The Best Drinks on the Mountain
Here’s where to post up and what to order for true liquid bliss.
Sipping a bloody mary with brunch, warming up over a hot toddy, clinking pints after a rewarding pow day or catching some après rays on a sun-drenched patio — there are countless ways to pause and enjoy a drink on the mountain. Here are a few of our faves:
Go Here: Stoker Bar & Restaurant
Order This: Stoke the Fire
This laidback family hangout is a great pit stop for warming up and giving your legs a break. Find Stoker and its straightforward menu inside Thunderhead Lodge at the top of the Steamboat Gondola. Let the kids split a yummy cookie sundae while you sip on a divine concoction of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Whiskey, Rumchata Cream Liqueur, coffee, hot cocoa and whipped cream.
Go Here: Ragnar’s
Order This: Bloody Mary
Cozy into this mid-mountain Norwegian retreat inside the Rendezvous Lodge and order an award-winning bloody mary made with hot pepper-infused vodka. Add the show-stopping Ragnar’s chef skewer and watch heads turn when your server delivers your drink piled high with a cheesy fried egg Colorado elk burger, mini Rueben, pickle, peppers, olives, okra and more. Welcome the full Scandinavian experience and order some warming housemade seafood chowder or Swedish meatballs.
Go Here: Timber & Torch
Order This: Tequila Mango Foxtrot
At the base of the mountain in Steamboat Square you’ll find a lively mod mountain rustic American hangout with a Steamboat-themed menu (the Olympic medal shots and Ski Town, U.S.A.® Burger are hits). Bistro lights, Adirondacks and a fireplace make this expansive deck a comfy year-round lunch and après destination. People-watch while sipping on this spicy-sweet creation of silver tequila, pablano liqueur, mango and lime.
Go Here: Four Points Lodge
Order This: Anything by Storm Peak Brewing CompanyPerched at 9,716 feet atop the Four Points chairlift on Storm Peak, Four Points Lodge has a little bit of everything in a fun dining hall atmosphere. Menus are generous with fresh made salads, pastas, homemade soups and hot-stone grilled entrees. Try the comforting turkey potpie and bacon jalapeno mac and cheese with your cold pint of locally brewed Storm Peak coffee stout.