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Sixth Alley BarIn the A-Frame A-Basin is distinguished by its laid-back, locals’ vibe, so it’s no surprise that’s exactly what you’ll find at its base bar in the A-Frame. Check out the live music and tacos on Friday nights.THE DRAW: Signature Bacon Bloody Marys and a weekend raw bar that offers a selection of seafood.

T Bar Base of Peak 8,inside One Ski Hill PlaceNamed for the resort’s legendarysurface lift to Horseshoe Bowl andother advanced terrain, the T Baroff ers an energetic atmosphere andgreat Southwestern style appetizers.Come in on Sundays for football andmusic by Summit County’s legendaryDJ DC.THE DRAW: All the energy andsophistication of a city bar, but youcan practically ski up to the frontdoor. Great view of the slopes.Coppertop Lounge & Cafe,Beaver Run-Unpretentious and slopeside,Coppertop is a great place to bringbig groups for pub-style food at arelatively reasonable price for anon-mountain joint. Drinks are stillon the expensive side, but bartendersoff er specialty cocktails that are funto experiment with, as well as a greatselection of adult warm beverages.THE DRAW: Live aprs music featuringTh e Swing Crew Band, an interactiveacoustic group that mixes humorwith music. Th e band plays Coppertopon specifi c dates throughoutthe spring.The Maggie Base of Peak 9 by theQuicksilver Super Chair,The Maggie promises entertainment,drink specials and great appetizers.THE DRAW: Check out the new beef,chicken and seafood sliders, availablefrom 3-5 p.m. Seven’s Peak 7-Seven’s at Peak 7 is higher endon-mountain dining and like manyresort base restaurants, it’s on thepricey side, but the casual sit-downrestaurant off ers up a great menu ina warm lodge atmosphere of understatedmountain elegance.THE DRAW: A family friendly spotand a diverse menu, including Asian,American and Mediterranean food.Park Avenue Pub Base of Peak 9, in theVillage at Breckenridge-A great stop for groups looking tokeep the fun going after leaving thehill, the Park Avenue Pub off ers atraditional, intimate atmosphere.Linger over appetizers and happyhour drinks after skiing, as the bar isopen late.THE DRAW: A great selection ofmicrobrews, wines and spirits and theoption to turn a few post-ski drinksinto a night out without getting anymore snow on your boots.Quandary Grille Also at the base of Peak 9 sits a high energybar that combines high-endcuisine in its restaurant, which perfectlysituates itself in line with theski area and Maggie Pond, for the bestviews, with an aprs and sports barfeel as you walk in.THE DRAW: Happy hour specialsinclude $3 house wines, $3 wells, beerspecials and two-for-one appetizers.It also has fl at-screen TVs to showcaseits NFL Ticket coverage.Tiffany’s Sports Pub Base of Peak 9-Tiff any’s is a great location to unwindwith a beer and watch the game onone of its big screen TVs. You’ll fi ndgames, entertainment and daily drinkspecials when the lifts shut down.THE DRAW: Casual atmosphereand sports on the big screen.Base Nine Bar For a more urban experience, try theBase 9 Bar, a new hot spot with acontemporary atmosphere.THE DRAW: Championship pooltables and a martini menu justwaiting to be explored.

Jill’s Umbrella Bar On those irresistible warm, clearspring days, you don’t have to headinside just because the lifts are closed.Stay out and enjoy the sunshine, notto mention killer viewsat Jill’s Umbrella Bar. Aprs startsat 2:30 p.m.THE DRAW: Copper’s only outdoorumbrella bar.Jack’s BarCenter Village-In a traditional sports bar setting,Jack’s serves up burgers and livemusic Wednesday through Saturdayfrom 3:30-6 p.m.THE DRAW: Easy, fun atmosphereand live music from Lefty Lucy, amodern country band that plays bothcovers of the hits, as well as a feworiginals, four afternoons a week.JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern East Village atCopper Station-JJ’s is home to what the staff callsthe “quintessential” aprs-ski experience.Join the party with a ski shot- shots for the group served up in anold ski. You may find yourself dancingon the bar as Summit County institutionand guitar wizard Moe Dixonrocks the joint. Live music five days aweek from3:15-5:30 p.m.THE DRAW: Ski shots and a Southwesterninspired menu that can onlybe described as barbecue with class.Endo’s Adrenaline CafeBase of Copper’s Main Village-A favorite with younger crowds andlocals, Endo’s off ers a sports barsetting with awesome views of themountain. From the outdoor seating,guests can enjoy daily drink specialswhile watching skiers and snowboardersfi nish their last runs.THE DRAW: Endo’s serves a famouslyhuge plate of nachos, which can beordered with steak, chicken orjust veggies.The SwivelCenter Village-A comfortable evening awaits skiersand riders at the Swivel, a higher-endbar and American-style restaurant.Enjoy one of the extensive selectionsof beers on tap inside or outside onthe deck.THE DRAW: Great margaritas and21 beers on tap.

9280River Run Village-A good day starts on the chair lift.A good night starts with a drink at9280. Th e restaurant and bar offers afull selection of wines, beers, cocktailsand house-made specials to beenjoyed inside or on the deck alongwith live music or a DJ.THE DRAW: House specialties, suchas sangria or grape-infused vodka.Dos Locos One of the most popular Mexicanaprs spots in town, Dos Locos is theplace to find a fun, energetic atmosphereand cheap drinks. Daily afternoonhappy hour means discounts ondrinks and food specials.THE DRAW: A nightly fiesta not farfrom the lifts.Great Northern Tavern River Run Village,Keystone-Great Northern Tavern hastaken high-end American cuisine,paired it with pub fare and unbeatablespecials on beer ($2 microbrewpints during aprs hours) and settledit all in a tasteful mountain-inspireddecor. Grab a seat by the fire or enjoythat clean mountain air on one of thetwo patios.THE DRAW: Great aprs dealson microbrews.Kickapoo Tavern River Run Village, Keystone-With a versatile menu ranging frombarbecue and burritos to high qualitysteak, the Kickapoo Tavern off ers atrue Old Western Coloradoatmosphere.THE DRAW: Th e cooks are generouswhen it comes to the food portions,and the tavern off ers the opportunityto sample beers brewed locally.Last Lift Bar Mountain House Base Area-One of Keystone’s older bars, LastLift was recently voted one of thebest aprs spots at the resort. LastLift off ers daily food specials butdoesn’t feature a full menu. Th e barfeatures live music from 3-7 p.m., andTh e Swing Crew Band plays Last Liftthrough February and March.THE DRAW: In a quieter area nearthe mountain, so you’re likely tofind a seat.

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