When the sun goes down, Aspen’s social scene heats up. Whether you’re looking for intimate live music, a quiet cocktail or exuberant crowds, Aspen’s bars, watering holes and concert venues quench every craving.
Pine Creek Cookhouse, located 12 miles outside Aspen at the base of the Elk Mountain Range, provides a gourmet dining experience in an authentic mountain atmosphere complete with log cabin and wilderness surroundings. It is best known for creatively prepared, naturally raised game specialties.
Jimmy’s American Restaurant & Bar with a sophisticated, “everybody knows your name” atmosphere and a traditional American surf-and-turf menu, Jimmy’s is a consistent crowd pleaser. The restaurant also features more than 70 varieties of tequila and mezcal and a lively bar scene.
Open-Air Performances. During the summer, Aspen is home to 750 music students participating in the Aspen Music Festival and School. Stroll through town and catch an impromptu performance as the music students practice their compositions. Wander over to the open-air Benedict Music Tent and take in an evening orchestra performance from the lawn.)
Belly Up Aspen rocks year-round with an eclectic mix of top headliners ranging from Mos Def to ZZ Top and everything in between. Its flawless sound system and intimate setting (accommodating only 450 guests) makes every show one to remember.