Few things are more relaxing than enjoying a hard earned drink at the end of the day. Weather you spent the day mountain biking, climbing a 14er, wrangling the kids or are just grateful you made it to the weekend, it’s time to unwind and enjoy a cold beverage. At Keystone, not only do you have dozens of Happy Hours to choose from but options to enhance your evening by joining a wine & spirit tasting, learning to pair your favorite food and drinks or enjoying live music to your evening. There are many happy hours out there but here is a roundup of the best happy hours at Keystone.
Add a new life skill to your repertoire by attending the upcoming Whiskey and BBQ Tasting at the Bighorn Bistro & Bar on July 31st. This 2 hour tasting will teach you about the diversity of whiskey flavors and how to pair them with whiskey inspired BBQ dishes to enhance and enrich your own summer BBQs.
The Bighorn Bistro and Bar also offers one of the best Happy Hour Specials in Lakeside Village offering:
- 3-6 Happy Hour – A daily happy hour from 3pm to 6pm with $3 drafts, $4 wells, $5 wines and $6 appetizers.
- Moscow Mule Mondays – Enjoy $5 traditional Moscow mules as well as a rotating $5 specialty Mule every Monday on the stunning patio of the Lodge and Spa. Live music will accompany the event as well as regular happy hour specials.
Make Happy Hour an educational experience by attending The Ski Tip’s Sunshine and Wine series which offers themed tastings based on historical events that are sure to please your palate. $30/person – reservations required.
- August 1st- “Colorado Celebration” -As Colorado celebrates its induction into statehood we celebrate the great offerings CO has to offer our palates.
- August 8th- “Legends of Washington” – The Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame is honoring its 2014 inductees today, let’s toast to them with some of the finest wines from the Evergreen state.
- August 22nd- “Legalize It” -FDR legalizes the sale of Beer and Wine in 1933. And we are oh so glad he did. Come and taste what we could be missing!
- September 19th- “Rookie of the Year” – In 1947 Jackie Robinson was named baseball Rookie of the Year. Join us while we debut our “Wine Rookies of the Year”…the latest and greatest additions to the Ski Tip wine list!
The Ski Tip also offers Summer Après : Monday – Thursday 3pm-5pm. Enjoy an afternoon on the sunny patio or cozy up next to the fire on cooler afternoons for Ski Tip’s renowned cuisine and daily appetizer specials paired with a glass of wine or a hand crafted cocktail for a perfect end to a summer day. A la carte appetizers from $10 – $18.
Can’t make it to Sunshine and Wine but looking to Wine-Down after a busy day? Make a trip to the Black Bear Grill where Wine-Down Wednesdays happen every week. This casual event offers unlimited wine tastings and select appetizers between 5-7pm for $20. The Black Bear Grill is also famous for their summer Yappy Hour on the patio where you and your furry friend can enjoy mountain views and brews every day from 4pm-7pm.
Don’t leave the golf course after you’ve finished teeing off. The Keystone Ranch Golf Course offers 9 and Wine on select afternoons throughout the summer, enticing golfers to partake in 9 holes of golf followed by a wine tasting. The Keystone Ranch also offers a weekly Colorado Spirits Tasting ($20/person). Enjoy the view from the Keystone Ranch Bar and Patio as you sample a variety of local bourbons, whiskeys, vodka and other spirits made in Colorado.
Enjoy the best deck in River Run at 9280’Taphouse. Happy Hour served from 3pm-6pm daily. River Run’s offers great food and drink specials all the time – try some fantastic nachos, knock back a frosty margarita, or bring the kids and enjoy the great Colorado weather and excellent views. Specials include: $4 drafts, signature margaritas and cocktails and wines by the glass.
Start the weekend off early with Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club. his weekly event offers the highest happy hour in Summit County at 11,640 feet. Head to the Summit House via the River Run Gondola to enjoy an evening of live music, drink and food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball, bocce ball and more! Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club is accessible by the River Run Gondola from 1pm – 7pm. A foot passenger ticket or lift ticket is required to access the Gondola. Foot passenger tickets are available at the River Run Ticket Office and are FREE on Fridays from 1pm-7pm.
Join us Thursdays for our Summer on the Lake Series at Lakeside Village. This biweekly event combines lakeside activities with a relaxed beach atmosphere and food and beer garden that families of all ages can enjoy. Next door, the Keystone Adventure Center offers paddle boat, kayak, paddle board and bikes available for rent. Enjoy time on the lake feeding ducks, goose and fish. The Adventure Center is Open Daily from 9am-7pm.
Keystone has a range of fun summer festival throughout the summer that center on bacon, beer,wine and food tastings laced with live music, great vendors and fun.
- Bluegrass and Beer Festival – August 2-3, 2014
Enjoy live bluegrass music across three different stages while sampling beer from over 30 different breweries, from Colorado and beyond.
- Mountain Town Music Festival – August 22-23, 2014
Two days of free live music and a celebration of Colorado’s summer peach harvest! Regional and national musicians take the stage in River Run Plaza along with a fireworks display on Friday night.
- Taste of Keystone – August 31, 2014
Bring a hearty appetite and prepare your taste buds for the best culinary event of the summer! The Taste of Keystone is a perfect way to experience Keystone’s finest cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting.
- Oktoberfest – September 6, 2014
River Run at Keystone will be hosting Oktoberfest! Free music & admission. Come sample beers from 4 different Colorado Breweries and enjoy traditional German fare. Bust out your lederhosen and enjoy an afternoon of polka and music from Those Austrian Guys.
With the variety of bars and restaurants and summer festivals in Keystone there is sure to be a nice sunny deck, live entertainment or event happy hour seekers can enjoy.