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Belly Up

Perhaps it's all the black snow or reaction to polyester in sub-zero temperatures, but somehow glitzy nightlife and winter ski village are rarely spoken in the same sentence.

In towns like Aspen where the fur-coat to female ratio hovers around 2:1, Belly-Up is a Southern California rock bar transplanted by its surfer owners to Aspen. Owned by brothers Steve and Michael Goldberg, the two create a year-round rock bar just a short slalom from the Aspen slopes. .

It’s a horn-of-plenty of virtually every demographic you can think of including ski instructors, hotel workers, red-eyed Hollywood royalty and even Aspen divas like Mariah Carey on-hand for live bands and concerts throughout Aspen high-season.

No two nights are ever the same with rotating ’70s bands, rock-star karaoke and headliners ranging from ZZ Top and Tiesto to Dionne Warwick.