Jackson Hole’s nightlife comprises square dancing saloons, dive bars with pool tables, concert venues and great après ski spots, but it can be tricky to get right if you’re not a local. Jackson Hole transportation, long entry lines, and sold-out venues are just a few of the hurdles you will encounter while trying to go out in the Tetons. Luckily, we’ve got tips for all of that and more in this guide to the best bars in Jackson Hole!
Jackson Hole Bars
Let’s first go over the best bars across the Valley. Jackson Hole is made up of at least three separate towns (Jackson, Teton Village and Wilson), while some people also include Victor and Driggs, Idaho along with Alpine, Wyoming. We’ve decided to include these areas in our guide because so many visitors stay in Airbnbs in these towns and with transportation costs up it’s good to know your closest watering hole.
Square Dancing Saloons
The Million Dollar Cowboy - Jackson Hole’s most famous drinking establishment, The Cowboy has live music 5 nights a week and is guaranteed to be the busiest place in town (except for Tuesdays). We recommend trying to arrive by 10:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays to avoid waiting in line. A great local trick is to go into the Cowboy earlier in the evening and get a stamp from the bouncer. Then you don’t have to wait in line when you reenter later in the night!
The Silver Dollar - The Wort’s bar is another great Western bar that hosts locals and tourists alike. Make sure to check them out for swing dancing on Tuesdays but get there early. Tables fill up around 7 or 8 pm.
Stagecoach Bar - The Coach is one of Jackson’s oldest drinking establishments and is known for their Disco Nights every Thursday during the Winter. During the Summer they’ve had their house band play every Sunday for over 40 years. It’s the only bar in proper Wilson, but trust us it’s worth the trek!
Knotty Pine - This log cabin in Victor puts on some of the best concerts in either state. They’ve also got good food and a fun local scene.
Après Ski Bars in Teton Village
Considering it is the home of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Teton Village is a lot more fun during the winter months. All of these bars are great to hit after some hard earned runs on the slopes.
Mangy Moose - The Moose has been around for over half a century and is one of the best aprés bars in the country. They also put on a decent amount of concerts throughout the year. Tickets sell out quickly though, so make sure to buy them in advance!
Alpenhof - This Alps themed hotel has great DJs come play on their open deck every Saturday of the ski season. Perhaps the rowdiest aprés in the Valley.
Continuum - This relatively new hotel partnered with Teton Gravity Research to provide a temporary home to all the ski bums in the area. They’ve got massive TVs that’s only surpassed by their gigantic hot tub. The best party, you only have to buy a drink at the bar to be able to use it!
Jackson Hole Breweries
Melvin Brewing - A true destination brewery, Melvin’s Mothership Taproom in Alpine, Wyoming has everything you need for a great time. They have won countless awards, including Brewing Group of the Year at Great American Beer Fest in 2017 and their constantly changing brews back it up. If you don’t have time to make it over to Alpine, make sure to stop at their OG brewpub, Thai Me Up, in the town of Jackson.
Roadhouse - While their pub/eatery on Jackson’s Town Square is their busiest location as far as foot traffic goes, Roadhouse’s full production facility on Gregory Lane is where the magic happens. Outfitted with a 30 barrel brewhouse, canning line and barrel room, this place produces beer that is drunk all over the country. There is also a small taproom with 10 rotating taps of their latest and greatest creations. Both locations are great stops for any tourist, but if you only have time for one we recommend the pub & eatery since there is also some killer food courtesy of Fine Dining Restaurant Group, Roadhouse’s partner that runs over half a dozen restaurants in the area.
Stillwest - The official new kid in town, Stillwest opened its doors in late 2018 and has quickly become a local favorite. They offer great beer and food, as well as some awesome cocktails and wine. However, their best offering is the view. Situated at the base of Snow King, their massive floor to vaulted ceiling windows offer an unobstructed view of newbie skiers wiping out all season long. During the summer, their massive deck allows customers to enjoy the beautiful weather while mountain bikers try their luck on the steep local hill.
Teton Thai - With arguably the best food in Idaho, Teton Thai serves authentic thai cuisine along with some great rotating beers in Driggs. If you have a large group we highly recommend reserving their taproom!
Grand Teton Brewing - Founded in 1988 as Otto Brothers’ Brewing Company, Grand Teton was the first modern micro brewery in the state of Wyoming before it moved over the Hill into Victor, Idaho. Also known for reintroducing the modern 64 ounce glass growler, Grand Teton has been innovating from the start and you can taste it in their constantly changing seasonal brews.
Jackson Hole Transportation
Jackson Hole is extremely spread out, so you’re going to want a DD or secure a transportation service beforehand as taxis and Ubers can be difficult to find, especially at night. You will have the most fun if you book a Jackson Hole party bus through Double Black. Double Black’s party buses are outfitted with wraparound seating, surround sound speakers, LED mood lighting and two bars. They can seat up to 25 passengers and can turn your casual night out into a bar crawl for the ages with their Jackson Hole limo service.Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).
Conclusion: Best Bars in Jackson Hole
We hope this guide has shown you that there is every type of bar you need in Jackson Hole. Whether you’re looking for live music, local beers or great food, there’s a place that’s got it! We’ve also taught you how to bypass long lines at the Cowboy and get a free hot tub soak at the Continuum. If you’re ever thinking about going out on a weeknight, make sure to check out our Guide to Every Night of the Week in Jackson Hole. Let us know what you think the best bar in Jackson Hole is!