Your Guide to Breckenridge's Après Scene: Part 1
There’s no better way to unwind after a thrilling day on the slopes than with a well-deserved après drink. Renowned for its world-class skiing, Breckenridge offers a vibrant après ski scene that caters to every taste. Whether you prefer a cozy fireside atmosphere, a bustling bar with live music, or panoramic views of the snow-covered peaks, Breckenridge has it all. Join us as we explore the top spots in town to raise a glass and toast to a day of adventure on the slopes.
The Briar Rose Chophouse offers a sophisticated après-ski experience that perfectly combines the rustic charm of a mountain town with the elegance of a fine dining establishment. Known for its mouthwatering selection of hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood, this restaurant is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. With wood accents and a roaring fireplace, Briar Rose Chophouse provides the ideal setting for a cozy après ski drink.
When: 4 pm – 6 pm
What to order: The escargot and an old fashioned
Situated in the heart of Breckenridge, Hearthstone’s charming ambiance creates a cozy atmosphere unwinding after a day of outdoor activities. The restaurant's elegant décor and crackling fireplace, provides the ideal setting for enjoying a relaxing drink with friends or family.
When: 4 – 6 pm in the lounge or on the patio
What to order: The artisan cheese plate and the jalapeño stuffed shrimp for small plates, and the dirty bleu martini
Known as one of Breckenridge’s best steakhouses, Legend’s ambiance and décor captures the romance of a prohibition era speakeasy with dark wood finishes, glossy leather seating, and gold accented bar. Indulge a masterfully crafted classic cocktails alongside with one of their decadent $10 plate specials for a timeless après ski experience.
When: 3:30 pm – 6 pm in the bar or on the patio
What to order: The mussels and an old fashioned
Just steps from the Base of Peak 9, the Quandary Grill looks out over the Maggie Pond and the south end of the Breckenridge ski area. Offering happy hours special on draft beers, wines, and cocktails and happy hour apps, you can get off the mountain and be enjoying après at the Quandary Grill within minutes.
When: 3 – 5 pm daily
What to order: Homemade Pioneer Eggs Rolls and the Casa Margarita.
Sancho Tacos & Tequilas' lively and vibrant space makes the perfect setting for groups of all sizes to connect after a day on the slopes. This popular spot is known for its delicious selection of tacos and a wide variety of tequilas, making it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
When: 3 pm – 6 pm daily
What to order: The frozen margarita and guac
6. Tin Plate
Located in a historic mining building, this gourmet New York-style pizza restaurant and bar offers a unique blend of delicious food and local ambiance. Pair your drink with one of their mouthwatering pizzas or their infamous sourdough bread and house butter for the perfect après-ski experience.
When: 3 pm – 6 pm daily
What to order: Tin Plate’s sourdough bread with their house butter or the meatballs, the midnight marauder.
Are you planning your next après based on this list? Make sure to tag us on Instagram at @breckenridgeassociates when you post your après ski drinks so we can reshare. Don't miss Your Guide to Après in Breckenridge Part 2 - coming soon!
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