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Soak in the sun and the views at Breckenridge’s many on-mountain and base area patios. | Photo: Leisa Gibson/Breckenridge Ski Resort

With decks and patios aplenty for unforgettable après-ski experiences, cozy bars for a quiet drink, and late-night clubs that vary from casual to full tilt, Breckenridge apres-ski and nightlife is a good enough reason in itself to book a ski vacation. Truly. There are more than 30 bars, clubs, pubs, and lounges that line historic Main Street.

Breckenridge après-ski

Most of the Breckenridge après scene takes place slopeside at the base of Peak 8 and Peak 9, but there are several great options on or just off of Main Street, too.

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T-Bar is one of Breckenridge’s most popular season-long après-ski spots, but warmer March and April afternoons are when the T-Bar really shines. | Photo: Zach Mahone/Breckenridge Ski Resort
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Located on Peak 9 at the top of the QuickSilver SuperChair, the Tenmile Station is a great on-mountain spot to grab a beer and some sunshine. | Photo: Leisa Gibsob/Breckenridge Ski Resort
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Toast to a great day on the slopes with one of Mi Casa’s famous margaritas. | Photo: Aaron Dodds/Breckenridge Ski Resort
Situated at the base of Peak 7, Sevens features gourmet, open-hearth dining and a spectacular, sun-blessed patio for those gorgeous March and April afternoons. Photo: Bob Winsett/Breckenridge Ski Resort
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Breckenridge’s annual Spring Fever festival lasts for 30 days from March 21 through April 19, 2015. | Photo: Diana Sabreen/Breckenridge Ski Resort


After a great day on the slopes, belly up to the T-Bar, located at the base of Peak 8 in One Ski Hill Place, and enjoy a few well-deserved drinks. The slopeside T-Bar is just a few steps from the BreckConnect Gondola so you can get a fast and free ride back to the downtown core when you’ve had your fill.

Base Nine Bar

The bartenders at Base Nine Bar, located at the bottom of Peak 9, are renowned for their martini menu, so head here if you’re feeling posh. With billiards and flat-screen televisions, Base Nine also serves as a great spot to shoot a little pool or catch a sports game.

Locals’ tip: If you’re still in the Peak 9 neighborhood and looking to tie one on, the Park Avenue Pub is an easy walk and worth checking out.

Mi Casa

Mi Casa’s happy hour (3 p.m.-6 p.m.) wings ($6), tacos ($5), Tecate cans ($2) or Modelo Especial ($2) and house margaritas ($4.75) are the perfect complement to a day of skiing. Just walk towards Main Street from the Peak 9 Village and you’re in business.

Locals’ tip: If you’re looking for daily drink specials après-ski entertainment, Tiffany’s Sports Pub features daily drink specials.

The Coppertop Bar

Located in Beaver Run Resort at the base of Peak 9, The Coppertop Bar draws a large crowd during apres-ski, thanks to it’s large patio, live music, appetizers and menu, and variety of drafts.

Breckenridge Nightlife

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With so much of downtown Breckenridge well preserved, its easy to imagine what life was like back in the late 1800s. | Photo: Chris McLennan/Breckenridge Ski Resort

Breckenridge Brewery & Breckenridge Distillery

Breckenridge Brewery
For Colorado micro-brew aficionados, Breckenridge Brewery is the cat’s pajamas. The Breckenridge Brewery was founded in 1990 as Colorado’s third craft brewery. | Photo: Breckenridge Brewery

In addition to mining and skiing, Breckenridge has also acquired a name for itself in the locally made libations department, i.e. The Breckenridge Brewery and Breckenridge Distillery.

Founded by a local Breckenridge ski bum with a skill for brewing handcrafted beer, Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, located at 600 S. Main St., has been in the biz since 1990. There are year-round ales that you might recognize from the bottle shop, such as the smooth Avalanche (amber) ale or delicious vanilla porter, seasonal micro-brews, and special small batches if you want to try something special at the Breckenridge Brewery. Plus, if hunger strikes the pub food will more than please and pairs well with the Breck-made brews.

If your après-ski and nightlife palate prefers stronger beverages, you have to sample a cocktail or two at The Breckenridge Distillery’s Tasting Room, 137 S. Main St. Renowned for its vodka and bourbon, The Distillery, located at 1925 Airport Rd., is open six days a week (closed Monday) and you can swing by to watch the distillers mash, ferment and distill; or, step into the Downtown Tasting Room on Main Street to try complimentary pours of their award-winning spirits.

Gold Pan Saloon

130 N. Main St.

For a taste of Breckenridge history, saddle up at the Gold Pan Saloon. The oldest operating bar West of the Mississippi, Gold Pan dates back to the mining-boom days which put Breckenridge on the map.

Apres Handcrafted Libations

130 S. Main St.

Ideal for post-skiing or pre-nightclub, Apres Handcrafted Libations is the place to be if your nightlife tastes sway towards the sophisticated side. Enjoy handmade cocktails designed using craft spirits and house-made syrups, fresh juice, proprietary bitters and lots of love.

Burke & Riley’s Irish Pub

520 S. Main St.

For a casual vibe, head to the locals’ favorite water hole: Burke & Riley’s Irish Pub. Here you’ll find a down-to-earth atmosphere with great draft beer selection and late-night food options.


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Whether you’re looking to cheers the close of a good day on the slopes with a martini at Base Nine Bar or sip on a local brew at the Breckenridge Brewery or get your groove on late into the night at Cecilia’s Night club, Breckenridge has an atmosphere to suit your nightlife mood. | Photo: Aaron Dodds/Breckenridge Ski Resort

520 S. Main St.

If a night of dancing is call your name, Cecilia’s is is. Cecilia’s—considered the best late-night hot spot in Breckenridge for decades—is a lively scene every night of the week during the ski season. Enjoy great local and regional DJ sets, a large dance floor and multiple bars at Cecilia’s.