Nightlife in Telluride Colorado

Telluride Colorado is a skier’s oasis. Set against the majestic backdrop of the San Juan mountain range, its no surprise Telluride is one the top ski destinations. But what happens when the sun goes down and the ski lifts close for the night? That’s
right, folks, people drink- and there’s plenty of drinking to do in Telluride. Whether you want to relax and reward yourself for a long day of skiing or sooth the caffeine buzz you’ve acquired from drinking coco in the lodge all day, there are plenty of pubs, breweries, nightclubs, and lounges to choose from.
So after a long day on the slopes, do as the locals do, and wander over to your favorite watering hole. After all, you’ve got to do something to keep warm, right?

Fat Alley BBQ

122 S Oak St.

Your first stop after jumping off the gondola (which is free, by the way) should be Fat Alley BBQ. Fat Alley serves up some of the best butt-kicking, authentic, barbeque in Telluride. So saunter on in, sit down, and enjoy a nice cold $2 PBR, served in an authentic Colorado koozy. Don’t be put off by the simple exterior, however. This is one of the best kept secrets in Telluride, and the locals like to keep it that way. Once you are inside, you’ll want to stay there for awhile. There’s too much on the menu to try by yourself- so go with some friends and split a few entrees. The best mouth-watering selections? The pulled pork sandwich is a must-have and the sweet potatoes fries will make you want to cry.

Last Dollar Saloon

100 E Colorado Ave

After stuffing yourself to the brim, mosey on over to Last Dollar Saloon.
Affectionately know by the locals as, “The Buck,” the Last Dollar won’t
break your bank. However, if you’re
looking to sip fine wine and nibble on martini olives, this may not be the place for you. Last Dollar serves up cold beer and shots of hard liquor. The term, “dive bar,” may be an understatement, but there’s no better place to hang out and relax. Plus, the jukebox boasts one of the best music selections in Telluride and there’s a good chance you’ll
pick up some hardcore mining stories to tell your friends back home.

Fly Me to the Moon Saloon

132 E Colorado Ave

If canned music bores you and
you’re looking for some live music, then look no further. Fly Me to the Moon Saloon hosts an array of live bands ranging from jazz to ska. Don’t
be fooled by the Frank Sinatra reference, however- on select Saturday nights, this bar is far from classy. The staff ropes off the dance floor and the bar becomes home to female Jell-O wrestling. If you are easily offended by women rolling around, ankle-deep in green Jell-O, steer clear of this one on weekends, and hit it up on a Monday night, when the crowd is a little tamer.

The Hotel Telluride

199 N Cornet St

Where do you go if you don’t
drink beer or if dive bars aren’t your style?
Don’t worry; you won’t have to vacate this micro-brewer’s paradise to find a stylish lounge. Check out The Hotel Telluride’s bistro. This quintessential ski lodge is equipped with a huge fireplace and tons of squishy leather couches. Hot toddy, anyone? The Hotel Telluride is the perfect place to meet friends for a classy cocktail or to snuggle by the fire with a hot buttered rum. Yum!

Whether you prefer beer or wine, a classic sidecar, or straight-up whiskey, Telluride Colorado has plenty of nightlife options to satiate your thirst. Just remember the high altitude, though, and if you’re from a sea-level town, be sure to drink plenty of water and eat extra carbs to avoid altitude-sickness. Besides, when is the last time you had an excuse to eat extra carbs?