Beware of Cougar Crossing. It's a local legend and one of the busiest post-slope scenes in town. Eric's Bar offers an eclectic pub-style environment of well-teased blondes strutting their sexiest one-piece ski ensembles for middle-age men looking to land their next trophy wife.

More upscale than you'd prefer in clunky snowboard boots, J-Bar at the Hotel Jerome is one of Aspen's favorite and most historic watering holes. A saloon-style bar, it offers a gentlemanly environment for throwing back shots of whiskey and other manly malts preferred by regulars like Jack Nicholson.

Very Social Dinners

Don't dismiss the glitzy outpost of Nobu Matsuhisa just because you happen to have one back in L.A. or New York. The Aspen restaurant features a sleek Main Street dining room that books up a month in advance during high season, but also the Upstairs at Nobu that's always on a first-come first-served basis.

It helps fill seats when Jennifer Aniston is spotted by candlelight at the village dining hotspot D19 . The small bistro-style restaurant is currently the hardest reservation to snag in town and requires a two-month advance booking during the winter season.

An Aspen institution of steak feasts and midnight tango, Jimmy's boasts a rare combination of cozy village steakhouse and nightlife inferno. The more mature crowd hits the dance floor around 10:30 p.m. for weekly Latin and traditional dance nights.

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