One of the best restaurants in Vail! We went here three times between après ski and dinner because the Bavarian vibe and food were unbeatable. We would highly recommend grabbing an après ski table on the patio, especially when it is snowing out!
Almresi was a great spot for dinner, we felt like we had been transported to the European Alps! Service staff dressed in typical Bavarian fashion, rustic interior with cow or sheep skin seating, and top notch German/Austrian food and drinks.
We had to try Vintage before we left Vail and it did not disappoint! This French bistro is another one of Vail's gems, serving classic French fare and amazing cocktails.
King's Club (in the Sonnenalp Hotel)
Cocktails and live entertainment in front of a roaring fire. Perfect for après ski or après dinner. Our après ski in front of a fire, listening to live piano and sipping Glühweinn was one of the highlights of our trip!
Two Arrows Bar
Coffee shop by day and bar by night, Two Arrows is definitely worth a visit. This is the perfect spot to grab a little caffeine fix before the slopes, or a coffee-infused cocktail après ski. Try to grab a window nook table if you can!
Root and Flower
This cocktail bar is perfect for après ski or a pre-dinner drink. After sitting down at the bar, the bartenders asked us about what we liked to drink and mixed all of us the perfect cocktail.
Top Apres-Ski Bars
Fireside Lounge (Grant Hyatt)
When we walked in we noticed the vending machine selling Moet champagne—very classy. Then we walked toward the floor-to-ceiling windows that overlooked the massive pool, hotub and Gore Creek. The chandeliers, the grand piano and the fire blazing made this moment just feel right—the Grand Hyatt Vail had nailed it. The Fireside Lounge provides inventive après-ski food, drink, music, breathtaking mountain views and a can’t-miss social scene.
Bart and Yeti's
Tucked in the Lifthouse Lodge in Lionshead is this little Vail bar and eats joint. Bart and Yeti’s is pretty much a staple you need to visit every time you are in Vail.
Over the years some things have changed but the feeling of Garfinkel’s as a classic ski town sports bar/grill atmosphere remains the same. Seasons pass by, memories are created, good times are had, and lifelong friends are made. The walls inside tell the stories of the past with photos of patrons, athletes, and events gone by. You could one day be one of them.
Other Food & Drink
Other Food • Mountain Standard, Bully Ranch, Drunken Goat, The Rose, Swiss Chalet, Craftsman, Flame, Matsuhisa
Other Drink • The Remedy Bar (Four Seasons), The Slope Room, Vin 48, Shakedown Bar, Altitude Bar, Pepi's, The George, Red Lion
Coffee Shops • Two Arrows Coffee, The Little Diner, Unravel Coffee
Activities & Attractions
Vail Lift Tickets and Ski Passes
Ski the slopes of Vail Mountain Resort. Vail Ski Resort is the third largest in the US with over 5,000 acres of terrain. There were plenty of slopes for all levels of skiiers and snowboarders, and tons of restaurants to choose from. We had the most fun skiing the glades, back bowls, and the terrain park! And of course, with legendary skiing comes legendary après... Definitely head over to Vail Village for après ski!
Ice Skating in Vail Village or Lionshead
Vail Village’s Solaris Ice Rink allows visitors to enjoy skating in center of Vail village with its spectacular panoramic views of Vail ski mountain. Lionshead’s Alderhof Ice Rink at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, is the type of rink that will make adults will feel like kids again with twinkling lights!
Vail Nordic Centre Day Pass
Go Cross Country Skiing, Winter Biking or Snowshoeing with a Nordic Centre day pass. Glide along 17 kilometers of daily-groomed cross-country track, 13 kilometers of fat bike trails or snowshoe on 10 kilometers of scenic trails.
Other Activities •
Heliski in Teluride, Snowmobiling, Spa Day + Hot Tub, Adventure Ridge, Dog Sledding, Sleigh Rides, Scenic Gondola Rides, explore the Ice Castles in nearby Dillon
Four Seasons Vail
When the mountains are calling, Vail is like nothing on earth. The Four Seasons is situated at the front door of this history-rich village, steeped in pioneering spirit and untamed refinement, with legendary Vail Mountain just steps away.
Let the Sonnenalp treat you to the very best of the Colorado Rocky Mountains with the warmest European hospitality. The modest lodge our founders established 40 years ago led to the hotel and resort that rests at the heart of Vail Valley today — an award-winning destination intertwined in the fabric of an iconic community.
The Hythe Hotel (Marriott)
The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail channels the exhilarating spirit of Vail, CO with a finely curated alpine experience. From cultivated European Swiss-inspired rituals to locally crafted details, discover the definition of legendary hospitality at this rarefied resort on Vail Mountain. Here, you'll experience the adventurous side of Vail, with easy access to the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Lionshead Village and Betty Ford Alpine Village.