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Best Bars, Lounges, & Drinks in Vail

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 of the best bars in Vail to get you started – cheers! 

 

10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits 

Address: 227 Bridge St Vail, Colorado 81657

Hours: Daily 11:00am-11:00pm

Phone (970) 470-4215

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

Address: 227 Bridge S Ste C Vail, Colorado 81657

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 with a fun atmosphere that you don’t want to miss. Check this bar out and try to stump the bartenders (you won’t).

 

Bavarian Food & Drinks

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 mountain bar locations that really hit the spot on a summer day.

 

Bully Ranch

Address: 20 Vail Rd, Vail, Colorado 81657

Hours: Daily 12:00pm-10:00pm

Phone (970) 479-5460

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 

Address: 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits, 227 Bridge St, Vail, Colorado 81657

Hours: Thursday-Sunday 4:00pm-12:00am

Phone 970-470-4189

Root & FlowerTake your pick from an extensive bottle selection and craft cocktails in this versatile watering hole on Bridge Street. Stop by this mountain bar in Vail and enjoy a tasting experience or spend an evening with an old favorite. 

 

Vail Brewing Company 

Address: 141 E. Meadow Dr. Suite 209 Vail, Colorado 81657

Hours: Daily 11:00am-10:00pm

Phone 970-470-4622

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 outdoor patio or to-go. Enjoy an afternoon or night sipping each one and find your favorite. Located above Solaris Plaza.

 

Fall Line

Address: 232 Bridge St. Vail, Colorado 81657

Hours: Daily 11:00am-10:00pm

Phone 970-470-4803

Fall Line – This mountain bar features 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

Address: 141 E Meadow Dr. Vail, Colorado 81657

Hours: Daily 5:00pm-10:00pm

Phone 970-476-6628

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

Address: 1 Vail Rd. Vail, Colorado 81657

Phone 970-477-8600

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 

Address: 193 Gore Creek Dr. Vail, Colorado 81657

Dinner Hours: Daily 5:00pm-9:00pm

Phone 970-476-0125

Sweet Basil – Bartenders have crafted over a dozen signature cocktails sure to quench your thirst. Speak to the sommeliers to order the perfect glass or bottle from the extensive list of bubblies, whites, rosés, and reds. And, don’t miss the bar’s never-ending list of spirits, including many rare and limited pours. 

 

mountain standard

Address: 193 Gore Creek Dr. Vail, Colorado 81657

Dinner Hours: Saturday – Sunday 3:30pm-9:00pm & Monday-Friday 5:00pm-9:00pm

Phone 970-476-0123

Mountain Standard  – The sister restaurant of Sweet Basil serves up beers, bourbons, food 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

Address: 595 Vail Valley Dr, Vail, Colorado 81657

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 3:00pm-9:00pm

Phone 970-476-4959

The Fitz at Manor Vail – This upscale mountain bar features vintage-chic decor and a scenic patio that overlooks Gore Creek. It’s the favorite place for locals to stop on the way to live music at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for a pre-show cocktail (be sure to make a reservation if there’s a show).