It’s commonly understood that mountain biking and beer go hand-in-hand. Who doesn’t love an ice-cold one after a mountain bike ride in the summer sun? One of Park City’s local breweries, Squatters, even named one of their beers “Full-Suspension” in ode to mountain biking, noting that it “really smooths out the bumps.” There are quite a few Park City restaurants and breweries that are conveniently located at trailheads all over town. We have a few post-ride recommendations for after you explore one of Park City’s classic mountain bike trails.
Silver Star Cafe
Located at the bottom of the Armstrong trailhead in the Silver Star area, Silver Star Café offers outdoor seating with a mountain view, plenty of local brews, and live music throughout the week. Menu items include treats like Reuben sandwiches, hearth-fired pizzas, and fresh salads for lunch, and buttermilk-fired chicken, wild mushroom stroganoff, and bavette steak for dinner. Which is also located next to Silver Star Ski and Sport where you can rent and/or find anything you will need for your ride.
Deer Valley Grocery Cafe
A classic Park City lunch spot, Deer Valley Grocery Café overlooks Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park pond and is easy to access from many of the lower Deer Valley mountain bike trails. With outdoor seating, amazing mountain views, and a menu with a wide variety of options (beer, wine, and cocktails, too!), there is no doubt that everyone in your biker gang will enjoy both the experience and the food. Deer Valley Grocery Café is a great choice for any meal and there are plenty of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options.
Windy Ridge Café is one of Park City's best-kept secrets! It is a convenient alternative to Main Street dining. Windy Ridge is what great trendy comfort food is all about. Ingredients, homemade soups, and fast service define this wonderful eatery. Rustic wood furniture adds to the warmth of Windy Ridge. At lunch, locals enjoy the Roast Beef Sandwich with freshly sliced roast beef sliced tomato, Swiss cheese, and horseradish sauce served on an onion roll, as well as the Blackend Tilapia Sandwich. After an exhilarating day of winter sports or people watching on Main Street, relax in an unpretentious setting for dinner.
Red Tail Grill
Sitting at the base of Park City Mountain Resort’s Canyons Village in the Grand Summit Hotel, Red Tail Grill offers a unique gastropub menu, with outdoor seating, and stunning mountain views. Its location is ideal for those riding their bikes in the Canyons Village bike park or for those ending their Wasatch Crest Trail adventure by descending into the area. The large deck paired with a great selection of beer and cocktails makes for the perfect après-bike spot.