Mountain Area: (not much since ski time square was leveled)
-Slopeside - good for apres but expensive. happy hour is a good deal, like $6 pizzas (that are dank) and cheap pints. happy hour is late, pretty sure 10-11.
-Tugboat - can be fun if there is good music.
Downtown- (pretty much the place to go now if you are trying to go out)
-Old Town Pub - typical bar, can't really go wrong, maybe music and dancing (girls)
-Taphouse - downstairs, good wings, sports bar, decent drinks, smaller size
-Boathouse - newer, pretty good, may be a dj upstairs
-Mohagany Ridge - sometimes goes off, sometimes dead, earlier happier hour that has good deals on tapas menu
-Sunpies - more a summer place but if you go there get a hurricane. it is what they are known for and three will have you swervin.
-Ghost Ranch - newer, closest thing to a club in steamboat, maybe a cover charge, good sound system, pricier
-Rio Grande - not late night scene but the best margaritas ever. limit of 3 for a reason.
thats pretty much the bar scene. i don't live there anymore so can't help you on the other stuff but if you find the right person and approach them in the right way you can find someone to help you out. just don't walk up to someone and say hey can you get me some nug. talk to them first so they don't think you are a snitch or something. if you have any more specific questions let me know.