As the rest of the country swelters in the summertime scorch, folks in the High Country are comfortably basking in Breck’s inviting warm rays and cool mountain breezes while enjoying activities on the slopes… or, while relaxing on a deck soaking in the views of the slopes…. with a refreshing mixy in hand. Why do these ten short weeks cause Breckenridge-lovers to fall even harder for these perfect peaks? Mother Nature serves up summer in Summit on a silver platter of ideal weather for all who enjoy having fun in the sun (which means there’s no need to roast in unbearable heat or lock yourself away in an air-conditioned basement). Because you guys rock, the BOB staff scrupulously scoured local watering holes and lapped up countless cocktails in the name of research, enabling us to confidently bring you the best of Breck’s summertime bevvys. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it, and we would never let you down.

  1. MODIS: Known for being one of the swankier places on Main Street, Modis has one of our favorite roof decks in town. Lounge on one of their comfy couches while you take in the uninhibited views of the mountains. We give their happy hour an A+!
    • Staff Favorites: Butcher Block appetizer and a French 75 cocktail.
  2. SOUTHRIDGE SEAFOOD: Now located in La Cima mall, Southridge is still serving up Breck’s finest seafood, but now boasts one of Breck’s best decks for dining (and drinking). With the only raw bar in Summit County and some of the best happy hour deals, you will want to make sure to stop in. 
    • Staff Favorites: P.E.I. Mussels (their signature dish) and a Watermelon Marg (or three).
  3. BURKE & RILEY’S: Enjoy traditional Irish fare, generously made libations and a second story deck in the heart of town. Burk’s is open late, making it a prime spot for nighttime munchies. This restaurant serves some authentic Irish foods like fish and chips as well as Shepard pie. They hae a large patio with some of the most amazing views of Breckenridge as well. If you’re looking for a great place to eat and mountains scenery, this place is the place to go! 
    • Staff Favorites: Irish Stew entrée and a traditional Moscow Mule.
  4. NAPPER TANDY’S: Warm up by the fireplace, play some pool, get a game of darts going or try to beat our high scores at Big Buck Hunter while enjoying one of town’s most popular spots. Napper’s has one of the tallest, most spacious decks in Breck and is a great spot to catch the sunset. Make sure to check out their sister restaurant downstairs, Salt Creek, for yummy breakfast and classic Irish meals. 
    • Staff Favorites: Chicken Finger Basket and a Green Tea Shot.
  5. BANGKOK HAPPY BOWL: It’s hard not to be happy when you’re admiring mountain views while munching on a plethora of authentic Thai dishes including curry, sushi and wontons. We also enjoy their happy hour pricing and occasional live music.
    • Staff Favorites: Pad Thai and Purple Haze Sake.
  6. BLUE STAG: This local hotspot offers both a back deck to view the sunset on and a front deck with a fire pit, where you can choose to eat or warm up by the fire pit. The Stag is one of the prime places to grab a wood-fired pizza, which is served until midnight. Play a game of stump out front if you’re feeling rowdy!
    • Staff Favorites: N.Y. Buffalo Wings and a nice tall B.Y.O.-LD Fashioned.
  7. FLIPSIDE: Boasting the best burgers in town and three floors of seating plus a full bar and outdoor patio, Breck’s new burger joint is as tasty as they come. The coolest part (pun intended) about Flipside is that they make MILKSHAKES. And, yes, you can get them with booze. As a matter of fact, they list suggested liquor pairings alongside their unrivaled shakes.
    • Staff Favorites: Blueberry Pie Shake (with Huckleberry Vodka) and the Flipside Burger.
  8. RMU TAVERN: Rocky Mountain Underground is definitely Breck’s most popular up and coming bar. Featuring a huge deck with tons of seating in the front and an entire yard to play in with another FULL bar, hammocks, lounge chairs, regular live music, and cornhole out back, you’ll never want to leave. Shop while you sip and enjoy the truly unique ambiance of RMU. Charlie is our favorite bartender and serves tasty drinks!
    • Staff Favorites: BYOF (grab a pizza from Giam’s) and the Ginger Spice cocktail.
  9. ROBBIE’S TAVERN: Nestled on the slopes in the Grand Colorado Resort on Peak 8, Robbies is quickly becoming Breck’s top ski bar and restaurant. Owned by locals who know their stuff, this spot comes complete with a huge deck lined by fireplaces. If you’re grabbing lunch while enjoying Epic Discovery or you’re hitting the bar after a long hike, Robbie’s is the place to go!
    • Staff Favorites: Mac N Cheese (with pulled pork) and their famous Bloody Mary.
  10. KENOSHA: This spot rocks one of the best and biggest decks in town with plenty of seating and Breck’s only horseshoe pits. Bring the whole family down for some fun in the sun while you enjoy their amazing happy hour deals and famous steak.
    • Staff Favorites: Brewhouse pretzels and the Dry Dock Apricot Blonde Ale.

