Utah’s drinking laws aren’t as prohibitive as they once may have been or are reputed to be. In fact, there are several establishments in Park City where families can enjoy après ski together and several within walking distance from the Town Lift. While those under 21 are not permitted to sit on a stool at the bar, many businesses have licenses that allow kids to sit at tables, allowing for fun for the whole family. Listed below are some places in Historic Park City for families to rejoice and bond following a thrilling day on the slopes.
High West Distillery
703 Park Ave.
Having opened just a few years ago, this award-winning distillery, saloon and eatery offers an array of house made whiskey and vodkas. Enjoy them straight or in an artisan cocktail concoction, such as favorites Dead Man’s Boots or High West Lemonade. There are also some hot alcoholic beverages to warm the soul. High West offers a kids’ menu featuring Lil’ Buckaroo plates and mocktails. Tasty après ski treats for the whole family include a Bourbon Three Onion Soup, Whiskey Cheese Fondue, Popped Corn with bacon and caramel, and a Local Charcuterie and Cheese Board.
The Bridge Cafe and Grill
at The Town Lift
The Bridge Cafe & Grill serves American food with a Brazilian Flair. Located directly at the bottom of the Town Lift on Main Street, it has a patio with a view of the Town Runs for spectacular outdoor dining. Skiers and riders can ski-in / ski-out right to the front door. There's a wide selection of salads and sandwiches, and breakfast is served all day. Beer, wine and liquor is available and the cocktail menu includes the delicious Brazilian specialty, Caipirinha.
Butcher’s Chop House & Bar
751 Main St.
Adjacent to Park City Mountain Resort’s Town Lift lies Butcher’s Chop House &Bar in the Caledonian Building. The restaurant has a separate bar area with cozy booth seating and high bar tables perfect for families. There are also a couple of televisions for sports fans. More than an ordinary steak house, Butcher’s offers a large selection of sharable appetizers like shrimp and grits, fried calamari and Ahi tuna on over-sized tortilla chips. A children’s menu is also available. The bar and wait staff delivers great service in a friendly, casual manner.
201 Heber Ave.
Having opened in December 2012 at The Sky Lodge in a cozy, rustic space, Tavern serves a gastro pub style menu from 11 a.m. to midnight. There is table and banquette seating to enjoy a variety of comfort, high-end pub food items like the lobster claw sandwich, local charcuterie, truffle mac & cheese. And popcorn seasoned with caramel and cayenne. Tavern also features 55 beers by the bottle and an extensive wine by the glass selection, in addition to a full bar. The wooden communal table is popular amongst families.