Jackson Hole is a premier travel destination with world-class skiing, hiking, restaurants and dozens of outdoor activities. These activities will make sure your day is as active as you desire. Unfortunately, it’s nightlife can be limited compared to what large cities have to offer. Especially with the recent closure of our only nightclub, the Rose. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have great drinking establishments, including breweries, distilleries, a winery, pool bars, square dancing saloons and more! You just have to know where to go. That’s why we made this Jackson Hole Bar Crawl guide that will take you to all the best places! We will also cover the geography of Jackson Hole (it’s actually made up of 3 – 6 separate towns, depending on who you ask) as well as Jackson Hole transportation options.
Also, if you’re looking for strictly breweries then check out our guide to the best breweries in Jackson Hole! We also offer a scenic brewery tour of Jackson Hole that travels on a 6-hour loop through Snake River Canyon, Eastern Idaho and the Teton Pass.
What is Jackson Hole?
Jackson Hole is made up of 3 towns in the valley between the Gros Ventre and the Teton mountain ranges. The three towns are Jackson, Wilson and Teton Village. On the East side of the Snake River is the town of Jackson, the largest and busiest part of the area, with a population of just over 10,000. It’s centered around the famous Jackson Town Square and hosts most of the shops, hotels, restaurants and bars in the area. Wilson and Teton Village are both on the west side of the Snake and are much smaller than Jackson. Teton Village is where Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is located, the main ski mountain of the area and home to the most expensive real estate.
Because Jackson Hole is one of the most expensive places to live in the country, a vast majority of the working class live outside of Jackson Hole, either in Alpine, WY or over the Hill in Idaho (Driggs & Victor). A lot of the best breweries and Airbnb’s are also in these areas so we are going to include them in our bar crawl. We will divide our favorite places up by area so you know which ones are close to you and which ones you might need Jackson Hole transportation. If you’re able to, we recommend checking out all the areas, allowing as much sightseeing and wildlife spotting as possible.
Jackson Hole Transportation
As we’ve already pointed out Jackson Hole is extremely spread out, making it crucial to figure out your transportation before you start drinking on your bar crawl. Depending on your group size we recommend either hiring a private SUV driver or a Jackson Hole party bus. This way you will have your ride waiting for you and won’t have to risk Ubers and taxis not being available. Also it’s hard to beat riding a party bus through the Tetons, blasting your favorite music while seeing wildlife through extra-large windows!
If you’re on a tighter budget then we recommend either staying in Jackson and Teton Village, or Idaho if you’re already there. Don’t rely on an Uber for interstate travel!
Jackson, WY Bar Crawl
Still West Brewery
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.
Bin22 is just steps away from the town square, offering fine wines by the glass, bottles, and flights paired with small plates like charcuterie boards, cheese platters, and more. Their wine list focuses on natural wines and organic options. They are attached to an entire liquor store, so you get store prices in their restaurant! They also sell local Wyoming products like honey, chocolates, and meats.
Snake River Brewing
The longest standing brewpub in Jackson, Snake River Brewing has been around for almost thirty years and continues to supply craft beer to locals and tourists alike. With a newly renovated restaurant and a huge outdoor space for lawn games, Snake River has something for everyone.
Million Dollar Cowboy Bar
A bar crawl in Jackson Hole isn’t complete without swing dancing at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. With live music five nights a week, The Cowboy is always guaranteed to be a memorable time. Try to arrive by 10:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays to ensure a smooth entry.
South of Jackson, WY Bar Crawl
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.
Jackson Hole Stillworks
A full grain to glass operation, Stillworks makes vodka, gin and their famous absaroka gin. It’s double casked in whiskey barrels and is one of the best spirits we’ve ever tried. Stop by at 2 or 4 pm to get a tasting and tour of their entire operation for only $15!
Jackson Hole Winery
A picturesque establishment, nestled between Spring Creek and abundant pastures, the local winery produces and cellars the wine 6,229 feet above sea level. This helps develop a distinctive personality that has resulted in several awards. Tastings are available throughout the summer, but make sure to book early if you have a large group!
Wilson & Teton Village Bar Crawl
Since 1967, the Mangy Moose has been a local favorite. The spot is known for its regionally sourced food. You can try local brews or sample the bar's signature drinks (like "Spicy!"). The Mangy Moose is half steakhouse and half live music venue, so you're sure to enjoy some entertainment while hanging out with friends. If you want to shop for groceries, wine, or gifts, they have a Market & Cellars shop.
The Handle Bar is the casual bar & restaurant inside of the Four Seasons at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. They have a bunch of tvs, steins, great food options and the best view of the mountain without having to go up a lift.
The only bar in downtown Wilson, The 'Coach has been around for 80 years and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. During the summer, they have their famous in-house band play every Sunday, which they've been doing for the past 44 years. During the winter, they host disco night every Thursday. This is arguably the biggest happening of the week in the entire Valley. It is a true local haunt the other 6 days of the week.
Driggs & Victor Bar Crawl
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.
Built for the community members and visitors of Teton Valley, Citizen 33 is an homage to cold craft beer and the people who drink it. Located on Main Street, C33 is one of the many reasons to visit Driggs, Idaho which was listed on National Geographics “10 best outdoor recreation destinations in the U.S.”
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! If you don't have time, then you should at least order some takeout!
Alpine, Wy Bar Crawl
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. But trust us, this place is worth the drive!
Jackson Hole Bar Crawl - Conclusion
We know that’s quite a large list of drinking establishments (14 to be exact) and that it will be difficult to see all of them in one trip. We recommend checking out all the Jackson ones by foot one day and then taking a party bus to Idaho and Alpine for the best scenic bar crawl of your life. Give Double Black a call if you need Jackson Hole Transportation. Request a quote today!