When planning a vacation to Colorado, several images come to mind—stunning alpine scenery, endless outdoor recreation for every season, and of course, finely crafted ales and brews. Luckily you can find all of these things in our beautiful town of Steamboat Springs, CO! Situated in Colorado’s Yampa Valley, our town offers geothermal hot springs and a ski resort, making it a beloved getaway in the winter and a relaxing escape in the summer. After you’ve adventured all around the town and the area, you might feel like rewarding yourself with some classic Colorado brews—and there are quite a few places where you can grab a beer.
As this is Colorado, you can expect a good number of actual breweries crafting their own brand of beer. Ranging from tap rooms to family-friendly establishments with a full restaurant menu, you’ll easily have your pick based on what best suits your needs. In addition to that, we have a few lively bars as well. To make it easy for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best bars and breweries in Steamboat Springs!
Best Bars and Breweries in Steamboat Springs
This charming little taphouse can be found in the north part of town and offers a cozy space with a spacious outdoor patio in the summer, with views of the mountains in the distance. They don’t have their own kitchen, but there are restaurants surrounding the brewery that you can order food from—Moe’s BBQ and How Ya Doin’ Pizza N’ Eats. Offering a variety of beers brewed onsite, there’s something for every taste, and they have flights on the menu.
Find Storm Peak Brewing Company at 1885 Elk River Rd, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Mountain Tap Brewery
This is another tried and true Steamboat Springs classic, located right in the heart of downtown. This brewery has a food menu as well, making it a great stop for lunch or dinner. Snacks and small plates include things like popcorn, olives, and garlic rolls, while the wood-fired pizza menu offers everything from the well-known Margherita to a unique creation featuring elk sausage. The beer menu is even more exciting—try the Hoppy Hiker IPA, for a citrus delight, or the MacaRUM, a coconut brown ale aged on rum-soaked oak, with a vanilla chocolatey finish. There’s lots to discover at this Steamboat Springs staple, and they offer a kid’s food menu as well, making it a family-friendly outing after a day of hiking or skiing!
You can find Mountain Tap Brewery at 910 Yampa St #103, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, open Tuesday-Friday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill
This microbrewery offers up a selection of small-batch brews, and as the cherry on top, also has a menu of artisan bites that perfectly complement their beverages. As a microbrewery, the beer menu rotates and changes, but you can always expect to find something ideal for the season, such as their Pumpkin Ale or Powdercat Porter. As the menu is diverse, you can find something for lighter tastes as well, and of course, there’s always something for IPA lovers! On the food menu, you can find typical bar bites such as a giant twisted pretzel with mahogany mustard, or delve into more unique dishes like the southwestern shrimp and grits. The menu is comprised of quality items, with a wide selection of salads, burgers, and entrees.
Old Town Pub and Restaurant
When you’re exploring downtown Steamboat Springs, you’ll find a number of bars offering live music, and Old Town Pub and Restaurant is no exception! Located in a repurposed space that was once a hotel built in the early 1900s, the location has a cozy atmosphere and offers a full food menu as well. During the evening, you can often find live performances, making this pub a stellar choice for a night out. Taps behind the bar offer several local Colorado brews, and you’ll find a wide selection of other drinks to enjoy!
You can find Old Town Pub and Restaurant at 600 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., and open until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
This bar offers cozy surrounds, with pine-paneled walls, rustic décor, and wide windows that look out to the street. Offering a large drink menu and live music performances, it’s a low-key spot to relax with a beverage and enjoy the ambiance.
You can find The Press at 1009 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, open from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
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