May 18, 2024
The Caribou Club & The Club Scene

The Caribou Club & The Club Scene

The Caribou Club

According to The New York Post, the Caribou Club is the absolute best private club in America. This is a member’s only private club, and the membership fee is quite high – but the ambiance is top-notch!

The Caribou Club is located in Aspen, Colorado on East Hopkins Avenue. The club is open from 6:30pm until 2am every day, and you can enjoy dinner and dancing, or lounge in the Great Room before a roaring fireplace with a fine cigar. The wine cellar houses over 5000 wines from around the world.

There is more to The Caribou Club than fine dining and dancing, however. When you enter the club, you are entering a world of elegance that can only be experienced here. The walls are covered with 19th century paintings. There is a coat room, where your coat will be taken from you, and you are made to feel like a very welcome house-guest. You can then go to the bar, the Great Room, or be seated for dinner – the choice is yours.

The Caribou Club has only been open for about ten years, but it has become an integral part of Aspen nightlife for the rich and famous – and even for those who are not famous, nor rich, but who can afford to pay the membership fees. When you enter the Great Room at The Caribou Club, you will probably see faces that you know – even if you don’t know these famous people on a personal level.

You don’t even have to be in Aspen to enjoy the cuisine offered by The Caribou Club. Your event can be catered by the club, no matter how large or small it is, or where it is located. You can have your event catered anywhere in the world! Private parties can also be held at The Caribou Club.

Again, the cost is fairly high. Lifetime membership for a couple is $10,000. Individual membership for two people is $3000 for the first year, and $1000 for each additional year, paid annually. Family membership for up to five people costs $4000 per year. A temporary membership is available for one week. The cost is $500 and covers one couple. However, during Holidays and President’s Weekend, the cost is $1000.

As you can see, The Caribou Club is quite exclusive – but depending on the type of nightlife you enjoy, the cost of membership is well worth it – even if you only visit once a year.

The Club Scene

After a day on the slopes in Aspen, Colorado, you are probably ready to do some partying. The Aspen club scene starts hopping shortly before the slopes close. Many of the clubs have planned events – and some are just free-for-alls with music and dancing all night long. No matter what kind of music you are into, you will find it in Aspen.

Most of the lodges and hotels in Aspen have bars or clubs. Some have multiple bars, clubs, or lounges – so start your search for Aspen nighttime entertainment at your lodge or hotel. You can usually find a friendly game of pool in almost any bar before the music and dancing begin.

The easiest way to find the type of music and dancing that is most enjoyable to you is to pick up a copy of Aspen Magazine’s Traveler’s Guide. This guide will provide you with a list of Aspen hot-spots, and let you know what you can expect at each club or bar. If you will be drinking, make sure that you don’t drive your car. Walk or take advantage of the public transportation or taxi services in the Aspen area.