January 20, 2015

Bars in Breckenridge, Colorado: A Locals’ Perspective

Give me two minutes and I’ll give you a sweet run down on great bars to go to in Breckenridge, Colorado!

First off, know that you have PLENTY of places to choose from here in Breck. With around 97 liquor licenses, 76 restaurants/ bars and 11 liquor/grocery stores in town, it’s all your fault if you go thirsty. From hole-in-the-wall dive bars to classy martinis, Breck has a place for everyone.

Bars in Breckenridge:

Beers on Tap- The Breckenridge Brewery is a locals favorite place to grab a great home brew. Downstairs at Eric’s Sports Bar has a 100 beer options by the bottle.  Kenosha Steak House has 30+ craft beers on tap to choose from while watching the game.

Cozy Restaurant Bars- If a fine drink and atmosphere is your style, pull up a chair at the quaint Warming Hut and try one of their warm toddies & yummy cocktails.  Enjoy a “Breck Coffee” loaded with amazing liquors at the Crown Cafe and Tavern with a relaxed European inspired decor. Sip on a Colorado Nectar at Relish or a single malt at Twist and enjoy their chill vibe.  Briar Rose is another locals favorite, with great apps and cocktails in the back bar with classy old west decor.

Club Atmospheres-Looking to get your serious dance moves on and stay out late into the night?  Cecilias at the infamous south end of town has you covered, with the largest dance floor in town.  Liquid Lounge which is just downstairs in the La Cima Mall has great DJs to keep you going through out the night.  At the north end of town, Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub is the “pub that parties like a club”.

Dive Bars- Jake’s Dive Bar in the Towne Square Mall is the perfect hole in the wall to hang out. Then there is Ullr’s,with loud music and the local crowd loitering outside the front door.  Angel’s Hollow, known for a “biker bar” feel,  on ridge street has a mean margarita available.

Martini Bars- Blue River Bistro is the first place anyone thinks of when they think of martini’s in Breckenridge. With a drink list including everything from sweet  to spicy, there’s a cocktail style for all palates. Modis, with it’s modern flare, offers scrumptious cocktails through out the evening.  Twist and Relish also serve charming cocktails in a classy atmosphere with great views.

These are just a few great options for places to unwind in Breckenridge. With such a quaint main street, a casual walk around town will present the perfect  detour to take pleasure in a drink at. Enjoy the energy of the night life in Breckenridge, and remember to keep your shuttle driver’s number handy for a smooth ride home at the end of the night.

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