Where to Après Ski in Big Cottonwood Canyon

  • The Hog Wallow Pub
  • The Thirsty Squirrel
  • Molly Greens
  • Porcupine Pub & Grille

After a long day on the slopes near Salt Lake City, many skiers and snowboarders are ready to relax and hit up a local bar or restaurant for après ski. Big Cottonwood Canyon is home to two SLC, Utah ski resorts: Brighton Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort that have many après ski bars nearby. Once you finish up at Brighton or Solitude you can find a nice place to finish your day with a hot toddy, warm food by the fire or maybe some local tunes from a live band.

Here at White Cloud Concierge we have recommendations on where to après ski in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Make sure to hit up the après ski scene at Brighton and Solitude or some other hidden gems at the bottom of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Finish your day skiing or snowboarding by enjoying some of the best après ski in Utah!

Big Cottonwood Canyon bar, The Hog Wallow Pub in Salt Lake City, Utah
The bar at The Hog Wallow Pub

The Hog Wallow Pub

Without a doubt, the best place to après ski in Cottonwood Heights at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon is The Hog Wallow. On your way down from Solitude or Brighton, stop by The Hog Wallow Pub for a bite to eat, a beer and to cozy up by the fire for a cabin-like après ski experience. With a large selection of beer on tap and a huge outdoor patio, this is a great place to sit and enjoy the sunshine with a cold beer after a bluebird day. Make sure to try the house-smoked wings, macho nachos, or the Johnny Cash burger and if you stick around until nighttime enjoy some live music featuring some of Utah’s best bands!

The Hog Burger at The Hog Wallow Pub in Salt Lake City
The Hog Burger at The Hog Wallow Pub

The Thirsty Squirrel 

The best place to après ski at Solitude Mountain Resort is The Thirsty Squirrel. This down-to-earth bar is the perfect spot to play a game of pool and have a beer after a full day of face shots. Known for delicious warm appetizers and a spot where the locals hang, you can be sure to enjoy the good food and the good company.

The Thirsty Squirrel regularly has live music and karaoke during the winter season once the lifts start to close. The place will be packed with people still in their ski and snowboard gear enjoying the tunes and the good vibes for après ski. The Thirsty Squirrel is the perfect place to stroll in with your snow pants on, relax and people watch with a refreshing beverage.

Molly Greens

If you are spending the day at Brighton and are wondering where to après ski in Big Cottonwood Canyon, check out Molly Greens. This slopeside bar and restaurant is located on the upper floor of the Brighton Manor in an A-frame lodge. Molly Greens has the feel of a log cabin and is the perfect place to warm up by the fireplace. Enjoy some of their hand-tossed pizzas and a beer or get a cup of their famous homemade chili and enjoy the views from the expansive windows overlooking the Wasatch mountains.

Nachos at The Porcupine Pub & Grille in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City Utah
Nachos from The Porcupine Pub & Grille

Porcupine Pub & Grille

At the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon in Cottonwood Heights, enjoy the one and only Porcupine Pub & Grille. This unique restaurant and bar is another après ski destination that serves three meals a day and is often bustling with people on their way to and from the mountains. This is a great place to grab dinner and a drink on your way out of Big Cottonwood Canyon after a day of skiing or riding. Make sure to try one of their chocolate porcupines for dessert or enjoy sharing a plate of their giant nachos with your friends.

The back patio of The Hog Wallow Pub in the Wasatch Mountains at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon
The outdoor patio at The Hog Wallow Pub

Making a decision on where to après ski in Big Cottonwood Canyon should be easy with all of these fantastic options on the way in and out of the canyon. Whether you are looking for a quick beer and a hot appetizer or a place to dance with your beanie and bibs on, The Hog Wallow, The Thirsty Squirrel, Molly Green’s or The Porcupine will have your needs covered. 

Reach out to White Cloud Concierge if you want to spend more time hanging out at one of these Big Cottonwood Canyon bars a bit longer. White Cloud Concierge is a Salt Lake City Concierge service that can help you have more time to play outside this winter. Check out our highly trusted Utah Concierge services at www.whitecloudconcierge.com and read about some other restaurants and bars in Salt Lake City to enjoy.