After a day of playing and night of socializing, there’s always room for a night cap and snack. Just because Restaurant Row settles down doesn’t mean you can’t get a bite in Aspen.
1 Le Creperie du Village
Ducking downstairs into le Creperie du Village feels like walking into an high-alpine European chalet. Cozy benches, perfectly dim lighting and casual feel are just part of the dining experience here--the rest is matched by the restaurant's delicious crepe menu. Choose between savory and sweet, and pair it with a hearty Old World wine list to make for a quaint end to a cozy evening.
2 Popcorn Wagon
Street food in Aspen isn't as ubiquitous as it is in big cities, but again, the Popcorn Wagon doesn't serve just street food either. This permanent sidewalk cart runs a full kitchen out of its window on Hopkins, and there's always a line for its popular gyros and Philly cheesesteaks.
3 The Square Grouper
The newest restaurant in Aspen's dining scene is also marching into new territory by bucking the local trend and running a late-night menu. The New Orleans-style seafood shack serves up everything from po boys and shrimp and grits to Cajun surf and turf. Run by a restaurateur with a decade in the Aspen dining scene, The Square Grouper will surely fill a void.
4 Jimmy's An American Bar & Restaurant
Named one of the top 50 bars in the country by Food & Wine magazine, this place has more than 120 top-shelf agave and mezcals. But, if it's the food you're after, then don't skip out on the steak--after all, it's a steakhouse. If you come for a late-night meal, the happening scene might keep you up way past your bedtime.
5 New York Pizza
If you're looking for late-night food in Aspen, without a doubt someone will recommend New York Pizza. The second-floor pizzeria serves up hot slices well past 2 a.m.--from veggie to meat-lovers--and the hungry crowd that rolls in at this time means there's always a side of entertaining people-watching with your meal.