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Best of Vail: Best Happy Hour in Avon

Melanie Wong | For the Vail Daily
At vin48 in Avon, arrive early if you want to be part of the best happy hour in town.

1. vin48

2. Maya Modern Mexican & Tequileria

3. Vail Brewing Co.

Happy hours are always bustling at vin48, with diners enjoying drink and small plates at the restaurant's high-top tables or curvaceous wine bar nightly from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The restaurant has found a happy hour sweet spot between value and quality by offering a selection of $8 dishes that are unique, gourmet and seasonal. The dishes are a great way to sample the eclectic cuisine of chef Charles Hayes, and they're generously portioned enough to order a few to share with the table or serve as a light meal. The $5 wines available at happy hour are specifically chosen to impress for the price point, a perk the knowledgeable bar staff prides itself on. You can also choose from $3 premium draughts and $5 well drinks.

In the summer, happy hour revelers can bask on the sunny patio that showcases views of Beaver Creek. In the winter, diners can enjoy the same snow-covered view from the modern bar area.

"It's a lively scene year-round, and the bar usually fills up by 5:20 p.m., so we recommend you arrive early to grab a seat," said owner and wine director Greg Enyon.

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