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You just logged a full day of shredding the Greatest Snow on Earth®, but in Salt Lake, that means you are just getting started. It’s après ski time, and your options are plentiful. Whether you need a drink, a nosh, or a touch of city culture, we have you covered.

Aprés at the Mountain

Tram Club at Snowbird

Known for its legendary spicy cheese fries and the “shot + beer” combo, this joint is frequented among locals and visitors alike. Situated underneath the famous Snowbird Aerial Tram, at this après bar, you’ll get to watch the gigantic bull wheel of Snowbird’s Tram in action while sipping a well-deserved beverage.

Molly Green's at Brighton

Molly Greens at Brighton

The full-service bar and grill in the A-frame at the base of Brighton is the perfect spot to unbuckle your boots and pull up a bar stool. Local beers and pub-grub favorites are the flavor here. It’s also easily accessible for non-skiers, should pedestrian friends want to meet up. 

Glass of Uintah beer and menu with skiers holding pool cues and playing pool

The Thirsty Squirrel at Solitude

Grabbing a beer in this cozy lounge will make you feel like a local when you step off the slopes. There’s a full bar for all your special cocktail requests, so go ahead, drink fuzzy navels to your heart’s content. Be that guy. 

Alta's Peruvian Bar

Peruvian Bar at Alta

Let’s be clear: no Utah après ski list is complete without P-Dog. Great views, free snacks and frequent live music create a friendly mountain vibe in this classic drink den. You might hang out here even if you weren’t coming off the hill. 

Drinks and Bites at the Canyon Mouth

You made it to the bottom of the canyons, but now you’ve got a powerful hunger (or hey, you might still be thirsty). Fear not, because there are a variety of excellent establishments just a stone’s throw from the canyon exits. 

Nachos and Beer at Porcupine Pub & Grille

The Porcupine Pub and Grille

Located across the street from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, the Porcupine might have the best après ski location in all of Salt Lake. They have a multitude of local Utah beers on tap, plenty of seating, and perhaps the most beloved nachos in town. 

Lonestar Taqueria

Lone Star Taqueria

If you are a post-ski burrito connoisseur, then Lone Star will be your new jam. Specializing in authentic Mexican fare, they are best known for their belly-busting fresh fish tacos and burritos. They have been featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” and Sunset Magazine said they have the best tacos in the West. Squeeze a lime, and leave with a full belly and a smile. 

Cotton Bottom Burger

The Cotton Bottom 

Home to the most famous garlic burger in Utah (perhaps, even, the world?), the Cotton Bottom is a must-try for all visitors. It’s located just minutes away from both Cottonwood Canyons, and now that Ty Burrell’s Bar X Group owns the place, they offer fries. IYKYK. Need a different burger option for tomorrow? Check out our list of the Best Après Burgers in Salt Lake.

Eight Settlers Distillery 

If the standard bar fare won’t cut the mustard, we suggest Eight Settlers Distillery. Offering a full bar menu complete with signature cocktails, Eight Settlers will please the more discerning après diners in the crowd. Before you leave, hit the Trading Post to grab a bottle of the Devil’s Gate Bourbon; it’s sure to warm your belly on even the coldest winter nights. 

County-wide Feasting

We know that not all Salt Lake winter guests stay in the canyons proper. From the west side of the valley to downtown, we have a spot for you to replenish those valuable calories. Feast and be merry, because you’ll need the energy for more skiing and boarding. 

Squatters Brewpub

Squatters Pub Brewery 

Squatters is the quintessential pub, with food to truly fill that post-long-day-on-the-slopes craving, and its unique downtown vibe and local charm is a must-do Salt Lake experience. Also, with 30+ years under their belt, they have incredible Salt Lake Brewing Company brews to make your day complete.

The Pearl

Located in one of Salt Lake’s up and coming hotspots, Central 9th district, The Pearl offers Vietnamese street food and specialty cocktails. Local chef Tommy Nguyen, whose resume includes renowned Salt Lake spots like Takashi and Post Office Place, is now paying homage to his roots with this Vietnamese inspired menu, with items like banh mi sandwiches, lemongrass pork skewers, and fish sauce wings. This is a full-service bar that is 21+. 

Food at Cafe Madrid

Café Madrid 

If you are staying near the canyons, ending your day on the hill at Café Madrid with some Spanish tapas just seems right. Small plates shared with friends, Spanish wine flowing, quads relaxing—share stories of the day and bask in a perfect glow. We’ll just be over here ordering Gambas con Bacon and Butifarritas con Brevas all night long. 

The Copper Onion

Copper Onion and Copper Common 

This is a two for one après special for downtown guests. Copper Onion is a Salt Lake institution that serves up American-style fare in gorgeous fashion. If you want to keep things a bit more laid-back, just a few doors down Copper Common offers a full bar of drinks as well as a small plate menu that will satisfy even the pickiest of powder hounds. 

Fat Fish Sushi 

Sushi and après are like peas and carrots: a timeless combo. If you are near West Valley City, Fat Fish has the goods. Inventive rolls, bright décor, and pocket-friendly prices make this a no-brainer after a day of farming pow. There’s also sake, beer, and wine available. For those in your group who are sushi-averse, there are bento and pho options on the menu, as well.