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–9:00pm Daily

Open 7 days/week


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
 11:00am. – 9:00pm, Daily

Open for sit down and take out

Dogwood Cocktail Cabin

309 Third St, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6338
   4:00pm – 11:00pm, Thurs – Sat

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

Open for sit down and take out

Montanya Rum Distillers

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

11:00am – 9:00pm, Daily

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

Open for sit down and take out

The Brick Oven

223 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5044
   11:00am–10:00pm, Daily

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

Open for sit down and take out

Elk Ave Brewing CO

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.

Open for boozing

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.

Open for boozing


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

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

Open for sit down and take out

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.

Open for sit down


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

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

Open for boozing

Majestic Movie Theatre

Closed for good Oct’ 20 

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.