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Telluride Nightlife

Hop Garden
565 Mountain Village Boulevard
Telluride , Colorado
Tel: 970 728 7467

This bar at the base of the Village Express gondola is where fresh-off-the-slopes locals down German beers while people-watching from the patio. Nibbly? The Bavarian pretzel with sweet mustard or a cup of Biersteiger's beef chili should tide you over.—Samantha Berman

Last Dollar Saloon
100 E. Colorado Avenue
Telluride , Colorado
Tel: 970 728 4800

It only seems like the Last Dollar Saloon exclusively sells Budweiser longnecks. A scruffy (but fully stocked) spot with a pool table, fireplace, and Clapton's "I Shot the Sheriff" on the jukebox, it shouts a happy dive vibe. Beware the nickname: The Last Dollar is usually called the Buck by the same unintentionally misleading locals who call Colorado Avenue "Main Street."

Open daily at 3 pm.

New Sheridan Bar
231 W. Colorado Avenue
Telluride , Colorado
Tel: 970 728 4351

You can't throw a stein in the Sheridan without hitting a Realtor, but they're generally convivial these days (Telluride's in the midst of a record real estate boom). Besides, the bar's usually too loud for them to hard-sell much. Telluride's oldest watering hole (inside the New Sheridan hotel), the Sheridan retains a 19th-century elegance with mahogany paneling, a hand-carved bar, and a giant, vintage painting of a Rubenesque nude.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.