Whether you’re outdoorsy in the sense that you like drinking on patios, or you’re an enthusiastic mountaineering activity junky, the decks of Breck have just the thing to quench any thirst you might work up as you celebrate the locals’ favorite season. This is REALLY good news for those of us who like to keep it cool while sipping on scrumptious seasonal fusions without a care in the world (well, maybe one: reapplying sunscreen after activities… or, in between rounds). It’s time to grab your drinking shoes and maybe even pack some biking, climbing, hiking or water shoes, too. The best time of year in Breck is upon us, and anyone who doesn’t get up here will be thirsty (and sweaty) until those flakes start hitting the ground.


Mountain towns aren’t usually known for the best ethnic cuisine, but Breckenridge is changing that misconception! With more than a dozen restaurants serving international cuisine, it can be a challenge to choose where to mow down. We’ve handpicked our top ethnic food joints in town, along with the local lowdown on their best dishes.



♦  Asobi Teppanyaki & Sushi, 110 S. Park Ave., Phone (970)547-2862: Asobi is Breck’s only restaurant featuring Hibachi grilles and Malaysian Curry dishes. This is the perfect spot for any sort of celebration. Their lunch menu is amazing, too!

♦  Bangkok Happy Bowl, 103.5 N. Main St., Phone (970)547-9998: Serving some of the best Thai cuisine and fresh sushi in town, this new establishment is known for their curry, Thai iced tea, sushi hand rolls and delicious sake.

♦  Pho Real, 301-2 N. Main St., Phone: (970) 423-6732: Breck’s only pho joint, this new favorite features Vietnamese dishes with a twist. Our favorite treat here is the pho-rrito! Their spring rolls are scrumptious as well.


♦  Lost Cajun, 411 S. Main St., Phone (970)547-8330: Bringing tasty Louisiana flavors and southern hospitality like no other place in town, the Cajun is known for some of the most epic gumbo which is sure to please all palates!


♦  Swiss Haven Restaurant, 325 S. Main St., Phone (970)453-6969: The Haven offers authentic Swiss cuisine and tasty European fare with an atmosphere inspired by the Swiss Alps. Recently remodeled and under new ownership, many say this spot offers some of the best fondue in the country.

♦  Crepes ala Cart, 307 S. Main St., Phone (970)453-4022: The crepes cart is Breckenridge’s most popular food stand, having served over 1.5 million crepes to date. The line for this coveted cuisine can get lengthy, so we suggest hitting it earlier in the morning to avoid the crowds.


♦   Belle V, 500 S. Main St. in La Cima Mall (ground level), Phone (970)771-3456: This new restaurant serves French-inspired plates crafted by Chef Stephane Ohayon. Enjoy a glass of fine wine while enjoying recipes straight from France that have spanned centuries.

♦   Le Petit Paris, 161 E. Adams Ave., Phone (970)547-5335: Le Petit Paris has been bringing some of the finest French cuisine to Breckenridge for decades. Their extensive wine list will not disappoint, and neither will their Steak Frites and Crème Brulee!


♦   Burke & Riley’s Pub, 520 S. Main St. (La Cima Mall 3rd Level), Phone (970)547-2782: With a roof deck known for having some of the best views of Breck, Burke and Riley’s offers traditional Irish cuisine and libations in the heart of town.

