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Aspen Snowmass Dining & Nightlife 2017-04-03T15:56:16+00:00

Aspen/Snowmass Dining & Nightlife

Whatever you’re interested in, Aspen/Snowmass is sure to have the fine dining you’re craving. As always, your Private Concierge is available to recommend local dining establishments and make your reservations.

Dining Recommendations

(970) 925-8222
www.acquolinaaspen.com
Acquolina is an informal, though elegant trattoria & pizzeria where you will find fine food and a fun atmosphere! Acquolina strives to provide an authentic Italian experience from plate, to glass, to environment.

(970) 920-6334
www.thelittlenell.com/dining/ajax-tavern
Ajax Tavern’s mountainside patio can be seen from halfway up the mountain. No wonder it’s the best place to people watch. Ajax Tavern is next to the Silver Queen Gondola. The Tavern comes to life around lunchtime, and doesn’t stop until well into the night. We hear the Ajax double cheeseburger and truffle fries are the stuff of dreams.
(970) 429-8693
www.aspenovereasy.com
Aspen Over Easy is a casual eatery, serving traditional American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
(970) 920-7717
www.campodefiori.net
Campo de Fiori invites you to savor the wonderful flavors of Italy while you enjoy the spectacular mountains of Aspen, Colorado. Located in the heart of town, Campo uses the freshest local ingredients and imported cured meats and dried goods from Italy to create exceptional authentic Italian cuisine. Their extensive wine list will surely complement your dining experience. The team at Campo offers exceptional personalized care and service to create a festive and vibrant atmosphere.
(970) 429-9581
www.chefsclub.com
Aspen’s Chefs Club was named one of the 100 Best Restaurants in the country by Time Magazine. The restaurant is located in the iconic St. Regis hotel. Their seasonal menu is a blend of recipes by select winners of the Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs Award along with other chefs, including Chefs Club’s very own Culinary Director Didier Elena and Executive Chef Todd Slossberg. The dishes are prepared in the open kitchen and paired with incredible wines from our cellar.
(970) 923-8008
www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
Eight K is a refined Snowmass restaurant featuring high mountain cuisine with southern roots, in a sophisticated mountain setting. Acclaimed Executive Chef Will Nolan creates innovative comfort food at Eight K using fresh, locally-sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible. Around the restaurant fireplace, throughout the dining room, or in the private dining space, lively groups and romantic couples enjoy seasonal menus and classic mountain warmth at the Viceroy Snowmass Eight K Restaurant.
(970) 925-6020
www.jimmysaspen.com
Since 1997, Jimmy’s has been Aspen’s neighborhood restaurant and bar, the kind of comfortable restaurant where you can dine again and again. Ask any local, and you will hear that Jimmy’s is an “Aspen Institution.” The menu has something for everyone, from the fresh-squeezed margaritas and the “locally-priced” bar menu to the famous crab cakes, USDA prime steaks, and fresh fish.
(970) 925-9022
www.hostaria.com/
L Hostaria is located two blocks north and one block east of the Gondola, between Spring and Hunter. Enjoy housemade pasta, an extensive wine list & patio seating in this warm Italian restaurant. The food, crowd, and atmosphere make this the local’s favorite.
(970) 544-6628
www.matsuhisarestaurants.com
The first Matsuhisa restaurant is located in Beverly Hills while the second location, Matsuhisa Aspen can be found inside a 120-year old Main Street Victorian house in downtown Aspen. The main dining room is downstairs and has an impressive natural walnut cocktail bar, bamboo wrapped ceilings, and a sushi bar that spans half the length of the room. Upstairs there is seasonal indoor and outdoor seating in a casual setting. An interesting array of dishes inspired by Chef Nobu’s training in Tokyo and life in Argentina, Peru, and other countries across the world.
(970) 925-5882
www.mezzalunaaspen.com
Mezzaluna offers a delicious dining experience for lunch, happy hour and dinner in a fun atmosphere. Situated one block from the Silver Queen Gondola, Mezzaluna is the perfect place for a quick bite or a leisurely meal with friends or family, whether you’re dining inside or on the beautiful patio. Everything is made from scratch daily including pizza doughs, breads and desserts from the basement bakery. Mezzaluna offers classic Italian dishes, wood-burning oven pizzas and some great innovative dishes for the more adventurous diner.
(970) 920-4600
www.thelittlenell.com

Imagine a quaint Alpine home filled with friends and you get the idea behind The Living Room. It looks like a private residence with its warm, cozy space that wraps around a two-sided fireplace with intimate seating areas of comfortable furniture. Time to relax, enjoy a drink, and some inspiring conversation.
(970) 925-5160
www.thewildfig.com
The Wild Fig is an Aspen restaurant with the charm and energy of a European brasserie. Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine from Spain, France, Italy, and Greece.
(970) 925-1007
www.aspenwhitehouse.com
The White House Tavern offers premium sandwiches along with distinctive wines, beers, and cocktails. Guests can expect a lively and convivial atmosphere featuring an exhibition kitchen and interesting artworks set in a warm, wood paneled space.

