Happy Hour In Steamboat Springs: The Best Bars in the Area!

Published on 08/19/2019 by Brad Luth

Steamboat Springs is our small town with a big reputation for having great bars and restaurants. Thanks to our ski resorts and natural hot springs, Steamboat Springs offers a wide variety of dining and drinking options for every taste. From boisterous Irish pubs with great entertainment to spicy Mexican restaurants with killer margaritas to local dive bars with endless draft beer—and everything in between—you can find a spot for just about any taste or budget. Even better, many can be sampled during the happy hour, when customers can indulge in some of Colorado’s best cuisine without breaking the bank, thanks to generous food and drink specials.

Are you wondering where you can find the best happy hour deals in town? Make sure that you check out these bars and restaurants the next time you visit Steamboat Springs!

Steamboat Laundry Restaurant

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The Laundry is a ‘must stop’ in your trail of bar visits in Steamboat! Its quality and diversity of foods, great service, and lively ambiance have made it incredibly popular among locals and our visitors alike. Getting a reservation is key—make sure to call ahead. Once you’re here, you’re in for a treat. The happy hour lasts from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, during which you can get $1 off draught beer and cocktails, as well as Lucky Buddha beer for only $3, or small plates & drinks for only $4. Having small appetizers is a fun way to try everything that they have on the menu, like pork buns, cheese, or pow pow shrimp for much less than you’d pay normally.

Address: 127 11th St Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 870-0681

Website: thelaundryrestaurant.com

Happy Hour: 4:30 pm – 6 pm

Deals: $3 – $5 craft beer, $5 well drinks, $5 – $9 specialty cocktails, $4 bites

Mazzola’s Italian Restaurant & Lounge

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Mazzola is the best restaurant in town for those that love classic Italian food or want to eat a slice of pizza with their beer. Located in the basement of the Hotel Bristol, Mazzola has all the markings of a cozy Italian restaurant, including the below street setting, noisy atmosphere, and dim lighting with red accents. Besides their excellent Italian dishes, Mazzola is also well-known for its happy hour which lasts from 5 pm to 6 pm and their late-night happy hour from 10 pm – 11 pm. During this time customers can enjoy $1 off all drinks, as well as half-price on pizzas, calzones, and delicious appetizers like their white bread with roasted garlic and olives, fried calamari rings, mozzarella sticks, and more.

Address: 917 Lincoln Avenue Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-2405

Website: mazzolas.com

Happy Hour: 5 pm – 6 pm & 10 pm – 11 pm

Deals: $4 draft beer, $1 off house wine, $4 house cocktails, $5 bubbly, ½ price apps and pizza

Sunpie’s Bistro

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Finding a quiet, unpretentious bar where to relax after a day of skiing can be hard in a touristy town like Steamboat Springs. Fortunately, Sunpie’s Bistro has the right combination of good drinks, Cajun-themed food, a local crowd which gives it a divey bar feel, and great location right beside the river that makes for an enjoyable afternoon. During the happy hour, from 3 pm to 6 pm, visitors can enjoy $1 off alcoholic drinks, including their classic hurricanes, and inexpensive food like $1 tacos and bacon-wrapped jalapenos. The beer selection is great and includes brands like Sam Adams, Fat Tire, Dixie, and Dos Equis all of which are served ice cold.

Address: 735 Yampa St Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Phone: (970) 870-3360

Happy Hour: 3 pm – 6 pm, Daily

Deals: $1 off all drinks, snack specials


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The nights in Steamboat Springs can get pretty cold, especially during the winter. Luckily, homey bars like Schmiggity’s have live music, a dance floor, and cheap drinks to keep you warm during the late hours. The only thing missing is you and your date to make for one hell of a night. The seating in the bar is scarce, but the sound quality of the place is so good that you’ll want to stay on your feet anyway. The happy hour lasts from 7 pm to 9 pm, during which you can get $2-3 cold beers, rail drinks, and wine. Visitors can accompany their drinks with hot dogs, meatball sliders, and other simple appetizers that are both inexpensive and tasty.

Address: 821 Lincoln Ave Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Phone: (970) 879-4100

Website: schmiggitys.com

Happy Hour: 7 pm – 9 pm, Daily

Deals: $3 beer, house liquor, and wine

The Barley Tap and Tavern


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Craft beer enthusiasts are sure to feel right at home in this downtown Steamboat Springs staple. This homey tavern features 31 draft beers and 8 draft wines that rotate frequently, ensuring a fresh and seasonal selection. They feature an impressive selection of Colorado beers, making it a go-to for local brews, in addition to well-known national brands.

You certainly won’t be bored at this pub; Barley Tap and Tavern frequently hosts live music and events throughout the week and is home to plenty of yard and table games to keep you busy. Don’t miss your chance to taste your way around Colorado with this crafty crew. Stop by for happy hour from 4 pm – 6 pm daily to enjoy $3 select beers and $1 select wines.

Address: 635 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 761-2195

Website: http://www.thebarleycolorado.com/

Happy Hour: 4 pm – 6 pm, Daily

Deals: $3 select beers, $1 select wines

Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill


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Mahogany Ridge is a popular restaurant/bar and one of the best places to enjoy a late-night Steamboat Springs happy hour. The place has a warm, cozy atmosphere that makes it a hot spot for both locals and tourists, but what really shines about Mahogany is its home-brewed beers. These come in different varieties, like Wheat Beer and Westwater Wheat, each of them full of flavor and served ice cold. They offer two happy hours—4 pm – 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm – 11 pm. During these hours, visitors can enjoy the excellent beers, cocktails, wines, and well drinks for half the normal price. Tasty $1 tapas, of which there is a wide variety, are available to accompany your drinks, with the chicken wings and pretzel being specially recommended by repeat diners.

Address: 435 Lincoln Ave Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-3773

Website: mahoganyridgesteamboat.com

Happy Hour: 4 pm – 5:30 and 9:30 pm – 11 pm, Daily

Deals: ½ price drinks, $1 tapas menu

Aurum Food & Wine


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Situated riverfront in downtown Steamboat Springs, Aurum Food & Wine is the ideal spot for a scenic, sophisticated happy hour. Offered daily from 4:30 pm – 6 pm, the Aurum happy hour menu offers generous discounts on tasty appetizers, like house-smoked pork ribs, crispy duck wings, street tacos, and the famous Aurum nachos. And the deals don’t stop there—enjoy discounts on draft beers, wines by the glass, and specialty cocktails.

Aurum was recently named Steamboat’s “Best Riverfront Dinner”—and it’s not hard to see why. Come sip and savor eclectic American cuisine paired with creative cocktails as you take in the sights and sounds of Steamboat!

Address: 811 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-9500

Website: https://aurumsteamboat.com/

Happy Hour: 4:30 pm – 6 pm, Daily

Deals: $3 off draft beer, $5 house wine by the glass, $7 specialty cocktails, food deals