Après and Nightlife

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There are countless restaurants serving tapas late into the night, sake flowing at the many local sushi houses, and comfortable couches at and fireplaces to cozy up to at local lounges. With plenty of live music, you'll be up dancing even after a full day of play in the outdoors! Clubs entice with a stack of resident and visiting infamous DJ's – the resort's nightlife is legendary. House beats, reggae, dance, 80's nights, and soul. The tunes flow if you can find the energy.

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Merlin’s Bar & Grill
Feel Right At Home Even If You Just Got Here. Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler’s Upper Village, where the Wizard Chair rises up and the Size Matters Wonder Routes touches down, Merlin’s home-away-from-home vibe is just one small part of the reason that après sessions here can be so off-the-hook. Decor inspired by the laidback mountain cabin, Merlin’s has cultivated the spirited vibe of an old-school rec room party free of fundepriving chaperones. The spiritual home of local rockers, The Hairfarmers, Merlin’s offers good times, mountain-high nachos and flowing brews, on tap. Open daily for lunch, dinner and bevys from 11am ‘til late. 604.938.7700




Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)
Where Après is Considered an Artform. World-renowned as “the” place to après, the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC) lounge bar relishes its location above the Whistler Gondola building, overlooking skiers cruising down the slopes of Whistler Mountain and summer’s downhillers charging full-throttle from the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Offering the perfect view of the Bike Park’s infamous GLC drops, (a trio of cliff drops to a dirt landing pad), the patio is an all-season Mecca for those in the know - that is, those who know that every day should end with beers, tall tales and the potential of a viewing spectacular bail from the riders and skiers charging down their final run. Kid-friendly until 8pm, the GLC is open every day from 11am 'til late, and is the rallying point for those kicking off an evening out in Whistler and the after-dark crowd who appreciate above-ground ambience and serious soundscapes. 604.905.2220




Dusty’s Bar & BBQ
There’s a reason it’s been a local staple for decades.Step inside Whistler’s original watering hole and go back in time to a place dripping with legend, lore and finger lickin’ BBQ sauce. Located at the base of the Creekside Gondola, Dusty’s offers mouthwatering BBQ, arguably the world’s best Caesar, a legendary après, party rockin’ live shows and is open everyday 11am ’til late. When we say Dusty’s is full of legend and lore, we aren’t kidding. Dusty’s Bar and BBQ was named after Dusty, a stuffed horse that rode into Whistler in 1979 in the back of a pick-up. He was placed in the bar and for almost a decade, watched over the regulars as they partied the nights away. One full moon friday, legend has it a female partier stripped totally naked and jumped on Dusty’s back. Dusty bucked into life, burst through the bar doors, shook the shocked nude into a snowbank and galloped off into the night, never to be seen again. The moral of the story? This is a place that will put the Wild back into your West. 604.905.2146




Amsterdam Café and Pub
Pub fare cuisine in the heart of the Village. A quaint outdoor patio with overhead umbrellas and a European flavour. 604.932.8334



The Attic
This bar is upstairs at 21 Steps restaurant and has comfy leather chairs and a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a drink and a chat with friends. Open daily, 6:00 pm to midnight.  St. Andrews House, right in Whistler Village. 604.966.2121



Black's Pub
Only steps away from both Village gondolas and on the ground level of the Sundial Boutique Hotel, Black's is an ideal spot for family après. The sunny patio offers unparalleled views, the bar offers more than 100 different beers from around the world, and Whistler's finest selection of scotches. 604.932.6945



Brandy's at the Keg
Catch your favourite sports event on one of Brandy's 15 large HDTVs or just sit back and chill with your friends and Whistler's locals in this cozy upscale lounge attached to The Keg. During the summer and winter, a DJ spins on Friday and Saturday nights. Try the Billy Miner Pie, an exquisite combination of mocha ice cream, hot fudge, caramel and sliced almonds, to satisfy the late night munchies. It's a Brandy's tradition.  4429 Sundial Place, right in Whistler Village. 604.932.5151



