There are dozens of bars in Breckenridge, most serving as much food as you can eat too. The 20 year old Breckenridge Brewery (600 S. Main St, +1 970 453 1550) is a locals' favourite where your beer is brewed before your very eyes. Burke & Riley's (520 South Main Street) is the inevitable Irish Pub that no ski resort can be complete without. Along with lots of Guinness, co-owners Mark Burke and Jack Riley serve up a superb fusion Celtic Burger and a taste from the old country - the County Galway "Fish a majig."
If, having already flown past Ireland to get here, you prefer something more American, then the Base Nine Bar (620 Village Road, +1 800 265 3560) could be for you. It’s a contemporary sports bar with flat screen TV's and full size billiard tables.
Just across from the Base of Peak 9, Mi Casa (600 S. Park Avenue, 970-453-2071) is a good place to enjoy a well earned drink after the rigours of skiing. Needless to say, this is a Mexican based establishment so margaritas should be sampled along with nachos.
Later on Celia's Night Club (520 South Main Street; +1 970 453 2243 cecilias.tv) is the main place for dancing and serves up a mean martini too. More American still, in fact right back to the cowboy era, is the Gold Pan Saloon (103 N Main St, +1 970 453 5499) which gives an idea of old Breckenridge, complete with swinging saloon doors, but with probably far better beer and food than back then.
Of course there’s plenty to do in the evening besides drinking and dancing – a trip to the spa, the theatre, the cinema or just browsing the hundreds of shops are all among the many options.