News / Best of the Boat 2012: Slopeside Grill
Thursday, March 15, 2012
First Place: Best Apres Ski on the Mountain
Second Place: Best Bartender
Third Place: Best Outdoor Dining, Best Place to Watch the Game
Slopeside Grill General Manager Chad Gagliano knows the position his bar is in. When skiers end a long day on the mountain, there probably isn’t a better place to grab a cold drink than Slopeside.
“Our live music, ice bar and location set us up perfect for après,” he says. Ah, the ice bar. It’s become a Steamboat staple. As each February closes out, employees build an ice bar right outside, letting patrons saunter up in their ski boots and order libations from a frozen counter.
“But overall, it’s our staff that deserves the kudos,” says Gagliano, whose bar also won Best Après Ski on the Mountain last year. “It’s a fun environment and a fun staff.”