Stowe is heaven for skiers and foodies! There are plenty of great bars and restaurants where you can hang out, leisurely sip a local craft brew, and listen to live music. Of course, most of these popular spots fill up fast, so a reservation is a good idea. Here are five of our favorite late-night hangout places in Vermont.


Burt’s Irish Pub

Looking for a local dive bar? Give Burt’s Irish Pub a try. The bar is Irish, but the kitchen is Latin American. It’s three floors of fun, with the bar on the main level, pool on the lower level, and an upper level for music events and private parties. While you drink, enjoy an empanada or taquito, rice fritters, Mexican street corn dog, jalapeno poppers, Reuben, Philly cheese steak or BBQ ribs.

Burt’s Irish Pub

135 Luce Hill Road, Stowe VT


11am – 11pm


Doc Ponds

Burgers, buffalo wings, beer! What more do you want? Doc’s is a popular, casual, comfy place in Vermont for great beer and pub fare. They’re known for their Blue Balls (risotto balls), Cod & Corn Fritters, and Cheddar Fritters. Recent specials have included Chimichurri Chicken and Mushroom Escabeche Tacos. Come for local craft brews, cocktails, and live music—plus maybe the largest selection of actual record albums in the state playing on two turntables!

Doc Ponds

294 Mountain Road, Stowe VT


Tuesday – Saturday 4pm – 9pm


The Backyard

Under new management and newly renovated with a large, open, covered deck, The Backyard is the place in Vermont to hang out with good friends and enjoy a good meal and a beer. With pool tables, beer ball, a punching machine, juke box, and a DJ on Friday and Saturdays, there’s always something going on. Their menu features plenty of tacos, smash burgers, tater tots, and other comfort bar food. Try the Pulled Pork Tots or Poutine Tater Tots!

Backyard Tavern

395 Mountain Road, Stowe VT


Monday – Wednesday, & Friday 4pm – 10pm; Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 10pm


The Bench

Rustic with a mountain cabin vibe and very comfortable, The Bench has over twenty beers on tap (focusing on local craft brews), cocktails, burgers, pizza, entrees (New York strip, ravioli, and meatloaf) and pizza (wood fired pizza oven). Customer favorites include the chicken wings and fingers, 1/2 duck, duck fat fries, and their poutine. Enjoy your meal and brew in the spacious, rustic dining area or the dark back bar.

The Bench

492 Mountain Road, Stowe


Monday, Thursday & Friday 4pm – close; Saturday & Sunday 2pm – close


The Matterhorn

Stowe’s party spot! They feature award-winning gourmet pizza and sushi, an interesting combo that works. If you’re not in the mood for pizza or sushi, just try their Ahi Tuna Tacos, a burger, or their Vermont Cheese Steak. Ask for a seat with a river view, outside or inside. Great food, great beer and a great view! It’s been voted #1 après ski bar in North America by USA Today readers for good reason.

The Matterhorn

4969 Mountain Road, Stowe

Monday – Thursday 5pm – 1am; Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 1am