Beer is always great. But it’s even better when you get to sip it under the summer sun, cradled between glorious mountain vistas. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite brews with the most incredible views here in Winter Park.
While most brews are enjoyed with views in the background, Sunspot lets you be part of the gorgeous scenery. Fully immerse yourself in the mountain lifestyle with a local brew and happy hour snacks all while sitting on a mountaintop. Challenge your friends to a game of cornhole and gaze out at the Continental Divide from 10,700 ft. Yeah…it’ll be hard to top these views.
Featured Drink: New Belgium Mary Jane Ale
Happy Hour: Fridays thru Sundays 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Specials: Take a scenic gondola ride to the top and enjoy live music on the Sunspot patio every Saturday through September at Mountaintop Happy Hour. Enjoy $1 wings, $3 fries and $3 skins along with $3 drafts and $5 wine.
Grab a brew, sit back, and relax in a red Adirondack chair. Trailblazer Bar is conveniently located in the Winter Park Resort plaza right next to our base activities. First, grab a drink, then choose from your pick of lawn games while the kiddos take advantage of the ropes course and climbing wall. Plus, this bar serves up your beer quick, so you can get back to the action.
Featured Drink: New Belgium Fat Tire
Happy Hour: Honomobo Happy Hour August 17th
Specials: Free Fat Tire keg while supplies last.
If you’re looking for mountainside views, you can’t get much closer than Doc’s Roadhouse. Doc’s is located at the base just steps away from the Gondola. Unlike many mountainside eateries, Doc’s has two patios. One is ground level and one is a flight above, giving you a bird’s-eye view of The Village, therefore you can kick back and take in the action around the base.
Featured Drink: Coors Light
Happy Hour: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Daily
- $4 New Belgium Drafts
- $3 Coors Drafts
- $3 Well Drinks
Vertical’s unique views mix the mountain vibe with a downtown feel. Located in the heart of the Winter Park Village, the Vertical patio is bustling with excitement, while also harnessing tranquility with views of the surrounding mountains and Village pond. Grab a beer and unwind outside under an umbrella at this spectacular Winter Park gem.
Featured Drink: Upslope Craft Lager
Happy Hour: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Daily
Specials: Specials change on a daily basis, so come in to find out!
TOWN OF WINTER PARK
Looking to Venture Out from the resort? Anywhere you choose in Winter Park is breathtaking, but here are some of our favorite watering holes in downtown.
If you’re looking for a local’s favorite, Hideaway checks all your boxes.
Locally brewed ✔
New, unique, rotating drafts ✔
Wide beer variety ✔
Friendly staff ✔
Outdoor Patio (DUH) ✔
Hideaway not only has fantastic brews, but the patio offers a view of the quaint and lively downtown Winter Park strip with mountaintops peeking out from the background. As a result, it’s a local’s favorite. Hideaway will make you feel like you’ve been a part of the Winter Park culture your whole life.
Pro Tip: If you’re looking for a snack to go with your beer, stop in next door at Fraser Valley Hot Dog and choose from your pick of gourmet hot dogs.
While many of our brews with views choices offer mountain vistas, Volario’s has a more unique spin on its “views.” The outdoor patio at this Winter Park favorite sits next to the Fraser River. Sit by the fire and watch the river wind through the trees, while relaxing with a delicious beer on tap. You’ll feel like you’re tucked away in your own private oasis right in the middle of the Rocky Mountains.
Want MORE brews and views? Sample unlimited craft beers at Mountain Oktoberfest on Sept. 7. Get your tickets in advance here for just $30. Want to stay just steps from the festivities? Bundle lodging and tickets to save even more.