The charming A-frame housing Molly Green’s is the only site for après action at Brighton. This slopeside establishment includes a cozy fireplace, fine taxidermy, mountain views, delicious pizza, and famous nachos. This is an excellent place to thaw out or take a quick break if the temps are dipping low during night skiing. Molly Green's serves beer and liquor in a lively atmosphere.
Grab a Beer & Watch Sports
Porcupine Grill | Cottenwood Heights
Just down at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon lies the Porcupine Grill, a favorite among locals. This casual gastropub serves heaping piles of nachos, burgers, sandwiches, Mexican fare, and more. Try some local beer on tap and catch a game or chat with regulars at the bar. If you'd like a cozy and quiet spot, ask to sit upstairs.
Grab a Beer (Tailgate Style)
Your Rental Car | Brighton Parking Lot
Seriously...most locals end up tailgating in the parking lot at some point during the season. The lack of options for après at Brighton forces the locals to get creative and it's not uncommon to witness a full cookout or two unfolding in the lot. Pack some cold ones and introduce yourself to the generally friendly locals.
Brewery Tour Downtown
Burgeoning Breweries | Salt Lake City
Contrary to popular belief, you can grab a decent drink in Utah and checking out the rapidly growing local beer scene in downtown Salt Lake City is worth your time. Microbreweries have been popping up by the dozen in the last couple years and there is no shortage of options. Our recommended itinerary is: SaltFire Brewing Co., RoHa Brewing Project, Templin Family Brewing, Fisher Brewing, and Kiitos Bewing. Don’t expect a raging scene on weekdays, but weekends are often crowded.
For more options nearby, head down to Solitude. For many more choices, consider Park City, ~1 hour away.