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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“Love the live music most nights, the best pie and pastries around, solid great food and good local vibe.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Just a local version of a slightly fancier dive bar, great burgers and bar foods while you watch the game. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Adorable tiny French cafe only open for breakfast and lunch. Delicious omelettes and pastries! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Set in a historic Victorian building in the heart of Basalt downtown, this is an upscale tapas-style Spanish/Italian eatery with an extensive wine list. Great ambiance for a romantic date night. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bus Line
“Public bus system that runs from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and everywhere in between”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best barbecue to be had in the Roaring Fork Valley. Great bar and atmosphere.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Hands down the Best Mexican food and the Perfect Margarita are the best in the mid-valley area. Everything on the menu is terrific and the prices are reasonable. Happy Hour from 3-5:00 p.m.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great location, from the deck, you can watch the lively Frying Pan river rushing below. Good food, good value, local hangout.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“lush locally sourced food and amazing wines, little pricey but usually sooo good”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“When my friends come to visit, Two Rivers is a must for breakfast! Love the grits!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love Sure Thing Burger for a quick, delicious lunch. Everything is made from scratch, even the buns. Their veggie burgers are to die for, and you get free ice cream at the end!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 7 locals recommend
Brewery
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“It is the newest place in the Willit's Market area and it is family friendly!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Thrift / Vintage Store
“Well worth a visit, you never know what kind of treasure you might find. Great ladies operate the shop and do a great job with curation of inventory. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Music Venue
“check them out if you're looking for something to do. A variety of entertainment from comedy to music”
  • 8 locals recommend
Library
“Music Series, Foreign Film Nights, great book and movie collection, classes and discussions, excellent online resources and a fun friendly staff to help you navigate it all. It's also a beautiful building with a gorgeous view.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Love the live music most nights, the best pie and pastries around, solid great food and good local vibe.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cafe
“Adorable tiny French cafe only open for breakfast and lunch. Delicious omelettes and pastries! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Set in a historic Victorian building in the heart of Basalt downtown, this is an upscale tapas-style Spanish/Italian eatery with an extensive wine list. Great ambiance for a romantic date night. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best barbecue to be had in the Roaring Fork Valley. Great bar and atmosphere.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hands down the Best Mexican food and the Perfect Margarita are the best in the mid-valley area. Everything on the menu is terrific and the prices are reasonable. Happy Hour from 3-5:00 p.m.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Great location, from the deck, you can watch the lively Frying Pan river rushing below. Good food, good value, local hangout.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“lush locally sourced food and amazing wines, little pricey but usually sooo good”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“When my friends come to visit, Two Rivers is a must for breakfast! Love the grits!”
  • 9 locals recommend

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