Pato Have a drink at the bar: in addition to the traditional mojito, the bartender mixes South American-themed cocktails like the Timoto (dark rum, Cointreau, mint, and orange juice) and the Terjito (mango-passion fruit juice, orange juice, tequila, and triple sec). Then move to the dining room, where the pan-Latin dishes are equally inventive. Try the fish tacos or shrimp Cubano, sautéed in olive oil, garlic, lime, and red pepper. 680 E. Broadway, Jackson; 307/739-9191; Dinner for two $65.
Masa Sushi Its unexpected location (the second floor of the Best Western) doesn't prevent customers from finding a way in, or from coming back. While chef Masa presides over the sushi bar, his wife, Kay, works the room—occasionally stopping to join a table for a quick cup of sake. 3345 W. McCollister Dr., Teton Village; 307/732-2962; dinner for two $80.
Vertical Mahogany-and-marble tables, dim lighting, a glass-encased fireplace—Vertical (also hidden in the Best Western building) could just as easily be in San Francisco or Los Angeles. The menu could be described as Far East Meets Wild West, with dishes such as miso-marinated bass with soba noodles. 3345 W. McCollister Dr., Teton Village; 307/734-2375; dinner for two $70.
Million Dollar Cowboy Bar You can actually saddle up at the bar—the stools are fitted with stirrups. A little camp, maybe, but the place is always hopping with a good mix of weekenders, ski bums, and honest-to-goodness cowboys bent on finding a two-stepping partner. On Thursday nights, the bar offers free dance lessons. 25 N. Cache Rd., Jackson 307/733-2207
Mangy Moose Go to the Moose for après-ski drinks and snacks. At night, there's live music—everything from bluegrass to techno—from homegrown bands to such bigger-name artists as Little Feat and Burning Spear. 3285 W. McCollister Dr., teton village; 307/733-4913
Snake River Brewery & Restaurant Call it the Brew Pub if you want anyone to know what you're talking about. On weekends tables fill up as early as five o'clock, with backcountry skiers filing in for pitchers of microbrewed Zonker Stout and Snake River Lager, as well as pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches. 265 S. Millward St., Jackson; 307/739-2337
SilverDollar Bar & Grill Two thousand thirty-two genuine silver dollars have been inlaid into the bar. Friday and Saturday nights, a bluegrass band named Steam-powered Airplane entertains the crowd. wort hotel, 50 N. Glenwood St., Jackson; 307/733-2190
Koshu Wine Bar Buy one of the 900 bottles of wine and drink it here for a $5 corkage fee. The bartender can also shake up caipirinhas, apple martinis, and tangy gimlets. 200 W. Broadway, Jackson 307/733-5283