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The Complete 2018 Aspen Mud Season Dining Guide

What’s open, what’s closed, and where to find the best discounts

By Aspen Sojourner Staff April 24, 2018


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Mezzaluna offers generous discounts on food and wine this spring.


With all the construction and improvements happening in town, things may not exactly feel “quiet” this spring. Especially when the fire siren goes off at noon and you realize you can hear your stomach growling louder than the daily firehouse alarm. While some of your go-to favorites may be closed, there are still plenty of options for grabbing a quick bite, enjoying happy hour libations, or lingering over a longer meal. Even a few spots in Snowmass Village remain open. The secret to making the most of off-season dining is to look beyond your regular haunts and spread your culinary wings. Who knows, you may even discover someplace new or new to you!

*Please note that this list is not ranked, but in alphabetical order, and all specials and hours are subject to change.


Hickory House Ribs
Open through the off-season and “S-curve” construction, Hickory House offers special $10.99 breakfasts on weekdays;

Hops Culture

Grab a chair for their weekly Sunday Community Supper happening every Sunday until Memorial Day Weekend, where you can enjoy three + courses for $24 per person; 

In addition to the regular menu, customers may order off the bar menu all night during the spring season;

Limelight Lounge
The lounge is open every day from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. through the spring, with happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. For a special treat, go on Tequila Tuesdays where $10 gets you a flight of Casamigos tequila;

Mawa’s Kitchen
Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the spring, Mawa’s also has a happy hour on Fridays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.;

Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop
Not only are both the restaurant and shop open all spring, they're offering a 15 percent discount for locals;

There is a $12 lunch special on either pizza or pasta during the week, two-for-one entrée specials at dinner Monday through Wednesday, and a $35, three-course, fixed price dinner offered Thursday through Saturday. Plus, take 25 percent off all bottles of wine, all day every day;

Mi Chola
The happy hour food menu is available nightly until the kitchen closes;

Rustique Bistro
On Fried Chicken Thursdays, enjoy a three-course fried chicken dinner for $27;

Silver City
All paninis are $6 and come with a side of Boulder Chips until June;


520 Grill

Acquolina Trattoria & Pizzeria

Annette’s Mountain Bake Shop

Bamboo Bear (closed Wednesday)

Bangkok Happy Bowl


Butcher’s Block Deli

CP Burger

Grateful Deli (closed Sunday until June)

Grey Lady (open Wednesday – Sunday through off-season)

Hickory House Ribs (closed Monday and Tuesday until May 22)

Home Team BBQ (closed April 30 and May 1)

Hops Culture

Ink! Coffee


Jour de Fête

Jus Aspen

Kenichi (open Tuesday through Sunday)

L’Hostaria (open Tuesday through Sunday)

Limelight Lounge

Little Ollie’s Asian Café

Local Coffee House (spring hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily)

Louis Swiss Pastry (closed Sunday)

Mawa’s Kitchen (closed Saturday and Sunday)


Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop

Mezzaluna (closed Sunday)

Mi Chola

New York Pizza

Paradise Bakery

Poppycock’s Restaurant

Red Mountain Grill

Red Onion

Rustique Bistro (closed Sunday and Monday)

Ryno’s Pub & Pizzeria

Silver City (closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday)

SO Café at the Aspen Art Museum (closed Sunday and Monday)

Spring Café (closed the last two weeks in May)

Steakhouse No. 316 (closed Sunday and Monday through May 21)

Taster’s Pizza Aspen

Tiki Mana Island Grill


The White House Tavern

Woody Creek Tavern

Zane’s Tavern Aspen

Zocalito Latin Bistro


Mountain Bayou (closed Sunday)

Sage (closed Monday and Tuesday)

Taster's Pizza 


Ajax Donuts at the Popcorn Wagon (TBD)

Ajax Tavern (until May 21)

Aspen Kitchen (until June)

Aspen Tap (until May 5)

Big Wrap (until May 21)

Bosq (until May 10)

Cache Cache (until June 8)

Campo de Fiori (until May 25)

Casa Tua (until June 7)

Chefs Club (until June)

Creperie du Village (until June 8)

Element 47 (until May 22)

Ellina (until June)

Franck Thirion French Pastry & Cafe (until May 9)

Highlands Ale House 

Highlands Taqueria (TBD)

Hooch (until May 17)

Hotel Jerome Living Room (until May 23)

The J Bar (until May 23)

Jimmy’s Bar & Restaurant (until May 16)

Jimmy’s Bodega (until May 23)

Maru (until May 25)

The Monarch Steak House (until May 24)

Pine Creek Cookhouse (until June)

Pinon’s (until June)

Plato’s Restaurant (until June)

Prospect at the Jerome (until May 23)

Pyramid Bistro (until June)

Shlomo’s Deli & Grill

Shadow Mountain Lounge at the St. Regis Resort (until May 15)

Su Casa Restaurant & Taqueria (until May 23)

Tanuki Togo

Velvet Buck (until May 15)

The Wild Fig (until May 24)

Willow Creek Bistro (until May 25)

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