Top things to do in Crested Butte

Top Choice Bar in Crested Butte


The Montanya distillery receives wide acclaim for its high-quality rums. Its basiltini, made with basil-infused rum, fresh grapefruit and lime, will have you levitating. There are also tours, free tastings and worth…
Top Choice Pizza in Crested Butte

Secret Stash

With phenomenal food, the funky-casual Stash is adored by locals, who also dig the original cocktails. The sprawling space was once a general store, but now is outfitted with teahouse seating and tapestries. The hou…
Top Choice Art in Crested Butte

Crested Butte Arts Festival

For 38 years the Crested Butte Arts Festival, in late July or early August, has drawn huge crowds and hundreds of artists, musicians and food and wine vendors to Elk Ave for a wonderful free street party. Artists fr…
Top Choice Arts Center in Crested Butte

Crested Butte Center for the Arts

With a magnificent recent expansion, the arts center hosts shifting exhibitions of local artists and a stellar schedule of live music and performance pieces. There’s always something lively and interesting happening…
Ice Cream in Crested Butte

Third Bowl

Homemade ice cream and doughnuts draw out the whole Crested Butte community for something sweet. Delightful options include goat's cheese strawberry and cowboy coffee. There's also non-dairy options made with almond…
French in Crested Butte


Specializing in seduction, this petite French bistro occupies a characterful old mining cabin with just a few tables. Chef Jason has worked with big NYC names and keeps it fresh with changing menus of local meat and…
Sports & Outdoors in Crested Butte

Big Al's Bicycle Heaven

The place to come for bicycle rentals or purchases. Options range from townie rides for cheaper rates to high-performance mountain bikes and fat bikes on the high end, but no road bikes. Staff are knowledgeable and …
Coffee in Crested Butte

Camp 4 Coffee

Grab your caffeine fix at this serious local roaster, the cutest cabin in town, shingled with license plates (just as local miners once did when they couldn't afford to patch their roofs).
Dispensary in Crested Butte

Soma Wellness Lounge

With helpful budtenders and lots of different strands and edibles, Soma is considered a professional dispensary for recreational marijuana, with outlets in other Colorado locations too.
Books in Crested Butte

Townie Books

A great local bookstore featuring guides, maps, a slew of local authors and a coffee shop on the side. You can also find original gifts that transcend the usual bric-a-brac.