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Grab a beer or specialty cocktail at Troll Hallen Restaurant Lounge, which houses the lone bar at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Stein Eriksen Lodge. The bar itself is made from intricately carved wood, in keeping with the restaurant’s stylish yet comfortable mountain chic. Thick wooden beams on the ceilings, plush carpet and rustic hardwoods, and a stone-surround fireplace give Troll Hallen an intimate but unpretentious feel. It’s hardly a sports bar, but we can’t imagine anyone feeling out of place.
Fittingly, the après menu includes more pedestrian offerings like big soft pretzel and chef Zane Holmquist’s bowl of spicy nuts alongside more gourmet items, such as a Utah caprese salad and asparagus and artichoke hummus sandwich. Seasonal spirits include an assortment of beers like Stiegl from Austria, Spaten from Germany and Stella Artois from Belgium. Local brews on tap come from Epic Brewing Company, with facetious names like Brainless Belgian Ale. Martinis and other specialty drinks have seasonal leanings — in the winter, try Stein’s Kahlúa cappuccino as you relax by the blazing fireplace.
The Troll Hallen Lounge offers food and drink. Guests can also enjoy drinks sitting fireside on the deck overlooking the slopes.