The Woody Creek Tavern is down the road from Aspen and Snowmass, in the Woody Creek Canyon. It's the long-time hangout of those who live in Woody Creek, whether they live in the trailer park behind the restaurant, or whether they are a Hollywood star or famous musician who has a multi-million dollar home in the hills around the canyon. It's where the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson could frequently be seen at the bar. While Thompson is no longer alive, you'll feel his presence with the many pictures of him all over the walls of the tavern.
The Woody Creek Tavern is famous for its fat, juicy hamburgers, made with Limousin Beef and served with fries or cole slaw (onion rings are extra). There is also an impressive Mexican menu from enchiladas and Vegan tacos, to homemade tamales.
The restaurant will sell you a tavern postcard with a stamp already on it, "So you can brag to your friends about where you've been," reads the menu.
It also says, "Don't forget our Woody Creek Tavern water bottles with icy cold famous Woody Creek water." I'm not sure about the water. But I am pretty sure about the cold beer and margaritas sold at the bar, which stays open long after dinner is served.
Woody Creek Tavern does not accept credit cards or take reservations. Bring cash with you.
Call 970-923-4585 for directions.