Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Around here, people take the concept of “work hard, play hard” professionally, approaching their après-activities with as much gusto as their slopeside adventures. And with a variety of venues, every nocturnal nature will be at home in Jackson Hole.
- The Mangy Moose Saloon, an après institution, welcomes one and all with its live music and draught beers. Most afternoons find a local band crooning as skiers and snowboarders carouse.
- No need to change out of your snow gear to enjoy the Lobby Lounge sushi or the Handle Bar gastro pub fare at the Four Seasons.
- Despite its new digs, Village Café, aka the VC, channels its dive roots: the tall boys of PBR and slices of pizza keep rowdy locals at bay.
- Apres-ski runs high at the Spur Restaurant & Bar in Teton Mountain Lodge – as high as the nachos, a mountain-sized pile of chips smothered in jack cheese, black beans, jalapeno, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo.
- From its perch beneath the Tram, Nick Wilson serves shared apps, pizzas and beers. Sunny days find folks sprawled out on its deck.
- Snake River Brewing Co. makes a bevy of tasty, award-winning brews including classics Snake River Lager, Snake River Pale Ale and organic Snake River OB-1. At its Brew Pub, full mugs complement pub fare (pizza, salads, pastas and burgers).
- Tie one on at Thai Me Up, a Bangkok street stall meets nanobrewery. These creative brews won two gold medals at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest. Choc tee ka!
- Roadhouse Brewing Co. crafts beers to complement its contemporary barbecue. Two nightly happy hours, local bands and buckets of peanuts cue good times.
Music and More
- From the Met Opera Live to an evening with Ira Glass, the Center for the Arts hosts a wide spectrum of performing arts in its theater. Seeing many of the touring acts in such an elegant, intimate space – with only 500 seats – is a rare treat.
- Built in the 1950s, the Pink Garter Theatre has lived many lives, and now thrives as an indie music venue. Most weekends find banner acts on stage, be it blockbusters like Band of Horses to rising darlings like Grieves. When audiences spill out late night, they make their way downstairs to Pinky G’s Pizzeria for slices and shenanigans.
- On Monday nights, Dornan’s Spur Bar hosts the Hootenanny, an acoustic gathering of local and visiting musicians (arrive early to sign up for a two-song slot). This only-in-Jackson open-mic style gathering is a must for any music lover.
- Nearly every night of the week, live music rings out from the Wort Hotel’s Silver Dollar Bar. Bluegrass Tuesdays find Jackson’s own One Ton Pig playing to a packed house, while touring bands appear on weekends. With no cover charge, seats and spots on the dance floor get claimed quickly.
- Centrally located overlooking Town Square, the Town Square Tavern hosts a rotating roster of bands, attracting crowds most nights of the week.
Wyoming Watering Holes
- The Stagecoach Bar stands as the quintessential Wyoming watering hole. For more than 50 years, the Coach has welcomed Wilsonites keen to drink and dance, particularly on Sunday nights, when the Stagecoach Band takes to the tiny stage.
- Sidle up to a saddle barstool at the Million Dollar Cowboy, a valley landmark channeling the wildest parts of the Wild West. Live music encourages Western dancing, and pool tables attract competitive cowboys.
- At craft cocktail lounge The Rose, artisanal drinks are shaken amid Prohibition-inspired décor, making for a speakeasy vibe at once urban stylish and Western cool.
- With an ample stock of bottles and burgers, Local Bar is a jovial spot packed with locals and visitors alike. Monday nights see trivia teams duke it out.