The Belly up Aspen is the place to be for live tunes this fall. Located at 450 S. Galena Street in Aspen, this intimate setting promises a big atmosphere, and even better, big names. Since owner, Michael Goldberg opened the hot spot in 2005, the Belly Up Aspen has drawn a variety of high demand acts. In a day and age where seeing a concert may mean settling for the back row of a 19,000 person venue, Belly Up offers guests an exclusive concert experience with their favorite big name bands from all genres. Belly Up offers two levels of seating, general admission and reserved. If you enjoy a more private atmosphere, enjoy their reserved seating, with food and beverage service. What ever your musical taste, Belly Up Aspen will deliver.
Why is it so special? Well – its size may account for all of its grandeur (pun intended). It’s small and intimate yet it is rarely sold out to the point of annoying – can’t breath – sweaty body sliding that most clubs can reach. Can you imagine seeing your most favorite artist in a venue where you can actually see into their eyeballs. Yeah, that’s how Belly Up is. You can always pretend it’s just you and them. It’s not just solo acts and bands. The Belly Up also features top DJs like Dutch master Tiësto, and Moby, stand-up, private events, and movie showings. If that’s not a plus for you, note that certain shows are 18 or 21 and over, and there’s two full bars in-house. The kitchen is always open, and serves up pizzas, burgers and other bar food, as well as vegetarian options. If you have a bit too much fun, have a bartender call Tipsy Taxi, which provides free rides to the inebriated. Some bars target tourists, others attract visitors yet manage to repel residents. The Belly Up is one of the few watering holes in town that has a great mix of both, perhaps because everyone is there to share a common love of music. Maybe we can all just get along? The box office is open seven days a week, from noon until end of show.
For a full event list, check out the calendar at Belly Up Aspen.
So as the aspen’s slowly let go of their vibrant green foliage, giving way to gold, shimmering leaves, boogie down at the Belly Up and enjoy the short but sweet Aspen fall.