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Help Re-Imagine Yampa Street

We all do it right? We all say, “why don’t they do ….XX??”

This is your opportunity to share your great ideas, and actually have someone listen! Over the course of the summer months (June – September) Main Street Steamboat has created a community engagement process to talk about Yampa Street. This is your chance to tell us how YOU think it would be best to use Yampa Street. We want all your feedback. 

What festivals would you like to see or no festivals at all? How do we improve parking? Is there a place you would like to see a new bench or do we need a trash receptacle somewhere we haven’t thought of.  Should there be another pedestrian bridge to Howelsen? What is your favorite part of Yampa Street?

Look for our whiteboards on Yampa so that you can comment. Take a mini survey or fill out our survey online. We really want to hear from you! 

If you would like to know more about the process check out the Online Brochure.

Be a Downtown Ambassador


Join in the fun this summer and be a Downtown Ambassador. Ambassadors help out at Downtown events and are the frontline representing our community to our Summer Guests.  If you are a long time local or new in town, you enjoy meeting new people and sharing what you love about Steamboat Springs, then being a Downtown Ambassador might be for you. There is a little bit of training involved but we make it fun. We ask that you commit  to 4 events over the course of 4 months. Check out our list of opportunities here.

For more information email

If you are interested in volunteering, but don’t want to make the commitment to be an Ambassador, you can check out our volunteer opportunities here. You don’t have to be an Ambassador to volunteer.

Mud Season:Who’s open Who’s Closed and Who has Something a Little Special


It’s that time of the year again! After an amazing winter of skiing, snowboarding and winter sports, Steamboat Springs is settling down for a while before the summertime fun kicks off. This mud season several of the downtown restaurants are closing down for maintenance and cleaning, but even more restaurants are having specials that you should definitely take advantage of! The list below has all the information you need for who’s-doing-what during the off season, and a downloadable PDF can be accessed by clicking here.  

Check out what the New York Times has to say about Mud season in Colorado with some shoutouts to local favs!

720 Fusion Fresh 

Open all mud season


8th Street Steakhouse

Mud Season Specials include:

  • Sunday to Wednesday 20% off entire bill
  • Thursday – Mussels and Martini Night: $5 per pound of mussels, $3 per martini.
  • Friday – 2 for 1 Dinner entree with the purchase of a bottle of wine. Limits 4 people per bottle.


Aurum Food & Wine

“Destination Hospitality Dining Passport.” April 1st to June 6th. Offers 50% off any entree for 2 people. $10 to purchase actual passport card.


Azteca Taqueria

Open all mud season.


Back Country Delicatessen

Limited hours for mud season, open 8am to 4pm, until April 28th. If a large catering order is placed, might open slightly earlier or close slightly later.


Back Door Grill

Specials start 16th of April to 16th of June.

Specials include:

  • Tuesday –  2 for 1 Tuesday from 6pm to close (buy one get one free on everything).
  • Sundays: all day happy hours. 11am to 10pm.
  • Monday/Wednesday/Thursday – $5 burger night, any one patty burger is $5 (except the Dennis Popper Burger). “Blue Collar Burger” $7.99, includes choice of classic cheeseburger or chicken club with a side of fries and a non-alcoholic drink from 11am to 3pm.


The BARley

Locals appreciation: from April 15th to May 16th. 3pm to 8pm. $4.50 beers, $5 wines, $9 Jam Cocktails, 25% off all house cocktails.



Mud Season Specials, April 1st to May 30th.

  • Mondays – industry night, 30% off your entire bill
  • Tuesdays – Taco Tuesday, $5 house margaritas, $4 draft beers, 3 tacos $10. (while  they last/no substitutions)
  • Wednesdays – All night happy hour
  • Thursdays – Ladies night – half price cocktails, $6 house wines & bubbles – 25% off entries
  • Sundays – Half price bottle wine night, (select wines)


Caio Gelato

will be closed from April 7th to May 10th


Carl’s Tavern

Will be open throughout mud season.

Mud Season Specials:

  • Sunday/Monday: buy one main entree get another free excluding burgers, sandwiches and salads.
  • Tuesday Prime Rib Special – Spring Local’s Appreciation: $19.95 entree specials
  • Wednesday BBQ Rib Special – Spring Local’s Appreciation: $19.95 entree specials.
  • Thursday BBQ Chicken Special – Spring Local’s Appreciation: $19.95 entree specials
  • Lunch Specials: $10 Tavern Burger or Reuben.
  • May 4th, 12pm to 6pm  – Kentucky Derby Party: No Cover, prizes given for best derby day attire and best hat, drink specials include woodford reserve mint julep, buffalo trace Kentucky mule, Russell’s Reserve Kentucky lemonade, Maker’s Mark Manhattan, Blanton’s Old Fashion.


