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Things for Guys to do in Aspen

October 18, 2016
So, what's out there for a guy to do in Aspen? No matter the season, the Aspen chamber has a front-row seat for all the action, and is the place where all questions of "So, what's going on?" in Aspen should be directed.

They have special recommendations for people under 35, and here's a few:

For food, they recommend the So Café, the rooftop café for lunch or drinks and a spot to enjoy the incredible views of Aspen Mountain and Independence Pass.

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You may have heard the beer flows like wine in Aspen. During the summer, the Chamber says that's evidenced at the Tuesday Cruiseday, where a group of 100+ millennials in Aspen meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Aspen Brewing Co. for their weekly ride, starting at Aspen Brewing Company, winding around town and ending at Smuggler Park to watch the sunset. For another good booze cruise, bike down the Rio Grande Trail to Woody Creek Tavern or even further to Woody Creek Distillers in Basalt. The Chamber's recommendation on Happy Hour hot lines include HOPS loaded combo featuring a loaded Kobe dog, chips/slaw, and a 16 oz Colorado Native for $7; $4 pints at Aspen Brewing Company; $2 Bud Lights at the Limelight; and $4 Coors at BB’s.

For music, they recommend a hike up Ajax to enjoy free bluegrass every Sunday. You can ride the gondola down for free. Check out a show at Belly Up, which was rated one of the top venues in the country by Rolling Stone. Head to Snowmass on Thursday nights in the summer, enjoy a JAS Café show downstairs at The Little Nell, the rooftop of the Aspen Art Museum, and the Cooking School of Aspen.

As an apres spot, they recommend 39 Degrees, which has been Aspen’s iconic après choice for many people both locals and tourists alike for their outdoor party pool, hot tub, and specialty cocktails for every palate. The vibe at the lounge has a trendy, mountain feel with frequent DJs and live music.

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For active stuff, the Chamber recommends a skin up Buttermilk on a full moon night in the winter, stand up paddleboarding on Northstar Preserve, playing volleyball at Koch Park, run with the Aspen Trailheads for a Thirsty Thursday run followed by drinks at a local bar in town, check out the 78 miles of mountain biking in Snowmass, hike to Crested Butte, hike Smuggler Mountain, cross country ski, hike or snowshoe to lunch or dinner at Pine Creek Cookhouse, get out on the Roaring Fork or Colorado River via kayak, white water raft, ducky; go golfing in the Rockies and see how much farther your ball flies; get inverted, jump around and bang your head with trampoline sessions at the Red Brick; cast a line on a high-alpine lake or fish the Gold Medal and Blue Ribbon waters of the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan Rivers, or even try skeet shooting at the Aspen Outfitting Company to get started with learning how to shoot clay targets.

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