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Live Music at Vail Bars

When the sun goes down, the good times get rolling! Unwind, grab a cold beverage, groove to live music, socialize with old and new friends, and be a part of the scene. Here’s some of our favorite spots for live music!

Shakedown Bar – Shakedown is serious about live music, and the owner, Scott Rednor, plays live along with special guests. You’ll find this place rockin’ out almost every night of the week.

Bridge Street Bar  – Bridge Street Bar brings fun to the Vail nightlife scene with live entertainment and DJs in separate rooms. Live music from Scott Munns, Ted Hammock, Jonny Mogambo, Brian Kittrell, and many more providing entertainment throughout the year. Looking for a place to dance? A dance room with fantastic DJs gives you space to shake it all night.

The Red Lion  – Since 1963, this longtime Vail institution has been entertaining locals and visitors alike. With local musicians playing live music in the late afternoon and again in the evening, we suggest reserving a table in front for the best seat in the house. On a sunny day, the iconic Red Lion patio is the place to be seen and grab a bite to eat.

Pepi’s Bar  – Located in the heart of Vail Village, with open-air seating and large windows overlooking Bridge Street and a larger patio along Gore Creek Drive, Pepi’s is the place to people-watch. A more refined, yet laid-back experience featuring a variety of live music, Pepi’s is a great place to gather your friends and kick off the evening’s festivities. With authentic Austrian beers, specialty cocktails, and the “wall of fame” showcasing notable patrons, Pepi’s is an iconic stop.

Lionshead Chophouse  – The Chophouse is a contemporary restaurant and bar featuring regular live music with owner and longtime Vail entertainer Phil Long. Boasting a stunning patio where you can order up delicious food, it’s the perfect place in Lionshead to take in the scenery after a day of adventures. Reservations recommended while capacity levels are limited.

King’s Club at Sonnenalp – Visit the King’s Club for Live music, comfortable seating and a roaring fireplace – making it the perfect spot to unwind after a day in the mountains. Enjoy a specialty drink from our top shelf selection, a glass of wine or German beer while you relax by the fireplace and listen to great music from local musicians.

We invite you to explore Vail after dark….we’re sure you will find just what you’re looking for! And, be sure to visit more than one establishment, as each has its own unique vibe and scene!