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Things to do in Aspen

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“Ah-maz-ing beer selection (over 100!) of drafts or bottles. They even have gluten free or sour beer. Your usual american fare. It's the average price range for Aspen (not cheap but not expensive). Psst, their macaroni cheese is to die for. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Larger grocery store with plenty of parking. Liquor store is also adjacent.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Epic breakfast and a super friendly owner. They have some great eggs Benedict on the weekends. Pretty affordable too!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“There are 3 great spots in the hotel Jerome. Bad Harriettes - located downstairs, this speak easy feel has a beautiful decor. Great to go before or after dinner. Reservations are recommended. Total hit or miss on if this place will have a crowd or could be just your group. J- Bar - casual cowboy vibe. Old time bar. Cool decor. Living Room (see Apres recommendations)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very romantic, candle lite, cozy. Great for a date night or on a snowy night. The specialties are raclette, fondue & sweet & savory crêpes.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located at the base of the mountain. Great spot to grab and go. The salads and bowl are also a great choice. Sitting space is very limited. Only open for lunch. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located inside the Jerome Hotel – the J-Bar has been an Aspen gathering place since 1889 – is on the National Register of Historic Places. And they happen to have a really impressive drink menu.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“The best sushi in town at a somewhat reachable price (at least compared to Matsuhisa) It's been around for over 2 decades, maybe more and is always, always impeccable seafood and Scotty the bartender is bound to make you laugh while you have your pre dinner cocktail. Intimate and low key”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Food. Love this place for a more mellow evening or lunch. Small market, butcher and cheese shop on the side. You can buy the best bread in town from here.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Apre bar scene, especially on Thursdays. Also family orientated with large portions. Tell Patrick or Greg i sent you.”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fun spot for lunch (and some rose). Especially if it is sunny and warm, you can sit on the deck and watch the skiers. For sure order the truffle fries. (Fun for Apres too)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Food
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“A local brewery that has been awarded many things. Check it out and make new, local friends! Reasonably priced too. #drinkintheview”
  • 10 locals recommend
Office
“Home of the ESPN X Games. Skiing and snowboarding for families and all levels.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Established in 1892, this brick-walled American tavern serves up pub fare & occasional live music. Fun local scene. Food is pretty good.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Because it's French influenced and it's really good. Locally owned and operated. Best espresso drinks in town, morning baked goods, smoothies, full breakfast. Locals love the burritos 'with' the salsa to go.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Ok, it's VERY pricey. You've likely never paid so much for a steak in your life. But the quality can't be beat. Go here for meat, fish, and gourmet items when you want to cook a special meal.”
  • 4 locals recommend