The Casino

The Casino is the definitive late-night spot in Ketchum. Hemingway and Hunter S. Thompson also used to hang out here, and since they opened in 1939, it’s been a favorite with locals who want to drink a Hamm's beer with a chunk of lime on top, also known as the Casino’s signature drink, “the Hammtini.” 

Well cocktails are only $5 and poured strong by the rotating handful of bartenders who everyone knows by name. If you’re celebrating a birthday, prepare to be handed a Smirnoff Ice, which must then be chugged on one knee while everyone in the bar cheers you on. The attached Casino Café is one of the few options in town for late-night food, and it serves exactly what you want at the end of the night: burgers, sandwiches, fries, wings, nachos, quesadillas, and sliders.

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