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Aspen After Hours

 

ASPEN, Colo. (Jan. 2022) – Aspen’s nightlife is legendary. While a small town, Aspen has more than a great appreciation for wine, beer, live music, and revelry. After the summer sunsets, nightlife in Aspen includes everything from craft beer and craft cocktails to live music and DJs.

For Music Lovers

  • Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) Performances. In addition to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June and Labor Day Experience, JAS also hosts JAS Café shows, a series of summer and winter jazz performances taking place downstairs at The Little Nell, at the St. Regis Aspen and on the rooftop of the Aspen Art Museum. The series features top jazz artists from around the world in an intimate nightclub setting.
  • Belly Up Aspen rocks year-round with an eclectic mix of top headliners ranging from Mos Def to ZZ Top and everything in between. Its flawless sound system and intimate setting (accommodating only 450 guests) makes every show one to remember.
  • Wheeler Opera House, a historic gem in downtown Aspen, features a diverse summer calendar with film screenings, operas, comedy acts and jamming rock bands. 
  • Open-Air Performances. During the summer, Aspen is home to more than 600 music students participating in the Aspen Music Festival and School. Stroll through town and catch an impromptu performance as the music students practice their compositions. Wander over to the open-air Benedict Music Tent and take in an evening orchestra performance from the lawn – at no charge.

Whatever Ales You

  • Aspen Brewing Company’s Aspen Tap, located on Restaurant Row, makes it an easy choice for cold beer on a hot afternoon.  Aspen Brewing Company offers their selection of unique, locally brewed beers best enjoyed while drinking in the view of Aspen Mountain from the tasting room patio.  
  • J-Bar in the historic Hotel Jerome has been an Aspen watering hole since 1889 and has kept its saloon ambiance through the times. Today, Aspen locals and visitors alike belly up for a draft or bottle and sophisticated bar fare, and the house is packed during sporting events and happy hour. 

 

Craft Cocktails

  • Craft cocktail bar Hooch serves up a variety of cocktails and late-night bites from Meat & Cheese.
  • Bad Harriet, located downstairs in Hotel Jerome’s Aspen times building, is a hotspot for pre and post dinner drinks in an elegant reservations-only living room-style space with vintage images and newspaper office décor. The speakeasy style bar, named after the wife of the hotel’s original developer and proprietor, Jerome B. Wheeler, creates a cheeky narrative twist to Harriet’s otherwise well-behaved persona. In addition, the Living Room at Hotel Jerome has chic décor that echoes the hotel’s turn-of-the-century origins and a drink list to satisfy the most advanced connoisseur.  
  • 7908 Aspen is a place to dine in the early evening and dance late into the night. Serving Latin American fusion cuisine under the leadership of Chef Byron Gomez, this supper club is as popular for its food as for its fun selection of cocktails. (415 E. Hyman Ave.)

Club Kids

  • The Sterling is the newest club to the Aspen scene. owned by the owner of the famous Bootsy Bellows, The chic club offers a plush seating area with a full bar and nightly DJs.
  • Eric’s Bar, which spills into Aspen Billiards, The Cigar Bar and Su Casa, is the epicenter of Aspen’s late-night energy. From the hip dance floor to the smokers’ haven, each quadrant offers a different vibe.
  • Escobar, where PBR tall boys meet pomegranate martinis sipped alongside a mix of electronic, swing and lounge music. Founded by a group of seven young Aspen entrepreneurs, Escobar launched onto the local nightclub scene in 2011 and remains a late-night favorite for locals and visitors. Guests can enjoy drinks on the outdoor patio in the summer and fall located on the Hyman Ave. pedestrian mall.

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