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Daniel’s Bar & Grill at the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Soak up the sunshine at Daniel's. | Daniel's Bar & Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch | EAT Magazine Summer 2016

Bar menu: $10-$20
Casual, full bar
under a stone and
log structure, located on the terrace at Bachelor Gulch with slope-side views
Signature dish
Bottoms-up beer-pour system with collectable magnets

0130 Daybreak Ridge | 970.748.6200 | ritzcarlton.com/bachelorgulch

In addition to its fine dining at The Grill and the upscale cigars and spirits at Bachelors Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch also offers more casual drinking and dining options in the form of Daniel’s outdoor bar and grill (and Buffalos’ indoor mountain sports bar).

While après skiers have long enjoyed the outdoor location of Daniel’s Bar & Grill, with its stone and log bar constructed just steps from Bachelor Gulch Express, it takes on a whole new summer vibe.

This summer, Daniel’s presents its bottoms-up method of pouring beer; the beer flows in through the bottom of the cup, which is then sealed by a collectible magnet. While stadiums use the system for efficiency because the pour stops on its own, guests love to watch their beers up-close, as they rise from the bottom. And perhaps the best part of the new serving system: When guests collect six magnets, they earn a free beer. (Daniel’s has seen its fair share of friendly competitions to see who can collect six the quickest.)

All of the bottoms-up brews are local and feature beers like Denver Beer Company’s citrusy Sundrenched; Pug Ryan’s Pilsner; New World’s gluten-free IPA.

While Daniel’s is a great place to take advantage of hand-crafted drinks from its full bar while relaxing on the terrace, it’s also a casual place to pick up a grab-and-go dish, to take in a vendor box and relish halfway through a hike or mountain bike excursion. Daniel’s offers its full bar menu to go, as well as to savor in the sunshine, on the terrace, before or after an afternoon outing.

From specialty salads and jumbo shrimp cocktail to an organic salmon sandwich, a House Porcetta Cuban, nachos, or jalapeño bratwurst, the Ritz’s take on “bar food” raises the bar to an innovative, fresh level.

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Daniel’s and The Grill share outdoor patio seating for outdoor music lovers. The Ritz brings in acts from across the nation — kicking back to enjoy music outside in the mountains is one of life’s great pleasures.

Whether you’re looking for a quick, to-go taste of the Ritz-Carlton, or an afternoon of enjoying drinks and green slope-side views on bluebird days, Daniel’s serves up something for just about everyone; even its family-friendly menu treats kids to steak fries, burgers and fresh-sliced summer fruit pops.

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