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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby Kai » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:59 am

Southern Sun Brewery, Boulder, CO

http://www.mountainsunpub.com/
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby Diggler » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:07 pm

Eddie McStiff's in Moab.
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby Diggler » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:26 pm

O'Brien's in Ouray; Colorado Boy in Ridgway.

Beer @ Mountain Sun or marg's @ the Rio (Grande) in Boulder.
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby SWSmtnguide » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:35 am

Thanks for the suggestions guys!
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby JHH60 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:50 am

While not a climbing bar per se, the Mammoth Whiskey Creek's pitchers of local brew, half-price happy hour food menu, and LA ski bunny scenery sure are comforting after a cold winter day on the Lee Vining ice.
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby ScottyP » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:13 am

The Fairview, Talkeetna AK
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby fagin » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:53 pm

I love the Lakeland pubs - The Sticklebarn in Langdale, The Traveller's Rest and Ratcher's Tavern in Glenridding. Also The Vaynol Arms near LLanberis. Magic places, wish I could get to any of 'em this year
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby McCannster » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:06 pm

Rocky Flats Lounge in between Golden and Boulder, CO. Dark Horse Saloon in Boulder is another good one.
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby TimB » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:13 pm

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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby simonov » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:15 am

My partner and I have been working on a plan to open a bar here in Costa Mesa for some years.

But maybe there's an urgent need for a "climbing bar" somewhere else. What town badly needs such a place? Idyllwild, CA, seems to have a dearth of good bars, but how many climbers hang around the town after their climbs? There are three bars in Lone Pine, CA, and as far as I can tell they are mostly empty, even on summer weekends. Bishop, CA, has a handful of sad bars too; doesn't look like a new bar will be any more successful there.

Mammoth Lakes and June Lake appear to be having some problems.

That leaves Chamonix. Running a hospitality business in France is prohibitively expensive (I have heard that the only way anyone makes it work is by gaming the system).
Nunc est bibendum.
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby CClaude » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:44 am

One vote for the Yosemite Mountain Bar. Not because of great drinks or food but great memories. It was a great place to chill after finishing too late on a route, and you want to chill before making food. Ok, rarely did you actually get to making food, and you'd get to the Mountain Bar after they stopped serving food.
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby goldenhopper » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:12 am

You can climb great mountains, grab a bite and a brew all in the same place here:


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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby MoapaPk » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:31 am

San Luis Bar north of Cabezon Peak, New Mexico. The place with the rattlesnake hide collection.
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby tiogap » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:31 pm

I don't know, but was thinking a bar in Lee Vining could be good. Keep it closed in the spring, and fall. Keep it open in summer, and winter. Lee Vining needs a good place to hang out after a day of ice climbing.
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby Boulderhound » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:31 pm

It was Josephina's in Truckee! It had this rock wall behind the bartender that had these little army men in climbing poses all roped together. But alas it burned to the ground......gas leak.....go boom!
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