♦  Napper Tandy’s, 110 E. Lincoln Ave., Phone (970) 453-4949: Serving up Irish fare in their downstairs restaurant known as Salt Creek, Napper’s also has some of the best nightlife in town at their upstairs pub. Make sure to check out their enormous deck and fire pit while you’re there.


♦   Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 600 S. Main Street, Phone (970)453-2071: Mi Casa sports some of the best Mexican food and most delicious margaritas in the county. Enjoy a meal on their patio which overlooks the Dredge and Blue River with one of the best mountain views in town.

♦   Rita’s Margs & Taco Bar, 301 S. Main St., Phone (970)453-7313: Rita’s has been a local favorite for years and serves some of town’s tastiest tacos (the hippie taco is amazing), salsa, and pleasantly potent margs. We highly recommend heading there on a Thursday for trivia night, but get there early so you can claim a seat! The games start at 8 p.m.


With so much variety, there is something on this list for all to enjoy. Next time you’re visiting your home away from home in Breckenridge, pop by one of the above establishments for an experience that your taste buds will not soon forget. For the best lodging deals in town, make sure you book your stay with today!!



Dining PassportMud season is upon us in Breckenridge! The slopes are taking a rest from skiers and riders until the fall, but the fun in town is far from over. This slower season in Breck brings some great deals along with less crowds and unbelievable sales. End of season deals span everything from gear to lodging and shopping to dining.

What else is going on in Breck that makes visiting this spring so special? In this mountain town, there are activities and events to partake in every day. Check out what’s happening in town and start planning your stay with great lodging deals found here.

What’s so great about the Dining Passport? The Breckenridge Restaurant Association’s Dining Passport enables you to take advantage of extremely discounted and half priced fine dining experiences throughout town until June 15th. Each passport is good for up to two people and only costs $10, which benefits the Breckenridge Restaurant Association scholarship fund for local students who are employed by or interested in career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industries. Passports can be purchased at participating restaurants as well as the Breck Welcome Center on Main Street.

For your convenience, we’ve included a list of the deals with restaurants that are participating in the Dining Passport below:

Après Handcrafted Libations: April 17 – June 15- $10 Passport Beer Flight or $10 Passport Whiskey Flight Flights are pre-chosen. Some restrictions may apply. Not valid with any other offer. Happy hour- 4-6pm and 9-Close Closed April 24-27.

Bangkok Happy Bowl (new!): Located at 103.5 N. Main Street and featuring $8 classic sushi rolls. Free Appetizer with purchase of 2 Thai Dinners Sunday through Thursday 5 – close Not valid with any other offers. Happy hour daily 4-6 pm, two for one on select Thai apps, $8 classic sushi rolls, $1 off drafts, wines and wells. Daily cocktail and beer specials.

Breckenridge Tap House (new!): Located at 105 N. Main Street and open from April 17-23 and May 22-June 15, featuring 50% off your check. Not valid during Happy Hours. Closed April 24- May 21.

Briar Rose Chophouse: Deals are valid from April 17- May 20 for a two-course seasonal prix fixe meal for $38. Wine or cocktail pairing available. Also, from May 21- June 15, Briar is offering passport holders 2-for-1 entrées with the purchase of a bottle of wine or an appetizer or a dessert. The promotions will be available in the saloon or dining room. Reservations for the dining room highly recommended.

Burke & Riley’s Irish Pub: From April 17- June 15, passport holders receive 10% off their entire bill. From May 1- 31, locals will receive 50% off alcohol/drinks and 30% off food menu items (be prepared to show local ID).

The Canteen: From April 17- June 15 passport holders will receive a free Queso Fundido with the purchase of two meals.

C.B. & Potts Restaurant and Taproom: From April 17- June 15, passport holders who buy one entrée, will receive $10 off the second entrée.

Crêpes a la Cart: From April 17- May 25, passport holders who buy one crêpe, will get the second one 50% off. From May 26- June 15, the Dining Passport gets you 20% off a crêpe with the purchase of a beverage.

Crêpe Kitchen (new!): Located under the post office at 309 B South Ridge Street, passport holders who buy one crepe will get the second crepe at 50% off from April 17- May 25 and from May 26- June 15, passport holders receive 20% off a crêpe with purchase of a beverage. Call in your order for pick-up.

