When the weather warms up in Ski Town, USA, you almost find a whole new town. A summer mecca, really, full of recreational opportunities for all ages - from World-Class Mountain Biking to Alpine Sliding on Howelsen Hill.
And a whole new dining scene emerges, too. Think: riverside and rooftop dining, sunset happy hours at the top of Mt. Werner - amazing views, guaranteed.
So what are our favorites? Take a look below.
Top Summer Dining & Happy Hour Spots
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
Rooftop margaritas at their best! You can’t get a better view than from Rio’s rooftop patio - 360 degree views from Sleeping Giant and downtown to the ski area. Don’t expect anything too impressive with the food (your typical Tex Mex creations), but the location and signature margaritas can’t be beat. Click here for more info and menu.
You can’t get a better riverside seat than at the Boathouse Pub! From a casual soup and sandwich lunch, to a happy hour glass of wine by the river, to more upscale fare in the evening, the Boathouse Pub can please a variety of palettes. Appetizers like Dungess Crab Stuffed Mushrooms and Mussels Sherry are sure to please the seafood-lover, while the Black Angus Filet and New York Strip will satisfy the heartier appetites. Click here for their full menu.
Mountain Top Dining
Nothing beats a summer ride up the Gondola for a great meal or glass of wine! There are several options available at the Thunderhood Lodge facility, including Hazie’s for fine dining, the Oasis Sundeck for a casual lunch or snack, Sunset Happy Hour for cocktails while you watch the sunset from 9,000 feet, and Sunday Brunch for a buffet-style treat for the whole family.