JJ’s Tavern is a fun place for good high-country cuisine in a rustic mountain atmosphere at the base of East Village. It is named after a historical figure from the local area, mining engineer J.J. Brown, who married the “unsinkable” Molly Brown in the 1800s. The spacious restaurant and bar serves appetizers and entrees and delivers extensive drink options. A large outdoor patio is surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains, and it overlooks the slopes in the winter and the golf course in the summer. Tasty menu options include BBQ sliders and nachos to start; salads, burritos, sandwiches and burgers for lunch; and prime rib, salmon and Cornish game hen for dinner. For plentiful drink options, warm or cold, sit at the long bar that stretches the length of the restaurant. Gluten-free and vegetarian items are available. If you have anything left in your legs when you come off the slopes, you can kick up your heels here with live après-ski music from well-known local favorites.
102 Wheeler Circle, Copper Mountain