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Address: end of Bridge Street, Vail, CO
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9:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Tue 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wed - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am

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good time in Vail

love the atmosphere although the live band started to play at 4;30 and finished at 8;30, the crowd was great, and friendly, it is a local hang out and you might fell out of place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Chicago
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118 reviews 118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 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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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

love the atmosphere although the live band started to play at 4;30 and finished at 8;30, the crowd was great, and friendly, it is a local hang out and you might fell out of place it is great fun

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La Pointe, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

But seriously, when the band when on break the sound booth guy basically raced out the door to join the band in Colorado cigarettes tossing the ipod to my friend. So when my friend played some seriously awesome Fleetwood Mac yeah it kinda changed the vibe, but the bar was going off and anyone close to sealing the deal did... More 

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Kansas City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Phil Long, co-owner of the Red Lion, has opened a very small music venue around the corner from the Red Lion. It's frequented by locals and has a very intimate atmosphere for a music venue. Phil plays all the standards that he played for years at the Red Lion .He has great rapport with the audience, doing Fireball shots with... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We went to watch the end of the Dallas/Philly game as we saw their advertisement in the Vail paper "Sunday Night Football on the Big Screen and Great Drink Specials." Well they had no drink specials and I guess we found the big screen (32".) With about 2 minutes left in the game they asked us to move as they... More 

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a week in Vail and Shakedown is THE place for nightlife in Vail... Great music, casual, and friendly.. A must

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Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

went to this bar last year, and enjoyed watching a guy called Steve Meyers,so even though the place is not very clean and the toilets are gross, thought we would try again. They had the guy that used to belong in the Red Lion doing apres ski---and it was dreadful. and to top it all in his break they had... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is the spot to hear live music in Colorado! 7 days a week, 365 this place rocks! The Manager Scott keeps things jamming whether he's on stage or behind the sound board! It's a must if you're in Vail looking to get loose!

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