Breckenridge Bourbon on The Rocks

A Local’s Guide: the Highest Distillery in the World

Sitting at 9600′, Breckenridge Distillery is the highest distillery in the WORLD. With over 20 distilled products distributed globally, and a world-renowned Chef, this distillery is one you cannot miss!

The Best Taco Spots in Breckenridge

There’s no shortage of south of the border flavors in Colorado and Breckenridge is no exception. From stellar patios to killer happy hours, Breckenridge has a taco spot for everyone. We don’t need to convince you that tacos are awesome—you already know that—so, we’ve rounded up the best taco spots in Breckenridge so you can live like every day is Taco Tuesday.  

Best Hangout: Rita’s

301 S. Main Street | 970-453-7313 | Website 

Rita’s treats every day like a beach party and they have a simple house rule of “don’t be a jerk.” This fun and straightforward mentality translates to both the food and drinks that they serve. Head down to Rita’s basement where they serve up fresh-squeezed margaritas and build-your-own tacos. Try out the double taco, a queso slathered soft shell wrapped around a hard shell.

Best Patio: Sancho Tacos

La Cima Mall, 520 S. Main Street | 970-453-9493 | Website 

The Sancho patio is THE spot to be on a sunny day! Located at the south end of Main Street, you’ll enjoy a slushy margarita and unique street-style tacos. We love the a la carte taco menu that allows you to pick and choose from a wide variety of styles. Some of our favorites include Fried Chicken, Pork Belly and Duck Confit, but you’ll have to try them yourself.

Best Kept Secret: Yo Mammas Cantina 

1900 Airport Road | 970-423-6692 | Website 

Yo Mammas is off the beaten path, but well worth the short journey from Main Street. All their meat is slowly marinated for days, and they offer a mouthwatering selection of homemade sauces like serrano lime crema and mango habanero. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the delicious and dangerous 32-ounce margarita.

Best for Families: Fiesta Jalisco

Reliance Place Shopping Center, 224 S. Main Street | 970-547-3836 | Website 

Step into this quiet corner of Breckenridge and feel like you’ve been transported to Mexico. You’ll be treated like family in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Fiesta Jalisco offers generous portions and authentic dishes with recipes from Jalisco, Mexico. Their extensive menu makes it hard to choose but the good news is, you’ll find something for the whole family.

Best Happy Hour: Mi Casa

600 S. Park Avenue | 970-453-2071 | Website  

At Mi Casa you can extend your happy hour into happy hours! Every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., they offer three tacos for only $5 (a Best of Breck favorite). Mi Casa is great for large group gatherings so you can bring the whole crew. If happy hour isn’t your vibe, you can still choose from a variety of specialty tacos and fresh, seasonal margaritas.  

Top 10 Brews with the Best Views: Summit County Edition

Whether you have had a long day on the slopes, conquered a “14er”, or you’re enjoying a day in the sun, what better way to wind down than with a cold craft beer and great views to pair?

What’s New in Breckenridge

Breckenridge is a popular mountain destination, and for good reason! With world-class skiing, endless outdoor activities and hundreds of shops and restaurants, there is something to be found around every corner. New and exciting things are happening every day, including the addition of new shops, restaurants and more. Read on to see what’s new in Breckenridge for 2022! 

Restaurants & Bars 

La Francaise Bistrot Menu

La Francaise Bistrot

La Française Bistrot | Website 

If you love the delicious pastries and baguettes at La Francaise French Bakery, you’re in for a treat. The creators behind the delectable French bakery have opened La Française Bistrot right next door, offering simple and refined French cuisine. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to France with classic French cocktails and dishes like beef tartare and steak frites. 

Bird & Cow | Website 

Located in the former Angel’s Hollow, Bird & Cow features a menu to match its name. Choose from cheesesteaks, chicken sandwiches and burgers. As a bonus, enjoy sunset mountain views from their outdoor patio on a warm day. 

Ski Town Chicken Joint entrees

Ski Town Chicken Joint

Ski Town Chicken Joint | Website 

The name says it all–a fried chicken joint in the heart of Breckenridge. Indulge in all the fried chicken your heart desires in a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere. Stop in midday to grab a beer at their full bar.  

Broken Compass Brewing | Website 

If you know and love Broken Compass Brewing, you’ll love their newly renovated Main Street taproom. After a day spent walking around town, this is the perfect spot to grab a beer, sit on the outdoor patio and take in views of Breckenridge Ski Resort. They’re even offering a daily brunch menu in collaboration with BreckFast so you can grab a bite with your local brew!