The Corner Slice

Mud Season Hours: Closed Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday opens at 4:30pm closes at managers discretion. Saturday and Sunday opens at noon, closes at managers discretion.  


Creekside Cafe

will be closed 22nd to the 28th of April. Re-opening April 29th.

Mud Season Special – 10% off advertised Special and double points for Rex Family card members from April 15th to May 10th (except during April’s closing dates)


Double ZZ BBQ

Closed April 15th to April 29th. Reopens April 30th


Dude and Dan’s

Closed April 22nd to April 27th


E3 Chophouse

Mud Season Specials, April 1st to Memorial Day (May 27th).

“Burgers & Burgundy night.”

  • Monday – Wednesday. $11 E3 Smashburger; 2 thin smashed E3 ranch raised ground beef burgers, with lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles, and house aoli. Side of fires, Glass of wine (red or white).
  • Thursday – Saturday Buy One get one free all entrees
  • Sunday – Prime Rib Night $24.99


Harwigs L’Apogee

Open all mud season.


Johnny B. Goods

Mud Season Specials Now until May 19th:

  • Every Thursday Night in April and May – Teen’s Burger Night: Anyone ages 12 to 20 can order a cheeseburger, fries, and a milkshake for $10.
  • $2 PBR’s till May 18th.
  • Milkshake Happy Hour (3pm to 5pm) everyday in April and May – 2 for 1 deal, in-house shakes only (not to go).
  • $2.99 Drink pyramid – April 14 to 21st mimosas,
  • April 21st to 28th Budwiser/Budlight and mimosas,
  • April 28th to May 5th Margaritas, budlight/budwisers, bloody marys, and mimosas.
  • May 5th to May 12th White Russians, margaritas, bloody marys, budlight/budwisers, and mimosas
  • May 12th to May 19th Homemade Irish Creme )in coffee/shots, white russians, margaritas, bloody marys, budlight/budwiser, and mimosas.


Laundry Kitchen and Cocktails

Closed April 14th to April 28th. Double points for Rex Family Card holders until May 10th


Low Country Kitchen

Contact Low Country Kitchen for mud season information


Lyon’s Pharmacy

Soda fountain closed week of April 21st to April 27th


Mahogany Ridge

Closing down April 21st and reopening May 3rd. After May 3rd Happy Hours are 4pm to 5:30 pm and 9pm to 10pm.



From now until mid to late June, Mambos will have limited hours closing at 9


Mazzola’s Italian Diner

Double points for Rex Family Card Holders until May 10th


Mountain Tap Brewery

Closed April 14th to April 30th. Reopens May 1st at 3:30pm


Off The Beaten Path

Limited hours for mud season, April 1st to June 1st: Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm. Sunday 8am to 5pm. Will be closed on Easter Sunday April 21st and April 30th.


Old Town Pub

Opens at 3 Monday to Thursday. Opens at noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Resumes normal hours on May 15th


O’Neil’s Tavern and Grill

Specials now to Memorial Day weekend (May 27th)

  • Sunday to Thursdays 4pm t o10pm: Buy one get one free entrees on the entire menu.


Otto Pint

Closed from Easter day (April 21st) to May 1st

, Specials – May 1st to June 9tht:

  • Wednesdays – Bingo Night with specials.
  • Thursdays – Hospitality Industry Nights; 50% off wells, drafts, wines by the glass, and food: must present hospitality industry check stub to be eligible.
  • Friday – All day happy hours.
  • Saturday – regular menu and prices.

Sunday – Family night; $15 for adults $10 for kids 12 and under, all you can eat pasta, pizza, and salad



Closed April 21st to April 28th. Reopens April 29th at 9am


Sake 2 U
Sake2U will be closed from April 14th to May 3rd. Will have new menu after May 3rd. Cinco de Mayo specials “Sake de Mayo” 1⁄2 price Sake on Friday May 3rd, Saturday May 4th and Sunday May 5th. Entire month of May will be open 5 days a week from Wednesday to Sunday.


Salt and Lime

Closed – April 22-26th – for cleaning. Rex Family Card holders gain double points now until May 15th. Will be open May 5th for Cinco De Mayo.


Sambi Canton

Closed April 25th to April 28th



will be closed April 14th until April 28th



Mud-season specials April 2nd to June 1st.

