Hot Spot

Drink Here Now: 39 Degrees at the Sky Hotel

A sexy, stylish lounge, yet down-to-earth friendly.

By Michael Miracle February 1, 2015 Published in the Midwinter/Spring 2015 issue of Aspen Sojourner

The Sky Hotel’s world-renowned restaurant and bar is the place to be and be seen in Aspen, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and, of course, the best après-ski scene in the country. Nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain, 39 Degrees is the perfect spot to decompress in the hot tub, or take the party from the slopes to Sunday Funday with DJs spinning all afternoon. 39 Degrees’ “East meets West” menu can be enjoyed in the swanky, yet comfortable lounge and poolside patio during the day or by the outdoor fire pits at night, making this hot spot sizzle all winter long. Dubbed one of USA Today’s “Top 10 Places to Bar-Hop Around the World,” it’s no wonder 39 Degrees is a must-see for locals and visitors alike.

Food and beverage director Briana Von Ohlen brings a fresh approach with her cutting-edge cocktails and refreshed classics. Whether you’re sipping on the famous Aspen Slush prepared with whiskey and apricot purée and served over crushed ice, or the Copper Punch with gin, coconut, and ginger liqueur, 39 Degrees offers a variety of cocktails that will leave you craving more.39 Degrees boasts an eclectic menu of world cuisine. Chef Shawn Lawrence, who trained at the Culinary Institute in Napa Valley, continually seeks out fresh, local ingredients as 39 Degrees reinvents its menu each season. Among the favorites this season are the scallop carbonara prepared with thinly sliced leeks and the spicy Asian cheesy fries with tender pork and “magic sauce.” Be sure to also try 39 Degrees’ famous burger topped with a truffle fried egg—a favorite of locals and chef Emeril Lagasse, who raved about it at Aspen Food and Wine Classic. 709 E. Durant Ave., 970-925-6760,

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