Earlier this week following a trek through the snow to and superb dinner at The Yurt at Solitude Mountain Resort, I found myself hankering for a nightcap. Before I get to that, I should note that there’s less than a month left in the ski season at Solitude, which means less than a month left to book seats at The Yurt for dinner. It’s a wonderful experience – hiking or snowshoeing through the woods to the Mongolian-style yurt, followed by a festive, first-class, four-course meal prepared there. You’ll make new friends seated at one of the communal tables. Or, you could book the entire Solitude Yurt yourself and invite all your friends! It’s a truly unique dining experience that combines outdoor adventure with gourmet cuisine and camaraderie.
The Thirsty Squirrel
Anyway, I found myself after the Yurt dinner at The Thirsty Squirrel, which is the pub located in Solitude Village. It’s a terrific spot for lunch, apres ski, light dinner or just drinks. And there’s a pool table and American shuffleboard, to boot.
One of the best bargains at The Thirsty Squirrel – and, especially popular with off-duty Solitude employees – is a beer and a shot for $7. Yep, an ice-cold can of brew with a shot alongside (mine was Rumple Minze) for a mere seven bucks.
If beer and a shot ain’t your thing, but beer is, there are plenty of other Thirsty Squirrel options including Sour beers, Brown and Scottish beers, Gluten-free Ciders, Stouts and Porters, Belgian and Wheat beers, Pilsners and Lagers, and much more. Of course, there’s also a full bar of your favorite cocktails, liqueurs, spirits and such. You might stroll into The Thirsty Squirrel with a thirst in need of quenching, but you won’t leave that way!
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Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.