Murphy’s Tavern to host Steamboat Stomp in Clark
May 23, 2013
Steamboat Springs — Slip on your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of fun and fine dining while cutting a rug.
The latest installment of area favorite Steamboat Stomp will take place outside city limits Friday, with the action going down at Clark's Glen Eden Resort.
The night of country swing dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. with lessons in the two-step followed by a regular dance session at 8 p.m. There is no cover charge to join in the activities.
The hosts for the night will be resort restaurant Murphy's Tavern, switching up the schedule from the Stomp's usual locale, the Depot Art Center. The tavern last hosted the Stomp in March.
"They'll have the same DJs and the same music, just in a little more rural location," tavern owner Leslie Murphy said. "It's always a good combination of beginners and experienced dancers who turn out for it."
Murphy said moving the dance to the resort, located about 18 miles north of Steamboat Springs, has helped them bring in more dancers from across Routt County.
"It's a good mix of people from Clark, Steamboat and guests at the resort," she said.
The night will include a full bar, and dancers can fuel up with food from the restaurant's regular menu, including their specially cured bacon, homemade nachos and pizza and "elk-fried steak," elk meat prepared and served like chicken-fried steak.
Murphy and her husband, Mike, the establishment's chef, have owned the North Routt eatery for about a year. In June, Murphy's Tavern also will be offering lunch and dinner seven days each week as well as expanded specialty nights like Asian Night on Thursdays, Pizza Night on Fridays and Prime Rib Night on Saturdays.
"The Stomp will be a good way for us to head into summer," Murphy said.
For more information, visit http://www.murphystavern.com. For those who won't be able to attend the Steamboat Stomp at Glen Eden, the next night of dancing will be Tuesday at the Depot Art Center.
To reach Andy Bockelman, email abockelman@ExploreSteamboat.com