Après Ski & Craft Beer
There are many reasons why non-skiers and skiers alike return to this vibrant ski town. Named one of the “Best Ski Towns for Foodies” by Fodors Travel, local Stowe restaurants offer locally-sourced Vermont products and creative plates in unique atmospheres. For the craft beer enthusiast, Stowe is surrounded by craft breweries, wineries, distilleries and cider-houses. von Trapp Brewing, located at the Trapp Family Lodge, specializes in Austrian lagers and pilsners. For a brew pub scene, Idletyme Brewing Co. expertly pairs their beer with delicious cuisine.
Local après favorites include Sushi Yoshi, which serves up free wings at the bar from 3 – 6 p.m. and Doc Ponds, which features two turn tables and more than 1,000 vinyl records. For local music and entertainment, unwind with a lively scene at The Matterhorn Restaurant & Bar, named as the “#1 Après Ski Bar in the US” by USA Today.
Family Friendly Après
Après favorites for both adults and those with young children include Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge, named by Travel + Leisure as on of “America’s Best Pizza” restaurants. Piecasso’s friendly atmosphere is great for families and people of all ages. Stowe Bowl is a boutique bowling alley that offers a robust menu of light bites, appetizers and more. Families can also unwind at Stowe Bee Bakery & Cafè, with a specialty hot beverage or baked good.
Whatever you’re in the mood for, Stowe’s versatile après scene offers something for everyone.