Crested Butte Nightlife: Beer, Wine, & Spirits

Lookin’ for a good time? Crested Butte nightlife has much to offer including award winning locally distilled rum, locally brewed craft beer, and plenty of music. Keep in mind the altitude, as the drinks will definitely pack a bit more punch up here.

Featured Hangover Relief

The Fountain

330 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 236-1901 
11:00am–5:00pm Daily

Appointments Available Online


The Fountain is an IV Hydration & Oxygen Spa providing custom treatment options to help you make the most of your time in the mountains. Whether you need help combatting altitude sickness, recovering from a hangover, or want a customized treatment for your specific symptoms, our team of experienced nurses and nurse practitioners can help you feel your best.

Featured Bar

Wooden Nickel

222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6350 • $$$
4:00pm–9:00pm Daily

Closed for off-season


Crested Butte’s oldest saloon is a must while in town. The Nickel has been under the current ownership since 1981 and serving visitors and locals alike. Start with some beers and end it off right with great steaks, seafood, lamb, pork, lobster, crab, and their famous prime rib compile an excellent menu for this must stop in CB.

Dogwood Cocktail Cabin

309 Third St, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6338
   4pm – 11pm, Thurs – Sat

(Spirits) – Unique cocktails created with their own infused spirits.

Closed until 5/27

Montanya Rum Distillers

212 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 799-3206
3pm – 9pm

(Rum)Crested Butte’s own local award-winning rum distillery.

Closed 4/11 – 4/21

The Brick Oven

223 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5044

(Craft Beer) – 30 craft beers on tap and rotating smaller batch kegs.

Elk Ave Brewing CO (formerly the Eldo)

215 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 251-5191
   Tues–Sat 3pm – Close: Sun 12pm – Close 

(Bar) – “A sunny place for shady people”, with food, beer, and live music.

Closed for off-season

Talk of the Town

230 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6809
   2pm – 11pm Daily

(Bar) – Foosball, arcade games, music, and pool tables any night of the week.


130 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5118 • $$
   11:00am – 9:00pm, Daily

(Tequila) – Flights of tequila among certain styles available.

Closed until 5/28

The Princess Wine Bar

218 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-0210
   10am – 12am, Daily,  4pm – 6pm Happy hour

(Wine) –  Award-winning wines, a wide selection of cognacs and single malt scotches.

Closed for off-season


127 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7117
   11am-2am, Daily

(Bar) –The oldest bar and gaming hall in historic Crested Butte.

Majestic Movie Theatre

Closed Permanently Oct’ 20 

Safe Rides

The purpose of the Gunnison County Substance Abuse Prevention Project (GCSAPP) is to provide comprehensive evidence-based prevention education from birth to age 21, increase awareness about underage drinking and decrease underage access to alcohol so youth can become healthy, stable and productively involved in their communities.