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Bars with Live Music

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.

Loaded Joe’s Vail 

You might know Loaded Joe’s for its incredible coffee and breakfasts, but it’s also a favorite local watering hole. Now in a new, more spacious location just before the covered bridge, there’s more space to relax and mingle. Take the stage at the weekly Friday night karaoke night, or stop by on Thursdays for reggae night and Sundays for open mic.

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.

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!