Dining, Nightlife & Entertainment
The long lineup of Aspen and Snowmass restaurants are always garnering notoriety of travelers and foodies alike as the culinary capital of the Rocky Mountains. Many of these local restaurants embrace locally sourced food made available from the North Fork Valley (Colorado’s most fertile agricultural region) and delivered weekly to chef’s eager to highlight these fresh ingredients into their menus. Each town has its own identity and provides visitors with an attractive mix of dining options. Snowmass has a more family focused list of offerings including casual pizza parlors, a local BBQ joint, an elegant Italian bistro, high end Mexican cantina, a relaxed soup cafe and high-end steakhouses. Aspen has over 100 bars and restaurants within a 10-block radius and gives visitors a seemingly never-ending list of options that will keep your taste buds entertained during your stay. In addition to the in-town options, there are numerous on-mountain and out of the way dining experiences that you will find if you dig a little deeper that present unique experiences you won’t find at home. Our front desk staff are all trained concierge and are always available to provide recommendations or arrange reservations for all Aspen and Snowmass restaurants.
Once you have finished your daily grazing, you can take to the various bars, clubs and music venues throughout Aspen Snowmass to continue your night out. A trip to Aspen isn’t complete without catching some live music at the Belly Up or Wheeler Opera House. Belly Up Aspen was opened in 2005 and features over 300 concerts a year in an intimate 450-person venue. The 4-level layout provides everyone with unobstructed views of the stage. The top of the line sound and lighting system provides guest with an amazing audio and visual experience not expected in such intimate venues. The Wheeler Opera House has provided Aspen with a historic venue for concerts, movies and performances since 1889. This 503-seat theater is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and was completely renovated and reopened in May of 1984. Since then it has hosted over 300 events annually and is a historic landmark in the town of Aspen.