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The Nugget Mountain Bar

For the ultimate adventure hangout, head to The Nugget Mountain Bar for local beer and food after a day spent exploring.

The Nugget Mountain Bar
48721 North Highway 550
Durango, CO 81301
Today's Hours: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
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Authentic Mountain Bar Cabin

This old miner's cabin is quickly becoming America's favorite mountain bar. Just one glance on the inside and you’ll see an antique chair lift swing, a bar made of skis, snowboard drink rail, and well...history.   A mere half-mile south of Purgatory Ski Resort, The Nugget Mountain Bar has unparalleled views of the mountains with the perfect atmosphere for drinks and great food after a day of skiing, hiking, or biking. Whether you’ve spent the day floating through powder, shredding through spring mud, or taking a dip in a waterfall, The Nugget Mountain Bar offers local beer, food, and an all around good time to cap off your day spent exploring. Oh and by the way, come listen to live music by the campfires and creek in the summer.  You will not be disappointed.

Local Beer and Food

The Nugget Mountain Bar is proud to be a Colorado establishment, and this is evident in the 7 Colorado and regional craft brews always on tap. PBR draft pints are available every day for only $2, and happy hour runs from 3-6pm with $1 off pints and well drinks. Backcountry Gourmet, known for their location at 11th Street Station, opened up a new food truck to be permanently placed right beside The Nugget Mountain Bar. The food truck will open at 8 a.m. on weekends to offer breakfast burritos for early morning adventurers, and will continue to offer sliders, salads, soups, and sides for lunch and dinner. Satisfy your appetite before and after your mountain explorations!

Free Shuttle

Need a ride from your car to the bar? The Nugget Mountain Bar offers free shuttle services within a 5 mile radius on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. If you’ve just finished your runs at Purgatory, taken off your snowshoes at Cascade Creek, or unlaced your climbing shoes, call The Nugget Mountain Bar and let them know you’d like a ride. Vacation rentals around the area, even extending to Glacier for larger parties, are on the list for shuttle opportunities. There’s no longer a need to worry about having to drive after a full day spent in the San Juan Mountains with the shuttle service provided by The Nugget Mountain Bar. Give them a call for a pick-up within 5 miles of the bar.


Sunshine On The Lawn

When the snow melts and the sunshine starts, The Nugget Mountain Bar opens up the large lawn and fills it with lawn chairs, running stream, and gas fire pits. The lawn becomes stocked with yard games like giant jenga and cornhole. Dog and kid-friendly, the space is great for any family to bring their whole crew to enjoy local food, beer, and games while surrounded by panoramic views of the San Juan Mountains. Alongside views and games, keep an eye out for both alcoholic and virgin snow cones for everyone to enjoy! During the summer, The Nugget Mountain Bar hosts a music concert series of local musicians on the lawn. Sunshine and summertime gets celebrated right at The Nugget Mountain Bar.

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