Best Happy Hours in Steamboat Springs

Our Favorite Happy Hours in Steamboat

One of the easiest ways to save money while on vacation is to eat and drink with your budget in mind. We know that restaurants in Steamboat can be expensive, especially if you are hoping to indulge at the local restaurants. Happy hours are a strategic way to eat out, enjoy some cocktails, and get a taste for the area. Here are some of our favorite happy hours in Steamboat Springs! Make sure to visit their websites to confirm happy hour times and deals. 


Whether you are looking for a big night out on the town or a quick bite before settling in for the evening, these are some of the very best happy hours Steamboat Springs offers. If you are curious for more options or would like assistance in planning your mountain adventure, please reach out to one of our Vacation Consultants for more information.

Best Happy Hours in Steamboat

Best for Live Music & Dancing

We know the feeling of coming off the slopes with adrenaline pumping, and the desire to keep the good times rolling. Afterall, you are on vacation! Schmiggity’s is a local’s favorite for live music and dancing as well as their daily happy hour in which the whole bar is ½ off. Their happy hour starts at 7 PM, which means that Schmiggity’s is also the perfect place to score some cheap drinks as you start your night out in Steamboat.

Best for Light Bites & Families

Cheap handcrafted cocktails are a hard thing to find in a resort town, but luckily we’ve found them for you. Bésame is a Latin American fusion restaurant serving up a diverse range of flavorful tapas ranging from Sweet Plantains to Ancho Chili Duck Wings. Steep discounts are offered during happy hour at Bésame, like 30% off all tapas, half-priced house cocktails, and at select times of the year kids eat for free before 6 PM. Consistent with Latin American culture, this happy hour is designed to bring the whole family together for some tasty food and fun.

Best in the Base Village

If you are looking to stay close to your lodging for the evening or looking for a happy hour to finish off your ski day, Truffle Pig has a high-quality happy hour to round out your day. Truffle Pig is located directly in the base village and complete with gourmet happy hour snacks, meals, and beers for less than $3. So, if you’re craving some post-ski bacon wrapped dates, cheap beer, and a mountain view, Truffle Pig is your spot. 

Best for Happy Hour Meals

Nothing quite beats a comprehensive happy hour complete with deals on drinks, appetizers, and meals. If you are hoping to score a heavily discounted dinner, this is the happy hour for you. O’Neils Tavern & Grill is an Irish pub in Steamboat that embodies the Irish tradition of enjoying drinks and good food. Their happy hour encourages this and you can indulge in Lobster Mac & Cheese, Lamb Poutine, and of course, an Irish Car Bomb.