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Wobbly Barn, Killington

Killington Access Road
Killington , Vermont
Tel: 802 422 6171's insider take:

Arguably the greatest après-ski bar in the country, the Wobbly Barn outshines the go-go girl nightclubs of Whistler, the cowboy dives of Jackson, and the swanky lounges of Vail with its unflappable rowdiness and rusticity. The bar—whose wooden structure is, yes, a bit wobbly, even more so after a few pints of Long Trail—opened in 1963 and has since seen stretch pants, neon one-pieces, and baggy Burton duds boogie to classic, ski-town cover bands. Happy hour (with free nachos) begins at 3:30 pm in the winter. The ambitious keep their ski boots on straight through dinner at the Wobbly's steakhouse; others retreat to the condo for a quick hot tub or shower before returning. It's best to pace yourself.

Open Sundays through Fridays 4 pm to 2 am and Saturdays 3:30 pm to 2 am, October 31 through ski season's end.

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