Skiers, mountain bikers and rabble rousers sporting a penchant for superb pub fare and drink, kick back at THE HANDLE BAR in the majestic Teton Village. Whether on the patio in the summertime for a seafood boil or inside for an après ski drink and meal, unbeatable views with classic pub grub with a modern, regional twist, brought to you by Executive Chef Ryan Schelling.
Signature favorites include regional favorites, like the Jackson Hole Elk Chili, incredible steaks and an American and international beer, libations and wine list that goes on for days.
The burger boasts 30 ounces (850 grams) of meat, 30 ounces (almost a litre) of beer in a boot and fries – consume the entire offering in less than 30 minutes and it’s FREE!
Shred the Gnar
For those less inclined to take the challenge there is still fun to be had with The Handle Bar’s new dice game, SHRED THE GNAR.Players are given three dice to roll: red, blue and white. The red dice is your shot of liquor, the white is your chaser and blue is your beer. What you end up drinking is up to the luck of the roll!
Mountain Whiskey Ceremony
For the more refined, enjoy a MOUNTAIN WHISKEY CEREMONY with local Wyoming Whiskey. The ceremony is preformed tableside with three glasses infused with the essences of pine, marshmellow and cinnamon to bring out the subtle nuances of flavour.
Sunday - Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
After graduating Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Food Service Management and an Associates degree in Culinary Arts, Schelling worked his way up through the kitchens of Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC and The Four Seasons Hotel Jackson Hole. In 2011, Schelling had the opportunity to join The Mina Group for the opening Wit & Wisdom Tavern and Pabu at The Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, where he was quickly promoted to Sous Chef. Soon after he was offered the Opening Sous Chef position at The Handle Bar and rose to the role of Executive Chef in 2014. Schelling cites his team as his biggest source of inspiration and growth; learning something from each and every one of his teammates.
Schelling considers every day is learning experience with something new to taste and smell, relishing in the process of mixing and matching flavors and textures. He finds it rewarding to work through the trial-and-error to create dishes that his guests truly enjoy.
At The Handle Bar, Schelling has an eagle eye on the kitchen, overseeing all back of the house operations working to elevate the food and service each and every day. Establishing and fostering relationships with local farms and purveyors in the region, Schelling looks to expand upon their current sources and explore and experiment with the area’s finest products and seasonal ingredients. All this with the vision to continue to offer an ever-evolving menu focused on elevated comfort foods, sourced in the Rockies and presented in new ways.
“I’m really excited to work and grow alongside some of the most talented minds in the business,” said Schelling on working with The Mina Group. “I look forward to being part of this group who is at the forefront of the hospitality industry.”
When he’s not in the kitchen, you can find Schelling in the great outdoors. A self-proclaimed obsessive snowboarder, he’s found home on the slopes of Jackson Hole and Teton Village. In the off-season, Shelling is exploring all the wonders the region has to offer with his fiancée, Arianne.