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by Arnie Wilson, The Daily Telegraph, July 1, 2016
When the sun goes down, Jackson’s and Teton Village’s restaurants, bars and pubs light up with good food, drink and entertainment.
In your ski boots
The Mangy Moose ( mangymoose.com ) is the most popular après establishment in Teton Village, complete with a stuffed moose dangling from the rafters, high above skiers and riders knocking back beers and margaritas after another adventurous day on the hill.
If you’re eating in Teton Village, the slopeside Four Seasons hotel ( fourseasons.com/jacksonhole ) has three restaurants ranging in style – from the casual atmosphere of The Handle Bar to the sophisticated dining experience at the West Bank Grill.
The on-mountain Couloir restaurant ( jacksonhole.com/couloir-restaurant ) opens three nights a week too, so diners can enjoy a starlit gondola ride to get there.
Il Villaggio Osteria ( jhosteria.com ) has a 12-seat wine bar and an eight-seat salumi bar, where guests can watch as imported meats and cheeses from Italy are hand-sliced to order.
For live music, you simply can’t miss the atmospheric Million Dollar Cowboy Bar ( milliondollarcowboybar.com ), where the bar stools are saddles and a stuffed grizzly stares out at you from his glass cabinet. But be warned – if any family members look under-age they will be asked for photo ID.
Or try the “other” cowboy bar – the more genteel Silver Dollar Bar at the Wort Hotel ( worthotel.com ), newly remodelled with added seating and bar, where the counters are inlaid with – you’ve guessed it – 2,032 uncirculated silver dollars. The Sidewinders Tavern ( sidewinderstavern.com ) at the Hillside Building, West Broadway, has a sports bar offering cocktails, wine and a choice of 30 different beers.
And don’t miss the Stagecoach Bar ( stagecoachbar.net ), not far from Teton Village at Wilson, the little town at the bottom of the Teton Pass into Idaho – particularly on Sunday evenings when the Stagecoach Band performs as they have done for for more than 45 years. With any luck they’ll include Bill Briggs, the first man to ski the Grand Teton peak, who is also a mean banjo player and singer. Thursdays draw packed crowds for Disco Night, with a DJ spinning tunes from the 70s and 80s.
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