Jackson Hole's First Apres Ski Bar
We've been gettin' loose since 1967.
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.
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.
Brian Jordan Band
Teka Brock Band
Willie Waldman w/DJ Logic
Sly and Robbie
Trout Steak Revival
Big Head Todd
Reverend Horton Heat
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Yonder Mountain String Band
One Ton Pig
Laura Rain & the Caesars
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
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."
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.
Revitalizing An Institution
In 2020 the ownership of the Mangy Moose changed again. David Yoder is still at the helm, and he's now joined by Richard Linder and Lane LaMure.
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.