If you’re searching for a great drink or some indulgent bar food, you’re in luck. There are plenty of top-notch bars in Durango, Colorado! From upscale restaurants with artisanal cocktails to no-fuss taverns with a friendly atmosphere, there’s a little bit of everything. Discover our picks for the best bars in Durango, CO!
We’ve listed our picks for the best bars in Durango, CO, but there are plenty of other great restaurants and breweries to visit while you’re in town. Plan your trip in no time when you use our free Vacation Guide.

Visit the Best Bars in Durango, CO

El Moro Tavern

The menu at El Moro Tavern features a mix of elevated comfort food and classic dishes that are sure to please everyone in your party. Start your meal with ancho-dusted pork rinds or steak fries with a curry dipping sauce. Pair your food with one of the incredible and unique cocktails on the menu. The True Romance is perfect for someone looking for a little sweet, a little savory, and a little sour. It includes jalapeno, cucumber, and basil-infused Dobel Diamante Tequila, Limoncello, agave syrup, and lemon juice. Be sure to check out their happy hour menu!

Steamworks Brewing

It wouldn’t be a trip to Colorado without stopping by a brewery! Steamworks Brewing is one of the most popular spots in Durango. Steamworks isn’t just serving up incredible beers. Their menu features some delicious food made with fresh ingredients. Try their award-winning beers and find out why they’ve been a favorite in the area since 1996.

Balcony Bar & Grill

Balcony Bar & Grill in Durango, CO, is serving up delicious bar food with a side of live entertainment. Try their delicious tacos, hearty sandwiches, or yummy burgers during your visit. If you’re in the mood for some snacks, they’ve got a great selection of appetizers. Be sure to try their fried okra or BBQ pulled pork nachos some true southwest flavor!

Bookcase and Barber

Get a little off the top at Bookcase and Barber in Durango! This upscale barbershop features a hidden bar behind a bookcase. Enjoy the delicious cocktails (called The Classics) which are based off of famous authors. For example, the Fitzgerald includes Plymouth gin, fresh lime juice, and soda. The Hemingway Part 1 is a take on the classic daiquiri, with Diplomatico Planas rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and a lime wheel.

8th Ave Tavern

For a classic, hometown bar experience, visit 8th Ave Tavern. It’s a local hotspot that features affordable drinks, pool, jukebox, and a daily happy hour from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It’s open seven days a week and is one of the best Durango bars with live music!

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Consider renting 5th Avenue Beauty, our three-bedroom, two-bathroom rental which is just a few minutes walk from downtown Durango. There’s no better place to stay when planning on experience the local nightlife. This home is pet-friendly with prior approval and features a large fenced front yard. Book this home today to start planning your trip!
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