Jackson Hole and the Tetons offer an immense backcountry playground for recreationists of every variety. Whether you’re out earning your turns in quiet solitude or blasting through powder on a snowmobile, there’s nothing like a well-deserved beverage to cap off a day exploring. Once you’ve hopped back in the car toward civilization, head to one of these local watering holes to rehash the day’s accomplishments over a cold one.
Mangy Moose — Teton Village
A popular spot in Teton Village, the Mangy Moose has been around since 1967. This steakhouse, saloon, and live music venue offers plenty of local and regional products on both its food and drink menu, including Mangy Moose Vodka, Wyoming Whiskey, and local craft brews. With its location at the bottom of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, it has become world-renowned for its après ski scene, offering a lively entertainment schedule throughout the season. Try their signature spicy margarita or the Moose Mule.
Spur Bar at Dornan’s — Moose, Wyo.
Located in a small town inside Grand Teton National Park, the Spur Bar is a perfect stop after any backcountry adventure within the park’s boundaries. With massive windows facing the Tetons, your après bloody Mary (made with a local-favorite, house-made mix) comes with a killer view.
Continuum Bar & Grill — Teton Village
Jackson Hole’s slopeside gastropub Continuum is the perfect complement to a day of adventure. The food and beverage menu features local products and ingredients, specializing in wood-fired pizzas, seasonal entrees, and craft cocktails.
The Bistro at Alpenhof — Teton Village
Make a stop at the Alpenhof, located just north of the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram in Alpenhof Lodge. Share a fondue and “wurst” with friends in the Alpine-style lodge while listening to traditional Austrian folk and Schuhplattler music.
The Handle Bar at Four Seasons Resort — Teton Village
For amazing views of the Tetons, grab a seat on the open deck at The Handle Bar in the Four Seasons Resort. The bar houses a wide selection of American and international beers, whiskeys, and more, or you can satisfy that craving with its signature dish, The Handle Burger, topped with caramelized onions, roasted mushrooms, white cheddar, and truffle aioli.
Calico Bar & Restaurant — Wilson, Wyo.
Established in 1966, the Calico Bar & Restaurant is a popular spot in the Valley for locals and visitors alike. The building, originally erected in 1905 as a church, sits on 1.5 acres, offering an outdoor deck with panoramic views of Calico’s gardens and the Tetons. Three large stained-glass windows separate the bar area from the main dining, created by a local artist to represent Western life.
Stagecoach Bar — Wilson, Wyo.
Discover the reasons why there are 80 years of eccentric history at this rowdy roadside watering hole in Wilson. At the bottom of Teton Pass, “The Coach” is the perfect stop for a stiff drink after climbing Glory Bowl. With nightly entertainment of disco nights to full bands, you may end up staying well past happy hour.