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“An Aspen "must do"...” 5 of 5 stars
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Caribou Club
411 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.2929
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Ranked #96 of 146 restaurants in Aspen
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Ko Samui, Thailand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“An Aspen "must do"...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Ahhh... Aspen in all it's over-indulgent glory. All of the reviews here are essentially true, and give you few different reasons to check out the delicious spectacle that is affectionately known as "The 'Bou" to locals. I unabashedly enjoy the real fur, and fake boobs that lounge in the mountain lodge-y grotto that doesn't really get going until after 10pm. However, I would be remiss if I didn't' mention my favorite things about The Caribou Club. First, the food. In over 2 dozen meals I've never been disappointed. I've experienced some minor hits, and a few meals that knocked my socks off... real 5-star stuff, well worth the price.
BUT... my favorite part is the fact that after 10, the dance floor gets going, and by 11:30 it's jammed full of the beautiful people dancing like nobody is watching. And THAT is a rare and magnificent thing.
So, while it may not be YOUR scene, it is definitely THE scene in Aspen.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Aspen, Colorado
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Pretentious + Sometimes Entertaining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

The caribou club is a member's only establishment that you can visit with a member or pay to get in if you're well-known or have the cash. With dinner, you'll be granted admission. The club is very entertaining on busy nights and you can find anything you want or need down there. Be careful of the cougars and old men checking you out, especially if you're under 30.

Visited February 2012
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NYC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Always a scene but worth one night out on the town!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The food is very good at the Caribou, I know it isnt really the point but their meat is all excellent grass fed lamb and beef. The service was excellent, maybe too excellent. The manager offered us several shots as the evening progressed but all in the spirit of ensuring our group had a great time.

Then of course the spectacle of crowd watching occurs as the members and their guests flow in. It is a scene, hilarious people watching and all around worth one night!

DJ was terrible this year, they need to up the ante to get a better one..

Visited February 2012
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Snowmass Village, Colorado
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“The weird and the wild”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012 via mobile

If you can get past the uppity jerk at the host stand you will witness a bizarre spectacle of of the aging crowd that's partying like a 1980s coke orgy. No lie the people watching can't be beat. The plastic surgery is mind blowing. It's one crazy party. Enter with caution after 10 pm.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Amazing if you can get in.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Was lucky enough to visit this place a few times. The decor in amazing, the service is first class, and the menu is very strong. The wine list is award winning (visit the wine cellar if you can). I highly reccomend the bone in buffalo steak if it's on the menu.

Visited December 2011
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