December 19, 2003
There are literally dozens of spots to kick off your ski boots, hoist a
warm drink and enjoy some live music after a day on the slopes: the best known of the bunch is Bridge Street’s Red Lion, Vail’s oldest bar and home to perennial singalong musical favorite Phil Long. A few steps away, the Club features a rowdy apres party every night with Atlanta’s Scott Munns; you can also hear your favorites and enjoy a shot of Jagemeister with longtime village musical regular Rod Powell and his daily shows at Pepi’s.
For a slightly more sophisticated take on the apres scene, dig out your furry boots and head to Mickey’s, located in the Lodge at Vail, where you can sip a cocktail and enjoy the piano stylings of Mickey Poage. At the Kings Club, located in the Sonnenalp, sit by the fire and soak up the piano sounds of Gene Johnson or guitarist Don Watson.
Beaver Creek also features a wide variety of apres options. Right off the slopes, guitarist Shannon Tanner plays daily at McCoy’s. The
infinitely cool and elegant Tony Gulizia offers jazz tunes every night at the Grouse Mountain Grill; longtime entertainer Taylor Kundolf trades off with Dave Kemmerly for apres gigs at Whiskey Elk, the fireside lounge in the lobby of Beaver Creek’s Park Hyatt.