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The Complete 2017 Aspen Fall Off-Season Dining Guide

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

By Katie Shapiro October 18, 2017

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Score three courses from a special fall menu for $37 at Ajax Tavern. 

As soon as the leaves stop falling in October, many a local restaurateur hang “Gone to the beach” signs on their doors signaling an bi-annual, well-deserved break before the winter season starts.

Now that we’re nearing slow season in the high country, it’s usually a guessing game when trying to find a place to eat and drink. There’s plenty of spots that stay open in town, many showing their appreciation for local clientele with deep discounts. The pickings are way slimmer in Snowmass though with only Crepe N' Juice, Mountain Bayou, Slopeside Lanes, Starbucks, Taster’s Pizza, Westin Snowmass, and Zane's Tavern open until the lifts start spinning on November 23.

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.


Ajax Tavern

Lunch and dinner specials: Three courses for $37 through October 31.


Nightly special: Day of the week dinner entrées and pizzas start at $14.50.  

Campo de Fiori

Nightly special: 25% off the entire bill, excluding bar menu.

Element 47

Dinner special: Three courses for $47 from November 1-22.  

Hickory House 

Monday & Thursday Night Football: $3 New Belgium drafts, $12 pitchers, 75¢ Wings, $6 half rack, $12 full racks through the entire NFL season.   

Home Team BBQ

Daily happy hour: Special menu from 4-6 p.m., “Friday Night Live” with Woody Creek Distillers drink specials and a rotating roster of local bands; Sunday brunch with NFL Sunday Ticket.

Hops Culture

Daily happy hour: Bites and beers start at $4 from 3-6 p.m.

Limelight Lounge

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

Little Ollie's

Daily lunch special: Entrées with vegetable spring roll and steamed rice start at $8.95 from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  


Daily lunch special: Pastas and pizzas $12; Daily dinner special: five entrées $15-$17; apps $8; 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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Find a prix fixe menu offering two courses for $36 at Rustique Bistro Tuesday-Saturday.


520 Grill
Ajax Donuts
Aspen Kitchen (closed Monday & Tuesday)
Bamboo Bear
Bangkok Happy Bowl
Big Wrap (closed Saturday & Sunday)
Butcher’s Block
Campo de Fiori (closed Monday)
Casa Tua
CP Burger
Grateful Deli (closed Sunday)
Element 47 (breakfast only until November 1; closed Monday & Tuesday until November 24 )
HOPS Culture
Ink! Coffee
Hickory House
Hooch (closed Sunday-Tuesday)
Home Team BBQ
J Bar
Jour de Fete
L’Hostaria (closed Sunday and Monday)
Louis Swiss Pastry
Matsuhisa (upstairs nightly; downstairs closed Sunday-Tuesday)
Mawa’s Kitchen (closed Saturday & Sunday)
Mezzaluna (closed Sunday)
Mi Chola
New York Pizza
Paradise Bakery
Poppycock’s Café
Prospect (breakfast & lunch only)
Red Onion
Rustique Bistro (closed Sunday & Monday)
Ryno’s Pub & Pizzeria
SO Café (closed Monday)
Steakhouse No. 316 (closed Sunday & Monday)
Victoria’s Espresso & Wine Bar
White House Tavern
Woody Creek Tavern
Zane’s Tavern


Ajax Tavern (November 1-21)
Annette’s Mountain Bakeshop (until November 6)
Asie (until November TBD for remodel; reopening as Jing)
Aspen Over Easy (October 28 for relocation TBD)
Bb’s (until December 14)
Bosq (until December 7)
Cache Cache (until December 8)
Campo di Fiori (until November 24)
Chair 9 (until December 9)
Chef’s Club (until December 9)
Cooking School of Aspen (until December 15; private event rentals still available)
Ellina (November 21-December 7)
Franck Thirion Café (until November 7)
French Alpine Bistro Creperie du Village (until November 17)
Grey Lady (until December 8)
Jimmy’s (October 22-November 14)
Jimmy’s Bodega (October 15-November 14)
Justice Snow’s (TBD)
Kenichi (October 30-November 8; closed Mondays November 8-December 4)
Highlands Ale House (until December 9)
Highlands Taqueria (until December 9)
Maru (October 29-November 24)
Meat & Cheese (November 6-20)
Monarch (October 21-November 24)
Peach’s Corner Café (TBD)
Pinecreek Cookhouse (until November 1)
Piñons (until December 8)
Plato’s (until June 2018 for renovations)
Pyramid Bistro (until December 1)
The Portal @ TQD (reopening December 9 in the St. Regis Aspen as Velvet Buck)
Red Mountain Grill (October 29-December 1)
Spring Café (November 5-20)
Shlomo’s (until November 17)
Su Casa (October 28-November 16)
Wild Fig (October 28-November 24)
Willow Creek Bistro (until December 9; open for Thanksgiving week November 18-26)

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