Enjoy a wood-fired pizza or rotisserie chicken while you warm by the fireplace and sip fresh brews such as the famous 'Lifty Lager'. Great patio on sunny days.  Brewhouse is part of Whistler Tasting Tours. 604.905.2717



Buffalo Bill’s
A mix of mainstream hits along with much-loved classics will keep you on the dance floor all night! Bill’s attracts a slightly older crowd and features live bands on a regular basis and DJs nightly. There are also pool tables and big-screen TVs. Weekends are usually packed and Bill’s is a favourite for stags and stagettes. 4122 Village Green, across from the Whistler Conference Centre in Whistler Village. 604.932.6613



The Champagne Lounge
Whistler's own piano man, Cameron Chu, tickles the ivories with classics and smooth rolling favourites at this stylish lounge inside the award-winning Barefoot Bistro. The pewter bar features an ice rail that keeps your drink cool.  4121 Village Green, right in Whistler Village. 604.932.3433



Cinnamon Bear Bar
Voted Whistler's best spot to play pool, the Cinnamon Bear Bar is tucked inside the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa. With comfy leather chairs and a cozy fireplace, it's the perfect place to chill out with a beer or a smooth cocktail. Giant sports screens, interactive games and a summer sun-soaked patio will keep you coming back.  4050 Whistler Way, right in Whistler Village. 604.966.5043



The Crystal Lounge
Whistler's best daily drink specials, 35 cent wings until 6:00 pm, and 9 large HDTVs for all your sporting action makes this laid-back lounge a favourite amongst Whistler locals. Located inside the Crystal Lodge and next to the Old Spaghetti Factory, The Crystal Lounge features Jam Session Sundays, Tuesday night Karaoke, and live music most nights of the week.  4154 Village Green, right in Whistler Village. 604.938.1081



Cure Lounge and Patio
With its warm fireplace and expansive lakeside patio, Cure is the ideal après tonic following a day on the mountain or a stroll on the valley trail. Experience a creative drink menu that remains true to the art of cocktail. Located in Nita Lake Lodge in Creekside. 604.966.5700



Dubh Linn Gate Pub
For a taste of Ireland in Whistler head to Dubh Linn Gate located inside the Pan Pacific Mountainside Hotel. This authentic Irish pub serves a perfect pint along with après favourites like classic Irish stew, steak and Guinness pie and fish and chips. 604.905.4047



Earls Restaurant and Bar
A popular chain restaurant with a menu that appeals to the entire family in a casual, yet upscale atmosphere. 604.935.3222



Fifty Two 80 Bar
Named for the vertical on Blackcomb Mountain, this upscale lounge is located inside the Four Seasons Resort in the Upper Village. The chairs are plush, the martinis are creative, the menu is sophisticated. 604.935.3400



FireRock Lounge
River rocks, log ends and hickory sticks make this quintessential mountain lounge cozy and intimate. Located inside the Westin Resort & Spa, the low leather couches and dim lighting will keep you chill all night. There’s a large patio with an outdoor fireplace to look at the stars and live jazz plays one night a week, usually on Thursday.  4090 Whistler Way, right in Whistler Village. 604.935.4345



The Fitzsimmons Pub
Fondly known as Whistler’s coziest gourmet pub, The Fitz proudly pours 8 delicious brews on draught along with a host of bottled beers.  Rub shoulders with locals as you relax in the comfortable couches after a day on the mountain, savour one of our world-famous “Caesars”, take in the game on the big screen, or enjoy a bite to eat with friends. 604.932.9795 



Cure Lounge and Patio
With its warm fireplace and expansive lakeside patio, Cure is the ideal après tonic following a day on the mountain or a stroll on the valley trail. Experience a creative drink menu that remains true to the art of cocktail. Located in Nita Lake Lodge in Creekside. 604.966.5700



