Red Lion

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  • Ranked #2 for bars in Vail
  • Bravo
    "... an evening dancing to Phil Long's band at the Red Lion. Beware, cougar..."(3 Tips)
    Cristina
    "Wash them down w a Fat Tire (or 3)."(3 Tips)
    Hussein S.
    "never see the cougars"(3 Tips)
    Jason R.
    "Get the world famous red lion chili"(10 Tips)
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  • Jonny R.
    Jonny RideshareJanuary 19, 2015
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  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaJanuary 24
    Great live music perfect for après! The nachos are good but huge! A small one can easily feed 4 people. They put nacho cheese and melted cheese inside and on top by layer. Brilliant!
  • Mayor H.
    Mayor HeidiTown.comApril 26, 2014
    Awesome bartenders! The most affordable thing on the menu is the bowl of green chii and it's amazing (and I'm a green chili snob). Great apres ski meal.
  • Cristina
    CristinaFebruary 19, 2011
    Double down on the onion ring tip! Never had them that lightly battered - delish! Wash them down w a Fat Tire (or 3). Red chili is the best in Vail :-)
  • Tim S.
    Tim SDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the red chili. If you don't want that, get the green chili. If you don't want that, you're silly.
  • Hussein S.
    Hussein SamjiFebruary 21, 2013
    Red chili is awesome, onion rings too, but I never see the cougars in the sparkly boots everyone talks about....
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 22, 2010
    A trip to Vail is not complete without an evening dancing to Phil Long's band at the Red Lion. Beware, cougar crossing! -Kelly Liken, Top Chef
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleJuly 20, 2015
    live music left of the bar. 50-person room to the right for private events
  • Heidi P.
    Heidi PaulsonFebruary 2, 2014
    Fireball and cider really hits the spot after a cold day on the slopes.
  • Erin G.
    Erin GJune 12, 2016
    BBQ platter was great but the (very basic) drinks were absurdly expensive and our service was weak. They were busy, but there was a planned event that could have/should have been planned for.
  • Kareemah B.
    Kareemah BattsJune 12, 2013
    food is not the most spectacular in Vail ,but the atmosphere is cool and the drinks are great.
  • Julio L.
    Julio LucasDecember 25, 2011
    The live music at the red lion is awesome! The drinks are pretty good too.
  • Stephany
    StephanyMarch 14, 2011
    Get the French Dip. The fries are amazing and the bread perfectly holds up to the jus
  • Brent G.
    Brent Gatewood3 weeks ago
    Had the bbq (brisket) - was good. Nice spot, friendly staff.
  • Peter M.
    Peter MussettNovember 21, 2011
    Get extra BBQ sauce if you get the BBQ burger. The hickory burger is pretty good!
  • Mark T.
    Mark TufanoJanuary 8, 2012
    Order the Chili in a bread bowl. Great for right after skiing.
  • Allison S.
    Allison SaurageJune 20, 2013
    Ahi steak is ah-mazing! Very fast service, too!
  • Gerardo G.
    Gerardo GarciaApril 12, 2015
    Try the Onion Rings - The best ones I've ever tried!! @lion_party (via @Foodspotting)
  • Kerry W.
    Kerry WolfeSeptember 3, 2012
    Nick was a great waiter/bartender! Get the onion rings.
  • Todd W.
    Todd WhiteOctober 12, 2014
    Good hangout with solid beer list
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CollinsJuly 11, 2011
    French Dip is excellent. Nachos to die for!
  • Elizabeth D.
    Elizabeth DonnellyNovember 26, 2012
    If you throw dollars and make it into tip bucket. Sometimes they buy the bar a round of shots
  • Paul S.
    Paul SpringerJanuary 25, 2013
    Watching the day go by with a Bloody Mary in hand, lots of fur coats and $$$!
  • Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum
    Great bloody mary's! where the first bloody mary was poured in Vail.
  • Derrick B.
    Derrick BradleyMarch 16, 2015
    You'll come here because you forgot to make a reservation elsewhere.
  • Rodrigo L.
    Rodrigo LopezFebruary 2, 2016
    Awesome drinks waitrees really nice
  • Brock B.
    Brock BerryFebruary 23, 2013
    Drink a Fat Tire, it's the best after a long day on the slopes.
  • james s.
    james schemmOctober 14, 2010
    Don't go to wed. Bingo night sans bingo card. If so, you will be missed...due to the whole shooting yourself in te brain thing!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillDecember 14, 2014
    A good late night place for drinks
  • Fabio A.
