Breckenridge drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Breckenridge


Breck's living room might as well be at the Crown, a buzzing cafe-cum-social hub. Grab a mug of Silver Canyon coffee and a sandwich or salad, and catch up on all the latest gossip.
Cafe in Breckenridge

Kava Cafe

This hole-in-the-wall and historic log-cabin cafe is the kind of place in which ragged miners may have procured dry goods back in the day. These days it makes sandwiches and coffee, but is notable for its specialtie…
Distillery in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Distillery

Billed as the world's highest distillery, this place is worth visiting for a tour (half-hourly, 11am to 5:30pm) and 'tastings for tips' – their specialty is bourbon, but they also infuse vodka and rum and blend a me…
Brewery in Breckenridge

Broken Compass Brewing

Set in an industrial complex at the north end of Airport Road, the Broken Compass is generally regarded as the best brewery in Breckenridge. Fill up with a pint of their Coconut Porter or Chili Pepper Pale and sink …
Brewery in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Brewery

With seven malty aromatic brews being cooked up in the kettles directly behind the bar, you know what this is all about. Sample happy-hour goodness with agave wheat, vanilla porter and a double IPA. Pub grub is serv…
Bar in Breckenridge

Downstairs at Eric’s

Downstairs at Eric’s is a Breckenridge institution. Locals flock to this game-room-style basement joint for the brews, burgers and delicious mashed potatoes. There are over 100 beers (20 on tap) to choose from and p…
Pub in Breckenridge

Motherloaded Tavern

The choice dive in Breckenridge isn’t even all that divey. Sure, it’s a bare-bones tavern, but it also attracts the local hipsters and anyone else who dreams of a tasty comfort food alongside hot, steaming boozy sip…
Club in Breckenridge


Ski bums love to rag on Cecilia’s, but that doesn’t stop them from flocking to this long-established party spot when the mood is right. It has a large dancefloor with mostly DJ-spun grooves (and occasional live acts…
Distillery in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Distillery Tasting Room

The local distillery's shop and tasting room (free, but tips appreciated); located in the heart of town across from the Visitor Center.