Neighborhood Guide: Basalt’s Midland Avenue

Edit by Callie Miller; Illustration by Chris Dent

The historic downtown of Basalt has countless shops, coffee houses, and quaint places to eat which make you feel at home.

1. Lions Park

Next to the Basalt town hall sits this beautiful gathering area for fun events such as: musical performances and farmer’s markets. Lions Park is the place to be for some fresh air, a daytime stroll, and the entertainment of local musicians and visual artists at the park’s Art Base. 101 Midland Ave. basaltchamber.org

2. Mods Thai House

From Bangkok Thailand, chef Napaporn Chansri brings authentic Thai dishes to the table to spice up the Basalt restaurant scene. Mod’s Thai House stays true to Thai flavors and traditions by sourcing both real Thai and local ingredients to serve the best of both worlds. 132 Midland Ave. modsthaihouse.com

3. Craft Coffee House

This community oriented coffee house offers a space for locals and visitors to come relax and connect over a hot drink. Their all-day breakfast menu, plus comfortable, stylish seating, makes for a warm, inviting atmosphere. Check out what events Craft Coffee House may be hosting next. 132 Midland Ave. facebook.com/craftbasalt/

4. Midland Shoe

This woman-led, local small business has thrived for 30 years with all their employees from Roaring Fork Valley. They stay up-to-date on the latest fashion trends as well as the classic styles of footwear. Leather and vegan handbags are also available in-store among other luxury accessories. 150 Midland Ave. midlandshoe.com

5. Two Rivers Café

Loved by locals and visitors alike, Two Rivers Café has kept up its one-of-a-kind atmosphere since 1979. While it’s mostly known for their delicious breakfast menu, their specials like Karaoke Tuesdays and Salsa Fridays are what keeps the energy up and locals coming back. 156 Midland Ave. eatbasalt.com

6. Heather’s Savory Pies & Tapas Bar

From homemade pot pies to sweet dessert treats, this is a great stop for a cozy environment, delicious home cooked food, and enchanting musical entertainment. Nothing says “home away from home” more than the pies and live music as they offer comfort and delight for all patrons. 166 Midland Ave. heatherssavorypies.com

7. The Brick Pony Pub

Branded as a “cowboy favorite,” this pub serves all-American meals and welcomes boots, chaps, and cowboy hats. Although you don’t have to be a cowboy to enjoy their homemade food, their friendly service makes this a must-stop of the historic downtown. 202 Midland Ave. eatbasalt.com

8. Ann Korologos Gallery

This well-known source for contemporary Western Art has been working for 20 years to bring charming artwork of local and national artists who are inspired by frontier culture and the American West. Explore the stories of the West through varied language, media, and styles in this spacious gallery’s beautiful exhibitions. 211 Midland Ave. korologosgallery.com

9. Tempranillo Restaurant

Enjoy Spanish and Italian food made by internationally acclaimed chef Javier Gonzales-Bringas, who hails from Madrid and serves unforgettable meals. Order from a menu that combines an old-world style with a new-world flair and pair any entrée with Spain’s premier grape varieties in over 100 hand-chosen wines. 165 Midland Ave. tempranillorestaurant.com