Best of Breck Award Winners 2023

Best Restaurants

Best Late Night

The Gold Pan Saloon

There is not shortage of late-night fun in Breckenridge and Gold Pan Saloon takes the cake boasting the longest continuous liquor license west of the Mississippi. After dinner service, this historic hotspot transforms into a neon-lit wonderland, rocking late-night DJ sets that turn the night into a dance extravaganza.

Best Happy Hour

Blue River Bistro

Visit Blue River Bistro for a casual, yet upscale dining experience. Take advantage of 2 for 1 deals during their happy hour! Our personal favorite dish is the crispy tiger shrimp. Yum!

Best Breakfast

Cool River Coffee House

If you’re on the hunt for Breckenridge’s ultimate breakfast spot, look no further than Cool River Coffee House. Tucked in the heart of town, this laid-back spot offers must-try Bloody Marys and hearty breakfast burritos – the perfect fuel for a day on the slopes.

Best Dessert/Treat

Higgles Ice Cream

Higgles is a small business on Main Street with big flavors that pack a serious punch. It’s no wonder this is a crowd favorite with daily rotating flavors made right in-house. With quirky concoctions and timeless flavor fusions, Higgles has turned into a local legend, leaving patrons hooked and coming back for more.

Best Bar

RMU Breckenridge


Best Brunch

BoLD Restaurant and Bar


Best Après Ski

Robbie’s Tavern

Robbie’s Tavern in Breckenridge is the perfect ski-in après spot. Conveniently nestled right at the base of the slopes, it’s the go-to place to unwind without the hassle of walking too far after a day on the mountain. Grab some refreshing drinks, enjoy tasty bites, and soak in the good times with fellow skiers. Robbie’s is your prime destination for a casual and convenient après-ski experience in Breck.

Best Date Night Restaurant

Hearthstone Restaurant


Best Fine Dining

Rootstalk Breckenridge

When it comes to fine dining in Breckenridge, Rootstalk is the undisputed champ. Located on Main Street, this spot is a foodie’s paradise. With top-notch service and an atmosphere that strikes the perfect balance between upscale and chill, Rootstalk is hands down the go-to for an unforgettable dining experience in Breck.

Best New Restaurant

The Carlin


Best Activities

Best Family Activity

Ice Skating at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8

Best Free Activity


Best Children’s Activity

Downstairs at Eric’s Arcade

Best Date Night Activity

Movie at the Eclipse

We like to call the Eclipse one of Breck’s hidden gems. With one screen and a full bar, this quaint spot makes for the perfect date night setting!

Best Summer Activity

Mountain Biking

Best Winter Activity

Downhill Skiing (Alpine Skiing)

Skiing in Breckenridge offers an exhilarating adventure amidst breathtaking mountain vistas and pristine snow-covered slopes. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, the diverse terrain, world-class amenities, and vibrant alpine atmosphere make skiing the Best Winter Activity in Breckenridge.

Best Indoor Activity

Breck Create Class

Best Apparel

Best Boutique

Marigolds Farmhouse Funk & Junk

Stepping into Marigolds is always a fun adventure-filled shopping experience. This family-run shop features everything from cookbooks and clothes to handmade jewelry and antiques. “Junk” may be in the name but you’ll find nothing but high-quality goods in this eclectic boutique.

Best Apparel Shop

Mountain Goat Clothing Co.

Best Ski Rental Shop

Carver’s Ski and Bike Rentals

Best Ski & Snowboard Shop

Slope Style Ski + Bike

Best Art Gallery

Portfolio Gallery Breckenridge and Gary Soles Gallery

Best Gift Shop

Joy of Sox