The Best Happy Hours in Breck: A Local’s Guide

Cheers!After a long day of skiing, nothing sounds better than to sit back, relax, kick your boots off, and enjoy a cold one (or two). So where are the best places in Breckenridge to go for happy hour? Who has the best deals?

Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

Here is the inside scoop on the sweet spots in Breckenridge. We asked some locals what their favorite happy hours in Breck were. Here’s what they had to say…

The Blue River Bistro | 305 N Main St, Breckenridge CO

Price: $$
Gluten-Free Menu: No, but gluten-free options are available.
Happy Hour: The Blue River actually has TWO happy hours every day! From 3-6 pm & 9-midnight daily.
The Deals: Two for one appetizers, two for one martinis, $3 drafts, and $3 domestic bottles.
The Cherry on Top: Live music to groove to from 5-10 pm.
Local’s Guide: Try a martini! They have an extensive and diverse list of different types of martinis. Check out the “Paloma Martini” with Expolon tequila, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, Cappelletti Aperitivo, ruby red grapefruit, and muddled cucumber.

Ember | 106 E Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO

Price: $$
Gluten Free Menu: Yes
Happy Hour: Scratch that. At Ember, it’s called Euphoric Hour! From 4-5:30 pm daily.
The Deals: Reduced drink prices, great wines for $5/pour, and $5 appetizers.
The Cherry on Top: This place has a great atmosphere, everyone is friendly, and the bar is curved which makes it easy to talk to people.
Local’s Guide: The selection of appetizers is the best part, the quality of the food is fantastic for the prices. Try the “Sexy Woman” with jalapeño infused vodka, passion fruit, and lime.

Mi Casa | 600 S Park Ave, Breckenridge CO

Price: $
Gluten-Free Menu: Yes
Happy Hour: 3-6 pm daily.
The Deals: Enjoy great drink specials, discounted tacos, and wings.
The Cherry on Top: Mi Casa has been a locals’ choice for aprés ski since 1981, so why not check it out for yourself? They have an impressive selection of Mexican cervezas and the largest tequila list in Summit County with over 100 selections!
Local’s Guide: There are also free chips and salsa and FREE NACHOS during happy hour! Check out their Specialty Margaritas with fresh squeezed lime juice and your choice of tequila!

Modis | 113 S Main St, Breckenridge CO

Price: $$$
Gluten-Free Menu: No, but gluten-free options are available.
Happy Hour: Modi’s has TWO daily happy hours as well! From 3-6pm & 10-midnight daily.
The Deals: Appetizers for under $10, reduced price on cocktails, and wine pours.
The Cherry on Top: One of the owners, Eric, was feeding his son dinner one night. His son kept saying, “mo dis” (as in, “more of this”)… and that is how the name “Modis” was born.
Local’s Guide: Try the “Jalapeño Mango Margarita” or the “Berries and Barbs” (a new play on the Old Fashioned).

Hearthstone | 130 S Ridge St, Breckenridge CO

Price: $$
Gluten-Free Menu: Yes
Happy Hour: 4-6 pm daily.
The Deals: $5 small plates, $2.50-3.50 beers, $6 house crafted cocktails, and $5 wine by the glass.
The Cherry on Top: The Hearthstone is the perfect destination for a romantic date night!
Local’s Guide: Head upstairs for a small, secluded bar with phenomenal views of the town and mountains. Try the “Strawberry Serrano Martini” or the “Moscow Mule.”

Blue Stag Saloon | 323 S Main St, Breckenridge CO

Price: $$
Gluten-Free Menu: No, but gluten-free options are available.
Happy Hour: 3-6 pm daily.
The Deals: $3 Coors, $4 domestic beers, $1 off draft beers, $4 well drinks, and $0.50 wings.
The Cherry on Top: They have two fireplaces; one inside, and one outside to keep you warm and cozy even when it’s snowing outside!
Local’s Guide: Try the “B.Y.O.-LD Fashioned” and build it yourself! They have a wide variety of whiskey, so pick your poison, then choose one of their bitters to throw in the mix, decide on sugar or agave, and drink up!

Motherloaded Tavern | 103 S Main St, Breckenridge CO

Price: $$
Gluten-Free Menu: No, but gluten-free options are available.
Happy Hour: 3-6 pm daily.
The Deals: $3 infused booze, $6 specialty infusions, and the food menu starts at $5.
The Cherry on Top: Live music every Friday and Saturday. Football specials on Sunday and Monday night. Trivia Tuesdays:  9-midnight. Whiskey Wednesdays: $3 whiskey drinks. Thirsty Thursdays: happy hour drinks all day and night! There is always something going on here!
Local’s Guide: Motherloaded has a laid back vibe, with friendly and attentive staff. Everything they make is from scratch; try their infused vodka, the Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls, Disco Tots, or the Sweet Pepper Applewood Bacon (candied magical bacon deliciousness) and then toast marshmallows right at your own table!


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