Apres-ski in Vail

Apres-ski in Vail


Nightlife in Vail embraces all tastes, from quiet bars serving cocktails and snacks to party-hearty and happy-hour venues with loud music, dancing and endless TVs showing sports fixtures. The main drag for late-night haunts is concentrated in a couple of blocks from the mountainside end of Bridge Street at Hanson Ranch Road to the Gore Creek covered bridge. Several lively pubs serve a great choice of on-tap beers, hearty pub grub and a selection of cocktails, and the tiny, sophisticated Samana Lounge dance club boasts top DJs and a romantic candlelit ambience.

Garfinkel’s on Lionshead Circle is the place for sports fans, set right at the base of the Eagle Bahn gondola, with a cluster of TVs and an outdoor deck for non-sporting revellers. The Club provides comedy acts and all kinds of music, getting packed solid at peak times as a result. At the top of the gondola is Adventure Ridge, with bars, restaurants and a great view across the sparkling night-time landscape. A huge variety of international food and drink is offered in Vail, although most tends towards the pricey, especially at peak season, with contemporary American and Italian eateries giving the best value for money and French fine dining the most expensive.