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Date Night In Crested Butte

Date Night In Crested Butte

Date Night In Crested Butte


Downtown Crested Butte hosts dozens of charming restaurants, each nested in a historic local building packed with our town’s unmatched ambiance and charm.

For a lovely intimate evening, make a reservation at Soupçon, a French-American bistro integrated into one of Crested Butte’s original mining cabins. While enjoying each other’s company, you can savor Continental selections like traditionally served caviar, locally sourced elk tenderloin and truly decadent tarte tatin. 

Or perhaps a date spot treasured by our local residents,  Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill, where you and your date will find an expertly prepared menu of sushi and sashimi.  Or you and your date can enjoy exploring the Japanese grilling method known as robata.

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Want a traditional and romantic winter activity for date night, how about a sleigh ride?  A modern powered sleigh ride will take you right up to Uley’s Cabin, A restaurant and bar named after a famed local moonshiner and jailhouse cook, Uley’s Cabin is an on-resort restaurant with cozy traditional chalet charm. Here, you can warm and relax with a delicious bottle of wine and linger over a five course dinner. A reservation for this favored winter experience is definitely recommended!


A staple entertainment option in Crested Butte for decades, the Crested Butte Mountain Theater has charmed local and visitors alike. Grab a pair of tickets for you and a date to the current production! In the last 40 years, more than 240 plays have graced the theatre’s stage.  With a rotating wild cast of local singers, dancers, musicians, actors and general crazies, any show night is sure to be a great night out in Crested Butte.


Want to take a date out to appreciate the local craft scene? Beer or spirits: Crested Butte has you covered.

If your date favors craft beer, be sure to swing by award winning Irwin Brewing Company. “Dreamed up in a snow cat and brought to fruition at 8,888 feet” according to the founders, this brewery has been keeping its visitors happy with their craft offerings since 2017. A wide selection of expertly brewed offerings will offer something to every beer lover’s palate, and make sure to try Amber’s Lager, winner of Best German Marzen style at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival.

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For a date more inclined to distilled spirits, Montanya Distillers has developed a wonderful reputation in the world of rum. Montanya Rums have won almost every major award in the spirits world, including gold and double gold medals, Best in Class designations, USA Rum of the Year and Craft Distillery of the Year.  Here you can tour the facility, sample the rums, and enjoy one of many inventive cocktails from the distillery’s enthusiastic employees.


For a date that incorporates the truly majestic scenery of this area, a simple scenic drive may be the ideal start to any date night. The drive from Crested Butte to Paonia passes West Beckwith Mountain, the best spot in the state to view foliage. With 50 square miles of golden aspens, and a scenic view in every direction, this little slice of nature’s beauty is sure to add its mystique and charm to any date.


Action Adventures Snowmobiling can serve the needs of any date that calls for thrills, adventure, and speed.  This local company can outfit you and a date with snowmobiles and ATVs, depending on season and where you want to go.  Their expertise is unmatched, and their machines are all kept in top condition for clients to enjoy.  Plus, their local expertise can guide you to numerous places in and around Crested Butte that require these specialized vehicles to access and appreciate.  Want to get some time alone? Go by snowmobile!


Being a resort town in a place of real unique beauty, sometimes all a date night in Crested Butte really needs is a partner and a stroll through town.  Here are suggestions for places to stop in if you and your date simply want to wander and enjoy our town. If your vibe trends towards the rustic, then grab a beer, or three, at Crested Butte’s famous local, The Eldo. Self-described as “A sunny place for shady people”, the handcrafted selection of drafts on tap, great food, stacked live music lineup and sunny patio attract locals and visitors alike, making it a great place to mingle.

Talk of the Town is another local gem to not miss. This local’s favorite offers fair prices and lots of entertainment, like a jukebox, giant Jenga, and pool tables. Plus, there’s usually a DJ spinning fun dance music that gets the whole house on their feet.  If you want to get a little loud and move, this is the place.

For a little more laid relaxed venue with real local historic atmosphere, head to the Wooden Nickel Saloon. The Wooden Nickel is Crested Butte’s oldest saloon, having been a local feature since 1929.  This venerable old saloon features a great beer and wine list, and don’t let the atmosphere fool you, the food menu here is serious business, and something you owe it to yourself to check out when you stop by.



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