Having the perfect date night in Aspen is oo la la! Whether you and your S.O. are mountain climbers, pro skiers, or fine dining fanatics, there’s romance to be found. Here’s one example itinerary for a perfectly romantic date Saturday night.

Pre-Dinner Drinks

An early start ensures that you’re not rushed! Plus, you can get as toasty as you want and still be in bed by 10 PM.

We recommend heading to Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar for a pre-dinner warm up. Located underneath Meat & Cheese, this cozy underground lair is the perfect place to sit closely and speak quietly.


There are many places you can go to for dinner, most being an excellent choice. Here is a quick guide, depending on what you’re looking for.

  • Modern atmosphere, healthy selections – Bosq Mediterranean
  • Fine dining, farm to table: element 47 inside The Little Nell
  • Cozy atmosphere, decadent food selection: French Alpine Bistro – Crêperie du Village
  • Sushi – Matsuhisa
  • Upscale, American food: White House Tavern 

…and a Movie

After dinner, head to a chill (or not) activity. Some of the best things to do on a Saturday evening include:

See a movie or performance at the Wheeler Opera House. View the schedule here.

Browse the rotating exhibitions at Aspen Art Museum.

See live music in The Limelight Lounge, Belly Up, or Chair Nine (DJ set)

And our course, there is always walking on Cooper Ave and Wagner Park. In the summertime, stroll down these historic and iconic places and discuss the simple things. The air becomes crisp and cool, and the stars appear in the night sky.


We have a few recommendations for your nightcap. Each of these is on the casual side, and they get busy on weekend nights, so expect a grab a seat at the bar and order straight from the bartenders. Our favorite late-night spots are:

  • Jimmys
  • Justice Snows
  • Eric’s Bar

After your romantic evening, head back to the Limelight Hotel, wind down, and cuddle your

About Kelsey Anderson

Kelsey is a Midwest native who currently resides in Colorado. She spends her weekends hiking, biking, and checking out local eateries. Her favorite things to do in Aspen are hiking around Maroon Bells, jamming at Belly Up, and exploring the latest restaurants.