The Storied History Of The Mangy Moose

In 1967 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort began whisking daring skiers to the top of Rendezvous Mountain in a state-of-the-art aerial tram–leaving them to find their own way down. That same year, the Mangy Moose Saloon Spaghetti Emporium and Opera House opened for business. At the time, "The Moose" was practically the only place to belly up to a bar in Teton Village. Known for live concerts, good eats, and for being the best place to get loose after a day on the mountain, the Moose quickly became THE place to go in Jackson Hole.

Wild From The Start

The Mangy Moose opened its doors at the base of Rendezvous Mountain in 1967 and quickly became a Jackson Hole hotspot for music and late-night antics.

The Moose Gets Bigger

The original Mangy Moose building underwent a large expansion in 1987, adding what are now the Saloon and Cafe spaces, along with offices and other retail.

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A Legendary Music Venue

Over the years hundreds of incredible musicians have played onstage at the Mangy Moose. Pictured here is Kris Kristofferson in the early 90s. Scroll down for a (by no means complete) list of the artists who have come through.

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Little Feat
Jason Aldean
Brandi Carlile

Chuck Prophet
Young Dubliners
Brian Jordan Band
Teka Brock Band
Willie Waldman w/DJ Logic
Widespread Panic
Steel Pulse
Sly and Robbie
Trout Steak Revival
Hell's Belles
Tinsley Ellis

Big Head Todd
Sam Bush
Julian Marley
Reverend Horton Heat
The Motet
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Victor Wooten
Sister Carol
Arlo Guthrie
Buckwheat Zydeco
Derek Trucks
Yonder Mountain String Band

One Ton Pig
Blues Traveler
Laura Rain & the Caesars

Jerry Joseph
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Burning Spear
Ben Harper
Taj Mahal
Clifton Chenier, Jr.
Clarence Gatemouth Brown
G Love & Special Sauce

and many more...

The Moose Changes Hands

In 2001 the last of the original owners of the Moose, Pat Mahin, sold the business to David Yoder and Jeff Davies. It was the dawn of a new era.

"Oh my god. There’s rock ’n’ roll in Teton Village."

— Dom Gagliardi

In 2017 The Moose Turned 50

In honor of the 50th Anniversary the Jackson Hole News & Guide published an article looking back at the wild times we've had.

Read The Article

What Happens Next?

It feels like we're losing the old Jackson Hole. Historical buildings are being torn down and replaced with new condos and hotels everywhere you look. But the Mangy Moose is standing strong and re-investing in improving our building and evolving our brand to tap into the spirit & vibe this place has had since 1967.

Thank you for being part of that journey!

What Else Is Going On At The Moose?

Sit down for dinner in the Restaurant, knock back a beer in the Saloon, or have a slice of pizza in the Cafe.





Cafe & Bar

Cafe & Bar

Moose Merch

Moose Merch