It's been said that if all you're doing is skiing, then you're really only observing half the alpine tradition. After all, second only to the invention of skiing in defining the ski town has been the invention of après skiing! And the tradition has not been forgotten about in Vail. On any given night guests can enjoy food from around the globe along with world-class entertainment and nightlife just steps from their door.
Piney River Ranch serves lunch daily from 11 am to 4 pm and offers some of the best barbecue in Vail. They have a full-service menu which includes meat freshly smoked options as well as filling and savory side dishes made in-house every day. The restaurant boasts a stunning view of Piney Lake and the Gore Range.
Qdoba Mexican Grill serves up delicious quesidillas, tacos, taco salads, burritos, nachos and many more delicious, mouth-watering options. They select the freshest, most flavorful ingredients to wow your taste buds. The meal is prepared right in front of you and their passion for high quality ingredients in evident in every bite.
Rimini Gelato is named after and inspired by a town in Italy where gelato is created at its absolute finest. They follow the same keys to success as the gelato stores in Italy, to follow the recipes that have lasted the test of time to create the most flavorful options. Their flavors are tempting, inspired, fun and most importantly delicious. Try a scoop (or two) at Rimini Gelato today!
Route 6 Cafe and Lounge is a hidden gem among the mountains in the Vail Valley. Located between Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts, this destination cafe is a top choice for locals and visitors looking for a true Colorado diner experience. No reservations needed, stop in or pick up. Breakfast served until 3pm, plus live music every weekend and local brews always on tap.
Russel's specialties are the steaks and service. Enjoy a perfectly cooked NY strip and order your favorite cocktail from the full bar. The main course is guerenteed to be tender and flavorfull and the sides stand on their own. Russel's incredible scalloped potatoes are enough to keep guests coming back for more.
Located in the Christiania Lodge, Sarah's Lounge is a Vail apres tradition. Alpine style with the legendary Helmut Fricker, only open in the Winter. This location is perfect for people who want to enjoy cocktails and share ski stories without shouting over the loud music or being too close for comfort with the other bar-goers
Shakedown Bar, is the best spot in Vail for live music, après ski, happy hour and nightlife. The bar is located at the top of Bridge St., in the heart of Vail Village, just east of the fountain. With an emphasis on live music, Shakedown is dedicated to delivering a musical experience that you won't soon forget!
Come on in to Smiling Moose for our fresh, award-winning grilled sandwiches and chopped salads. Enjoy handcrafted assortments that range from irresistibly messy hot sandwiches (served with a fork), custom-chopped salads and mouthwatering cold sandwiches, savory soups, wraps and fresh baked cookies… not to mention, piping hot breakfast sandwiches and skillets served all day, every day.
With an adventurous menu and lively atmosphere inspired by our Rocky Mountain roots, we believe that everyone should have fun, Eat Messy™ and escape the ordinary one bite at a time.
Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck has teamed up with The Ritz-Carlton and hospitality designer Tony Chi to create Spago located in the Vail/Beaver Creek ski resort. The restaurant hold 120, was awarded with 4 Diamonds by AAA, and prides itself on capturing the essence of of the surrounding mountain landscape while combining rustic and modern decor to produce an elegant restaurant coupled with the pioneering spirit of the American West. An exciting feature of the restaurant is the guests' opportunity to have up close and personal experiences of the celebrity chef's kitchen, with culinary masterpieces created right in front of their eyes.
Spruce Saddle Restaurant is located at the top of Centennial Express Lift and is open for lunch November - April as well as May through September. It is the perfect location for group lunches and family gatherings. They serve natural, hormone-free meats and poultry from Coleman as well as organic dairy products from Horizon Organic. The Spruce Saddle Restaurant participates in environmental initiatives and will continue to conserve their natural resources through recycling, using recycled contents and using water and electricity efficiently. The setting is absolutely stunning for groups of all kinds to enjoy an amazing meal together.