From East Vail to Gypsum, the Vail Valley offers some of the world’s finest dining options with four and five star restaurants and top name chefs only steps from the lifts on the ski hills. But, look around a bit more, and discover some of the lesser known eating establishments that we know and love. A lot.
Ti Amo serves unbelievably good, authentic Italian Cuisine. This is a local favorite for a reason. The Bunkhouse recommends the Gorganzola Gnochi and the Gambaretti. However, we have experienced over half of the menu; we have never had a bad meal here. Prices are reasonable.
Our favorite breakfast spot and coffee house in the Valley. More than just the best cup of coffee – they are a place where locals come to enjoy the laid-back vibe and visitors get a taste of life in the Vail Valley.
Whether you’re after an awesome cup of joe, a traditional Italian-style cappuccino, or something in between, Loaded Joe’s is the ultimate for your coffee fix. Their espresso is always brewed during its peak window of freshness and sourced from the finest Arabica green beans from all over the world. Loaded Joe’s proudly serves gourmet espresso, artisan roasted by Seattle-based Rococo Coffee Roasting company.
During the evening, nightlife emerges as a gathering spot to kick back with friends. An ideal venue for Bunkhouse Guest’s, check out their weekly events schedule:
Mo: Free Games + $9 Coors Light Pitchers
Tu: Trivia Night + $4 Bonfire Beers
We: Local’s Night + Drink Like the Locals Drink
Th: Reggae Night + $3 Red Stripes
Fr: Karaoke + $2.50 Miller High Lifes
Sa: DJ + $3 Wells
Su: Open Mic + $10 Pitchers.
We are proud to offer Loaded Joe’s coffee to our guests complimentary.
Creation of Vail Valley locals Chef Charles Hays, Wine Director Greg Eynon, and Restauranteur Collin Baugh. Vin48 serves dinner nightly and is nestled in Avon’s famous boat building with spectacular views of Beaver Creek. Vin48?s spacious yet intimate dining room and wine bar feature tables and accents crafted by up-and-coming Colorado-based designers. A custom wine wall warmly completes the guest experience, creating a private, cozy space for large parties. In warmer months, floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto our patio, allowing diners to enjoy mountain views and Beaver Creek Colorado’s great outdoors. The food is eclectic and inspired. We recommend nightly happy hour from 5-6:30 which features $8 small plates and drink specials.
Located in the Riverwalk, Juniper is above exceptional. Moderately expensive, the food is world class, and the service is spotless. A great spot for a special occasion.
Offering classic American pub fare with a twist, the menu tends to giant pretzels, onion rings and nachos as starters, followed by salads, burgers, sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas and more. Gore Range Brewery daily specials board always includes incredible food made with local and seasonal ingredients, handcrafted draft beer, and a full bar. Indoors, the recently renovated dining room offers bright, wide-open seating and comfortable booths. Our spacious outdoor patio blends high-tech styling with a laid-back aura – making it the ideal outdoor dining location in Edwards. From great family dining to pub crawls on lively Friday nights, the Gore Range Brewery fits everyone’s needs. Come in and try our world famous handcrafted microbrews and stay for the amazing food. The Gore Range Brewery, conveniently located just off of Highway 6 in Edwards, is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Born from the mind of a pretty awesome chef who saw the need for a place a people could get a culinary experience and still afford their mortgage payment at the end of the month. And what better vehicle to bring culinary food to the people than the burger? But not just any burger. A classic burger, free of a million piled-on ingredients; goopy, sugar-laden sauces; and for that matter, free of pretension. A burger that understands balance and honors its ingredients. This culinary mindset has translated across our menu, from our truffle fries to our kale salad. We source the freshest natural ingredients we can find and cook using classic culinary techniques that allow our ingredients to shine.
The Westside Cafe, a Vail Restaurant, was started by 3 Vail locals in 2002. Ryan, Mike, and Steve were tired of steering someone else’s ship, so they decided to build their own. Currently, The Westside serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The breakfast offerings are arguably the best in the Vail Valley. A staff favorite!