The ski and boarding crowd tends to take their post-slope shenanigans to Teton Village. The Mangy Moose
, the Village’s classic, down-home dive, boasts all the essentials for awesome après: cold beer, decent food, and an unpretentious vibe. For a more upscale scene, mosey into the Spur
, which slings finger-lickin’ apps (the nachos alone are reason enough to come back) and is coming off a sleek-but-not-stuffy renovation. Want to look good while you drink? Of course, you do. Drop by dapper men’s mercantile shop Wool and Whiskey
, where they peddle Gant Rugger coats alongside a full whiskey bar. Wherever you end up, though, roll with a Wilson Formal -- it's local parlance for a beer and a shot.
Pro tip #2: Be the smart guy in the group when the topic of “Jackson or Jackson Hole?” comes up over après beers (and you can bet it will). Jackson Hole refers to the entire 60mi valley, which early settlers likened to a hole when they explored it, while Jackson refers to the town of Jackson itself.