here is simply amazing.
Dig into the pho or try out the crepe-it would be unlike anything you would have ever had! And we highly recommend the spring rolls as well. Fresh and authentic Vietnamese food, in a cozy and comfortable setting is what awaits you if you do decide to venture into it.
Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant
A wonderful après ski experience
Located 9600 above sea level, this is the World’s Highest Distillery. The owner started this joint out of his love for Whiskeys and it is one of the best places for après ski in Breckenridge. This place houses some amazing, award-winning craft bourbons and spirits which you might want to imbibe after your time hitting the slopes.
Devilled eggs and ribs are some of the most popular dishes. The flavors of the drink are authentic, natural and refreshing! The mixed drinks and cocktails are truly divine. Begin your time here by starting out at the free tasting available behind and sample some of the award-winning gin, vodka and bourbon.
Breckenridge Tap House
Craft beers and Tacos
At Breckenridge on a ski trip? Then make Breckenridge Tap house your next pit stop. The food is good and the ambience pretty great, with a number of vegetarian options and nice, kid-friendly dishes.
They serve a great variety of street-style tacos, from Carne Asada to Lamb to mahi mahi tacos- they are all simply splendid! Wash these down along with amazing drinks they offer, including 37 craft beer options, and an extensive list of wine, whiskeys, and tequilas.
Enjoy the live music and impeccable service, outside on the patio if that appeals to you. Have a fur buddy at home? Take him along and enjoy the patio.
Old, vintage vibe on the outside; elegant and sophistication on the inside
This is a most interesting place, and one of the best bars in Breckenridge. It is set in an old, Victorian home, but on the inside, it is super modern and classy. Great for a date night with its wonderful ambience, it is good for groups of family and friends too.
The menu is chef-inspired, and the culinary cocktails are super popular. Made with fresh fruits and refreshing herbs, it will leave you feeling refreshed and comforted. Sip on and marvel at the jalapeno infused passion fruit “Sexy Woman” or the Bulleit bourbon, sweet vermouth “Crazy Uncle Sherry”.
Ollie’s Pub & Grub – Frisco
Breckenridge bars are a great place to unwind after a fun skiing session and Ollie’s Pub and Grub is one of the best sports bars in Breckenridge. The warm and inviting atmosphere and the friendly staff will make you drop all your inhibitions and feel right at home!
The place is great for kids and there’s a separate arcade for kids to have fun, while their parents enjoy a meal or drink. There are 16 HD TV’s all over the bar, so you can enjoy a game night while you indulge in some of the special Colorado Cocktails or draft options. The ambience is casual, and the outdoor seating offers some good views.
Great selection of craft beverages
Après is one of the best bars in Breckenridge CO for its cocktails, rotating craft beers on tap(of around 30) and more than 30 varieties of whiskeys and a nice big selection of craft spirits. Their award-winning cocktails are made using fresh fruits, fine quality spirits and syrups made in-house.
There are games, music and a wonderful menu that is offered on rotation. You can bring your own food as well. The place, with its relaxed and casual settings, is great for families with kids and groups as well. You can indulge in some board games too as you imbibe the wonderfully crafted cocktails made from scratch.
The Gold Pan Saloon
One of the best Breckenridge bars and one of the oldest too!
One of the best bars in Breckenridge and a great option for après ski. Not only is it one of the best in the Colorado region, but one of the oldest as well with a 140-year-old history. It was born of the gold rush during the 19th century, with miners flocking to the place for drinks.
If you are looking to unwind after an adventurous ski session, and warm your toes, this is the place to be. The staff is very attentive, accommodating and patient. The live music accentuates the entire experience. If dancing is your thing, then head over there on weekends and groove to the live DJ.
The name is interesting and quirky, and the inspiration behind it is interesting. Eric’s (one of the founders) son would ask for “more” of “dis” and voila! The name Modis was born. The atmosphere of this place is vibrant and eclectic, with high ceilings and intriguing windows. Charming wooden staircase and beautiful rooftop deck just adds to the wonderful ambience you can’t get enough of.
Craft cocktails is the best way to enjoy après ski in Breckenridge. Modis is renowned for putting an inventive twist to classic cocktails. And the bourbon list will excite you if you are a lover of rare bourbons.