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 Restaurant

Wooden Nickel

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

Closed for the Season (Opening in May)


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

Dogwood Cocktail Cabin

309 Third St, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6338
   Tue-Sat 5pm-12pm Sun 5-10pm

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

Closed for the Season 

Montanya Rum Distillers

212 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 799-3206

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

Closed until further notice

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.

Closed until further notice

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.

Closed until further notice

Elk Ave Brewing CO

215 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 251-5191
   Mon–Sun 3pm-Close

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

Closed until further notice

Talk of the Town

230 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6809
   3:00pm–2:00am Daily, Sunday open at 11am

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

Closed until further notice


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

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

Dining room closed until further notice

The Princess Wine Bar

218 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-0210
   4:00pm–12:00am Daily

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

Closed for the Season


127 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7117
   Weekends 11am-2am, 2:00pm–2:00am Daily Closes

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

Closed until further notice

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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.