Thousands of people come to visit Breckenridge every year to experience the area’s world-class skiing and resorts. And although most skiers would never leave the mountain if they could, when the sun goes down and it’s time to retire the skis for the night, Breckenridge can boast more than just perfect snow. Below we’ve highlighted just some of what Colorado’s largest historic district has to offer after the slopes.
Breckenridge’s Main Street is home to more than 30 bars, restaurants and pubs. For a lively evening among the singles crowd, Celia’s Nightclub is a premier dance club and martini bar where patrons can let loose and bust a move with fellow minded travelers. Singles and couples can also head to Base Nine Bar, a contemporary bar with flat-screen TVs and championship billiard tables. Other favorite bars also include the Breckenridge Brewery, where award-winning beers are handcrafted, and Burke & Riley’s Irish Pub where you can order a Guinness and a “Celtic Burger.” The town also boasts a number of sports bars so you can catch the highlights of important games in a fun atmosphere with quality food.
Gaze out at stars for miles while enjoying fine dining at Starlight Dinners at Ten Mile Station. You’ll be taken by sleigh to the top of the mountain to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and the ultimate in Colorado cuisine. On the weekend, guests can enjoy live music and entertainment. Another upscale dining experience in Breckenridge is Sevens, which features a two-and-a-half ton hearth oven and a patio with breathtaking views. Seafood restaurant, Mountain’s Flying Fish, offers exquisite sushi and jaw-dropping views at 9,600 feet high.
Average-price restaurants with above-average menus and atmospheres include Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, locals favorite Angel’s Hollow, Empire Burger, and Fatty’s, the oldest pizzeria in Breckenridge. There are dozens of other restaurants and eateries for both casual and upscale budgets and a number of cuisine types including Italian, Mexican, American, and Asian just to name a few.
Long after the sun goes down, there is plenty more to do than just eat, drink and party. In the evening, a number of haunted tours and ghost walks begin in this haunted historic mining town. Learn stories from Breckenridge’s rough and tragic past and learn about the town’s first inhabitants, their burial places and unexplainable phenomena.
If you seek something less thrilling, the Speakeasy Movie Theatre shows current movies with a new film introduced every Friday. There is also a lounge serving theatre snacks and drinks, including beer and wine for the grown-ups.
If rest and rejuvenation are what you seek after a long day on the slopes, visit The Spa at Breckenridge where you can receive a full-body massage for your tired muscles or freshen up with a facial, pedicure and other pampering before a night out on the town.
Finally, for beer enthusiasts or history-buffs, there is the ‘Behind Swinging Doors Saloon Tour” where you can taste the spirits of the Breckenridge Distillery and learn about the historic saloons of Breckenridge.
All that Breckenridge has to offer in the way of dining, nightlife and evening fun can be found at www.breckenridge.com.
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