As any winter sports enthusiast knows a day flying up and down the hill builds up a thirst that can only be quenched by one of the local town bars. These bars complete a skier's hard day of play with a drink that hits the spot. The following list narrows down the hundreds of good-time-having ski bars to the Top 5 best spots for a beer near a ski resort.
Hours: Daily 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This basement sports bar has something for the whole skiing family. While the adults enjoy a few tasty drinks from a menu that includes 120 beers, the kids can play in the arcade. Just about any game you might have missed or have been looking forward to watching during the long day of tearing up the hill will be televised. Sit back and enjoy great drinks and baskets of delicious food to fill any hunger.
Hours: Daily 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Daily specials make Jake's a must stop destination for the thirsty skier. Serving ice cold beer, shots, and mixed drinks, there is no thirst left unquenched. Paired with the drinks is the best pizza Breckenridge has to offer for hungry riders. Don't miss Jake's after a long day on the slopes.
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Hours: Daily 4:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Voted the best bar in Summit County, the Snake River Saloon tips the scales of excellence with its premium cocktails, cold beer, outstanding food and live music. If you crave a place to relax after a long day of skiing, Snake River Saloon is the place for you. Hang out and enjoy the great atmosphere with friends, family or a date.
Hours: Mon to Fri - 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.; Sat to Sun - 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Separated into two rooms, The Tap Room on Bridge Street offers its customers the choice of a fun view overlooking Bridge Street or the back room that showcases the glorious view of the snow covered mountains. Serving cold beer and the best martinis around, The Tap Room is a perfect choice for a skiing lunch break or an end of the day much deserved drink.
Hours: Daily; 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Variety is the key at Eric's Bar, with its full bar, patio, pool hall, cigar bar, dance floor and just about everything else the fun loving skier could want. This is a bar that has everything going right and a large fan base that keep it packed from open to close. If you're looking for the best ski town bar, Eric's Bar is without a doubt on top of the list.
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