Most associate the French word après (“after”) with wintertime and many people’s favorite sport: après ski — a time for crackling fireplaces, steaming fondue and hot toddys. But why ditch the après idea when the weather warms up? There are plenty of great spots in Park City to indulge in après any time of year and sport, including summer and fall. We’ve broken down our favorites into a four part series. This third part of our four week blog series will divulge where to park your bike, hiking shoes, etc. after a solid day’s adventure.
A handful of Park City dining venues offer alfresco eats combined with live tunes. Enjoy a cold brew, glass of wine or cocktail, and a Fat Kid pizza at Maxwell’s East Coast Eatery sidewalk tables while enjoying live music courtesy of Mountain Town Music at the adjacent Newpark Amphitheater. In Pinebrook, Billy Blanco’s Motor City Mexican Burger and Taco Garage owner Bill White provides an outdoor stage and a place for musicians to kick out the jams on weekends. You can enjoy the sounds from the restaurant’s dining deck while sipping a scrumptious Pimp My Ride margarita. Dog-friendly Deer Valley Grocery~Café offers live music on the deck each Sunday featuring artists like Steve Schuffert and Mike Rogers. And during Sunday brunch, Good Karma owner Houman Gohary demonstrates his talents as a great guitarist as he plays for happy customers in the Karma courtyard, while at Riverhorse on Main live music is a staple and can be enjoyed out on the patio overlooking Main Street. The über-talented duo Joy & Eric perform most Sundays out on the St. Regis Mountain Terrace, where you should stick around for the free Champagne sabering ritual that happens at 5:30 nightly. For a combination of good people, great music, terrific food and unparalleled mountain views, head up to Silver Star Café on weekends and be sure to enjoy a signature cocktail, like the Utah Vesper Martini.
Hey, who needs snow when we’ve got all summer to après?