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.

Don’t miss the 21st Annual Chili & Beer Festival with nearly 30 breweries, and live music on Sept. 7th!

Featured Restaurant

Wooden Nickel

222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6350 • $$$
4:00pm–10:00pm Daily


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.

The Secret Stash

303 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6245
    4pm–9pm Daily

(Spirits) – Come for the pizza, stay for the cocktails.

Dogwood Cocktail Cabin

309 Third St, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6338
   5:00pm–12:00am, Tues–Sun

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

Montanya Rum Distillers

212 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 799-3206
    3:00pm–9:00pm Daily

(Rum) – Crested Butte is blessed with its own local award-winning rum distillery.

The Brick Oven

223 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5044
   11:00am–9pm Daily

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

Majestic Movie Theatre

507 Red Lady Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-8950
   4:00pm–9:00pm Daily

(Craft Beer)  Beer with your movie and popcorn? Yes, please.

Elk Ave Brewing CO

215 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 251-5191
   Mon–Tues: 3:00pm–2:00am, Wed–Sun: 11:30am–2:00am

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

Talk of the Town

230 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6809
   3:00pm–2:00am Daily

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


130 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5118 • $$
   4:00pm–10:00pm Daily

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

The Princess Wine Bar

218 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-0210
   11:00am–12:00am Daily

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


127 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7117
   2:00pm–2:00am Daily Closes

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

Featured Partner

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.

Featured Event

Chili & Beer Festival

30 Craft Breweries
Live Music
Dozens of Chilis
Saturday Sept. 7th, 2019

More Info

The 21st Annual Mt Crested Butte Chili and Beer Festival will kick off the fall season in Mt. Crested Butte on Saturday, September 7, 2019. With locally made chili, tasty craft beer, and live music, it’s the not-to-be-missed party of the season! Both regular and non-drinking tickets available.