After a day of skiing or boarding at Crested Butte, a warm meal and a cold beverage will usually hit the spot. In addition to on-mountain eats and drinks and great food and drink options in Crested Butte, Almont and Gunnison, there are plenty of slopeside food and drink options at the mountain’s base area.
A Bar Above
A cozy mountain restaurant with low lights and high spirits located at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Mountaineer Square.
Our casual yet elevated fare is catered toward visiting skiers and hometown locals alike, with farm-to-table ingredients, locally sourced wood, and decorative wildflowers and plants, firmly rooting our establishment in Colorado culture.
Visitors will be able to enjoy cocktails, quick bites and live music. Come for the food and stay for the community–we can’t wait to serve you at A Bar Above.
Billy Barr at the Elevation Hotel and Spa, serves cocktails, coffee, small bites, and offers up a place for people to come together and celebrate the local Crested Butte community. Conventiently located at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort base area.
The Matchstick Lounge serves as an immersive hospitality and entertainment destination for both summer and winter visitors. At Matchstick you’ll find pool, darts, games and state-of-the-art AV for sporting events, film screenings, and world premieres. The lounge, located in the Elevation Hotel & Spa, includes 30 years of Matchstick Production film posters, vintage cameras, skis, and behind-the-scenes production photos. Guests can order food and drink from the hotel’s two main dining destinations – the billy barr and José Crested Butte.
Butte 66 Bar & Grille
Butte 66 Bar & Grille offers full bar service in the base area with a barbeque-inspired menu and a lively après scene, including happy hour specials and extended hours on the weekends.
The Coffee Lab located in Mountaineer Square features specialty coffees, doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches and soup. Stop by for great coffee, tasty grub & more. Open daily. Locally roasted coffee and fresh grab and go food made locally. All proceeds go to the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in Gothic, to support science.
Crested Butte Burger Company
Tasty burgers and more, slopeside at the base of Mt. Crested Butte. The Crested Butte Burger Company burgers are made with 100% angus beef Served fresh and never frozen on hot buttered buns.
Iron Horse Tap
Iron Horse Tap opened is conveniently located at the Mount Crested Butte base area, inside the Plaza. The Iron Horse offer an industrial open bar feeling with glass garage doors in the dining area.
Check out the custom pine log table, the penny top bar or warm up by the fire in a cozy chair with a spectacular view of Mt. Crested Butte’s Peak. Have a seat on the cozy deck while listening to wood creek running by. The classic American bar food menu includes a hand tossed olive oil pizza crust that gets brown to perfection in a classic double deck stone bakers pride oven.
The pizza sauce is a secret recipe cooked in house to help create a custom product that is topped with pure mozzarella cheese to create the unique Iron Horse Tap pizza that complements our selected Colorado draft beers.
Jose Crested Butte
Located just steps from the mountain at Elevation Hotel & Spa, Jose Crested Butte Restaurant & Bar features a special menu of chef-crafted, Guadalajara-inspired dishes straight from the award-winning Dallas-based restaurant concept.
The José lunch and dinner menu is packed with fresh, modern Mexican-style dishes from ceviche and carnitas to tacos and enchiladas.
The José cocktail menu boasts top-shelf tequila and mezcals, locally crafted brews, plus the famous Squozen— a tangy and sweet, fresh-squeezed frozen margarita. It’s the perfect recipe for happy hours and bites between bikes and hikes.
When the sun goes down, our fire pit heats up. Whether you’re sipping a nightcap or roasting your own s’mores, this is the perfect spot to wind down the day and cozy up with your family and friends around the crackling fire.
Tin Cup Ice Cream & Desserts
Conveniently located just below the lifts at Mountaineer Square in Mt Crested Butte. A Third Bowl Homemade Ice Cream scoop shop; scooping and serving the only homemade ice cream in Crested Butte. Milkshakes, baked goods, waffles, powzookies, ice cream cakes and more. Daily happy hour. Cheapest beer on the mountain.