Eat Here Now

The Complete 2019 Aspen/Snowmass Mud Season Dining Guide

What's open, what's closed, and where to find the best deals.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff April 24, 2019

Feast on Mexican food at Mi Chola during all of off-season.

With an extended ski season and a round of raucous end-of-season parties, you may not have noticed, but mud season is upon us. All that peace and quiet can cause you to work up quite an appetite—which leads to the question, “Where can I get something to eat around here?” 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? 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 in alphabetical order (not ranked), and that all specials and hours are subject to change. Ask your server to confirm offers.


In addition to 30 percent off entrees on 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 specials from 3 p.m. to 7 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.

Partake of the $13 pizza or pasta lunch special during the week, two-for-one entrées at dinner Tuesday through Thursday, and $2 oysters, fresh from the East Coast, every Friday. Plus, take 20 percent off all bottles of wine, all day every day;

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


520 Grill

Acquolina Trattoria & Pizzeria

Annette’s Mountain Bake Shop

Aspen Public House

Aspen Tap (closed Monday and Tuesday)

Bamboo Bear (closed Wednesday)

Bangkok Happy Bowl


Butcher’s Block Deli

CP Burger

Franck Thirion French Pastry & Cafe

Grateful Deli (closed Sundays)

Hickory House Ribs (closed Monday and Tuesday until May 27)

Home Team BBQ

Hops Culture (open Thursday through Saturday)

Ink! Coffee


Jour de Fête

Jus Aspen

Kenichi (open Tuesday through Sunday)

L’Hostaria (open Tuesday through Saturday)

Limelight Aspen Lounge

Little Ollie’s Asian Café

Local Coffee House (spring hours are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily)

Louis Swiss Pastry (closed Sunday)

Mawa’s Kitchen


Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop

Mezzaluna (closed Sundays through 5/19)

Mi Chola

New York Pizza

Paradise Bakery

Poppycock’s Restaurant

Red Mountain Grill

Red Onion

Ryno’s Pub & Pizzeria

Silver City (closed Sundays and Mondays)

SO Café at the Aspen Art Museum (no lunch on Sundays and closed Mondays)

Steakhouse No. 316 (closed Sundays and Mondays through May 6)

Taster’s Pizza Aspen

Tiki Mana Island Grill


The White House Tavern

Woody Creek Tavern

Zane’s Tavern Aspen



Black Saddle Bar & Grill

Sage (open to members and guests of the Snowmass Club)

Taster’s Pizza 

Village Tavern

Vue Lounge (in the Westin)



7908 (until May 30)

Ajax Tavern (until June 12)

The Artisan (until May 31)

Betula (until May 10)

Big Hoss Grill (until June 1)

Big Wrap (until May 20)

Bosq (until May 16)

Cache Cache

Campo de Fiori (until May 24)

Casa Tua (until May 24; however open for private functions)

Clark’s (closed May 6–May 17)

Crêperie du Village (until June 8)

Crepe Shack

The Edge (until June 21)

Element 47 (until June 7)

Ellina (until June 7)

Gorsuch Café (until May 20)

Grey Lady (until May 31)

Grub Thai (until June)

Highlands Ale House (only open for private events during the summer)

Highlands Taqueria (until June)

Hooch (until May 22)

Hops Culture (until May 15)

Hotel Jerome Living Room (until May 21)

Il Poggio

J Bar (until May 14)

Jimmy’s Bar & Restaurant (April 28 until May 8)

Limelight Snowmass Lounge (until May 12)

Maru (until June 1)

MJ’s Popcorn Wagon

The Monarch Steak House (until May 24)

Mountain Social at the St. Regis Resort (until May 13)

Pine Creek Cookhouse (until June 8)

Pinon’s (until June 11)

Plato’s Restaurant (until June 7)

Prospect at the Jerome (until May 15 for breakfast, May 21 for lunch, and May 30 for dinner)

Pyramid Bistro (until June)

Shlomo’s Deli & Grill (until Memorial Day weekend)

Spring Café (closed May 12-Memorial Day weekend)

Su Casa Restaurant & Taqueria (until May 23)

Toro Kitchen (until May 23)

Velvet Buck (until May 13)

Venga Venga (until June 3)

The Wild Fig (until May 23)

Willow Creek Bistro (until May 25)


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