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Eighty Sixed

soft-focus-table-chairsThe revolving door of the Aspen restaurant scene just keeps spinning.

If history would prove any example their are a handful of Aspen area restaurants that won’t be with us come winter of 2017/18.

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Closed Fall 2017

  • Aspen Over Easy’s last meal on Hopkins Ave. was Oct. 28, 2017.  Possible relocation.
  • Aspen Brewing Co. old Tap Room closed but will relocate down the street in Peach’s space and become Aspen Tap.
  • town in Carbondale closed Oct. 21, 2017
  • Asie will transform into Jing.
  • Nest Public House in the Viceroy Snowmass closed permanently & will not reopen as a dining outlet.
  • Eight K at the Viceroy Snowmass closed Oct. 9 and will reopen as a new concept restaurant Toro on Dec. 15.
  • The bar Whisky Rush closed.
  • The Upper Crust Aspen location has closed.
  • Peach’s will not reopen.
  • bb’s will not reopen.
  • Portal @ TQD at the St. Regis is now The Velvet Buck

Closed Winter 2016.17

  • The Square Grouper takes a dive Jan. 2017

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Closed Fall 2016

Closed Spring 2016

  • Little Annie’s rides into the sunset of Aspen’s history.
  • The Meatball Shack rolls down the hill. (now Bosq)
  • Bai Hoi in Snowmass Base Village went bye bye.
  • Bison Bar in the Hyatt closed at some point. (now Sake)
  • Nello Alpine disappeared in a flash like a dine & dash. (now Shlomo’s)

Closed Fall of 2015

  • Aspen Dollar Bar folded it’s hand. (Now HOOCH)
  • The Honey Bee Juice bar is no longer squeezing. (Now Jus Aspen)
  • Zeno Aspen lasted about as long as it’s namesakes skier’s run down Aspen Mt. (now Shlomo’s)
  • El Rincon is no longer on the corner. (Now Mi Chola)

Closed Spring of 2015

  • Johnny McGurie’s is no more. (now Bamboo Bear)
  • Boogie’s Diner’s retro is only a memory now.
  • Takah Sushi served their last Dynamite Shrimp on April 18th, 2015. (now Maru)
  • Finbarr’s poured their last Guinness in April of 2015.

Closed Restaurants (Fall 2014)

Closed Restaurants (Spring 2014)

  • The Cantina closed (now Mi Chola)
  • Ute City Restaurant is history
  • Zheng Bistro closes it’s Basalt location (now Bangkok Happy Bowl)
  • Insider is an outsider

Closed Restaurants (Summer/Fall 2013)

  • Syzygy will not reopen
  • Pacifica will not reopen (now Jimmy’s Bodega)
  • Above the Salt is passed.
  • Out of Bounds ducked the rope. (now Highlands Alehouse)
  • Il Mulino, if you can make it in NY you can?
  • The Soup Shop, No more soup for you!
  • Gisella does a double take. (now Acquolina)
  • Russet’s in Carbondale closed


  • Sneaky’s Tavern is hiding.  (now Ricard Brasserie)
  • Burger Bar & Fish proves that maybe it is all in a name.
  • Village Tavern transformed into Mountain Bayou

Last Call (Spring 2013)

  • Sabra’s Deli is no more.  (now Upper Crust Bakery) good luck!
  •  Elevation looks for higher ground. (now Square Grouper)
  • The Cheese shop is closed & has no plan to relocate.
  • Boden’s Butter is spread only at the Farmers Market.

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Shutters (Fall 2012)


  • The Hunter Bar ends it’s run just under the 3 year mark. (Now Ryno’s Pies & Pints)
  • The Grape Bar is squeezed out of the Aspen Grand Hyatt.

– Goodfellas Pizza took an offer they couldn’t refuse. (Now New Belgium Ranger Station)

– Mark Fisher’s Six89 serves it’s last meal October 27th.
– Hestia closed this fall (Now town)


Aspen Dining Opted Outs (Spring 2012)
– The Silver Queen restaurant & night club is lost to history once again.
– Parallel 15 Coffee Shop is not brewing.
– Eco Goddess organic restaurant in Carbondale has returned to the earth.  Now Allegria Pasta Salad & Vino

There are a few more that just aren’t getting it…  but it’s never to late, get on it, cause we want a great dinning experience & so do you!


Aspen Restaurant closings (Fall / Winter 2011/12)
– Papa John’s closed.  Now Bangkok Happy Bowl
– The Pitkin County & Tavern is out of business after 1 year. (Now Insider Bar)
– Almanac was a little run around for those involved and as of Fall 2011 we doubt that it will open at all.
– Junk restaurant came to a tragic end in November. RIP!

Snowmass Restaurant closings (Fall 2011)
– Buchi closed after a year to be followed by the Almanac folly.
– The Sweet Life is not so sweet after closing.
– The ghost of the popcorn wagon was given up when Annette & Fino closed Spencer’s.
– Garnish closed their restaurant location in the Timberline but will still be found catering & soupskoling. Now The Edge Restaurant  Winter 2011/12

Some kids are bummed they can’t get their favorite hot chocolate at Highlands Village after Aspen Brownie Works closed their retail location.

June 2011
Eateries that have exited are ……
– No surprise to Aspen diners that Oy Vey Cafe is closed after 1 season. now Over Easy 11/1/11
– N9NE SteakHouse will not be reopening but you will find some of it’s menu at Junk. Closed 11/2011
– Bad Billy’s Bar drew it’s last breath at Cooper St. Pier in March and was demolished in June.
– Wienerstube served it’s last strudel in March and the building was torn down in what seemed like seconds.
– Parallel 15 coffee shop closed at the end of April in it’s current location & Keith is currently serving coffee on the mall by Escobar.
– Bentley’s at the Wheeler closed for good. Now Justice Snow’s (Winter 2011/12)
– The Mustang has rode off into the sunset.
– Lulu Wilson transforms itself into Steakhouse #316.

Big changes at Snowmass Base Village.
– Buchi has closed permanently, Sneaky’s Tavern will shrink to 1/2 it’s size, Sweet life is no longer.
– Fat Belly Eats in Basalt closed after a one winter season. Now Brick & Pony Pub (Fall 2011)

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