By Jessica Kasparian | May 25, 2017 | Food & Drink
Enjoy the summer season by dining outside at some of Aspen’s best spots.
Sit poolside and sip on the Downhill Snapper, St. Regis’s signature bloody mary or try the St. Regis Smash, a cocktail with bourbon, amaretto liqueur, peach bitters, mint, lemon, lime, and maple sugar. Until 11 p.m., order food in the lounge to complement your summery beverages. 315 East Dean St., 970-920-3300
Small bites like locally made hummus with pita and veggies or local chips and salls from MiCasita are all available on Marble Distillings rooftop deck. With the small plates, order a Marble-rita made up of gingercello, marble vodka, lime, a hint of sweetness, and a crystalized ginger-honey rimmed glass. 150 Main St., 970-963-7008
A wraparound patio perched above town is the perfect setting for a mouthwatering burger complete with in-house beef and onions battered in a flour mixture of cayene, paprika, and garlic powder. Try out Aspen Kitchen’s Saltbrick Burger while you lounge at the outdoor bar. 515 East Hopkins Ave., 970-300-4525
A champagne cocktail sections including several liquor and champagne pairings are being offered at this rustic restaurant and bar. These refreshing cocktails and the outdoor patio officially mean it's summer at Justice Snows. Order a small plate like the Grilled Artichoke or go straight to the Seared Ruby Trout for dinner. 328 E Hyman Ave., 970-429-8192
Ajax Tavern is one of two outdoor dining destinations at The Little Nell. Head out to the mountainside patio for truffle fries and the Ajax double cheeseburger or go to Element 47 by the hotel courtyard to have a view of the surrounding gardens while you enjoy butter poached lobster. 675 East Durant Ave., 855-920-4600
Open during the off-season, this Japanese restaurant has an upstairs outdoor patio and serves speciality dishes like lobster with wasabi pepper or spicy garlic sauce. For dessert, try the housemade ice cream or sip a hibiscus bellini off the cocktail menu to satisfy your sweet tooth. 303 E Main St., 970-355-3044