In Aspen, the fun doesn’t stop at sunset.
Known for its nightlife, there is something for everyone in Aspen.
For a night out on the town, how about cocktails, dinner, a stroll in downtown Aspen and then a bit of entertainment?
Starting with drinks and dinner
Aspen’s great restaurant selection provides options that range from sushi to pasta to a delicious steak.
Check out our Aspen restaurants list for an overview of what Aspen eats, make a selection, call for a reservation, and then head out to begin your evening.
After dinner – some entertainment perhaps?
Wheeler Opera House
Since opening night on April 23, 1889, the Wheeler Opera House has been Aspen’s cultural showcase & premiere site for concerts, movies, festivals, lectures, community events and opera performances.
For a wonderful night out on the town in Aspen they way Aspenites do it – enjoy an early dinner in one of Aspen’s fine restaurants and then head over to Wheeler to enjoy entertainment in one of the most beautiful venues in America.
Find details and show information on the Wheeler Opera House website.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet brings touring dance companies from around the world to Aspen in both the summer and winter seasons.
The company regularly performs at the Kennedy Center, American Dance Festival, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and New York’s Joyce Theater, as well in cities across the United States. Internationally, the company has performed in Biarritz, Curitiba (Brazil), Tel Aviv, Moscow, Milan and Ottawa.
For details & tickets visit the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet website.
Belly Up Aspen is an intimate venue in downtown Aspen that hosts over 300 live concerts a year with musical talent ranging from Jane’s Addiction to Wyclef Jean to Seal.
With a capacity of 450, a full bar, and a kitchen in case you get the munchies during the show, Belly Up is a very popular evening destination.
Check the Belly Up website before you come – popular acts sell out very fast.
Ride the bus
The Bum’s best tip for a night on the town: Leave the car at home.
Local RFTA buses are free and will get you around Aspen safe & sound.