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Vail — Apres-ski and nightlife

Apres-ski is centered in the Village or in LionsHead. The Red Lion has a deck, live music and great nachos. In the Village, try Los Amigos at the base of the Vista Bahn and join the viewers on the deck watching late-day skiers make their way down the steep Pepi’s Face. Vendetta’s in the Village is a locals’ favorite. Mickey’s at the Lodge at Vail has the top piano bar. Several restaurants have house entertainers who are long-time career musicians. In LionsHead, Garfinkel’s has a great sunny deck overlooking the slopes. Gather your buddies and try their shot wheel.

Bart & Yeti’s, named after the owner’s late dogs, is like a classic Western tavern, studded with rustic logs, wagon wheels, stuffed birds and photographs depicting the Wild West. It’s a tried-and-true locals’ hangout with little fanfare.

For later nightlife, The Tap Room on Bridge Street caters to a movin’ and groovin’ mature crowd, while a few doors away, Samana attracts a young crowd with loud rock’n'roll. The Club normally offers acoustic guitar music. 8150 has live alternative music.