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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Love the live music most nights, the best pie and pastries around, solid great food and good local vibe.”
  • 18 locals recommend
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“Hands down the Best Mexican food and the Perfect Margarita are the best in the mid-valley area. Everything on the menu is terrific and the prices are reasonable. Happy Hour from 3-5:00 p.m.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Set in a historic Victorian building in the heart of Basalt downtown, this is an upscale tapas-style Spanish/Italian eatery with an extensive wine list. Great ambiance for a romantic date night. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best barbecue to be had in the Roaring Fork Valley. Great bar and atmosphere.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Just a local version of a slightly fancier dive bar, great burgers and bar foods while you watch the game. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Adorable tiny French cafe only open for breakfast and lunch. Delicious omelettes and pastries! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love Sure Thing Burger for a quick, delicious lunch. Everything is made from scratch, even the buns. Their veggie burgers are to die for, and you get free ice cream at the end!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bus Line
“Public bus system that runs from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and everywhere in between”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brewery
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“It is the newest place in the Willit's Market area and it is family friendly!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bike Shop
“It's the best bike shop within 10 minutes. They own another in Carbondale.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great location, from the deck, you can watch the lively Frying Pan river rushing below. Good food, good value, local hangout.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“When my friends come to visit, Two Rivers is a must for breakfast! Love the grits!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“lush locally sourced food and amazing wines, little pricey but usually sooo good”
  • 8 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“All your outdoor gear. Camping, Hiking, Climbing, skiing if you do it outside they have it. Great selection of quality gear. In the summer they rent SUPs for a ride on the river or ruedi lake. In the winter they have xc ski gear for cruising on the rio grande. Be warned it is hard to leave without buying a shinny new toy.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Its Starbucks so you can get all the food and beverages you get at home ... without the wait ;)”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Love the live music most nights, the best pie and pastries around, solid great food and good local vibe.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hands down the Best Mexican food and the Perfect Margarita are the best in the mid-valley area. Everything on the menu is terrific and the prices are reasonable. Happy Hour from 3-5:00 p.m.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Set in a historic Victorian building in the heart of Basalt downtown, this is an upscale tapas-style Spanish/Italian eatery with an extensive wine list. Great ambiance for a romantic date night. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best barbecue to be had in the Roaring Fork Valley. Great bar and atmosphere.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cafe
“Adorable tiny French cafe only open for breakfast and lunch. Delicious omelettes and pastries! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love Sure Thing Burger for a quick, delicious lunch. Everything is made from scratch, even the buns. Their veggie burgers are to die for, and you get free ice cream at the end!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Great location, from the deck, you can watch the lively Frying Pan river rushing below. Good food, good value, local hangout.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“lush locally sourced food and amazing wines, little pricey but usually sooo good”
  • 8 locals recommend

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