Top things to do in Carbondale

Top Choice Live Music in Carbondale

Steve's Guitars

On weekend nights, this unassuming guitar shop turns into an intimate one-room venue where the focus is all about enjoying great, usually acoustic, music. Shows at this community favorite start around 8:30pm on Frid…
Top Choice Health Food in Carbondale

Carbondale Beat

Get your probiotics fix at this charming bay-window cafe specializing in organic shakes loaded with bee pollen, cacao nibs, açaí berries, coconut water and like. They've also got kombucha and mate on tap, along with…
Film in Carbondale

5Point Film Festival

Carbondale's film festival has gradually acquired a name for itself as the Sundance of adventure cinema. Films aren't of the testosterone-driven 'look at me' variety, but instead explore inspiration and transformati…
American in Carbondale

Village Smithy

For the best breakfast in town – pancakes that droop over the edge of your plate, skillets and scrambles with a Southwestern flavor, and the adventurous McHuevos – make for the historic blacksmith shop that locals a…
Brewery in Carbondale

Carbondale Beer Works

As they say, make beer, not war, and Carbondale's local brewery is doing a fine job of that. Swing by to sample some of their contributions to the peace movement, along with guest ciders, brews and kombucha, too.
Thai in Carbondale

Phat Thai

It may not be Chiang Mai, but you're not going to find any naysayers here. Great food and cool decor – exposed brick walls, curvy counter seating – make this a very hip spot, and it gets busy every night of the week…
American in Carbondale


A bakery and gourmet cafe, where you'll find fresh breakfast burritos and coffee, pastries, small plates (roasted bone marrow, steamed mussels with ginger beer), pasta (chèvre agnolotti) and more daring dinner speci…
Bar in Carbondale

Pour House

An 1890s original, the Pour House is a happy-hour favorite and low-key choice for a drink, with six-shooters and a Winchester behind the bar, Annie Oakley posters on the wall and TVs to catch the big game.