Telluride after Dark

As the sun sinks into the west and the stars start to twinkle, it’s time to hit the streets for some of Telluride’s justifiably famous nightlife. Is that Katie and Tom we saw strolling across the street? It could be, they own property in the area and they are not the only celebs who have been spotted enjoying the nightlife in town.

Head on down Main Street, okay it’s not really Main Street it just seems like it, it’s Colorado Ave to the “Buck”, it’s not really the Buck either it’s the Last Dollar Saloon. Locals have a lot of fun with the tourists! If you are looking for a place to wear that little black dress and those strappy sandals, then keep on walking this is a jeans and flannels kind of place but if you want a killer Margarita and the best selection of imported beers in town then “come on in”. This is one of the most historic buildings in town and has all the ambiance that you would expect from a hundred year old building. Lots of wood, tin ceilings and a jukebox that rocks are what keep the locals and the visitors coming back. Okay the generous drinks are another reason to keep coming back but grab a window table and keep your eye out for under cover Hollywood types. You can look like the Marlborough man if you want but keep your cigarettes outside, Colorado has banned smoking in restaurants and bars.

From June to September on Wednesday evenings you can catch a weekly concert in your lawn chair or lying on the grass in Mountain Village. It runs the gamut from salsa to funk, it’s family friendly and free. Bring a picnic and make a night of it. Another family friendly option is catching the latest flick in the oldest building in town, the Nugget Theater.

If you are looking for a bar with consistently great live music then head to Fly Me to the Moon Saloon for the hottest bands and solo artists. Reggae, Rock or Soul you will find it all here. Check their website to find out the latest music schedules. They are also one of the late night stops of the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, which takes place in September.

For a unique evening, head to Bubble Lounge for an uplifting experience. This oxygen bar will lift your spirits and help you enjoy the combination of a martini and O2. It is therapeutic for mind and spirit. If you are looking for a bite to eat late night Tommy’s on Colorado Ave offers not only nine TV’s but also a menu of typically hearty bar food that is available until 2am.

When the sun goes down Telluride doesn’t go to sleep it’s comes alive. Solo, with friends or with family there is something for everyone to do after dark.