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.

The Best Coffee Shops in Breckenridge

To celebrate National Espresso Day, we’ve caffeinated up and rounded up the best coffee shops in Breckenridge. Read on to get your caffeine fix. 

Ullr Café | 1627 Ski Hill Rd. 

Located at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 and just steps from the lifts, Ullr Café is your go-to spot for an après warmup. Choose from a variety of coffee drinks and cocktails and then head outside to watch skiers traverse the mountain or sit fireside at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Ice Rink 

Our Favorite Drink: Peppermint Mocha – made with milk, Ghirardelli milk chocolate, peppermint syrup and topped with house-made whipped cream. 

Hours: Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

 

Cuppa Joe | 118 S Ridge St. 

Away from the hustle and bustle of Main Street, Cuppa Joe serves up local coffee and friendly service. Order a coffee and explore the one-acre Breckenridge Arts District, filled resorted historic structures that now serve as creative spaces. 

Our Favorite Drink: A regular cup of coffee! Cuppa Joe sells Breckenridge Coffee Roasters coffee, which is roasted with care here in Breckenridge with 100% compostable packaging and minimal waste generation. 

Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Food Service, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 The Crown | 215 S Main St. 

The Crown is best known for its ambiance. Order a beverage and grab a spot by the fire or in one of the cozy window seats. With many coffee, cocktail and food options you can spend the afternoon warming up in this local favorite spot. 

Our Favorite Drink: Breckenridge Coffee – made with americano, hazelnut coffee, Irish cream liqueur and topped with whipped cream.  

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Seasonal Closure: October 17- November 10.

 

Clint’s Bakery & Coffeehouse | 130 S Main St. 

In addition to their delicious coffee concoctions, Clint’s creates breakfast sandwiches and freshly made baked goods galore. Clint’s is centrally located on Main Street, so you can grab a sandwich and coffee before shopping to your heart’s desire. 

Our Favorite Drink: Almond Joy Mocha – made with almond syrup and coconut syrup in a mocha.

Hours: Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Deli open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Cool River Coffee House | 325 S Main St.  

For views and food head to Cool River Coffee House. Conveniently tucked away behind Main Street along the Blue River you’ll find mountain views and a warm atmosphere. Pick from one of their many caffeinated drinks, but don’t forget to grab something out of their homemade bakery case.  

Our Favorite Drink: Any flavored latte! Try from favorites like the Nuttin’ Honey to the Cinnamon Roll Latte. 

Hours: Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.