Steamboat Springs is a perfect year-round destination for a weekend getaway that delivers a certain small-town nostalgic feel. With a highly desirable atmosphere and breathtaking scenery, Steamboat offers some fantastic local bars and restaurants.
Whether you’re looking for a place to warm up in between runs during the ski day or looking for a spot to enjoy after a hike during the warmer months of the year, there is a place that will satisfy any mood and/or craving. Here’s a closer look at some of the best restaurants and bars in Steamboat Springs, in no particular order:
Salt & Lime
628 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 871-6277
Salt & Lime is a lively Mexican restaurant and bar with rooftop dining that offers reimagined classics that can be paired with an assortment of beer, cocktails, and tequila. With an extensive menu that houses a plentiful list of draft beers, domestic and Mexican ales, lagers, microbrews, plus creative and refreshing tequila-based beverages; you’re guaranteed to find something that’ll satisfy your tastebuds.
735 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 870-3360
This little hole-in-the-wall is where the South and the Rockies meet. Sunpie’s Bistro serves a Louisiana-style menu packed with flavorful and familiar comfort foods, beer, specialty drinks, and seasonal dishes. Located along the banks of the Yampa River, Sunpie’s Bistro has a huge backyard patio where you can embrace The Hurricane year-round. This self-titled specialty is not only Sunpie’s strongest drink on the menu but also the strongest drink in Steamboat.
700 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 761-2060
Carl’s Tavern is a relaxed and easygoing pub that serves American comfort food with a Southern flair. With an unbeatable daily happy hour, you can enjoy their whiskey flights, craft cocktails, plenty of beer, or keep it simple with an Old Fashioned. With what seems like an endless list of whiskey and bourbons to choose from, Carl’s Tavern is one of the best bars in Steamboat Springs.
700 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 875-3304
Also located alongside the Yampa River, otto PINT Gastroteca is a relaxed local neighborhood restaurant that features farm-to-table dishes, artisan cocktails, craft brews, and fine wines. Serving large entrees and plenty of small plates, otto PINT is a desirable location to enjoy
comforting European-inspired eats in a sophisticated and chic atmosphere.
Rex’s American Grill & Bar
3190 S Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80407 | (970) 870-0483
Rex’s American Grill & Bar is one of the first places you see when arriving in Steamboat Springs. This casual yet upscale eatery has a full bar and a large patio that can be enjoyed year-round with recurrent live music. Rex’s serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an infamous happy
hour that is a must-try for a group of weekend visitors and a go-to spot for the locals.
The Tap House
729 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 879-2431
Having opened in 1997, The Tap House is a Steamboat staple and is the ideal place to spend an afternoon of sports viewing. With twenty-seven kinds of beer available on tap, seventeen flavors of wings, classic starters, hearty burgers, tacos, and sandwiches that’ll be sure to leave you in a food coma, the combinations are endless at this friendly, laid-back sports tavern.
Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill
435 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 879-3773
What was originally the location of Steamboat Brewery & Tavern, Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill took over in 2003. Offering a seasonal variety of locally hand-crafted beer, this easygoing microbrewery’s growing menu offers signature burgers, glamorous comfort food, and
contemporary American cuisine.
McKnight’s Irish Pub
685 Marketplace Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 879-7881
McKnight’s Irish Pub is the ideal combination of an authentic Irish Pub and the local atmosphere of a small mountain town. Offering a low-key and cozy setting, McKnight’s is the perfect location to relax after an action-packed day of adventuring. Make sure to stop by to try their
Shephard’s Pie and/or the McKnight Burger with one of their whiskey flights.
1855 Ski Time Square Dr, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 879-2916
As an extremely popular year-round destination, Slopeside Grill is a family-friendly restaurant that serves large, classic dishes in a relaxed venue with mountain views. As an integral part of ski days and warmer afternoons in the off-season, Slopeside hosts live music on “The Beach” and serves draft beers and cocktails at the famous Ice Bar during the winter months.
Double Diamonds Bar
2300 Mt Werner Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 761-2662
If you’re not quite ready for the party to be over, this is the place to be. Voted as North America’s Best Après Ski Bar for two consecutive years, Double Diamonds Bar lives up to its reputation as one of the best bars in Steamboat Springs. This upbeat watering hole serves a large menu loaded with plenty of beers and spirits that you can enjoy alongside traditional American pub-style dishes.
T Bar at Steamboat
2045 Ski Time Square Dr, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 879-6652
At the base of the mountain is the infamous T Bar at Steamboat. What used to be an old ski patrol hut, T Bar is that dive bar you didn’t know you needed. Its impressive menu offers creative and classic drinks as well as draft and canned beers that can be paired with a number of
American and European-inspired eats. During the winter season, this ski-in/ski-out eatery is arguably one of the most popular après ski destinations at the resort.
Timber & Torch
2305 Mt Werner Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 871-5166
Timber & Torch is an American restaurant with a modern, rustic twist where the contemporary and countryside feels translate to the foods and beverages served. Enjoy their bistro-inspired eats with a vast selection of beer and cocktails accompanied by live music that’ll be sure to excite your evening. With the mountain-inspired ambiance, functional garage door windows, large deck with an open fireplace, this is the place to sit back and soak up those mountain views.
This list surely doesn’t contain every single bar and restaurant available to try while you are exploring Steamboat Springs, just some classic locations and personal favorites. Have fun and enjoy all that Steamboat Springs has to offer!