There is nothing better than a cool, refreshing beer after a long day behind your camera, photographing in the mountains. We have yet to meet a photographer out there who doesn’t, well, ummm, drink good beer. And you may have noticed if read our post on the Best Restaurants and Best Coffee Houses here in Jackson that we are a bit critical of what crosses our palette. And beer is no exception! Although grabbing a beer at any of our favorite breweries in the Jackson vicinity will satisfy most, there are two places that have truly captured our attention: Melvin Brewing (you’ll find it inside the Thai Me Up Restaurant) and Q Roadhouse, which serves up fantastic food with its beer. All of these breweries in Jackson Wyoming have won loads of awards.
Fish gotta swim, birds gotta eat. ~ Nigel from Finding Nemo.
Photographers gotta eat, too, but we only eat at your basic fast food location when circumstances are dire and when absolutely necessary! Well … at least the photographers associated with Teton Photo Workshops won’t. Here is a list of some of the top restaurants in Jackson Wyoming. Each possesses at least one entree that would return for any day of the week.
Choice of lodging is a very personal decision for most people; we liken it to buying a car. Some people feel it necessary to purchase the red sporty convertible, while others are content with a mini van. Without too much trouble, you can find a hotel from from $1,000 per night; and just as easily you can find a room for less than a hundred. Our hotels in Jackson Wyoming highlight lodging in the $200 per night range.
I am going to flat out tell you that I am a coffee snob. I lived in the greater Seattle area for 4 years and that is more than enough time to build a strong opinion on what great coffee is. So let me tell you that if you are in Seattle you need to go to Vivace. There are 3 locations and they make the best coffee I have currently had in the United States. This is not to say there aren’t other locations throughout the U.S. that can compete, but I have yet to find one and I travel a lot.
Now that you have a little background on how strongly I feel about coffee, here are some of the best coffee locations in Jackson Wyoming. I promise you will leave wired and feeling good about the ground up beans that are crossing your palette. The one downside you are quickly going to figure out if you are a photographer visiting Jackson in the summer, coffee will have to happen after your sunrise shoot.
THE TOWN OF JACKSON WYOMING
Jackson Wyoming is a gateway city – when you arrive there, you are greeted with a number of paths all leading from the urban back towards nature. The mountains and valleys, flora and fauna, rain, snow and sun all contribute to create one of the most beautiful locations in North America, one that is visited by more than four million tourists annually. Here you’ll find the scenery beautiful, and the photography opportunities unlimited.