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Best Aprés-Ski Bar (2020)

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  • Double Diamonds Bar

    Double Diamonds Bar
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    A true late night party spot in Steamboat Springs, Double Diamonds Bar is known for mixing some of the least expensive après-ski drinks in town. Brats and sandwiches satisfy hunger, and there’s a dance floor, perfect for late night antics just across the street from the mountain base shuttle stop.
    Photo courtesy of Double Diamonds Bar

  • Iron Furnace Brewing

    Iron Furnace Brewing
    Franconia, New Hampshire

    This brewery in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains has already become a favorite après spot after a day on the slopes (whether skiing in winter or hiking in summer). Expect a rotating selection of hop-forward beers served alongside a menu of paninis, pizzas and appetizers.
    Photo courtesy of Iron Furnace Brewing

  • Clocktower Cellar

    Clocktower Cellar
    Mammoth Lakes, California

    A favorite local hangout in Mammoth Lakes, Clocktower Cellar sits across from the Village Gondola beneath an alpine-themed lodge. Opened in 1993, the bar pours some two dozen beers on tap (and 50 more by the bottle), as well as a selection of more than 160 whiskeys.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Ilnur Khisamutdinov

  • Rocky Mountain Underground

    Rocky Mountain Underground
    Breckenridge, Colorado

    This combination ski shop and après-ski bar makes their own skis and once poured one of the world’s longest shotskis. Step into this tavern on Main Street for draft beer (12 rotating taps), a whiskey cocktail or a spiked apple cider.
    Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Underground

  • High West Distillery

    High West Distillery
    Park City, Utah

    High West Distillery is the world’s only ski-in ski-out gastro distillery and is located at the base of the Quittin' Time ski run in Old Town, Park City. This Apré ski location comprises of two repurposed historical buildings with a bustling outdoor patio. High West also has the distinction of being Utah's first legal distillery, in operation since the 1870s.
    Photo courtesy of Visit Park City

  • Wobbly Barn

    Wobbly Barn
    Killington, Vermont

    Built from repurposed New England barns, the Wobbly Barn in Killington has been serving hungry and thirsty skiers since it first opened in 1963. Part steakhouse and part nightclub, the Wobbly is fun all around, and they even offer a free shuttle up and down Killington Road on ski season weekends.
    Photo courtesy of Killington

  • J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room

    J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room
    Gardnerville, Nevada

    The best Basque restaurant in Nevada’s Carson Valley doubles as a perfect spot for a drink away from the crowds of Heavenly Ski Resort. Come hungry, as the multi-course meals here, served family-style, are legendary.
    Photo courtesy of Jeff Dow Photography/Visit Carson Valley

  • Mangy Moose

    Mangy Moose
    Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    Since its opening in 1967, the Mangy Moose has become a Jackson Hole après-ski institution, with live music, low-key vibe and often rowdy crowds. Kick the night off with a signature spicy margarita.
    Photo courtesy of Mangy Moose

  • The Bierstube

    The Bierstube
    Whitefish, Montana

    The Bierstube has been a slope-side favorite in Whitefish for more than half a century. The ‘Stube (as locals call it) is a classic Montana timber-lodge bar that gets packed by late afternoon with locals and visitors sipping strong drinks and socializing at picnic-style tables.
    Photo courtesy of Whitefish Mountain Resort

  • 6th Alley Bar & Grill

    6th Alley Bar & Grill
    Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

    6th Alley Bar & Grill is a favorite après spot in A-Basin where skiers and snowboarders gather after a day on the slopes to sit back and relax. The bar includes indoor and outdoor seating with full table service, and guests can order from a menu of 20 rotating taps (many of them Colorado microbrews) or sample a famous bacon bloody Mary.
    Photo courtesy of Arapaho Basin

When the sun goes down and the lifts shut down for the day, bars and restaurants in ski towns across North America fill up with skiers and snowboarders looking for a good time with good friends. These 10 après-ski bars offer top notch food, drink and atmosphere–a perfect setting to close out a perfect day on the snow. 

The top 10 winners in the category Best Après-Ski Bar are as follows:

  1. Double Diamonds Bar - Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  2. Iron Furnace Brewing - Franconia, New Hampshire
  3. Clocktower Cellar - Mammoth Lakes, California
  4. Rocky Mountain Underground - Breckenridge, Colorado
  5. High West Distillery - Park City, Utah
  6. Wobbly Barn - Killington, Vermont
  7. J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room - Gardnerville, Nevada
  8. Mangy Moose - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  9. The Bierstube - Whitefish, Montana
  10. 6th Alley Bar & Grill - Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning bars!

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