Vail Apres Ski and Nightlife

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Bol Lounge/Bowling Alley

This club is located in the Solaris building; below the Solaris condominiums and next to the ice skating rink in Vail Village. Bol is a bar/lounge as well as bowling alley. This is not like any bowling alley that you might find in your home town. You’ll find great cocktails here, a modern atmosphere, and a 1 of a kind bowling alley just beyond the lounge area.



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This unique venue is located in Vail Village just a few steps away from Bol. The CineBistro has a lounge area as well as several premium theaters with Cobb Theater technology. There is a full dinner menu that is served to you as you watch your evening movie. This is one of the best and most unique ways to enjoy the nightlife in the Vail valley.


More Vail Nightlife and Late-Night Dining

Here is a few more places where you can hang out after a long day of skiing at Vail.

The George

This bar is located near the Vail Village parking garage. Just walk towards the covered bridge and this place will be on your left. You’ll find great apres ski drink specials here and you won’t have to pay fine dining prices just to get a cocktail. Grab a seat on one of the couches or play a game of pool. This is a popular bar among the Vail locals.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion opened in 1963 and this has been a staple in the apres ski environment here ever since. This bar/restaurant has a patio that faces Bridge St. and Vail Mountain. You’ll find music and a relaxing environment that everyone is likely to enjoy after you are finished on the slopes. You can’t miss this bar if you are leaving the mountain through Vail Village.

Vandetta’s Italian Restaurant

This is one of the only bar/restaurants that serves pizza by the slice late at night. There are several sections inside of the restaurant. On busy nights the bar and pizza parlor can be crowded. Vandetta’s Italian Restaurant is located on Bridge Street; the epicenter of late-night activities in Vail.

Local Joe’s

This bar is located on N. Frontage rd. in the Vail Run building. There is a full menu of bar food served until 2 AM year-round. This is a small bar, but it is also a staple for some of the locals.

Vail Nightlife Parking and Transportation Info

Vail Nightlife parking

Where should you park in Vail if you just want to have a drink and enjoy yourself? One of the best places to park is in the Vail Village parking garage. This parking structure has plenty of free parking at night and you can walk to anywhere in the village in about 5 minutes. You can park here for free after 3pm during the winter.

Vail Nightime Transportation

Vail has a free local bus system. Most of the main bus routes will run until 2 a.m. Certain bus routes will stop earlier in the night. You can see a full bus schedule as well as contact info here;

Most of the hotels in the Vail Valley provide complimentary shuttle services. Bol and Cinebistro are located near the edge of the Vail pedestrian village, as well as along the bus route. Shuttle services and in-town buses can bring you to within just a few steps of this area in the village.

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Vail Apres Ski and Nightlife