In mountain resort towns, Summit County happy hours are epic, all-season affairs at bars, breweries, restaurants and everything in between including one combination ski shop that also serves up the suds. If you’re visiting Summit County restaurants for the first time, you’re certain to find happy hour specials to meet your expectations. In the realm of the classic après ski interval, you can cozy up with a hot beverage that will warm your nose and bring the circulation back to your icy toes. Combining your adult beverage with a small-plate or discounted bar menu can make your late afternoon run right into your evening meal (assuming you pass on a brief siesta, which is highly recommended after a day of powder, biking or whitewater). Summit County restaurants include more than a few breweries so there’s always something fresh on tap, and flights of beers are as trendy as wine, cheese and chocolate combinations. Some breweries serve food and craft spirits at their restaurants, but if you’re having trouble committing to a single cocktail, a tasting room at several of them might lead your decision. In summer, an outdoor patio mixes well with mixed drinks and cold, sweaty beer bottles. A long kayak tour around Lake Dillon frequently ends with something fruity at the water side bars at either marina in Frisco or Dillon.
Wintertime Summit County Happy Hours
On a sunny winter day, Summit County happy hours often begin outdoors at the base of a ski hill. Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone offer drinks, snacks and music to close out another fantastic day of winter activities. When the wind whips up, you can stand close to a fire. At the start of the weekend, Copper Mountain and Keystone Resorts offer FACs (Friday Afternoon Clubs) that provide the chance to mix and mingle with a live band backing up the fun. Check this site often to learn more about the great Summit County restaurant and bar specials throughout the area.