From slopeside dining on the mountain and at the base to pubs and sports bars, saloons and bistros, there’s an amazing array of places to eat and drink at the resort and in town. No matter what your appetite or budget, we’re sure Breckenridge has something to your liking, and we’ll help you find it.
On the Mountain
The convenience of on-mountain dining isn’t exactly cheap, but much of the menu-choices have serving sizes large enough to split – depending, of course, on just how much of an appetite you’ve managed to work up! Most of the restaurants offer self-service, cafeteria style eating, but we have compiled the best.
Restaurants to consider
Pioneer Crossing: If you want convenience and amazing views all in one Breckenridge restaurant, Pioneer Crossing is the one. The newest and nicest eatery that serves comfort food for breakfast and lunch.
Ten Mile Station: Ten Mile Station features an outdoor grill on the mountain with a breathtaking view. This restaurant tends to be the least crowded yet still embraces the Colorado mining heritage.
Sevens: If you crave that high-end on-mountain dining experience, Sevens will give you just that with full service and more refined menu choices.
Off the Mountain
Dining options in town are extensive (most of which sit on Main Street or within a few blocks from it). Even so, given how popular Breckenridge is, we suggest you make reservations if you can; otherwise expect to wait for seats – especially during holiday weekends and other peak times. In general, food is a bit more modestly priced at pubs than at restaurants.
Restaurants to consider
Downstairs at Eric's: Downstairs at Eric’s is where you will find a family-friendly sports bar with plenty of TVs and an arcade, at a reasonable price.
Columbine Café: A good place to go for breakfast, but plenty of other folks think so too so get there early.
Mi Casa: Mi Casa is a popular choice for authentic Mexican food, where you can try the nachos and margaritas whilst enjoying the après.
Le Petit Paris: Offers a taste of Europe in Breckenridge Colorado with an intimate setting.
Hearthstone restaurant: Surrounded by a beautiful view of the town and slopes, Hearthstone Restaurant allows you to enjoy your steaks, seafood (including a charred octopus appetiser), or game such as elk and buffalo.
If you like to chase your snow with adult beverages, you’re in luck. Breckenridge has earned itself a reputation for knowing how to party, and you won’t have to look hard to find a place for a drink or two... or more. In fact, you could easily turn a tour of town into your own personal “pub crawl!” The options in town are endless, and many of the après spots have restaurants.
Bars to consider
The Copper Top Bar: A popular option positioned in the Beaver Run Resort. The Copper Top Bar is an easy way to start your après experience since it sits right at the bottom of Peak 9. There’s a deck outside, and inside there’s often live music or a DJ.
Base Nine Bar and The Maggie: Consider Base Nine Bar and The Maggie to be two local high-end favourites of which both bars had its own cameo in the movie “Dumb and Dumber” (we can’t guarantee that the Hawaiian Tropic bus will be in town when you visit, though).
T-Bar: If you're near the base area of Peak 7/8, hop into T-Bar located inside of One Ski Hill Place. The bar offers great views of Breckenridge with their food and drink specials. The BreckConnect Gondola and the free ride bus stop are both nearby, so getting into town to continue your revelry couldn’t be easier.
Breckenridge Brewery: Located on Main Street, Breckenridge Brewery offers breathtaking views of the mountains from the dining room and patio. They are popular for their food and you can find their beers served all over town.
Burke and Riley's Pub: An Irish Bar just off Main Street, stays open – and serves their full menu – late into the night. Burke and Riley’s Pub provides a wide selection of food from fish and chips to chicken tenders and burgers.
Gold Pan Saloon: To sample some of Breckenridge’s famously authentic Old West atmosphere, venture to Gold Pan Saloon, something straight out of the late 1800’s Colorado Gold Rush (then amaze your friends back home by pointing out it has the longest operating liquor license west of the Mississippi River).
Entertainment to consider
Jake’s Dive Bar for karaoke Fridays or open mic night on Mondays at the cleverly-named Motherloaded Tavern. On the off chance your legs have anything left, Celia’s is home to Breckenridge’s largest dance floor, three distinct bar areas, and a walk-in humidor. On the north end of town is the newer Broken Compass Brewing (who claims “it’s always 5 O’Clock on the Ski Hill”). It’s a bring-your-own-food kind of place with standard brews like Helles Hefe and IPA, but also some more daring ones like the Chilli Pepper Pale. Not too far away is the award-winning Breckenridge Distillery, which also has a tasting room downtown. All of this is just a small sample of what Breckenridge has to offer. If snow’s in the forecast for the next morning, it won’t be easy calling it an early night!