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Best Of: Apres Scene in Vail

Alexie CatalanoThe Red Lion gets raucous come apres time.
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For 22 years Phil Long has been playing the apres scene at The Red Lion. He finally had to bow to fate and bought the joint with his wife and a partner a few years ago. The same people come back again and again, expecting to see him ” and the other folks they’ve met over the years. “People come back the same week every year,” he says. “They look forward to seeing each other, and I look forward to facilitating that.”

The Tap Room has local apres cred ” and national, too. Voted the no. 8 apres ski bar in the country by Forbes, the Bridge Street joint is a busy scene. Have a pitcher, some wings and tell tall tales of a day well lived.

In Lionshead at Garfinkel’s, it’s hard to say what’s more of an institution: the deck or the shot-ski. With a full view of the mountain, the deck is unsurpassed on sunny days. But the shot-ski has history on its side.



For those wanting a more intimate scene there’s the Sonnenalp’s King’s Club. The grand piano is always in use, and the crowd inevitably becomes part of the show.


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