There are some hot new spots coming to Aspen, and some old favorites. The old go to spots are Eric's and Club Chelsea - both located on Hyman mall, and The Caribou Club on Hopkins (membership required). There are a few dive bars still kicking - Bentley's and Zane's. New hot spots - Fly and Junk at Red Onion (coming soon).
Dress Code: You can wear jeans anywhere in Aspen (not that you should..) Dress it up if you plan on going to the nicer spots. Dive bars, just have a little self respect and put on a clean shirt.
This is the best place to dance and get drunk! I loved this discoteque, full of people, but if you arrive in high season you must do a queu (there is just 4 clubs in Aspen that`s why)
Dress Code: Go dressed, as you want!
A bar located next to the Wheeler Opera House. Its a more laid back crowd in here. The opera house itself is a famouns local landmark and the place is packed with locals. Its a good place to grab a drink and learn more about the less touristy side of Aspen.
Dress Code: Somewhat casual. I wouldn't recommend shorts but no one would be thrown out in jeans.
The Red Onion: An Aspen tradition for more than a century and still a local favorite. Drink specials nightly; happy hour specials; 3:30-6 p.m.; half-price wings. A rowdy, casual crowd. Open daily at 11:30 a.m. Bar open till 2 a.m. 420 E. Cooper Ave., 925-9043.
The Mezzaluna: A hip, high-energy hot spot with a happening après-ski scene. World-class people-watching, cutting-edge food, and wood-burning-oven pizzas. Specials 3-5:30 p.m.; pizzas $5; Heineken and Amstel Light $2. Open from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.. 624 E. Cooper Ave., 925-5882.
The Hotel Jerome Bar: A long-time favorite local watering hole, the newly remodeled J-Bar serves a full menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Local bands play on selected nights; 2-6 p.m.; 25% off menu; beer and liquor specials.
The Little Nell: The bar of this beautiful hotel offers live jazz, a moderately-priced prix fixe supper, a lively après-ski scene, and cozy couches by the fireplace in the luxurious Little Nell lobby. Lounge music Tuesday through Saturday nights. Open daily 4 p.m.-2 a.m. In the Little Nell, 675 E. Tableside Ave., 920-4600