Crested Butte Nightlife: Beer, Wine, & Spirits

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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.

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Wooden Nickel

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-6350
Hours: Daily 4pm – 10pm, kitchen open till 10pm Friday & Saturday
222 Elk Avenue • Map • See Inside

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

Menu • (970) 349-6338
Hours: Daily 11am-10pm
309 Third street • Map

(Spirits) – Come for the pizza, stay for the cocktails. The Bangkok Basil is one the most popular drinks, and pairs well with any pie. For any Gin & Tonic fans, the Vegas Brainstorm is a must try.

Dogwood Cocktail Cabin

Menu • (970) 349-6338
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, open 5pm
309 Third street • Map

(Spirits) – Some of the most delectable drink concoctions in the state created with their own infused spirits. Occasional live DJs in a classy atmosphere and a great place to host your gatherings, private receptions, or casual connections with friends. $4 off select martinis during happy hour 4-6pm daily.

Montanya Rum Distillers 

Website • (970) 799-3206
Hours: Daily, 11am-9pm
212 Elk Avenue • Map

(Rum) – Crested Butte is blessed with its own local rum distillery. Not just any rum distillery, but an award winning Craft Distillery of the year. Full Review

The Brick Oven

Menu • (970) 349-5044
Hours: Daily 11am-10pm
223 Elk Ave • Map

(Craft Beer) – 30 delicious beers on tap and rotating smaller batch kegs from New Belgium Lips of Faith, Russian River, and Dogfish Head to name a few.

Majestic Theatre

Movies • (970)349-8950
507 Red Lady Ave • Map

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

The Eldo

Hours: Daily 3pm – 2am
215 Elk Avenue • Map
(970) 349-6125

(Craft Beer) – “A sunny place for shady people”, with food, their own brewed beers, and live entertainment.

Talk of the Town

Hours: Daily 2pm – 2am • (970) 349-6809
230 Elk Avenue • Map

A regular dive for locals offering foosball, arcade games, music, and pool tables any night of the week.


Website • (970) 349-5118
Hours: Open daily 4pm, Happy Hour 4-6pm, Saturday/Sunday open for brunch at 11am
130 Elk Ave • Map

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

The Princess Wine Bar

(970) 349-0210
Hours: Open Thursday-Saturday
218 Elk Ave • Map

(Wine) –  Sip on award-winning wines, a wide selection of Cognacs and single malt Scotches, along with daily happy hour specials.


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Hours: Daily 1pm-2am • (970) 349-7117
127 Elk Ave • Map

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Website • (970) 642-7393
200 East Virgina • Map

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.

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