Vail’s bars and restaurants pride themselves on serving up unique and specialty cocktails, beers, and experiences you may not find anywhere other than here. Here’s a list to get you started – cheers!
10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits – Serving uniquely Vail-crafted whiskey and spirits, this is a must-stop for whiskey lovers. Located in the heart of Vail Village, the tasting room offers a cozy lounge and pub-style seating overlooking Gore Creek. The full bar offers a selection of spirit flights, barrel-aged cocktails, mix & match drinks, and full bottles. Be sure to check out the merchandise and to-go offerings to share with your friends back home. Don’t forget to ask about their unique to-go “juice box”!
Bad Kitty Lounge – Looking for a fresh new cocktail or a spin on an old favorite? This little hideaway cocktail bar is tucked down under the main drag, befitting its speakeasy decor and vibes. It’s a small place that you don’t want to miss. Check it out and try to stump the bartenders (you won’t).
Almresi, AlpenRose, and Pepi’s – We’ve lumped these three restaurants together, because they’re the place to go if you’re looking for authentic Bavarian beers, spritzer aperitifs, infamous shot boards, and delicious Glühwein (hot mulled wine). The Bavarian owners will happily pour a variety of beers in these authentic Bavarian-decorated locations that really hit the spot on a summer day.
Bully Ranch – The Bully Ranch Mudslide is a must-taste, but be sure to limit your intake to no more than two of these sneakily strong frozen adult treats!
Root & Flower – Take your pick from an extensive bottle selection and craft cocktails in this versatile watering hole on Bridge Street. Stop by and enjoy a tasting experience or spend an evening with an old favorite.
Vail Brewing Company – Handcrafted beers satisfy the mountain-adventuring community, and Vail Brewing Company features over a dozen award-winning beers on tap to enjoy on the patio or to-go. Enjoy an afternoon or evening sipping each one and find your favorite. Located above Solaris Plaza.
FallLine – A globally accented beverage menu including a dozen specialty cocktails, alongside extensive beer and wine selections served in a contemporary setting, with large open windows along Bridge Street.
Matsuhisa – Two words: The Gardener. Others have tried to replicate it but no one makes a drink quite like this one. Visit the mixologists at Matsuhisa to give your tastebuds a treat.
The Remedy Bar at The Four Seasons – Socialize over specialty cocktails (try the Old Fashioned with “Remedy barrel select” bourbon, luxardo cherry, orange, and angostura bitters) or watch your favorite sports teams on the 165’’ TV. The lively scene here is set against uninterrupted mountain views, whether you’re tucked inside or enjoying the fresh air from the stunning patio with year-round fire pits.
Sweet Basil – Bartenders have crafted over a dozen specialty cocktails sure to quench your thirst. Speak to the sommeliers to select the perfect glass or bottle from the extensive list of bubblies, whites, rosés, and reds. And, don’t miss the never-ending list of spirits, including many rare and limited pours.
Mountain Standard – The sister restaurant of Sweet Basil serves up beers, bourbons, and more in a woody space, with many creative sauces. Check out the pop-up Tiki Bar just outside for a specialty beach-themed cocktail surprise!
The Fitz at Manor Vail – This upscale venue features vintage-chic decor and a scenic patio that overlooks Gore Creek. It’s the place to stop on the way to a show at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for a pre-show cocktail (be sure to make a reservation if there’s a show).