Shopping 

Teton Gravity Research | Website 

If you’re visiting Breckenridge, you’re likely a lover of adventure and the outdoors. Teton Gravity Research, a brand in outdoor action, adventure and exploration space, recently opened a brick and mortar location on the south end of Main Street. Find a full line of their merchandise along with products exclusive to the store. 

Ohana prints

Ohana

Ohana | Website 

Hailing from Steamboat Springs, Ohana recently opened their second location in Breckenridge. This local shop features products from their in-house screen printing as well as goods made by local artists. If you’re looking to take home a piece of Colorado, this is your shop.  

Mountainkind | Website 

This new shop features unique products that celebrate the mountain and music lifestyle that its owners love. They offer a unique and rotating selection of handmade local art, furniture and goods so you can find something new every time you visit. 

Happenings 

The Eclipse Theater | Website 

The Eclipse Theater has opened in the former location of the Speakeasy Movie Theater, bringing back a variety of blockbuster, indie and outdoor films. With wine and beer offerings and a cozy theater, the Eclipse is the perfect place for an intimate date night. 

A Wine Tasting Tour of Breckenridge

When you’re at nearly 10,000 feet in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, wine may not be exactly what comes to mind. In this small mountain town, you’ll be surprised to find a wide selection of wines sourced from the western slope of Colorado and all the way across the world. Wine aficionados, rejoice! We took ourselves on a wine tasting tour of Breckenridge so you can follow along and choose your perfect pour.  

Menus and wine glasses at Carboy Winery

Carboy Winery

103 S. Main Street | Hours: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday

Carboy Winery was the first stop on our wine tour of Breckenridge. Located in the historic Gold Pan Saloon, Carboy features an inviting tasting room with classic tin-plated ceilings and wine barrel walls.  

Beneath Carboy, you’ll find a Barrel Room where tanks of wine are connected to the taps in the tasting room upstairs. While most of the wine is produced at their Littleton location, Carboy in Breckenridge does produce ciders on site! 

Choose from wine flights, full pours or even their Cold Vines Wine Seltzer and pair it all with specialty made charcuterie boards and shareable snacks.  

What we tried:  

We opted for the featured wine flight to sample a variety of wines all out of Grand Valley, Colorado. 

Blan.Co White Blend
Rosè of Tempranillo
Cabernet Franc 

Bonus tip: Ask your server about the Barrel Room downstairs, you may be able to score an exclusive tour! Alternatively, you can schedule a private tour with a wine specialist ahead of your visit and be treated to a tasting of five select Carboy wines.  

Ridge Street Wine Sign

Ridge Street Wine

304 S. Main Street | Hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 

Tucked in a charming alley off Main Street, Ridge Street Wine is a cozy gathering place that provides wines from around the globe. Open for over 20 years, this locally owned establishment hand-selects the wines they serve and sell.  

Stop next door at Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate, owned by the same purveyors, to buy a bottle, a farm cheese or small batch chocolates. 

What we tried:  

Commuter Cuvee Pinot Noir
Allen Scott Sauvignon Blanc 

Bonus tip: On Wednesday nights enjoy a wine and cheese pairing or start your weekend with a flight of three half glasses of wine on Friday nights.  

Try Colorado Wine Sign and Wine Glasses/Bottle on table

Continental Divide Winery

505 S. Main Street | Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 

The last stop on our wine tour of Breckenridge had to be Continental Divide Winery. This winery holds the title of the world’s highest altitude winery with all their wines being produced at 10,361 feet in Fairplay, Colorado. Making wine at such an altitude results in a slower and gentler fermentation process creating truly unique flavor profiles.  

This warm and inviting tasting room is within walking distance of the Quicksilver Chairlift on Peak 9 so you can go from the slopes to après ski in no time.  

What we tried: 

We had to try the Special Limited Release Flight featuring wines made from grapes in both Colorado and California.  

Blanc de Blancs (Methode Champenoise)
Riverside Cabernet Sauvignon (Grand Valley, Colorado)
Colorado Storm (Cabernet Sauvignon/Petite Sirah/Cab Franc)
Dillinger’s Ridge Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Bonus tip: The Cheese Shop is located right across from Continental Divide Winery. When you’re ready to head home, purchase a cheese box to pair with your new favorite wine.   

The Best Après Ski Cocktails

After adventuring on the mountain or a day in town, what better way to complete your day with Breckenridge’s famous après cocktails.