With 75 years of attracting some of the world’s most interesting people, you can bet that Sun Valley nightlife is lively enough for even the most seasoned party animals, and also sophisticated enough for someone looking for a relaxing fireside cocktail or glass of wine.
The Sun Valley Inn Lobby Lounge is a cool place to grab an old-fashioned cocktail and take in all the history this place has seen. Downtown Ketchum is the place for those seeking to blend in with the local crowd. The Pioneer Saloon is the place for margaritas in town, so be sure to head to this historic Ketchum bar. Grumpy’s is renowned for its tasty cheap eats, but the schooners of beer you can order is a close second. If you’re on the hunt for cheap drinks and late night entertainment, like live music and a friendly game of air hockey, then Whiskey Jacques on Main Street is the place to be. Catering to a young, active crowd, The Cellar Pub, on Sun Valley Road, serves up great bar food, like their locally loved fish and chips, cheap drinks, and offers fun games like shuffleboard and arcade games.
After a satisfying day on the slopes, Sun Valley’s base village is the place to be, specifically the Sun Valley Lodge lobby, which is where the Duchin Lounge is located. Since the resort’s founding in 1937, the Dunchin Lounge, which is named for Marjorie Oelrichs Duchin, has been the après hotspot. The Lounge provides an authentic atmosphere perfect for socializing and dancing to live music. Between the Lodge’s décor and the Dunchin Lounge’s throwback cocktails, like hot buttered rum and hot apple pie, you’ll fee like you’ve been transported back in time. The Sun Valley Margarita also comes highly recommended.