Whistler is one of the best outdoor sports destinations in Canada, and it is known far and wide for its skiing and outdoor activities. Whether you go skiing in the winter or visit in the summer for hiking, mountain biking, or any of the many other activities, you’ll have a great time here.
But what about the nightlife?
Fortunately, Whistler also excels in this department. There are plenty of bars and clubs where you can stay out into the early hours enjoying yourself with your family and making new friends. Here is a selection of the best.
Merlin’s Bar & Grill
Located in the Upper Village at the Base of Blackcomb Mountain, Merlin’s is a friendly establishment in the old school style. It is well known for being a great après destination, and you can visit for lunch, dinner, and evening drinks.
Dubh Linn Gate Pub
The Dubh Linn Gate Pub is located inside the Pan Pacific Mountainside Hotel, and you will find the genuine Irish experience here. Enjoy the drinks and sample the Irish stew, Guinness pie, and other hearty meals in a great atmosphere.
This cozy mountain lounge is located inside the Westin Resort & Spa. Inside you will find leather couches to relax on, and outside there is a large patio complete with an outdoor fireplace. Live jazz is held once a week, so find out when the next show is on and enjoy the entertainment.
Dusty’s Bar & BBQ
Dusty’s is one of the most popular places in Whistler. This is one of the original pubs in the resort, and you’ll be able to enjoy some fantastic BBQ food as well as regular live shows. Find it next to the Creekside Gondola where it opens at 11 a.m. every day and closes late.
Tommy Africa’s opened in 1988, and it remains one of the most popular clubs in town. The dance floor is always packed, and you can dance the night away to a selection of rock, house, electro, and 80s music. The themed nights are popular as well.
The Fitzsimmons Pub
This gourmet pub is another favorite. Here you will be able to relax on a comfy couch while sampling the draught brews and watching sports on the big screen.
Located on Lake Placid Road, here you will find comfortable sofas, a relaxing atmosphere, and a granite fireplace. The outdoor patio with a fire pit is the perfect place to chill out and take in the view, and you can also watch a game inside.
The dance floor at Buffalo Bill’s is another popular place to boogie to both classics and mainstream tunes. It attracts a slightly older crowd, and as well as DJs every night it also has live bands. It also has big-screen TVs and pool tables to enjoy.
Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)
Garibaldi is one of the best après establishments in the whole of Whistler. Located above the Whistler Gondola building, it’s easy to reach when you stay in Whistler vacation homes. You can sit with a drink and watch the skiers going down the slope to provide some entertainment, and it’s the perfect place to end the day relaxing.
Brandy’s at The Keg
This is one of the best sports bars in Whistler Village, and it has 15 large TVs. It is also a popular lounge where you can go to relax and listen to some music, and it features DJs at the weekends.
Party the Night Away in Whistler
These are just a few of the bars and pubs that you will find in Whistler during your holiday that make it such a great place to spend your evenings. After a long day in the great outdoors, there is no better way to relax in the evening than with some good food and good company, so take your pick from the establishments and enjoy your evenings in Whistler.