Aspen's newest Social Restaurant & Lounge comes from the owner of Elevation on Aspen's restaurant row. The two-story supper club features icy leather furnishings with a global small-plates menu meant for communal dinners. Upstairs is a wine bar and dance lounge for late-night romps that make it the hottest opening of the season.
Late Night Revelry
You'll have to become a member, at least for the weekend. Once inside the Caribou Club , you'll discover the town's hottest celebrity scene with everyone from Trump offspring to Kate Hudson. The lounge fills up around 7 p.m. for a predinner social hour and the bustle continues well past midnight on busier weekends. Try to land the ever-elusive guest pass from an existing member. Flirting never hurts, especially with the freshly Botox'ed divorcees. From season to season, many bars and nightspots change hands and names. Located in the former Bar Aspen space is the The Regal Watering Hole with its NYC-inspired social lounge and dance bar. Expect weekly drink specials and DJs spinning dance music until 2 a.m. throughout the winter high season. Just in case you didn't get enough of your airplane experience, the owners of DC's Fly Lounge debut an Aspen spinoff in the former Lava lounge space. Jet Set meets the Jetsons with a swanky cocktail lounge and sizzling-hot staff of bartenders and waitresses dressed like airline stewardesses. Though the name hasn't changed, Club Chelsea is under new ownership and has quickly become Aspen's hottest dance floor. Under its new management, the club is a bit more upscale than you may remember, with a frilly martini menu and line-up of top-notch DJs spinning hip-hop anthems.