Up in Breck and not sure where to grab a bite to eat? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. From tacos & margs to steak & a bold Cab, we’ve surveyed locals around town for this insider info. Check out the “hot spots” in Breck that locals rave about!
Food: The menu is carefully curated and locally sourced with seasonally fresh ingredients.
Atmosphere: Modern, yet relaxed, with beautifully tasteful décor, and extremely attentive and knowledgeable staff.
Perfect for: Date night or fun happy hour with friends. They also have an amazing wine list…
Local’s Guide: “Try the Curried Cauliflower or Crispy Brussels Sprouts for an app. Wash it down with the Bees Knees cocktail. They also have an amazing wine list…”
Happy Hour: From 4-6 p.m. daily, half-priced menu items, half-priced wines by the glass, $3 draft beer and $7 classic cocktails!
970-771-3943 | Menu
Food: Build-your-own tacos with creative margaritas and craft beer.
Atmosphere: Beach party down in the basement.
Perfect for: Date night, casual drinks or happy hour after a day of shredding!
Local’s Guide: “Try ‘The Kenny’ (actually named after a local), chips & queso and build your own taco. Double taco or no taco.”
Happy Hour: 4-6 p.m. daily, $1 off all margs, $1 off draft beer, $5 Cazadores shots, buy 2 tacos get one free.
970-453-7313 | Menu
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Food: Gourmet grilled cheese is their specialty, but they also have burgers, crab cakes and more! They offer gluten-free and vegan options as well.
Atmosphere: Laid back casual restaurant with a bar.
Perfect for: Late night cheesy deliciousness!
Local’s Guide: Go try it for yourself!
Happy Hour: Sun-Thurs 3-6 p.m., Sat & Sun Bottomless Mimosa’s & Bloody Mary’s from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sign us up!
970-771-3791 | Menu
Food: Everything from oysters & trout to steak & burgers.
Atmosphere: Warm and inviting – they moved from Ridge Street a while ago and renovated the place.
Perfect for: Happy hour, casual or romantic dinner.
Local’s Guide: “Make sure you try the rainbow trout or the burger!”
Happy Hour: 4-6 p.m. daily, includes an eclectic mix of delicious bites and $1 off all drinks.
970-547-0063 | Menu
Food: A European-ran bakery and coffee shop, featuring breakfast and lunch options.
Atmosphere: Quaint little bakery/coffee shop.
Perfect for: Breakfast, coffee break, or a light lunch.
Local’s Guide: “The Sausage Breakfast Burrito is a favorite in my office. Also, any of the pastries that they make are to-die-for.”
Happy Hour: They serve beer, wine, mimosas, sangria and Kombucha all day.
970-453-4473 | Menu
Food: Modern American cuisine with a seasonal and ever-changing menu. It’s all good!
Atmosphere: Elegant and romantic, but not stuffy.
Perfect for: A romantic date night, dinner or special occasion.
Local’s Guide: “Ask your server or bartender what they suggest since the menu is seasonal. They won’t steer you wrong!”
Happy Hour: At Ember, it’s called Euphoric Hour! Enjoy $5 wines and small plates, $6 cocktails, and $2 off beers from 4-5:30 p.m. daily.
970-453-8585 | Menu
Food: Mexican staples alongside a few American dishes are served at this cozy eatery.
Atmosphere: Casual and lively Breckenridge charm. If you visit during the warm months, check out the deck during the summertime for amazing mountain views.
Perfect for: A fun happy hour with friends!
Local’s Guide: “Get a margarita and a burrito! But be careful, the margs are dangerous!”
Happy Hour: Daily from 4-6 p.m., enjoy $2 domestic bottles, $4 micro pints and $1 off well drinks.
970-547-9595 | Menu
Well, there you have it: The Locals’ Favorites. Which restaurant will you try next?
I’ll never forget when I first heard about this “uphill skiing” concept and I thought, “Don’t they know they’ve invented chairlifts?” I never thought I would try it, let alone love it, and basically be addicted to it.
Why do I like to ski uphill? The feeling of crisp, fresh air on my face as the sun rises and I begin my trek up the slopes. The overwhelming gratitude I am filled with to have such a beautiful experience in nature. The feeling of accomplishment for summiting a mountain as the sun rises. The overflowing amount of joy and happiness that I feel from head to toe for the rest of my day. The serene and peaceful turns on untouched snow. These are the reasons I have fallen in love with skiing uphill – I suggest you try it and see for yourself!
- Register online for uphill access parking.
- Choose your route at Breckenridge Ski Resort. (Did you know you can skin right from your door at Grand Colorado on Peak 8 or Grand Lodge on Peak 7?)
- Read these guidelines for uphill access at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
- Call the Breckenridge Ski Resort Cat hotline the morning before heading up hill 970-547-5627.
- Invite a friend – the backcountry is always better with company and it is recommended for safety too.
So, what is “Skinning”? “Skinning” is the affectionate nick name given to uphill skiing because the mechanism that is placed on the bottom of your skis in order to provide traction used to literally be made of animal skin. Today (rest assured) they are not made from real animal skin, yet the nick name remains. The more formal names for this sport include: “Randonee” skiing, Alpine Trekking, AT or even split-boarding. As long as you are using one’s own power, paired with specialized equipment and “skins” to get up the hill, you can consider yourself “skinning”.
I only have one last warning: try this sport at your own risk, the gear can be quite expensive and there is a strong chance that after you try it once you will be hooked and have to purchase your own gear. The good news is, you won’t regret it.
Disclaimer: I am not associated with Breckenridge Ski Resort. Please refer to their uphill access guidelines and always pay attention to snow reports to remain safe in the backcountry.