Whiskey Jacks is the newest bar on Vail’s Bridge Street
VAIL, Colorado Longtime Bridge Street nightclub, Ski Bar, has a new name to go with a new look. Whiskey Jacks is the newest club in Vail Village. The bars grand opening is set for Saturday. Doors open at 8 p.m. DJ Rock City will be playing an eclectic mix of hip hop, rock and house music to celebrate starting at 9 p.m. Theres a $5 cover for the show. Recently remodeled, rustic barn wood is now the backdrop for authentic ski memorabilia which adorns the walls. The bar also has five flat-screen televisions. The reason for the makeover is simple, according to Sterling Bradbrook, general manager and part owner of the bar. We wanted a nicer, cleaner establishment, he said. We thought wed go a step further and do a name change.A room with a pool table is situated off the main bar complete with fireplace, views of the main room and the privacy. The brag room, located in the center of the bar, has fresh chalkboard paint on the walls, allowing visitors to write their line of the day or leave a message for a friend. In the backroom, the music is pumping. Theres an amateur stripper pole, a snow machine and a DJ booth. Whiskey Jack’s is always looking for the freshest talent in the valley.You have a choice of three different rooms to enjoy your drink and relive the epic powder day you had on the slopes, Bradbrook said.Kordy Schmidt, bar manager, is excited about establishing a local clientele, she said. Whiskey Jacks is offering theme nights five evenings a week: Monday is international night, Tuesday is ladies night, Wednesday is ski school night, Thursday is Bros & Bettys locals appreciation night, and Sunday is ski patrol night. The bar is offering a free keg of beer to ski school employees on Wednesdays and ski patrol employees on Sunday nights. Ski patrol night is when you might catch a glimpse of Sid Towel, former manger and owner, as he has gone back to ski patrol full time after welcoming another child to his family. The bar is open from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week. To book a private party or special event, call 970-456-7048.