    Fabio Alves CGWDecember 11, 2011
    Get a Red Chilli w/ bread, then a avalanche brownie! Awesome!
  • Gabe K.
    Gabe KogelJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the chicken tenders tossed in gold sauce!
  • Adrián B.
    Adrián BalmoriApril 18, 2014
    Red chili and the vail burger! Get a fat tire!
  • Lu K.
    Lu KubinFebruary 17, 2013
    had the Vail Burger + a great time!
  • David S.
    David SanduskyDecember 9, 2011
    Good food. Smoked chix quesadilla +
  • Ford W.
    Ford WilesFebruary 8, 2011
    Order the onion rings. They will make you very happy!
  • Chad W.
    Chad WilliamsFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Personal Nachos is enough for 4-5 people.
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DennisJuly 25, 2013
    Seriously, Phil Long just have a few drinks and have fun!!
  • Suni F.
    Suni FreemanFebruary 25, 2012
    They do serve Guiness even though its not on the menu
  • Gabe K.
    Gabe KogelJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This place isn't magical, just gets you a goooood time!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MuseJuly 26, 2013
    My favorite wings ANYWHERE.
  • Gabe K.
    Gabe KogelJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Jerry and Steven are the shit! Throw $1s at Phil's bucket!
  • Jim K.
    Jim KeenanDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Vail must do for Après!
  • Amy F.
    Amy FischerSeptember 4, 2014
    fun place, great people
  • Maria H.
    Maria HartsteinSeptember 4, 2013
    Brownie avalanche is heavenly!
  • Alvaro P.
    Alvaro PastorDecember 30, 2010
    unquestionably, the very best cheeseburger in the west!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MuseJanuary 14, 2012
    Amazing wings. And I'm not a wing guy
  • Phil S.
    Phil ShannonDecember 30, 2016
    Great chili.
  • Scott T.
    Scott TobiasMarch 5, 2011
    Do the Burger Do the Wings Do the Bloody's
  • Fanny O.
    Fanny OlivaresDecember 28, 2014
    Great burgers!!
  • Jason R.
    Jason RodriguezJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the world famous red lion chili
  • Eduardo E.
    Delicious shortrib sandwich
  • Vail
    VailNovember 12, 2012
    A Vail institution.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CurtisJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the chef salad chu
  • Henrik L.
    Henrik LampertMarch 24, 2012
    Solid après post shred.
  • Jeremy D.
    Jeremy DeWittJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Dance monkey! Dance for your dollar!
  • Gabe K.
    Gabe KogelJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tip em well!
  • Julie K.
    Julie KierasSeptember 18, 2011
    Food sucks cougars are interesting lots of boots & sparkles!
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateAugust 27
    McG 😭😭😭
  • Gabe K.
    Gabe KogelJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    No points for the check-in? Who cares I'm here!
  • Tom H.
    Tom HagenDecember 8, 2010
    Harris ranch burgers pretty good
  • SNOCRU
    SNOCRUJanuary 30, 2012
    Fish tacos
  • Jeremy D.
    Jeremy DeWittJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hope Eric isn't your bartender.
  • Tim S.
    Tim SDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Brendan McKinney.
  • Lynne S.
    Phil long does does not play at red loon as of fall 2013
  • Jeremy D.
    Jeremy DeWittJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Stroke Phil's.......ego.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SchlosserFebruary 14, 2010
    Reserve a table the night before
  • Ramsey M.
    Ramsey MohsenAugust 28, 2010
    This place is magical.
  • Graves
    GravesMay 27, 2012
    This place blows.
  • COroadtrip c.
    Not handicapped accessible.
  • COroadtrip c.
    They won't do separate checks.
  • Doug R.
    Doug RuhlApril 1, 2011
    Phil sucks
  • Pelao
    PelaoMarch 3, 2015
    Excelente comida. La hamburguesa Vail, los onion rings y el beef tenderloin muy rico.
  • Varsovia Bar B.
    Varsovia Bar BarMarch 16, 2014
    Los mejores aros de cebolla que he probado nunca.
  • Pelao
    PelaoMarch 3, 2015
    Excelente carne
  • Juan O.
    Juan OlveraMarch 25, 2013
    Muy buena comida !!!
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HaddixMarch 6, 2013
    Golden sauce
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