For those who love the resort in winter, Keystone nightlife takes place out on the slopes. Open until 8 p.m., Keystone is the only mountain in Summit County to offer nighttime skiing and boarding. Everything looks different after the sun goes down, and those who take advantage of skiing after dark categorize it as one of the best on-mountain opportunities in the area. Families are at center stage for the Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular. This special celebration includes evening activities such as nightly fireworks and a torchlight parade. The resort also has a very active après ski and happy hour scene to lead into Keystone nightlife and dining. Several of the on-mountain and at-base restaurants offer combination small plates and drink specials to sample wines and local beers. Among the more popular for guests who travel with furry friends, the Yappy Hour at the Black Bear Grill, located at the Inn at Keystone, allows your faithful companion to join you on the patio each evening. Of the off-resort nightlife spots, The Goat Soup and Whiskey Tavern is the town’s classic evening joint that combines a varied menu (with soup, of course) with live music that ranges from funk to bluegrass.
Beyond Keystone Nightlife
Because the resort is not a beacon for night owls, locals and guests might want to look beyond Keystone nightlife to seek out more opportunities for live music, dancing and evening events. From Highway 6, music lovers can head to Frisco’s Barkley Ballroom for blues, bluegrass and DJs that engage all senses. Breweries throughout the county offer the chance to taste the best suds made locally. Breckenridge hosts the largest variety of nighttime activities, including dance clubs, art gallery receptions and evening events like a Fire Arts Festival, dark partner to the town’s International Snow Sculpting Championship. Breckenridge’s River Walk Center features nationally recognized headlines such as The Indigo Girls, Garrison Keillor and lectures from adventurers and naturalists as part of a National Geographic lecture series.