In Breckenridge we’re not shy about our fantastic nightlife. Breckenridge has long been recognized as one of the best mountain towns to experience the après ski scene! As the sun slips behind the mountains, and colorful lights begin to dazzle Main Street, many establishments ramp up to throw some pretty awesome parties. With Breckenridge hosting The Dew Tour this weekend, the restaurants/bars/music venues will be as alive and rockin’ as ever. In fact, since the amount of Dew Tour-related nighttime events this weekend is so unbelievable, we’ve constructed a nightlife guide to help you find the best spots to get your groove on. We’ve broken out our recommendations into three categories: Where to go for Après Ski/Happy Hour, where to go after 8 pm, and one-time events to attend.
Where to go for Après Ski/Happy Hour:
Located at the base of Peak 9 in Main Street Station, and boasting beautiful views of the ski resort, the Quandary Grille is the perfect spot for happy hour. From 2:00 pm-5:00pm be sure to take advantage of their $7 apps and $3 beers and wines.
Dew Tour Events: Dew Tour Kick-Off Party – Live Music by Ghosts of the Highway, Free Appetizers/Pizza, and Quaffing Tournament, December 14th @ 4:00 pm
Blue River Bistro
For those of you interested in a slightly more cosmopolitan experience, the Blue River Bistro has the best martinis in town! They run two happy hours from 3:00pm-6:00pm and during the late-night hours of 9:00 pm – close. Specials include two-for-one martinis and $3 drafts.
Located right at the base of Peak 8, the T-Bar is in the center of the Dew Tour action and the perfect place to grab your first drink of the evening. Cozy up to the fireplace and reward yourself after a great day of being on the hill catching all the Dew Tour events. Take $1 off all craft beers from 2:00pm – close.
Dew Tour Events: Watch the Dew Tour action from the comfort of the outdoor patio seating area.
When debating which place you should go to for the best burger in Breckenridge, Flipside needs to be on the consideration list. Their diverse menu of mouth-watering burgers combined with an extensive craft beer list is hard to pass up. Happy hour runs daily from 2:00pm -5:00 pm and includes $2 off apps and craft drafts, $5 wines, and $1 off wells.
Rocky Mountain Underground
Breckenridge’s only establishment that duels as both a ski manufacturer (that makes award-winning skis) and a tavern. RMU is located right in the heart of Main Street between Ski Hill Road and Washington Avenue, making it the perfect hangout spot for anyone who is interested in talking with other passionate skiers while enjoying a craft beer after a long day on the slopes. Enjoy daily happy hour from 4:00pm-6:00 pm, featuring $4 wells, $5 wines, 3$ off cocktails, and 2$ off drafts.
Dew Tour Event: DJ Stavros Dew Tour Party, December 14th @ 8:00 pm
The third oldest craft brewery in Colorado, Breckenridge Brewery has been in operation since 1990. The original Breckenridge Brewpub on Main Street offers dining, brewery tours, and of course a wide selection of beer brewed in-house. Happy hour runs from 3:00pm-6:00 pm and features $2 off all craft beers.
Where to go for Late-Night:
Blue Stag Saloon
The Blue Stag Saloon has an unmatched mountain town ambiance that makes it a favorite for both locals and visitors alike. Maybe it’s the barn wood walls or the indoor and outdoor fireplaces or perhaps the combination of great food and drinks. Whatever the reason, this main street location is always going off!
Dew Tour Events: Kick-Off to Dew Tour Red Bull’s “Babe’s on Bikes” Movie Premiere, December 14th @ 8:00 pm
Dew Tour Tap Takeover Featuring Budweiser, Stella Artois, Breckenridge Brewery, and Goose Island, December 16th-17th @ 6:00 pm.
Patron XO Dew Tour After Party Featuring Frisco Funk Collective, December 16th-17th @ 10:00 pm.
From the moment you step foot into Motherloaded, you feel like a local. The warm ambiance and friendly servers highlight this lively bar which plays host to a variety of live music. And with two bars in-house, you’re bound to always find a seat to check it all out from.
Dew Tour Event: Punk Show Feat. MF Ruckus, Bottom Bracket and Dr. Jeykle and the Formaldehydes, December 16th-17th @ 10:00 pm.
Gold Pan Saloon
This bar is as historic and legendary as they come. Constructed in 1879, the Gold Pan Saloon holds the longest operating liquor license west of the Mississippi River. Though it originally catered to miners with gold fever, the bar is now a main hub of the Breckenridge nightlife, serving up drinks and dancing to tourists and locals alike.
Dew Tour Event: DJ Stavros Dew Tour Party, December 15th-16th @ 9:30 pm.
Brooklyn’s Tavern and Billiards
If you and your friends are looking for a spot to hang out where you can drink some beer, and play a few games of pool, then Brooklyn’s is your place! With 5 pool tables, Brooklyn’s proclaims itself as the only true billiards hall in Summit County. Additionally, their drink deals are some of the most reasonable you’ll find in Breckenridge.
Dew Tour Event: Ski Movie Premieres, December 15th and 16th @ 8:00 pm.
The Historic Brown Hotel
The building has been standing since the 1860’s, but it was only this past year that The Historic Brown transformed itself into one of the coolest and most intimate music venues in all of Summit County. With games galore (pool, air hockey, darts, ping pong, Pac-man, pinball, foosball, etc…) and live music seemingly every night, this place is never short on having a good time.
Dew Tour Events: Celebrate Dew Tour Opening Day with DJ Tropical Waffle, December 13th-14th @ 10:00 pm.
El Paso Lasso plays covers from the 80s, 90s, and today, December 16th-17th @ 10:00 pm.