A trip to Woody Creek Tavern isn’t your average dining experience. The famous restaurant was a long-time hangout of writer Hunter S. Thompson, who lived in Aspen. If you visit Woody Creek Tavern in summer, we recommend riding bikes there — the Rio Grande Trail goes directly from Aspen and is all downhill. You can take a shuttle back to town if you don’t feel like biking.
We think the margaritas are the best in the Valley, and you’ll definitely want to try the tamales. Woody Creek Tavern is cash-only, and there’s an ATM in the back.
Daily: 11 a.m. 10 p.m.