Crested Butte Restaurants & Bars

Chances are you’ll probably work up an appetite while you’re here. The good news is Crested Butte has some serious dining chops (lamb if you prefer), especially for its size. With over 50 restaurants, bars, distilleries, and nightlife venues in the area, you’ll want to use this guide to know which ones are best for your palate and for your budget. So you like food and drinks? You should probably check out the Chili & Beer Festival on September 9, 2017Enjoy dozens of unique chili and sample deliciously cold beer as we kick off the start of fall in Crested Butte! 

Fresh & Local

Discover new flavors from local farms to countries around the world. Enjoy craft brewed beer, award winning locally distilled rum, coffee beans freshly roasted in town, and organic juice smoothies of every variety. Apres-ski options range from burgers & beer to cocktails & small plates. All of these culinary creations are available within walking, biking, or a quick shuttle ride’s distance (most are on/off of Elk Avenue).

Almost every restaurant and bar is independently owned and operated. And there’s no dress code anywhere in town so feel free to show up in your ski gear, pajamas, or tuxedo. Questions on the best Crested Butte restaurants or what to eat? Contact us

Featured Event

Chili & Beer Festival

Mt. Crested Butte Base Area
September 9, 12pm


Chili and Beer kicks off the fall season in Mt. Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley. Now in its 19th year, the annual festival attracts dozens of breweries offering at least 2 styles of beer (if not more!) and numerous chili-chefs bringing their best recipes to keep you filled up for a day of imbibing. The warm days of fall, the start of the aspens changing and live music all collide to make for an amazing day in Crested Butte! Don’t miss out!