After a long day of exploring in the San Juans, finding a patio outside to enjoy a cold beer and a snack is a top priority in Telluride. Here is a list of a few local favorites to satisfy your summer apres need.
Tomboy Tavern located right in the Mountain Village core is a perfect place to get a snack and enjoy a beer in the summer sun. Open at 11am until late, you can enjoy their giant patio with an outdoor bar all day long.
Altezza may win the award for best views from their patio where you can enjoy a glass of wine and an app after a day of lounging by the pool. From the deck you look over the golf and the Wilsons in the background as the sun sets down the valley. Located in the Peaks Resort & Spa opening for breakfast until late night.
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Right at the base of the gondola in the Town of Telluride, The Oak New Fat Alley is your spot for bbq and a cold beer. Bring the kids and the dogs to play in the grassy lawn by the river while you enjoy their famous pulled pork and sweet potato fries.
The Historic Sheridan sits right in the middle of Main Street in Telluride and is the most iconic building in town. Go up to the roof beginning at 2 pm every day for some oysters and a martini while lounging on couches at this swanky après open air bar.
An all-organic Mexican restaurant complete with homemade ice cream, hits the spot on any sunny summer day. Head out to the patio after grabbing one of their famous margaritas and some chips and guac and enjoy a locals favorite spot in town.
A hidden gem outside of Mountain Village that you can walk to or take the gondola to. Lounge by the pool and enjoy their classic American cuisine, and you can’t miss their awesome truffle fries.