Our Private Chef Recommendations

Utopian has partnered with select Private Chefs in Aspen/Snowmass and our Concierge Team would be happy to recommend one based on your group’s needs.
Please contact the team at (866) 675-5455 or [email protected] for more information.

Nightlife Recommendations

(970) 920-2739
www.aspenbrewingcompany.com
Aspen’s only microbrewery — established at 7822 ft in Aspen, Colorado, ABC brews award-winning beer. This cozy brewpub features mountainside views, tasting flights & growlers of beer to-go.

(970) 925-3700
www.hwoodgroup.com/bootsy-bellows-aspen
If you love the nightlife, check out this second location for Bootsy Bellows. The first is on LA’s Sunset Strip. The owners, David Arquette and John Terzian, opened the Aspen location to great fanfare. They will open again in July 2016 in a new space at the Crystal Palace. Be sure to check it out.
(970) 920-7277
www.casatualifestyle.com
With a location in Miami as well, Casa Tua has two floors: a restaurant at the ground level, and a second-story private club with a balcony that showcases the awe-inspiring views.
(970) 920-6330
www.thelittlenell.com
The name is an ode to silver, the 47th element. This is the epitome of a classic luxury hotel bar with sophisticated lighting, plush seating, dark wood, and an elegant wine list. Or, visit Chair 9, one of the best après-ski lounges in the country, Chair 9 conveniently opens as the lifts are closing. Treat yourself and your family after a long day on the mountain. The bar often features live music and DJs spinning tunes.
(970) 920-6707
www.sucasaaspen.com
Eric’s is just one of the four hotspots in one complex, which includes the Cigar Bar, Su Casa, and Aspen Billiards. It’s not unusual for an Aspen evening to end here—or if you start here, you may never leave. Begin a night out at Su Casa, a Taqueria and Tequila Bar, before moving on to the custom cedar humidor at the Cigar Bar and enjoying sipping top-shelf liquors with your new favorite cigar. Move on to Eric’s for some small-batch bourbon, single-malt scotch, or one of the 14 beers on tap.
(970) 414-0524
www.yelp.com/biz/escobar-aspen-aspen

Named after the drug czar, Pablo Escobar, this nightclub makes its home in an underground airplane fuselage. The interior is just as unique—if you can get past the red rope that is. Curved ceilings, reflective walls, and amber lights over the bar throw off your sense of space, in a good way. Here, the crowd is young and hip.
(970) 925-4677
www.hopsculture.com
HOPS Culture is an exciting new craft-beer focused restaurant-bar on Aspen’s vibrant Hyman Mall. HOPS Culture features 200 domestic and imported craft beers, 15 world-class wines by the glass, and an upscale American comfort food menu focused on grilled cheese sandwiches, mac n’ cheeses, gourmet salads and hearty soups. Enjoy craft beer, wine & elevated comfort food served in an industrial-chic gastropub with outdoor seats.
(970) 429-7674
hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
Aspen’s iconic J-Bar (short for “Jerome Bar”) remains the town’s social hot spot, with its lively yet casual atmosphere. Ski bums, socialites, cowboys and luminaries – from members of the Tenth Mountain Division to the late Hunter S.Thompson – gather at this authentic bar for a hint of the Old West. Sit down, relax and enjoy a beer, vintage-inspired cocktail and light dining fare at the best bar in Aspen.
(970) 923-8000
www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
Whether slope-side or poolside in Snowmass, Nest Public House serves up a pub-inspired menu, bursting with dining options which are designed to nourish and refresh. To complete the pub experience is a Colorado tradition of craft style lagers, ales and stouts, as hand crafted as the food and just as delicious in their own right. Nest Public House adds up to the hottest summer indoor/outdoor Snowmass restaurant scene where the service and ambiance are what we fondly refer to as “mountain relaxed”.
(970) 923-7777
www.richardsandoval.com
Savor authentic Mexican cooking served alongside 75 Tequilas and mezcals. Warming fire pits welcome guests onto the outdoor patio, where panoramic mountain views round out the experience.
(970) 923-4585
www.woodycreektavern.com
A casual tavern and eatery, famous for being frequented by the late Hunter S. Thompson. No establishment is more associated with the late local legend. Fans learned the “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” author would hang out here, leading Thompson to call the bar to keep it open late for him and him alone. Today you will still find many nods to the gonzo journalist in the photos and posters plastering the walls, but the connection is not the only reason to come. The Mexican food one of the best in the valley. The tamales have attained near mythic status, and the strong, blue agave margaritas are the best in the Aspen area.