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Address: 304 Bridge St, East of The Fountain, Vail, CO 81658
Phone Number:
+1 970-479-0556
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20:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 20:00 - 02:00
Wed - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Shakedown Bar is Vail's, and one of Colorado's, premiere music venues that...

Shakedown Bar is Vail's, and one of Colorado's, premiere music venues that is owned and operated by a local, world touring musician. Our reputation is based on a high level of music experience, nightly. Shakedown is an experience, not just a bar or music venue. Come see us and let us show you. We entertain private parties and groups as well.

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Cozy, warm bar

Saw a great live music performance of Grateful Dead music. The bar was an intimate setting to listen, dance and groove to live music.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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102 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw a great live music performance of Grateful Dead music. The bar was an intimate setting to listen, dance and groove to live music.

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Thank parkerw2014
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in after a day on the slopes. They did not open until 4. We had a few $1 12oz Coors lights and they had great live music. A for sure stop for a beer.

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Thank Nikki H
Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Went there with my friends after the Oktoberfest in Lionshead. We had such an amazing time. The live music was awesome! We danced all night and closed down the bar! What a fun night out!!!!

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Thank Valerie D
Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great band line up, fun environment, and good sound system. Shakedown is one of two of my favorite bars in Vail because of the live music. It is not fancy, but it's is fun. The dance floor was packed last night.

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Thank Hillary A
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

I've been lucky enough to visit shakedown during the summer and the winter now, and it's always a great time! Service is fast, the drinks are reasonably priced and the music is good. The crowd is always a great one. Aside from my girlfriend constantly telling me how attractive the bar tender with long hair was all night, I can't... More 

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Thank aussiecambo
Kentucky
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292 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

This place is small--and crowded, but if you want live music that rocks look no further. Their drink selections are epic and they allow pizza to be delivered into the place. How can you go wrong with that?

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Thank KentuckyGlobetrotter
Redondo Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

While I do love Scott Rednor and Brothers Keeper, I truly miss the days of The Club and Steve Meyer. Steve's show was uncomparable fun. Here's the pros/cons from my humble opinion: Pros: the remodel was great and it's much easier to move in the tight space. Scott and Brothers Keeper - truly good music also some good local acts... More 

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1 Thank Hols92
Chicago
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252 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

We have been skiing many times but this place was the Best après ski place I have been to. Are there nicer places in Vail, yes, are there better alcohol deals yes. But if you want to drink, singalong to great music and get a little crazy this place fits the bill

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Louisville
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

This is a fun bar in Vail Village with lots of good live music... We had a small issue with a drunk patron, and when our friend complained, the owner came from his home and personally made everything right, which was nice... I highly recommend this bar and will be going back...

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1 Thank snooperdooper
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

Phil Long, the longtime co owner of the Red Lion, has brought his band (and craziness) to Shakedown, which is just around the corner. Get there early because the bar will fill up fast and all the music you know and love will be rockin. People are dancing, singing, laughing and having fun with the band from start to finish.... More 

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