Eat, drink be happy
La Scala ” This rustic Italian restaurant offers a quaint patio setting with five tables and views of the Eagle Town Park, making it a perfect spot for families to enjoy a slow summer snack. Try the calamari and rock shrimp appetizer . La Scala is open 11:30-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday for lunch and 5:30 p.m.-close Tuesday-Sunday for dinner. Live jazz is featured once a week. For more information, call 337-7733.
Wolcott Yacht Club ” River rats, Harley warriors and downvalley hipsters converge on the spacious patio of the Wolcott Yacht Club all summer long to soak in the views of the Eagle River while sipping beer and margaritas. The restaurant specializes in fresh grilled fish and offers a raw oyster bar Fridays and Sundays. The party sparks up Thursday through Sundays when musicians play live. The outdoor patio opens daily at 11 a.m. and the kitchen cooks food until 9 p.m. The Yacht Club is located at 27190 U.S. Highway 6 in Wolcott. For more information, call 926-3444.
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Grouse on the Green ” You don’t have to be a golfer to appreciate the views from the deck of Grouse on the Green. The Irish-style pub cooks up fish and chips and corned beef and cabbage, but don’t leave without trying the fish tacos. Grouse on the Green features live music and beer specials every Monday. Hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m., seven days a week, and 5-10 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday. For more information, call 926-5788 or go to http://www.grouseonthegreen.com.
Gore Range Brewery ” Gore Range Brewery’s patio is the place to usher in the weekend Friday nights. Bouncers card at the door for quicker service ” the joint is usually packed by 6 p.m. Happy hour is from 4-6 p.m. with specials on pizza, appetizers and drinks. Two- to four-piece bands play Fridays from 6-8 p.m. on the patio, complementing the clear view of the sunset. The Gore Range Brewery is located at 0105 Edwards Village Blvd in Edwards. For more information, call 926-2739.
Loaded Joe’s ” Drinking on the deck at Loaded Joe’s is like being at a friend’s house for a backyard party. Add views of Beaver Creek and you have your favorite neighborhood hangout. During happy hour every day from 4-6 p.m., The cafe/bar offers two-for-one drinks and nightly specials. Loaded Joe’s, located in Avon, is open 6:30 a.m.-close (midnight or later). For more information, call 748-1480.
Bagali’s ” Outside seating is twice as nice at Bagali’s Italian Kitchen in West Vail with both the front deck and backyard patio open for summer lounging. Bagali’s celebrates Fridays like Vail used to in the good old days of Friday-afternoon-club tradition. It’s all you can eat burgers for $5, a free keg starting at 4 p.m. and live music. Eat, drink and love life at Bagali’s from 11 a.m.-close (about 2 a.m.). For more information, call 479-9242.
Garfinkel’s ” Sprawl out on Garfinkel’s long picnic tables along the bar’s expansive deck in Lionshead. The deck faces Vail Mountain’s famous Born Free ski run and overlooks the mini golf course for great people watching. Try the tater tots smothered in cheddar for a junk food treat. For more information, call 476-3789.
” Cassie Pence
Cassie Pence is the arts and entertainment editor for the Vail Daily. She apres dines and drinks as part of her job.