Après of the Week: 7 Great Watering Holes


Après skiing is just as much about drinks as it is about food. Our weekly feature has been focusing on places that offer both, but this time we are changing up the format to include five of our favorite places that offer offer great liquid options.

Adam pouring a tasty Roadhouse brew

Q Roadhouse and Brewing Co.
This Village Road favorite is another great option for après drinks before starting the Hwy. 22 slog back to town. Take advantage of their beers. With their in-house brewed Roadhouse line, there is no chance you will go thirsty. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for their newly bottled beer as well this summer, perfect for a river trip down down the Snake or gift for out of town friends.

Haydens Post
You can’t get any closer to the runs at Snow King than this rarely crowded spot. It is hard to beat the ambience at Haydens Post, with their large fireplace, recently remodeled bar area, and one of the best bartenders in town (as voted by numerous sources) John-Marc Roufs. Although they don’t have food on the post skiing docket, you can always get $8 pitchers and $3 glasses of PBR as well as half priced glasses of select wines from 4 to 6 p.m.

Teton Thai
It’s amazing how far away a five minute walk from the village seems. Removed from the majority of hustle and bustle of the village base, Teton Thai has been providing locals and in the know out of towners a place to relax and imbide away from the masses. They offer $7 cocktails and 2 for 1 draft beers from 3 to 5 p.m. daily.

One of the menu tasty drink options at The Kitchen

The Kitchen
This Fine Dinning establishment recently brought back its well regarded happy hour specials from 5 to 6 p.m. nightly. They offer half priced specialty cocktails (and half priced luxury shrimp) to make sure you start your night off right. If you are lucky enough to get a seat, consider staying for dinner, too, as they have an eclectic menu of raw fish and Asian inspired dishes featuring local producers and fresh flavors.

If you can’t get enough of Cutty’s cheesesteaks or pizzas don’t worry, now you have a Teton Village hook up. Sporting a slightly abbreviated menu that includes all the tried and true favorites, you won’t be disappointed with the new resident of the former VC spot. More importantly, they are serving up $3.50 bottled beer and $4.50 Jameson shots, both hard prices to beat for Village drinks.

Try a Bloody Mary at Pearl St. Market

Pearl Street Market
This in town specialty shop is easily looked over for after skiing locations elsewhere. That is, however, a mistake. PSM has a great selection of drinks including their delicious bloody mary’s on a screaming après ski discount. They also serve all there hot sandwiches if you are hungry now, or stock a mull meat, cheese and deli counter if you want to bring something home.

With a unique menu featuring seasonal rotating options and plenty of creative flair, Gather might not be the first thing you think about when it comes to après drinks. Don’t be deceived. Their 5 to 6 p.m. happy hour offers up some of the best bang for your drink buck. Take your pick from their house cocktails, wines by the glass or locally sourced beers on tap, all for half price. While not on happy hour, their appetizers offer a a perfect snack for anybody craving a small yet flavorful post skiing bite.



About Author

Food and cooking has been a great travel buddy for Chris, finally taking root in Jackson. Originally from Seattle, Chris enjoys rainy walks to get coffee, cold dark beers, and cozying up in a warm restaurant kitchen. He has a background in marketing but has spent most of his days working in fine dining behind the line. Now you can find him selling hummus, perusing the farmers markets, or mountain biking behind his Aussie Shephard, Zephyr.

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