The Tugboat is Steamboat's most popular local bar, and is a favorite of ski bums for its casual bar atmosphere, live music, and the likelihood that at some point there will be girls dancing on the bar and shooting drinks that are on fire. A fun downtown place is the Rio Grande, which serves strong margaritas for which they enforce a cutoff (chalk it up to lessons learned) and has decent Mexican food.  The Tap House is a good option for people looking for a pint.