As soon as the slopes close in Killington, the bars open. Some people may think they want to rest up for another early morning of skiing, but it’s hard to resist the magnetic Killington Road, with its miles of dance clubs and pubs.

For the cutting edge of nightlife, you’ll want to check out some of the dance floors frequented by the young and the young at heart. Pickle Barrel and Wobbly Barn may be oddly named, but they are two of the most reliably busy clubs on Killington Road. The Pickle Barrel gets decent live bands to play on its main stage, and when there’s no band, there is always a good mix of electronic and Top 40 music blaring.

The locals usually spend the evenings at Outback Pizza for a slice (or an entire pie) of pizza and a shared pitcher of beer. If this inspires you to go dancing, you’re in luck: Outback is connected to Tabu, a lively club complete with disco ball. If you really just want to avoid dancing, order some Guinness (on tap!) from McGrath’s Irish Pub, which is off Killington Road on Route 4. McGrath’s is known for its skillful Guinness pours, and it’s good for watching sports games during the day, as well.