  • Mimosa Monday: $3 mimosas all day.
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 2 for 1 all day (must purchase 2 drinks and one meal to qualify)
  • Wine Wednesday: $4 glasses of wine all day


Skull Creek Greek

Open all mud season


Smell That Bread

Closed April 9th to May 10th


Steamboat Meat & Seafood

Limited hours for mud season, Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 7pm. Closed Monday and Sunday. “2 Punch Tuesday” is valid for Tuesdays and Thursday all mud season  .


Steamboat Smokehouse

Locals Only Specials: choice of Pulled Pork Sandwich, Chopped Brisket Sandwich, soup and small salad, grilled cheese, slice of pizza – all of which come with option of fries/small salad and non-alcoholic drink, all of which is $7.95.

4 wings $10


Steamboat Whiskey Co.

Closed May 13 – 23


Sunpies Cajun Bistro

Closed from now until May 11th


Table 79 Foodbar

“Destination Hospitality Dining Passport.” April 1st to June 6th. Offers 50% off any entree for 2 people. $10 to purchase actual passport card.


Tap House Sports Grill

Closed April 14th to April 23rd


The Press

Music Every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. Check Facebook for line up


The Shack

Will close down on May 7th  to clean.



Now until end of May: Nachos, quesadillas , and taquitos apps all $6.99 from 2pm to 6pm. All day specials: 12oz house margarita $4.50, 20oz Medium Cadillac Margarita and original margarita $9.95.

This Place Matters 2019!

Help us celebrate Preservation Month this May! A national event which helps promote historic places. Steamboat’s Historic Preservation Commission, is partnering with Historic Routt County, Main Street Steamboat and the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Together we are honoring Preservation Month with the “This Place Matters” campaign. Founded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this event supports communities in highlighting the places that matter most to them.

Here is how you get in on the action!

Pick a place that matters. There are no limits or restrictions: anywhere in Routt County.

1.    Download and print a This Place Matters sign, you can use this post’s featured image or can download a PDF of it by clicking here

2.    Snap a photo of yourself with the This Places Matters sign at the place that matters to you.

3.    Share a few sentences about why This Place Matters

4.    Share your photo on social media with the hashtags #thisplacematters and #steamboatsnaps.

Other Preservation Month activities include:

  • Dana Crawford, winner of the Governor’s Citizenship Medal will be speaking at the Chief Theater on Monday, May 20, 2019. The Citizenship Medal is the highest honor bestowed upon Colorado citizens and organizations for meritorious contributions that strengthen the vitality of our state.
  • Tread of Pioneers Scavenger Hunt. Learn more about Steamboat’s historic buildings and the people who developed our town in this fun site-to-site downtown hunt. Pick up a Scavenger Hunt at Tread of Pioneers Museum or go
  • Look for special heritage-themed banners lining Steamboat’s Lincoln Ave.
  • Tread of Pioneers Museum – Opening June 7 for First Friday Artwalk (5-8pm), “This Place Matters: The Economic, Cultural, and Environmental Power of Heritage and Place.” An exhibit featuring significant buildings we have lost over time, along with featured buildings and perspectives from the #thisplacematters campaign during May. The exhibit will convey the importance and allure of our historic assets and how these assets are at risk.

Saint Patrick’s Day 2019!

It doesn’t matter if you hail directly from the Emerald Isle, or just need another excuse to party, Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! In typical Steamboat fashion, the downtown bars and restaurants will be celebrating their Irish pride with full force! The following lists the food and drink specials, as well as special events occurring downtown:


  • Schmiggity’s –  Saint Patrick’s Day Party featuring a live performance: “Walker at Schmiggity’s.”  $8 car bombs, $4 shots of Jameson caskmates or $6 caskmate drinks


  • Old Town Pub – Live performance, “Toubab Krewe with DJ Leprechaun”


  • O’Neil’s Tavern and Grill – Open at 10am, Irish Breakfast $12 – $17. $6 Car bombs until 6. Live bagpiper performance.   


  • Off The Beaten Path – Latte of the month “Kiss Me, I’m Irish”


  • Johnny B. Goods – ALL DAY!   Slow-baked corned beef served with cabbage, carrots, potatoes and Homemade Irish Soda Bread for $10.99!
    Homemade Irish Crème in coffee, shots, or milkshakes!


  • Double Z BBQ – Corned Beef special


  • Timber and Torch – $9 Butcherknife Bombs – Butcherknife dark timber stout with a shot of Irish Whiskey and cream