The best Spring Break bars in Breck

Nightlife in Breckenridge

In a town with over 70 liquor licenses, it is a hard task to narrow down the best Spring Break bars in Breckenridge. However, after some extensive research, here is a look at some of the best places to quench your thirst after a long day of spring skiing.

T-Bar at Breck


For the best in slopeside après, check out the T- Bar at the base of Peak 8. Sit on the patio and soak in the afternoon sunshine while enjoying Taco Tuesdays (three tacos for $15), Mimosa Mondays ($6), and $4 beers and $.75 wings on Sundays. Don’t miss the gondola ride down!

canon 7d 008Breckenridge Brewery

Enjoy Breck’s flagship Brewery, boasting delicious trademark beers such as Breckenridge Avalanche, Vanilla Porter, and Agave Wheat.  From après skiing to late night drinks, the Brewery is always a happening place.

Gold Pan

Take a step back into time at the Gold Pan Saloon. Built in 1879, the Gold Pan is the longest continuously running liquor license west of the Mississippi River, and the oldest bar in Breckenridge. Back in early mining days, the Saloon marked the southernmost end of town. Today it sits in the middle, nestled among shops on historic Main Street.  Check out Open Mic Night on Tuesdays and celebrity DJs on Saturdays.


Enjoy afternoon martinis or late night dancing at this popular nightclub. On Mondays, get ready for a night out at Power Hour: $1 premiums from 11:00pm to midnight. If the late night dance scene isn’t your thing, Cecelia’s also offers their extensive martini list for half off every day between 2:00pm and 9:00pm.

Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub

With deals like $3 pitchers from 5:00-7:00pm, Napper Tandy’s is a great Spring Break hangout, located above the Salt Creek Steakhouse. Friday night is Ladies’ Night; ladies drink free from 9:00-11:00pm.  Pool tables, big screen TVs, and live music make this bar a Break favorite. Don’t miss the Six Million Dollar Band playing on 80’s Night.

Blue River Bistro

If dance clubs and rowdy happy hours aren’t on the agenda, step into the classy Blue River Bistro.  Known by locals for the extensive happy hour and delicious cocktails, the Bistro offers one of the largest martini lists in town. Enjoy 2 for 1 martinis and appetizers twice daily from 3:00pm to 6:00pm and from 9:00pm to close. Try the Cucumber Gulch Martini, a local favorite.

canon 7d 027The Dredge

Experience part of Breckenridge’s old mining history at the Dredge. This two million pound floating restaurant and bar is a replica of the largest and longest running dredge boat, which ceased operations where you see it today, in 1942.  The upstairs bar is great for those with a passion for pool, darts and drink specials.

Ollie’s Pub & Grub

Ollie’s is a local hangout with all the sports TV you could possibly watch. Great food, games, and bar specials make Ollie’s the place to be for a big game.

Among these great bars are countless others. Be assured, no one goes thirsty in Breckenridge.

— Jesse Ambrogi-Yansen

31 Responses

  1. Coming for Spring Break? We know you'll want to party. Here are our favorite bars in Breck and what specials to look out for when you're here.

    • Michael J. Smith

      Only in the alternate reality of a resort would $5.00 tacos on "Taco Tuesday" be seen as a positive worth advertising. Seriously, $5.00 per taco? *rolls eyes*

    • Kelsey M Hickox

      Montana Currie Annie Daugherty

    • Kelsey M Hickox

      T-bar, cecelia's, gold pan… see you soon

    • Cooper Lindel Ryan Murphy

    • Jeff Morrow

      Katie Morrow and Rachel Griffin…

    • awww yeahhh!!!

    • Hansi Herrmann

      I tell you MI CASA is # 1

    • Don't forget the most happenin' new spot in Breck, HERO!

    • Molly Merten

      @Michael – Don't listen to them & head to Mi Casa happy hour 3-6 pm everyday for $1 tacos – bonus: not owned by Vail Resorts

    • Chris Gallagher

      Mi Casa is legit. Cecelia's is the place to take in the local snowboard bro/brah culture.

    • Dave Bottomley

      Tbar? Sounds scripted. What about Rita's? Or the brown

    • Missy Mac


    • For anybody that knows Breck knows the best bar nobody knows about is the HISTORIC BROWN on Ridge st.. $4 for a tall boy PBR and shot of Jim Bean, yes please!!!!! It is the best bar in Breck

  2. Lara Maskell

    Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub this place is awesome!

  3. wtf, don't leave out three20south the best music venue in summit county!

  4. You can do 2 tacos and a tecate on Tuesday in Rita's for $6..Just saying…And our happy hour is 3 for $5 and 3 for $7 on tacos..

  5. Dan MacDonald

    Breck Bar Crawl? Claire Berkey Colleen Berkey James Watts Greg Cavanaugh Sarah Laz Scott Spranklin Jacqui Kostelec Rojin Erfan.

  6. You can do 2 tacos and a tecate on Tuesday in Rita's for $6..Just saying…And our happy hour is 3 for $5 and 3 for $7 on tacos..

  7. Mi Casa has $1 tacos and $2 wings during Happy Hour.

  8. Missy Mac

    OH, and the best bar in town– HERO. Nobody beats those drink specials or personal service. BE THERE. BE SQUARE.

  9. Travis Schwartz

    Alright! Leaving Minnesota March 9th.. Arriving Breck the 10th… Staying for 5 Days.. Whose going to party with us?

    • Travis Schwartz

      Using FB to party with peeps out in breck… Smart.

    • Missy Mac

      Everyone at Hero is always down to party! Trivia, beer pong, flip cup, thunderstruck– you name it, you can find it at Hero. BAM!

    • Travis Schwartz

      Awesome! Hero it is boys and gals.

    • Travis Schwartz

      You going to be out there at that time Missy!?

  10. What about that bar Hero? They have 2 beer pong tables and are close to other bars! check them out! Plus they have the best shirts in Breck!

  11. Angels Hollow on south ridge st.

  12. Don't forget to check out Dj Silver Fox at Napper Tandys on Friday and Saturday nights

  13. Justin Saunders

    what about Ullr's, free keg and dollar night and don't forget about $3 cheese steaks on thurs, and all you can eat crab in the summer for 19.95. oops forgot ladies night and karaoke on wed.

  14. Haha silver fox

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