April 21, 2017
| June 1, 2016 | Food & Drink
Who says indoor coziness is reserved for winter? These four subterranean hot spots offer an intimate respite from the bright summer spotlight.
The 5,000-bottle wine cellar at locals-favorite Cache Cache keeps Aspen tipsy, Old World-style.
French for "hide and seek," Cache Cache is known for classic French cuisine-made with the freshest local and regional ingredients-but be sure to pull up a seat at the bar and sample choice selections of the 5,000-bottle wine inventory. 205 S. Mill St., Ste. 106, 970-925-3835
Imbibe down below: Hooch slings underground summer sippers like this Jalisco Campfire with tea-infused tequila, Thai chili agave, kaffir lime, and a black lava salt rim.
This summer, Meat & Cheese restaurant and farm shop expands on its success with Hooch, a craft cocktail bar situated directly below their East Hopkins eatery. 301 E. Hopkins Ave., 970-710-7275
L’Hostaria is town’s go-to for il buon vino.
L’Ho” celebrates 20 years of bringing fine Italian cuisine to Aspen diners. If the lively bar scene isn’t to your taste, grab a seat in the dining room and imbibe one of the 250 wines from its spectacularly curated list. 620 E. Hyman Ave., 970-925-9022
Winter or summer, Caribou Club’s Great Room is classic Western glamour all over.
This elegant, members-only club has plenty of nooks and crannies for the discerning Aspenite and visitor (temporary memberships are available). The Great Room—with its overstuffed chairs, fireplace, and Western art—is one of the coziest spaces in town. 411 E. Hopkins Ave.,970-925-2929
Photography by Jim Paussa/www.paussa.com (L'Hostaria; cocktail; Hooch); C2 Photography (Wine Glasses); Alexandre B. Harvier (Bottles); Courtesy of Caribou Club (Great Room)