If you like comedy, you should visit The Crystal Palace. This Aspen landmark was established in 1957, and has been offering quality dining with satire comedy ever since. The interior of the restaurant is done in a Victorian style, with beautiful stained glass windows, sparkling chandeliers, and vintage furnishings.
If you take politics very seriously, this may not be the type of comedy you enjoy. The majority of the comedy acts and musicals have a political slant to them, and the staff performs most of the acts. The Crystal Palace is located in the heart of downtown Aspen, on Hyman Avenue.
The food is the best you can find anywhere. Prime Rib, Rack of Lamb, Fish, Seafood, and Roast Duckling are served. Don’t make the mistake of just showing up – call ahead for reservations. The Crystal Palace is open Tuesday through Sunday in the evening for dinner and a show. You should definitely make it a point to eat here at least once while you are on your Aspen vacation, as this is a traditional part of Aspen nightlife for locals and guests.