The Best Bars For An Apres In Aspen, Colorado

Photo of Michelle Schmid
26 November 2016

After a day on the slopes, join the Aspen crowds in the bars. These spots are the hottest to visit for a fantastic atmosphere and exceptional drinks in the town. Apres has never been so cool.

Aspen Mountain | ©Marcin Wichary/Flickr


A champagne bar that is never in the same place, Oasis constantly moves around Aspen Mountain enticing skiers and bystanders to partake at the world’s only pop-up caviar and champagne bar. When it appears, do not waste the opportunity to engage in the high life culture of enjoying fancy champagne on the snow. Ski into this bar and taste some fantastic bubbly, or check out their social media to follow the clues to Oasis’ next location.

J Bar

A hint of the old West tucked away in the historic Hotel Jerome, this bar sees a variety of customers coming in for a good drink and a great time. The setting is full of sleek wood and chandeliers light the bar from the ceiling. The bar has been a favorite stop since 1889, inviting in silver miners, Hollywood stars and just the average every-day Joe. Get a taste of the well known and delectable Aspen Crud while taking in the Gothic stylings of the building.

J Bar | Courtesy of Hotel Jerome

39 Degrees

Check out the chilled setting of this upbeat cocktail lounge. 39 Degrees is located in the Sky Hotel, right next to the pool. It is fun, fresh and full of life, with an assortment of comfortable chairs to sit back and enjoy some fabulous cocktails in. Check out the stunning views of Aspen and try some of the carefully crafted meals that offer mouth watering flavors to match any drink. 39 Degrees is the perfect place for a great night out with friends after hitting the slopes.

39 Degrees | Courtesy of 39 Degrees

Mezzaluna Aspen

Although the name means ‘half moon’ in Italian, there is nothing half hearted about Mezzaluna Aspen. Visitors to this local and Italian restaurant and bar will find tasty wood-fired pizzas and other fresh, handmade meals to match with any drink. The bar is made of marble from Italy and, along with the patio, makes Mezzaluna a favorite spot for after powder days on the slopes. Check out the extensive wine selection that has helped make Mezzaluna a winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Wood fired pizza | ©Basheer Tome/Flickr

Willow Creek Bistro

Featuring a fusion of local ingredients and traditional foods, Willow Creek Bistro can be found at the foot of the Highlands area, waiting to serve visitors up a pleasant experience. Enjoy live music while tasting a wide assortment of delicious wines. With wonderful comfort food at hand, a visit to this bar will be like a nice visit home to warm up and refuel after an amazing day navigating the slopes of Aspen.

Skiing on Aspen Snowmass | ©Aspen Snowmass/Flickr

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