Rocky Mountain Oysters, anyone? Heads up: they’re not oysters, and they have nothing to do with seafood. At The Bunkhouse Bar & Grill, they’re known as Bunk Nuts, and that’s all we’re going to say about that. Google it, then make a vow that you will try them just once. It’s a true sign you can hang with the Wyomingites.
For a hearty breakfast fit for a ranch hand, grab a table at Railyard. Order the Big Boy Burrito, named not just for the legendary steam train but also for its size. With this flour tortilla filled with eggs, cheese, green chili, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, and tomato, you won’t need lunch anytime soon.
For both drinks and eats, don’t miss Railspur, which opened in 2023. Using reclaimed wood from the rail station and with thoughtful design elements like a bar top made of old train car flooring, this bar marries history with hip. Order a Fluffy Cow Hazy IPA and the pierogies, fried in butter, tossed with parmesan, drizzled with balsamic, and topped with gorgonzola and truffle. These potato-filled treats are doubly impressive because they come out of the Los Conejos food truck parked just outside.
Finally, if you’re hankering for a happy hour but craving something a little more citified, visit the Paramount Ballroom, a clubby, contemporary bar with interestingly named cocktails like the Stubborn Cinderella, a just-as-you-would-expect pink concoction of the local Contortionist gin, St. Germaine, strawberries, lemon, honey citrus and floral. Or try the multilayered Traveling Salesman, a Manhattan meets Sazerac sipping drink featuring Bullet rye and Carpano Antica vermouth. Hungry? Order the charcuterie board.
Tip: Enter on Capitol Ave. Pass the coffee shop, make a left, and follow the art-lined hallway to the bar.