Downstairs at Eric’s: From April 17- June 15, passport holders can take advantage of “Kids Eat Free” …. with the purchase of one adult entrée per kid’s entrée. Some restrictions apply.

Fatty’s Pizzeria: From May 10- June 15-Sunday- Thursday, 4-10 pm only, two for one entrées. Dine- in only. Pizza, Sandwiches and Clam Bakes excluded. Closed April 24- May 9.

Giampietro: From April 17- June 15, passport holders receive the three-course menu for $27. Specially selected wine-pairing list also available. Peroni & Negroni Happy Hour 9 – 11 pm, also offering Late Night Food.

Hearthstone: From May 12- June 15, Thursday- Sunday, Dining Passports get you three-course dinners for $35 and two for one entrées Monday- Wednesday. Closed April 17 – May 11.

La Francaise Bakery: From April 17- June 15, the Dining Passport gets you two for one sandwiches, omelets and crêpes with purchase of drink or pastry with each sandwich, omelet or crêpe.

LoLo Juice: From April 17- June 15, passport holders receive $1 off any large smoothie; $3 off any 2 large smoothies! Open 8 am- 4 pm daily.

Mi Casa: From April 17 – May 4 and May 25 – June 15, Sunday- Wednesday, passport holders receive two for one entrées. Thursday – Saturday: Date Night Menu- 3-course dinner for $30 per couple. Both promotions available after 3:30. Closed May 6 – May 24.

Michael’s Italian Restaurant: From May 19- June 15, passport holders can get two for one dinner entrées. Closed April 23- May 18.

Modis: From April 17- June 15, passport holders receive 3 Courses for $33. ½ Priced Select Bottles of Wine. Some restrictions apply, please ask server for details. Happy Hour starts at 3pm. Dinner Service starts at 5 pm Wednesday – Sunday. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays from April 24-June 13.

Motherloaded Tavern: From April 17- June 15, passport holders receive 2 for 1 Entrées from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm and 5-7 pm every day. Gratuity may be included on total before discount. DINE- IN ONLY.

Ollie’s Pub and Grub: From April 17- June 15, Monday – Thursday, open – close, the Dining Passport gets you the following: Choose any two food items for $15. Excludes large wing order and certain other items. Does not include sales tax. Not valid with other discounts or promotions. Any substitutions/ modifications will be charged accordingly. DINE- IN ONLY. Late Night Happy Hour runs Sunday-Thursday from 10pm- Midnight. Closed May 7-9.

Park & Main: From April 17- June 15 after 5pm only, passport holders who buy one entrée will receive a second entrée or sandwich of equal or lesser value for free (with the purchase of a bottle of wine or an appetizer or a dessert). Happy Hour is from 3-6pm daily with 50% off bottles of wine and infusions.

Pho Real (new!): Located at 301 N. Main St., passport holders can take advantage of the following deals from April 17- June 15: Combo Special: (1) Banh Mi, Vermicelli Bowl or Small Pho and side Spring Roll + a Drink (excludes Beer/Wine) for $10. Closed May 1-May 15.

Relish: From April 17- June 15, passport holders can get two courses for $30 per person. Choose an entrée paired with a selected item for $30 per person. Closed April 30- May 25.

Robbie’s Tavern (new!): Located in the Grand Colorado Resort on Peak 8 at 1627 Ski Hill Road, passport holders can enjoy a free order of pretzel knots with the purchase of two alcoholic beverages from April 17- June 15. Closed Monday- Wednesday during May.

Subway (Breckenridge location only): From April 17- June 15, passport holders can enjoy a free 6-inch sub when they buy any 6” sub and any drink to get a regular 6” sub of equal or lesser price Free!

The Lost Cajun: From April 17- April 22 and May 22- June 15, passport holders will receive a free order of beignets with any purchase. Breckenridge location only. Closed April 23- May 21

Traverse Restaurant & Bar (in The Lodge at Breckenridge): April 17- June 15- 2 for 1 Entrées with purchase of an Appetizer or Bottle of Wine. Certain exclusions may apply, may not be combined with any other offers. 20% gratuity added to all discounted checks. Happy Hour every day from 4-6pm. $3 off appetizers, $4 house wines, $5 well drinks, $2 select drafts.

