5 sensational Aspen après-ski bars

Cara Whiteman

By Cara Whiteman

Posted on 13th November 2019

Aspen après-ski Shlomo_s 2 CREDIT Brendan Paton - The Ski Week Aspen_picmonkeyed If you're heading to Aspen this winter then there's probably one thing on your mind. Nope, it's not which challenging runs you're going to try or which celebrities you're hoping to spot on its famous slopes. It's which hotspots you should choose for après-ski, of course! As we've been running TSW here since 2015, we're definitely in-the-know when it comes to Aspen après-ski spots - so take a look at this list of our faves. From winding down at the end of a day on the slopes to kickstarting your party evening, these are the perfect places to après-ski in Aspen. Get the inside scoop and join us for The Ski Week Aspen in April!

Aspen après-ski Lynn Britt Cabin CREDIT Adam Bertalan - The Ski Week Aspen_picmonkeyed

Lynn Britt Cabin

Fancy après with a view? You'll discover this elegant log cabin that's popular with The Ski Weekers on the slopes of Snowmass. Their outdoor lounge and fire pit offer some jaw-dropping panoramic views of Snowmass Valley and the high peaks that lay beyond it. Their selection of bubbles and cocktails are perfect for your après session - they even throw their own après-ski parties every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm. Kick back and soak up your surrounds with options like a Sneaky’s Blackberry Gin & Tonic, which features Woody Creek gin muddled with blackberries, ginger and lemon. 📍Lynn Britt Cabin, Lynn Britt Trail, Aspen, CO 81611

Aspen après-ski The Ski Week Aspen CREDIT Brendan Paton 1_picmonkeyed

Cloud Nine

According to Vogue, this is where "the world’s wildest ski party happens twice a day, every day" - and we can only concur. The chic bistro has a European-style après-ski vibe and racy reputation that makes it popular among the well-heeled and the well-known (which means pre-booking for one of their seatings at noon or 2pm essential). Expect anything to happen. You could come away doused to $100 champagne or just having witnessed fellow skier Seal serenade the party Kiss From A Rose. Drinking Veuve Clicquot champagne is pretty much mandatory when you're here and much of it ends up sprayed onto the roof as 90s party hits pump from the sound system. The best thing about TSW Aspen is that Cloud Nine's world-famous closing party happens the same weekend - yet another amazing weekend to join us! 📍76 Boomerang Rd, Aspen, CO 81611

Aspen après-ski New Belgium Ranger Station CREDIT Adam Bertalan - The Ski Week Aspen_picmonkeyed

New Belgium Ranger Station

This cosy slope-side bar in Snowmass Village is perfect for lovers of craft beer. They always have a range of brews on tap from the Colorado craft pioneers, New Belgium Brewery, so this is an excellent opportunity to get a taste for the local beer scene. They even offer up a 'Manmosa', which mixes NBB's Fat Tire Belgian white ale with grapefruit or orange juice, for those who want a spin on popular champagne concoction. If you need warming up after your day on the slopes, try one of their heated cocktails, such as the Tea Toddy with Bulleit bourbon, chamomile tea, honey and lemon - perfect for anyone with the snow sniffles. Their Après hour takes place every day from 3-6pm. 📍New Belgium Ranger Station, 100 Elbert Ln #115, Snowmass Village, Aspen CO 81615

Aspen après-ski Venga Venga CREDIT Adam Bertalan - The Ski Week Aspen_picmonkeyed

Venga Venga

Tequila aficionados listen up: this cantina-style bar, situated just off the slopes at Fanny Hill, has a whopping 75 different agave-infused spirits to choose from. Offering up a range of tasting options, their menu is curated by the different ageing techniques, so asking for a tequila shot at this bar isn't just a simple request. But don't worry - the staff are here to guide you through your après options. Grab one of their classic Venga Venga margaritas (with Sauza Blue Blanco tequila, agave nectar and lime) and head out onto their outdoor patio, where the panoramic mountain views and warming fire pits will make this an après to remember. 📍Venga Venga, 100 Elbert Ln #115, Snowmass Village, Aspen CO 81615

Aspen après-ski Belly Up CREDIT Adam Bertalan - The Ski Week Aspen_picmonkeyed

Belly Up

If you like your Aspen après-ski to be a little bit extra, then this live music venue is for you. You can make your post-ski session go all night here, as drinks turn into dancing till midnight. This intimate venue is the place where all the best bands and DJs play when touring through Aspen. This winter's lineups already include indie legends Modest Mouse, Grammy Award-winning DJ Flume and 90s pop-rock masters Third Eye Blind. 📍Belly Up, 450 S Galena St, Aspen CO 81611

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