This iconic bar, affectionately known by loyalists as “The bar at the base, baby!” has cemented its reputation as one of the top après ski spots in the country. It has snagged impressive rankings on several notable lists, including #13 on Unofficial Networks’ “Top 30 Après Spots in the U.S.”, #5 on Vermont Sports Magazine’s “Best Après Ski Bars in Vermont”, and #3 on Curbed Ski’s “Top 25 Best Apres-ski spots in North America.”

But the team at Stratton wanted to bring a refreshed mountain chic vibe to the venue while maintaining its beloved New England farmhouse charm. In addition to doubling the seating capacity and promoting an airy feel. We expanded the bar including a signature custom-cast concrete top and infused the space with raw and organic materials like corrugated steel paneling and rough-cut oak.

The result – a beautifully designed venue that landed top spot in Architectural Digest’s list of “The Most Beautifully Designed Bars in Vermont.”