Après-Ski in Whistler
When it comes to world class après-ski, you’ll find that Whistler has all the bases covered. Expect the full spectrum of après in Whistler – everything from jumping slopeside bars with live music, with an energetic vibe and all-night dancing to low-key brewpubs with pool tables serving great beer and signature caesars.
Leaving the slopes, the first stop can be to enjoy some live music and specials at the favourite base locales - Dusty's (Creekside), The Garibaldi Lift Co. (Whistler Village) and Merlin's (Blackcomb). Alternatively, the outdoor patio at the Longhorn Saloon in the Carleton Lodge at the base of the Whistler Village gondolas is a popular spot for apres-ski or late-night revelry. Music pumps, the draft beer flows and you can even grab a bite to eat. The Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub, located in the Pan Pacific Mountainside Lodge, is another place for immediate fun when the lifts close.
Moving on, the Amsterdam Cafe in Village Square is Whistler's funkiest local hangout for night time mingling. Garfinkels has been a Whistler classic nightclub since 1991 and can be wild. Tommy Africa's is in the main Whistler Village, and has just undergone a full renovation. Tommy’s offers handcrafted cocktails, table service, DJ nights and plenty of dancing. Or visit Buffalo Bill's, one of Whistler's favourite nightspots, offering pool tables, video games and a crowded but friendly dance floor. And then there's the Cinnamon Bear for pool tables, great beer and a busy local vibe. The Crystal Lounge is also worth checking out.
For a cozy après-ski or evening drink, head for comfy sofas at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler's Mallard Bar or venture next door to the Four Seasons Whistler’s newly opened Braidwood Tavern where you can enjoy a signature beer flight or cocktail. Located in the main Whistler Village, The Firerock Lounge inside the Westin is the perfect, intimate place to finish off the evening with a cocktail or glass of wine.