One block away on Yampa Avenue there lays Steamboat Springs’ version of party central. Multiple restaurants and bars line the Yampa street taking in the views of Howelson Hill and the glorious Yampa River. This place rocks it during the summer when the sunshine spills across from the west, filling up all these venues with great sunsets lasting late into the evening.
Carl’s Taven is a local’s favorite. The 4 sided bar has plenty of room to belly up and eat some super fine food, drink some suds and carry on with your party. It’s a casual place with loads of tv’s for sports, a pool table and shuffle board in the back room.
Across the street from Carl’s is the classic Sunpie’s Bistro. It’s a true dive bar, right out of the New Orleans culture that it aspires to represent. This place serves typical cajon/creole food but it’s really only a filler after you’ve consumed multiple drinks and then tried to tackle their famous Hurricane drink. Look out, Sunpie’s can ruin tomorrow’s powder day if you are not careful. During the winter, this place is kinda small as it’s their grassy lawn on the Yampa during the summer that is the real charm. But, it’s always worth one or two at Sunpie’s.
Some other downtown options for you are The Old Town Pub & Restaurant, The Brick and The Double Z.