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Top 5 Guest Rated
1. The Little Nell
2. Hotel Jerome
3. St. Regis Aspen
4. The Gant
5. Aspen Meadows

Nearby Cities & Towns
Snowmass Village 6.6 Miles
Basalt 16.9 Miles
Crested Butte 24.0 Miles
Carbondale 25.6 Miles
Leadville 28.4 Miles
Eagle 32.1 Miles
Vail Valley 33.1 Miles
Beaver Creek 34.1 Miles
Minturn 34.3 Miles
Avon 34.3 Miles
Glenwood Springs 36.8 Miles
Vail 39.1 Miles
Copper Mountain 42.1 Miles
Gunnison 45.0 Miles
Breckenridge 46.3 Miles
Frisco 46.7 Miles
Silverthorne 50.8 Miles
Dillon 51.3 Miles
Keystone 52.6 Miles
Cedaredge 62.8 Miles

There's no lack of things to do in Aspen. Visitors can take tours of historic landmarks such as the Wheeler Opera House or the Hotel Jerome, and shop at trendy outlets or smaller local stores. A selection of art galleries, a theater, and a concert hall are available for those seeking cultural engagement. The town of Aspen also plays host to a number of festivals, workshops, and competitions during the year, meaning something is almost always going on any time of the year.

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Aspen Nightlife, Entertainment, Aspen Bars, Clubs, Dancing, Taverns, Apres
If you want to sample surrounding slopes, Vail is close enough for a quick day trip - only seventy miles away. During the summer many tourists take a route through the Rocky Mountains with pitstops in Steamboat Springs, Boulder, Estes Park and other areas surrounding Rocky Mountain National Park. When the weather is warmer and the roads are clear there are a lot of options in the area. However, if youve come to Aspen during ski season its unlikely youll venture far a field.

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Wheeler Opera House
320 E. Hyman Avenue
Aspen
www.wheeleroperahouse.com
The place in Aspen to catch theater, opera, music, cance and fim. Year orund events. See website for details

Syzygy
520 E. Hyman
Aspen
Great live jazz and energetic club. Mostly young crowds and big fun late night.

Aspen Billiards
315 E. Hyman
Aspen
Upscale billiards bar very popular with locals and visitors alike.

Red Onion
420 E. Cooper
Aspen
Oldest bar in Aspen, and just as loud and wild as in the silver mining days. Popular, nosiy, and occassional live music.

Tower
Snowmass Village Mall
Aspen
The next best thing to a circus in Aspen. Hilarious magic and juggling acts all done with great fun.

Shooters
Aspen
This one time country and western honky tonk is now a major disco dance club. Best dance floor action in Aspen.

Crystal Palace
300 E, Hyman
Aspen
A fixture in Aspen, two seatings nightly with good food and biting satire.

Club Chelsea
415 E. Hyman
Aspen
Another great dance venue in Aspen. Fantastic DJ's and live lusic nightly. Very hip and really popular.

J-Bar
Aspen
A quiet, sophisticated, and historic bar. Located in the beautiful Hotel Jerome and favorite for many years.


Slopeside in Aspen, The Tavern is a big draw for catching afternoon rays as the lifts start to close. If you don’t find what you want there, the crowd spreads out to The Terrace Room Bar at the Little Nell Hotel, Mezzaluna, 39 Degrees at the SKY Hotel, Little Annie’s, Cooper Street Pier, the noisy and crowded J-Bar (Jack Nicholson’s hangout at the Jerome) and the Red Onion. Apres-ski comes in all varieties here, from The Cantina, with its very happy hour (have a margarita in the compadre size), to the quiet and genteel Hotel Jerome Library Bar.

At night, the music and dance beat begin to take over. Earlier in the evening, the high-energy place to find out who’s in town is Mezzaluna with its brassy horseshoe-shaped bar. It’s a good singles bar and gives you the best in upscale people-watching. The Shadow Mountain Lounge at the St. Regis has live music. The Little Nell bar and Syzygy have jazz. DJs rule at Bar Aspen, The Speakeasy and The Lava Room.

Jimmy’s, an American restaurant and bar, is where the swank dinner crowd hits the dance floor on Saturday night for its signature Salsa Night. You’ll also find what they claim to be one of the largest tequila menus in the country (more than 65).

The Wine Spot at the Grand Hyatt is a civilized quiet place to enjoy a drink. The bar has a Cruvinet system of preserving and dispensing wine by the glass.
 
Eric’s Bar, Cigar Bar and Aspen Billiards all attract singles and have lots of microbrews on tap (great scotch, too). Another beer spot is McStorlie’s Pub. A relatively mixed crowd congregates in the Red Onion and Little Annie’s. Cooper Street Pier is very much a local and college student hangout.

There are many other night spots in town; pick up a copy of Aspen Magazine’s Traveler’s Guide for a list, or check local papers, The Aspen Times and The Aspen Daily News for current happenings.



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