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The Complete 2017 Aspen Mud Season Dining Guide

What's open, what's closed, and where to find discounts—all in one place!

By Katie Shapiro May 2, 2017

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Mawa's Green Grilled Cheese is mmm mmm good (and 20% off on Mondays)!

As soon as the lifts stop spinning in April, many a local restaurateur hang "Gone to the beach" signs on their doors signaling an annual, well-deserved break. And now that we're in the height of mud season here in the high country, it's usually a guessing game when trying to find a place to eat and drink. The list of closures is quite a bit longer than in the fall, but there's plenty of places that stay open and show their appreciation for local clientele with deep discounts. The pickings are way slimmer in Snowmass though with only Mountain Bayou, Taster’s Pizza, and Sage Restaurant open until June (the Westin Snowmass reopens on May 18). Here, we compiled the full Aspen rundown of what's open, what's closed, and where to find discounts—all in one place! Did we miss one? Email us here to get listed.

*Please note this list is not ranked, but in alphabetical order and all specials are subject to change. Always ask your server to confirm offers.


Nightly discount: 30% off dinner menu through June 14;

Aspen Kitchen
Locals’ appreciation “Chef’s Whim” menu: three-course tasting menu for $45 that includes an appetizer, entrée, and dessert through May 22;

Belly Up Aspen
New spring menu with all items under $10 through June 1; $5 drinks on movie nights;

Nightly special: day of the week dinner entrées and pizzas $14.50; 

Home Team BBQ
Daily happy hour menu from 4-6 p.m. with a "5 for 5" menu (five apps for $5); new "Friday Afternoon Club" with additional specials and local live music (both beginning May 5);

Justice Snow’s
Daily lunch special: $15 for two courses; Daily dinner special: $25 two course prix fixe; additional happy hour specials until 6 p.m.; closed May 14-26;

Limelight Lounge
Daily happy hour: $10 pizzas and drink specials from 3-7 p.m.; 

Little Ollie’s
Daily lunch special: $7.95; 

Mawa's Kitchen
Locals Appreciation Mondays: 20% off entire bill;

Daily lunch special: pastas and pizzas $12; Daily dinner special: two-for-one entrées (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and $30 prix fix (Thursday, Friday, Saturday); Daily wine special: 25% off all bottles; closed Sunday;

Rustique Bistro
Fried Chicken Thursdays: three courses for $27; Nightly prix fixe: two courses $36; closed Sunday and Monday;

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Nothing beats 25% off bottles of wine and two-for-one entrées at Mezzaluna. 


520 Grill
Anette’s Mountain Bakeshop (closed Sunday and Monday)
Aspen Over Easy
Aspen Kitchen (closed Monday and Tuesday)
Bangkok Happy Bowl
Butcher’s Block
CP Burger
Grateful Deli
Meat & Cheese
Hooch (closed Sunday and Monday)
HOPS Culture
Ink! Coffee
Hickory House (closed Monday and Tuesday)
Jour de Fete (closed Sunday)
Kenichi (closed Monday)
L’Hostaria (closed Sunday and Monday)
Louis Swiss Pastry
Mawa’s Kitchen (closed Saturday and Sunday)
Mi Chola
New York Pizza
Paradise Bakery
Peach’s (closed Sunday and Monday)
Red Mountain Grill
Red Onion
Rustique Bistro (closed Sunday and Monday)
Ryno’s Pub & Pizzeria
SO Café (closed Monday)
Spring Café
Steakhouse No. 316 (closed Sunday and Monday)
Upper Crust
Victoria’s Espresso & Wine Bar
White House Tavern
Woody Creek Tavern


Ajax Donuts (TBD)
Ajax Tavern (until June 1)
Bamboo Bear (until May 9)
Bb’s (until June 8)
Big Wrap (until May 22)
Bosq (until May 25)
Broth-el (TBD)
Cache Cache (until June 15)
Campo di Fiori (until May 25)
Casa Tua (until June 10)
Chair 9 (until November TBD)
Chef’s Club (until May 15)
Cooking School of Aspen (until June 8; private event rentals still available)
Creperie du Village (until June 7)
Element 47 (until June 1)
Ellina (until June TBD)
Frank Thirion Café (until May 21)
Grey Lady (until May 26)
J Bar (until May 25)
Jimmy’s (until May 10)
Jimmy’s Bodega (until May 18)
Highlands Ale House (until June 16)
Highlands Taqueria (until June 16)
Maru (until May 12)
Monarch (until May 26)
Pinecreek Cookhouse (until June 10)
Pinion’s (until June 13)
Platos (until June 10)
The Portal @ TQD (until May 15)
Prospect (until May 25)
Pyramid Bistro (until June 2)
Shlomo’s (until May 15)
Su Casa (until May 25)
Wild Fig (until May 19)
Zane's Tavern (TBD)

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