6 Best Bars in Summit County, Colorado

Downstairs at Eric's

Downstairs at Eric's—a "family sports bar" that welcomes kids—is standing room only when there's a game. There are 25 arcade games and 29 HDTVs scattered around the bar, so you don't have to worry about missing a touchdown. Fifty brands of bottled beers and another 30 on tap make this a favorite of aficionados.

Endo's Adrenaline Café

At the base of the American Eagle lift, Endo's Adrenaline Café is the place to be for après-ski cocktails.

Goat Soup and Whiskey

Across from Mountain View Plaza, the Goat Soup and Whiskey is filled year-round with twenty- and thirtysomethings drinking whiskey and beer after a day on the mountain. There's live music during ski season and pool tournaments that draw crowds to the laid-back bar.

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JJ's Rocky Mountain Tavern

The East Village is home to JJ's Rocky Mountain Tavern, the best place for a beer after a long day on the bumps. Local musicians have people dancing on the tables with John Denver and Jimmy Buffet covers during ski season.

Moose Jaw

The Moose Jaw is a locals' hangout. Pool tables and arcade games beckon, and a plethora of old-time photographs, trophies, and newspaper articles makes the barn-wood walls all but invisible.

Snake River Saloon

Live music with rock-and-roll leanings makes the Snake River Saloon a good spot to stop for a beer. The fun-loving crowd spans all ages.