Updated May 5, 2024 / Lauren Parker

With over 300 days of sunshine each year, it’s impossible not to feel energized and ready to seize the day in Colorado! So why not soak up some rays on one of our sun-kissed decks? Sit back, relax, and enjoy a cold drink or two while you bask in the beauty of our great outdoors!

RMU | 114 S Main St.

About: Rocky Mountain Underground, or RMU, made history by opening Summit County’s first ski shop and bar in November 2016. If you’re seeking an unparalleled mountain town adventure, look no further! Whether you’re looking to lounge on one of Breck’s top street-side patios or enjoy live music in the Beer Garden out back, RMU has got you covered. Plus, the entire bar is pet friendly! As one of Best of Breck’s 2023 Award winners, you won’t want to skip out on this hot spot!

Local’s Guide: Try a gourmet grilled cheese from their kitchen! Our favorite is the Figgy Smalls or Smokestack Lighting. Then, make sure you try the Sinister Minister (a twist on the traditional Moscow Mule) or the Juan Too Many (it’s impossible to only drink one; they’re too good).

Happy Hour: 4–6 p.m. every day

Beer Garden at RMU

BURKE & RILEY’S | 520 S Main St. – La Cima Mall

About: In this Irish-inspired pub, you can expect to see rustic, yet modern brick wall accents, a sleek matte-black steel countertop, and sturdy wooden tables, all of which blend seamlessly to create a unique atmosphere. Don’t forget to check out the signature firepit outside, where you can relax and take in the gorgeous views!

Local’s Guide: For an immersive experience here, try the Irish Old Fashion (a play on an Old-Fashioned using Jameson and Guinness simple syrup) along with the Corned Beef and Colcannon Mashed Potatoes. Throughout the summer they will be doing a “deck series” with DJ’s on Fridays and Saturdays with giveaways from Red Bull!

Happy Hour: 2–5 p.m. Monday–Friday

Patio at Burke & Riley's


About: If you’re looking for a local hotspot with stunning views, The Quandary should be at the top of your list! This beloved hangout spot on the south side of town boasts a huge, sunny deck with a cornhole board that overlooks the majestic peaks of 9 and 10, as well as the serene Maggie Pond.

Local’s Guide: Try the queso fundido for a delicious option, or the wings if you want to spice things up. Then pick a $3 draft beer/house wine or a $4 well cocktail during happy hour and enjoy the view!

Happy Hour: 3–5 p.m. every day

Patio at Quandary Grille

SANCHO TACOS & TEQUILAS | 500 S Main St. – La Cima Mall

About: Looking for a delicious Mexican dining experience? Look no further than Sancho’s, one of our absolute favorite spots! With its mouth-watering street-style tacos, delectable appetizers, fresh salads, and gourmet salsa, Sancho’s has something for everyone. And if you’re a fan of tequila, you’re in for a real treat—Sancho’s has an impressive selection that’s sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate.

Local’s Guide: Try the Chicken Tinga, Al Pastor, or the Pork Belly Tacos. (Honestly, it’s all good – we can’t just pick one!) Good news is all the tacos are “a la carte” for 5 or 6 bucks each, so you can mix and match!

Happy Hour: 3–6 p.m. every day

KENOSHA | 301 S Main St.

About: Kenosha offers a wide variety of meals from burgers and BBQ to steaks and salads. With over 30 beers on tap, you have plenty to choose from to satisfy any craving.

Local’s Guide:If you’re a fan of savory dishes, you won’t want to miss the mouth-watering Brewhouse Pretzels and Buffalo Chicken Salad. And for a little sweet and spicy mix, be sure to try the Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita—it’s a refreshing and unique drink that’s definitely worth trying!

Happy Hour: 2–5 p.m. every day

Pet Friendly: Yes, in the picnic area

BROKEN COMPASS |520 S Main St. & 68 Continental Ct. Unit B-12

About: Looking for a local brewery that’s more than just a place to grab a beer? Look no further than Broken Compass, the Breckenridge favorite that’s been creating a vibrant community since 2014. With their delicious, homemade brews and welcoming meeting space, it’s no wonder that strangers quickly become friends here.

Local’s Guide: Our personal favorites are the Czech Pilsner or the Fruit Ninja. Plus- visit Tuesdays at 7 p.m. for Trivia Night!

Hours: 12 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday–Wednesday, 11 a.m.–close

Pet Friendly: Yes

If you’ve already hit these hot spots you can also try: 

  • Ollies Pub and Grub Breck – 180 Jefferson Ave
  • Fatty’s Pizzaria – 106 S. Ridge St
  • BoLD Restaurant and Bar – 505 S. Main St
  • Empire Burger – 500 S Main St
  • Mother Loaded Tavern – 103 S Main St
  • Bird and Cow – 113 S. Ridge St
  • The Canteen Tap House and Tavern – 208 N. Main St

Buon appetito!