Twist: From April 17- June 15, passport holders will receive two courses for $25 per person. You can also choose an entrée paired with a selected item for $25 per person. Closed April 30- May 25.

It’s time to start packing up the car and your loved ones! The staff at BOB can’t wait to see you in Breck this spring for some fun in the High Country with the entire family. Don’t forget to use #bestofbreck when you are in town to be showcased on our Instagram!

Spring Break Shenanigans in Breckenridge

The days are getting longer. It’s starting to get a little warmer. Birds and other animals that haven’t been seen too much in the last few months are starting to make their way back from their various winter haunts and people across the country are counting down the days until that one precious week in March when schools see fit to cut the children loose. That glorious week also known as spring break is almost here. It’s a time to get away, step out from the busy lives that each of us leads and let go for a week. For those coming to Breckenridge to shred, March is a great time to let it out and throw down just a little bit. Here are some ideas on how to fill your nights (and days) this Spring Break in Breckenridge.

Nightlife in Breckenridge is a ton of fun!Party: Isn’t partying what spring break is all about? In a one-mile stretch of town Breckenridge there are a lot of restaurants and bars, almost 100 in fact. There is no shortage of places to go for a meal, drink, entertainment and plain old good times. From Apres’ to late night, Breckenridge has a spot for everyone. Almost every night in March there is live music, trivia games, comedy, killer deals and plain good times. A great resource for finding the best deals and events in the local restaurants and bars is Check it out and start planning your good times now.

Relax: Spending all day slaying powder is hard work and weather you decide to rip some turns or not there is nothing better than a massage, body wrap or any spa treatment to ease achy muscles and recharge a tired spirit. There are many spas all over Breckenridge so these is no shortage of different types of massages and spa treatments. Check out our recent blog on spas in Breckenridge for some great spa options in town.

Spring break in Breckenridge.Music and Arts: One of the coolest things that Breckenridge has done in the past few years is ramp up town’s cultural offerings including the creation of the Breckenridge Arts District or Breckenridge has the second largest arts district in Colorado and Breck Create has done some very good work to bring in a variety of performing acts that span from rock bands to art exhibits to events. This March events such as the Banff Mountain Film Festival and bands like Donovan Frankenreiter, Comedy performances like Sandra Bernhard and much more are on tap. Click here to see the full lineup of events produced by Create Breck.

Try something besides skiing: Spring is still winter in Breckenridge and skiing is why it is so popular here in March. Of popularity comes with a price and that can be crowded slopes especially in March. Of course regardless of the crowds, you should ski and ski a lot! But consider taking a day to try a different winter activity like dog sledding, snowmobiling or cross country skiing. All of these activities are perfect to try in Breckenridge. Here is a great blog on things to in Breck without skis.

March is a fantastic time to visit Breckenridge. It is a time when everything is open and town is clicking on all cylinders. Spring Breakers rejoice! There is so much to do in Breckenridge. In fact we wrote a blog all about that.  Here are 100 things to do in Breckenridge this winter.

Don’t’ forget if you haven’t booked lodging for you Breckenridge spring break adventure yet visit

Summer Events in Breckenridge!

Friday,-June-14-13Sweet summertime is here and there’s plenty of fun events going on in Breckenridge that you can’t miss out on. Whether you’re into art, music, family fun, sports or dining, there’s a little bit of something for everyone here in Summit County. Grab your sunscreen, friends and family and get to Breck to enjoy some fun in the sun.






June 2nd-5thWave: Public Art Show, 5-11 pm. This FREE public art celebration takes place at the Blue River Plaza and features interactive light, water and sound exhibits that will make a splash in your summer memories for years to come.

June 9thTown Cleanup: This annual event brings the community together to care for the mountains we love so much. Volunteer to help clean the peaks and receive get free lunch and a complementary voucher to an activity at the Summer Fun Park. Not a bad deal!

June 10th – The Summer Fun Park opens in Breck! Don’t miss out on the Breck Flyer Zip Line, Gold Runner Coaster, SuperPutt Mini Golf, Alpine SuperSlide, Mineshaft Maze, SuperBungee trampoline, Gemstone Panning and more. Kids and adults alike have an absolute blast at this summer hot spot.

