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Address: 304 Bridge St, East of The Fountain, Vail, CO 81657-4531
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16:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Tue 20:00 - 02:00
Wed - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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.

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Vail, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I met the love of my life here and haven't looked back since. I love you Shakedown! Town Calvary and brothers keeper are the best house bands in America. Great staff and cheap drinks. What more could you want?

Thank Danielle821
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We are in town for a guys ski vacation, and decided to check out the Shakedown Bar after the Burton US Open. A few of us got there earlier, and paid the $10 cover for the live band. Once we got inside, a mix up in who was ordering what led my friend and I to make the same drink... More 

1 Thank Lbills22
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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107 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Thank parkerw2014
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60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

Thank Nikki H
Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!!!!

Thank Valerie D
Denver, Colorado
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

Thank Hillary A
Berlin, Germany
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank aussiecambo
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300 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
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?

Thank KentuckyGlobetrotter
Redondo Beach, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Hols92
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252 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
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

3 Thank Bigcityeater

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