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. If you love fine dining paired with great wine, don’t miss the Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival happening July 25th – 29th, 2018!

Featured Restaurant

Wooden Nickel

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

Closed now, reopens May 18th


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.

Featured Event

CB Wine & Food Festival

  • Over 500 wines • 25 wineries
  • Tastings • Pairings • Dinners


Striving to enlighten and educate attendees with a variety of seminars, elevated dining events, food pairings and outdoor activities, this delectable festival brings world-class national, regional, and local chefs together with well-known and boutique wineries for each event. Oenophiles, connoisseurs, foodies or folks who just like food and wine – the festival has something for everyone.

The Secret Stash

303 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6245
    11:00am–10:00pm 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

Closes April 8th, reopens May 25th

(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

Closed April 15th–25th, and May 20th–22nd

(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–10:00pm 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.

The Eldo

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

Closes April 16th, reopens Memorial Day weekend

(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

Closes April 8th, reopens Memorial Day weekend

(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

Closes April 7th, reopens in June

(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.