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1. Mountain Standard 193 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657

Offering modern cuisine made using an ancient form of cooking, Mountain Standard’s menu is entirely prepared over an open wood fire.

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2. Sweet Basil 193 Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657

Voted Colorado’s Most Popular Restaurant by Zagat, this spot is a must-hit for anyone with a mouth, taste buds, and a stomach.

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3. Flame at Four Seasons Resort Vail 1 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657

Don't miss Flame's house-made rubs and sauces like the San Juan ancho rub and Breckenridge Bourbon nectarine demi-glace.

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4. Swiss Chalet Restaurant 20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657

This super-Swiss-looking (think lots of wood, felt and Swiss flags) restaurant will put even the toughest guy into a cheese coma with their Käse Spätzle (kinda like gourmet Mac n Cheese) and fondues.

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5. Crazy Mountain Brewing Company 439 Edwards Access Rd, Edwards, CO 81632

Get to it before everyone knows about it, because the craziest thing about this brewery is how fast it's growing: it just finished a $4 million expansion allowing it to go from producing 1,500 barrels per year to over 20,000, and now it's secured statewide distribution.

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6. Four Seasons Vail 1 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657 (Vail)

Satisfy your thirst for beer and treat your body with some skin beer care. There's not much else you need after a day on the slopes than a fireplace in your room, a beer in your hand and now... some stout on your scalp.

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7. Bonfire Brewing 127 W 2nd Street, Eagle, CO 81631

Open since 2010, this brewery -- which sells its suds across the Valley -- started as two beer-lovin' roomies brewin' beer in their garage.

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8. Los Amigos 400 Bridge St, Vail, CO 81657

Stop by here for some traditional, no-frills Tex-Mex, with a great view of the gondola and mountains.

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9. Garfinkel's Bar & Grill 536 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657

A seat on the massive patio is prime real estate on a sunny day at this aprés ski fave.

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10. Vendetta's 291 Bridge St, Vail, CO

Stop by here and pick up some no-frills pizza in the heart of Vail Village.

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11. Bart & Yeti's 551 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO

Their website states that they are open "every day from 11 a.m. 'til whenever", which should be a good indicator of how laid-back this almost 40yr-old pub is.

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12. Frost Bar 16 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657

Inside the swanky Sebastian Hotel, you'll find this equally swanky bar; it's lounge-y and ice-shingled, and serves excellent cocktails and tapas.

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13. Red Lion 304 Bridge St, Vail, CO 81657

This divey bar -- which serves excellent, extremely generously portioned grub and features live bands and DJs -- demonstrates that oldies are goodies, since it's been around since 1962.

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14. Whiskey Jack's 333 Bridge St, Vail, CO 81657

Name-appropriately but un-Vail-like, this clubby bar has an affordable whiskey shot and beer combo that you should totally try out.

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15. Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum 231 South Frontage Road, Vail, CO 81657

Thought you were passionate about skiing? Well, you've got nothin' on the folks behind this free museum, which honors locals that have contributed to the sport and industry in Colorado.

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16. Vail Nordic Center 1778 Vail Valley Dr., Vail, CO 81657

The 10 miles of ski trails and 6 miles of snowshoeing trails here make for one epic adventure.

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17. The Arrabelle at Vail Square 675 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657

This luxe hotel was inspired by the architecture of European cities like Innsbruck, Prague, and Salzburg.

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18. The Sebastian 16 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657

No more hobbling around in those ski boots: this swank boutique hotel helps you waste zero skiing time thanks to its proximity to Gondola #1 and its many private ski valets.

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19. Lion Square Lodge 660 Lionshead Pl, Vail, CO 81657

Super cozy and really rustic, this is exactly what you'd imagine a mountain lodge in Colorado to look like.

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20. Antlers at Vail 680 Lionshead Pl, Vail, CO 81657

A stone's throw from the Vail Gondola, you can be out your front door and hitting the slopes in a matter of minutes.

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