June 11thThe Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk, Carter Park, 8:30 a.m. Don’t miss The Inaugural Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk in remembrance of the late BGV Developer, Rob Millisor, who sadly passed away while on a humanitarian trip in Nepal in October of 2015. Rob served the Summit County community in a very large way, and helped make Breckenridge the amazing community it is today. Learn about your own heart health and ways to stay on top of your health. Funds raised will benefit the community and heart health awareness and research efforts. There will be a ton of fun activities for the family, as well as a complementary lunch and snacks for participants. Register today!

June 11th – 12thBGV Golf Tournament at Breckenridge Golf Club. BGV is partnering with The Summit Foundation again, for the 29th Annual Golf Tournament of The Summit Foundation. This year, the tournament is in honor of Rob Millisor and features a Mayor’s breakfast, tournament play, gifts, on course food and beverages, and course challenges. Proceeds raised will benefit The Summit Foundation.

June 16th – 18thFrisco BBQ Challenge. This communal barbeque brings everyone together for great food, drinks, activities and laughs on Main Street in Frisco. One of the most anticipated events of summer, you shouldn’t miss this one!

June 17th – 19thGold Panning Championships. Breckenridge will get in touch with its origins again this summer, hosting the Gold Panning Championships. Bring the whole family down to the Blue River Plaza to learn how it’s done from national competators. You might not strike it rich, but you will definitely have fun!

June 17th – 28thChicago, Breck Backstage Theatre. This classic play will come to life in the high country like never before. Make sure to get tickets ahead of time, as this will likely sell out!

June 22nd – 26thBreck Bike Week. One of the coolest week-long events in Breck, Bike Week offers fun and resources for all levels of riders, as well as specific workshops for men, women and children. Get your dirt shred on and come meet other bikers while enjoying the festivities at Blue River Plaza.

June 25th – 26th – 6th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour. Hop over to Keystone and get your bacon on at this highly anticipated food festival. Eat all of the bacon your tummy can handle, while enjoying some live music and tasty brews. Getting tickets ahead of time is strongly recommended.


July 1st – 4thStreet Arts Festival. It’d be a shame to miss 3D pavement drawings, sidewalk illusions, graffiti art, live music and chalk art contests in Breck this summer. The streets quite literally come to life right in front of your eyes! The best part? It’s FREE, and they even have hands-on workshops for all to enjoy!

July 4thIndependence Day Celebration. Mountain bike races, kids’ water fights, the Garden Party, a 10k run, Viper Show and Shine, a free concert, the National Repertory Orchestra’s performance and fireworks are just some of the fun things happening to celebrate the USA’s independence on this special day.

July 9thBreck Summer Beer Festival. Grab your crew, tickets and your drinking shoes and head to downtown Breck for one of the biggest parties this summer. This town knows how to celebrate!

July 15th – 17thWine & Jazz Festival. This is an annual festival that celebrates the love of jazz music and tasty wine. Grab tickets ahead of time, as this may sell out. Located in Keystone, you will enjoy live music, great drinks and yummy food!

July 29th – 31st – 15thAnnual Breck Main St. Art Festival. For the 15th year in a row, Breck’s streets will be filled with over 100 artists from all over the United States. The event is free and has everything art, including jewelry, paintings, mixed media, ceramics, sculptures, wood, glass and even more!


August 12th – 21stBreck International Festival of Arts. This annual art celebration, also known as BIFA honors adventure, creativity, play and fun in many unique ways. There’s something amazing for everyone throughout this week of festivities!

August 26th – Sept. 4thHairspray at the Riverwalk. The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is at it again with a remake of the Broadway hit, Hairspray. There are various times and dates for shows, but make sure to get tickets in advance!

August 27th – 28thSpartan Race. Watch athletes push themselves like never before, during these two testing races at one of the highest mountain towns in the country. NBC sports will be covering these events, so you might even make it on the news!


Well, there you have it: a stress-free and fully planned out summer itinerary. As more events pop up, we will be letting you know, so don’t forget to check back frequently. Need lodging? We got you covered. The best deals in town can be found at Happy summer!hero-title