• Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek opens expanded lobby bar

     
    POSTED November 2, 2017
     

The Lookout, the newly expanded lobby bar at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain, has been reopened. The expansion included the addition of several large screen televisions and triple the seating, costing more than $500,000.

The Lookout's menu includes appetizers, sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, desserts, Colorado microbrews, hand-crafted cocktails, and wines.

Appetizers at The Lookout include Adobo Chicken Wings, Housemade Pretzel Bites, and Corn & Chorizo Fritters; sandwiches include a Rueben, the Parlor Burger, and a Grilled Steak Sandwich; and flatbreads include Sausage & Peppers, Artichoke & Sun Dried Tomato, and Roasted Mushroom.

The Lookout serves many Colorado microbrews including Telluride Brewing Co.'s Face Down Brown, Vail Brewing Company Us & Them ESB, and Crazy Mountain Hookiebobb IPA. Two of the handcrafted cocktails are the MTN Primrose, which is made with MTN Colorado Gin, a Bourbon Derby featuring Knob Creek Bourbon; and the Chili Cucumber featuring Effen Cucumber Vodka.

This fall, Football Viewing Parties will be hosted at The Lookout, starting at 11 a.m. $5 snack specials and $3 shots will be available whenever the Broncos score a touchdown. Live music will be available nightly when ski season starts, beginning at 4 p.m.

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