Where the Locals Go

Where to Refuel Après Hiking and Biking

Favorite places that satisfy after a vigorous outdoor sesh.

By Cindy Hirschfeld May 24, 2019 Published in the Summer 2019 issue of Aspen Sojourner

The Board, at center, from Home Team BBQ

In a town where people recreate just as vigorously in the summer as in the winter, après isn’t just for skiing. Here’s where active locals like to go after an afternoon hike or bike ride.


Aspen Tap for an Independence Pass Ale outside on the patio, of course.”
Karin Teague, Executive Director, Independence Pass Foundation


Woody Creek Tavern for chicken enchiladas washed down with a fresh-squeezed lime margarita, with salt.”
Erik Skarvan, owner, Sun Dog Athletics 


“After a mountain bike ride, I’m known for talking the posse into heading to Home Team BBQ for their incredible margaritas and The Board—a delicious mega-platter of BBQ and sides that will replace any and all calories expended.”
Rachel Brenneman Hadley, owner/idea cultivator, Manifest Communication


“It’s all about the Red Onion, where I order the steak tacos. The J-Bar and White House Tavern are close seconds.”
Rich Carr, principal, CCY Architects


“My absolute faves are sitting outside at Meat & Cheese and ordering a jalapeño margarita and drinking an Aperol spritz on the deck at Bosq. And I think I’m going to love, love, love Betula’s upstairs deck.”
Jayne Gottlieb, owner, Aspen Shakti

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