There’s never an off-season for adventure here in the Town of Telluride, Colorado’s true hidden gem. Thrillseekers from all across North America flock to our picturesque respite to snowmobile through the backcountry, carve down Palmyra Peak, and backpack into the vast unknown. And nothing quite puts an exclamation point on the tail end of a glorious day on the slopes or the Colorado wilderness than a tall drink with friends new and old. Luckily for you and your group, there are dozens of modern Accommodations in Telluride within steps of bars, brewpubs, and restaurants. In fact, the best Telluride bars are all located along Colorado Avenue.
3 Distinct Telluride Bars
There are nearly a dozen quintessential Telluride bars in picturesque downtown amid cozy coffee roasters, cute shops, and posh restaurants. Whether you’re aiming to relax on a scenic rooftop terrace, an old-fashioned saloon, or a sleek cocktail bar, you’ll feel right at home here in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. So, without further ado, here are the three best bars in Telluride.
The Liberty Bar & Lounge
For those hoping to relish an innovative cocktail or a refreshing tallboy in a sleek, dimly-lit speakeasy, we highly recommend The Liberty Bar & Lounge on Fir Street. Stop in for a drink on Friday or Saturday night to stomp your feet to the grooviest live music in Telluride. The bar itself boasts 12 taps, 32 wine labels, and six of the tastiest cocktails in town. The sumptuous yet welcoming ambiance is highlighted by the interior’s designer lighting, repurposed stone walls, and lengthy bar.
Less than 500 feet from The Liberty Bar rests The National, a similarly glossy tavern with the town’s most talented mixologists. Patrons are free to pull up a seat at the well-stocked bar and order a craft cocktail, including the crowd favorite, “Mountain Shrine,” a delectable blend of gin, grapefruit, elderflower, and lemon. Unlike most neighboring Telluride bars, The National also serves some of the finest gourmet cuisines in the county. The drink menu, meanwhile, includes a variety of local ales and award-winning bottles of vino. In fact, the walls are lined with rare labels from across the globe.
Last Dollar Saloon
On the surface, the Last Dollar Saloon is just another Coloradan dive bar. However, it’s impossible to deny the allure of the awe-inspiring mountain views atop the Last Dollar’s rooftop deck. The saloon, which was built in 1899, was originally home to the “Fashion Clothing Company.” In four short years, the clothing company went under, and a bar swooped in on the space. The rest is history. Most folks who slip into this unpretentious dive drink classics like Miller High Life, Molson Canadian, and Coors Banquet.
Telluride Vacation Rentals
It’s worth mentioning two more spectacular Telluride bars: there Bar and Smuggler Union Restaurant and Brewery. But, of course, you didn’t book a trip to the San Juan Mountains to merely pop into a couple of cozy Telluride bars. This jaw-dropping region is home rousing music festivals, world-class skiing, and miles upon miles of tranquil hiking trails. And the best place to start and finish each day of adventure, exploration, and relaxation is inside one of the premier Telluride condos. Accommodations in Telluride boasts the area’s largest collection of condos, homes, and luxury rentals.
There’s still plenty of fresh powder in Mountain Village! However, it’s never too early to start thinking spring—a full week of hiking, fishing, and canoeing awaits. Please give us a call today at 970-728-4831 to book a long-awaited mountain escape (or check availability online).