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Steamboat — Apres-ski and nightlife

Dos Amigos, as noted in the Dining section, is one leg of the “Steamboat Triangle.” Have margaritas and half-priced apps here, then head for Slopeside and The Tugboat Grill & Pub for beer or mixed drinks. Chaps, in the Steamboat Grand, is a Western-themed bar and grill with live entertainment most evenings throughout the winter. A quieter apres-ski on the mountain can be found at 3 Saddles in the Sheraton. Formerly HB’s, it had a makeover a few years ago and is now a wide-open, great-view kind of place. Downtown, the Old Town Pub and Mahogany Ridge have great apres-ski. All tapas and house brews are half-price from 4-6 p.m. at Mahogany Ridge.

Sandwiched between Dos Amigos and Tugboat is a three-tiered building that you never have to leave. The main floor houses Wired, an Internet cafe by day and a martini bar by night. After 5 p.m. you can slurp a Mango Tango Tini, Dreamsicle or Slippery Banana from an extensive menu. Jocks can hit the sports bar, Lupo’s, on the second level.

Downtown, the lively spots include The Tap House, Steamboat Smokehouse and The Old Town Pub.