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Cheers to the New Year with these Bars in Estes Park

Estes Park might be a small mountain town, but its beverage scene is large. Home to several breweries, distilleries, and wineries, it’s easy to find a place to raise a glass this New Year’s Eve. Ring in the New Year at one of these bars in Estes Park.

Estes Park Breweries

Estes Park Brewery

Since 1993 Estes Park Brewery has been crafting some delicious brews for locals and tourists alike. Some of the more popular suds include the Trail Ridge Road, Estes Park Gold, and the Samson Stout. With a full menu, outdoor dining, pool tables, and a beer garden, this is entertainment at its best.

Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co.

Art and beer converge at the Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co. Patrons can enjoy a well-crafted beer while admiring colorful murals designed and painted by their in-house artist. Sustainability is another highlight of this brewery. Repurposed from an old gas station, sustainability is another highlight of this brewery.

Rock Cut Brewing Company

Located in downtown Estes Park, the brewery and tasting room at Rock Cut Brewing Company is a favorite local gathering spot. With twelve different taps, their focus is high-quality ingredients, original recipes, and creative style. Try their popular Quickdraw American pale ale or the Enos Pils, an American craft pilsner.

Wineries in Estes Park

Snowy Peaks Winery

Located in the heart of Estes Park, Snowy Peaks Winery serves home-grown Colorado wine at its best. Sample some of their award-winning, handcrafted wines along with other local Colorado wines at their in-town tasting room. And to complete your visit, they also offer adequate food pairings to complement your wine selection.

Distilleries in Estes Park

Dancing Pines Distillery

As a craft distillery, Dancing Pines Distillery produces artisanal small-batch distilled spirits. Inspired by the sound of the wind rustling through the pines in the Colorado wilderness, this local favorite captures the essence of what this great state is about. Their line-up includes a straight bourbon whiskey, chai liqueur, gin, and a spiced rum, just to name a few. They have a tasting room both in downtown Estes Park and Breckenridge.

Elkins Distilling

As Estes Park’s first legal distillery, Elkins Distilling offers a small few in their craft beverage line up. Enjoy their original corn whiskey or classic Colorado whiskey, for a true local flavor.

Bars in Estes Park

The Barrel

As one of the more well-known bars in Estes Park, this downtown local bar serves up local craft beer, mead, wine, and high-end distilled spirits. With both a craft beer garden and craft beer hall, for indoor and outdoor options. Open October through May, the indoor bar has twenty rotating taps, a mighty fine selection for your brew of choice.

Whiskey Bar at the Stanley Hotel

Sample from Colorado’s largest selection of whiskeys and single malt scotches at The Whiskey Bar at the Stanley Hotel. The bar and lounge also feature lunch and dinner and a wine program that will awaken your taste-buds.

Stay at Alpine Trail Ridge Inn

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When deciding on Estes Park lodging for your next winter escape, be sure to browse our affordable accommodations at the Alpine Trail Ridge Inn Estes Park. Our newly renovated rooms are available year-round and offer all the at-home amenities you look for during your vacation. Check here for availability and come celebrate the New Year with us!

(970) 586-4585

Check our reservations calendar to see availability and select you room.