How to Drink Like a Local in Breckenridge This Fall

09/09/2016 | By Summit Vacations

Looking to kick back and enjoy a drink while visiting Breckenridge? There are some major drinking festivals that are about to hit town, and you are invited to attend all of them! Wineries, distilleries, breweries and more will be sharing their best stuff at these big events.

If you are not inclined to attend a major festival, or you happen to be busy those weekends, you can always come to Breckenridge any time and take part in a wine tasting, visit a distillery, or take yourself on a pub crawl. Breckenridge is home to some great bars that will surely brighten your spirits!


Breckenridge this fall will be a delight to drink enthusiasts of all kinds with its scheduled wine, beer, and spirits-themed festivals. The next great drinking events taking place in Breckenridge are the Oktoberfest, Breckenridge Wine Classic, and Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival.

Oktoberfest: Friday, September 9th – Sunday, September 11th

Can’t make it to Munich this year, but want to celebrate Oktoberfest with the biggest party in the Rockies!? Then make sure you get over to Breckenridge, the weekend of September 9-11. The festivities begin Friday at 2p.m.

Pick up a beer stein and drink tokens, and let the beer flow! Food vendors, traditional dancers, and ceremonial keg tappings are all essential parts of creating an authentic Oktoberfest atmosphere. Make things more fun for everyone by showing up garbed in lederhosen and playing a game of Hammerschlagan this year!

Breckenridge Wine Classic: Thursday, September 15th – Sunday, September 18th

Finally! An event that highlights the great wine that is available in Breckenridge.

This brand new festival promises to educate and broaden your appreciation for fine wine and food, all while acquainting you with different restaurants, districts, and historical locations around Breckenridge. With a wide variety of parties, tastings, classes, dinners, and recreational experiences to attend at the Breckenridge Wine Classic you may have difficulty choosing which exciting event to attend!


Craft Spirits Festival: Friday, October 21st – Sunday, October 23rd

This home grown festival offers an ample amount of samples for attendees, along with fun events such as a variety of walking tours, spirited cooking seminars, bar mix-offs, a poker run, distillery open house, live shows, dining passports, and more!

The featured event, Still on the Hill: A Grand Tasting, takes place Saturday, October 22nd at 4 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center.
Purchase tickets in advance on their website.


Are you interested in seeing how your favorite Breckenridge bourbon whiskey, gin, vodka, rum, or bitter are distilled, and taste exclusive complimentary samples of new and current products? Then you definitely need to take a distillery tour at Breckenridge Distillery. Tours are available every 30 minutes from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. After hours VIP tours are available for interested groups.  If you can’t seem to make it up to the distillery, you can still try out Breckenridge Distillery beverages at the Main Street tasting room.


1925 Airport Rd

Breckenridge, CO 80424

Open 7 days a week

11:00 am - 6:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:30 pm


137 S Main St.

Breckenridge, CO 80424

Open 7 days a week

11:00 am - 9:00 pm


Here is a list of the top 12 best places to get a drink in Breckenridge…

(Most of the following are located on Main Street, easily allowing you to go bar hopping or take yourself on an unofficial bar crawl!)

  1. D’Vine Wine

211 S. Main Street
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone: (970) 453-3991

  1. Broken Compass Brewing

68 Continental Ct
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone: (970) 368-2772

  1. Absinthe Bar

325 S Main
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone: (970) 453-1991

  1. The Mine Breck

200 N Main St
Breckenridge, CO 80424

  1. Apres

130 S Main St
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone: (970) 423-6700

  1. Ollie’s Pub & Grub

401 S Main St
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone: (970) 453-9148

  1. Breckenridge Brewery & Pub

600 S Main St.
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone: (970) 453-1550

  1. Oscar’s of Breckenridge

105 N Main St
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone: (970) 453-2167

  1. Jake’s Dive Bar

100 N Main St
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone: (970) 547-0110

  1. The Canteen Taphouse and Tavern

208 N Main St
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone: (970) 453-0063

  1. The Motherloaded Tavern

103 S Main St
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone: (970) 453-2572

  1. The Crown

215 S Main St
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Phone: (970) 453-6022

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