No trip to Whistler is complete without a night at Garf’s. Between the live concerts and DJs, you will be busting a move for hours. Thursday is locals’ night and Saturdays are always jam packed. Keep an eye on the VIP tables for visiting celebrities and A-listers. 4308 Main Street, right in Whistler Village. 604.932.2323



Lakeside Lounge
The Lakeside Lounge offers refined sophistication and elegance. A massive granite fireplace, huge leather chairs and sofas that long to be shared welcomes guests looking to enjoy a personally prepared martini or bite to eat. For those looking to enjoy the fresh mountain air, the Lakeside outdoor patio comes complete with view and a warming fire pit for those cold mountain evenings. Catch the game in the Lakeside Library or simply sink into a cozy chair and relax with your favourite novel. The Lakeside Lounge will be your new favourite getaway.  2131 Lake Placid Road (Creekside). 604.966.5705



The Longhorn Saloon
A Whistler institution for more than 25 years, the Longhorn sits right at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in the Village (right across from the GLC). The atmosphere is casual with a mix of locals and visitors; lots of storytelling happens on the sun-filled patio. 604.932.5999



The Mallard Lounge and Terrace
Two roaring fire pits on the terrace make this a warm and inviting place to après. Located in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in the Upper Village, the Mallard is relaxing and cozy with leather sofas, famous martinis and live entertainment. 604.938.8000 



Maxx Fish
Multi-level dance stages and infamous DJ Mat the Alien are well worth the wait to get in. Acid jazz, hip hop, house, popular dance and live bands all keep the party going. 4232 Village Stroll, right in Whistler Village. 604.932.1904



The Mix Lounge
For a great mix of cocktails, wine, friends and good conversation, head to the Crystal Lodge and the funky Mix Lounge. The patio has a retractable roof.  4154 Village Green, right in Whistler Village. 604.932.6499



Moe Joe’s
Follow the stairs down beneath Tapley’s Pub and enter the glow-in-the-dark world of Moe Joe’s. Live music and hot DJs get the dance floor rocking for young hipsters with hip hop, metal, reggae, electro and mash ups. Doors open at 9 PM. 4115 Golfers Approach, right in Whistler Village. 604.935.1152



Roland’s Pub
A local’s favourite, located in Creekside, Roland’s sports pub serves excellent comfort food like chicken wings, nachos, ribs, burgers and fish and chips. 604.932.5940



The Savage Beagle Lounge & Nightclub
Featuring an Urban Concept design-based lounge upstairs, and downstairs a finely tuned state-of-the art sound system and a DJ booth crafted by the engineers at Red Bull.  4222 Village Square, right in Whistler Village. 604.938.3337



Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub
Established in 1981, Tapley's is one of Whistler's original watering holes. You'll find locals relaxing, watching a hockey game or dining on a hearty pub meal. Menu is also available for take-out. 604.932.4011



Tommy Africa’s
Tommy’s opened in 1988 and the dance floor has been full ever since. Groove to a variety of beats including house, electro, top 40, hip hop, rock, funk and the ever popular 80s retro nights. Go-Go dancers will keep you inspired into the wee hours and watch for the always fun theme nights – Halloween is legendary.  4216 Gateway Drive, beside the taxi loop in Whistler Village. 604.932.6090


Our Partners

Using state-of-the-art technology, TELUS unleashes the power of the internet to deliver the best solutions to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move.

Coca-Cola offers the world's favourite beverage brand to Whistler Blackcomb guests as a part or their memorable resort experience. As the cold drink sponsor at Whistler Blackcomb, Coca-Cola brings more than ice-cold refreshment.

Glacier Fresh Beer.Brewed in the mountain town of Creston, British Columbia, Kokanee beer is famous for it’s cool, crisp glacier-fresh taste. Kokanee is enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts from coast to coast in Canada.


Since 1995, GMC has been the Official Vehicle of Whistler Blackcomb. GMC trucks and SUVs give you the performance, engineering and technology to get you, your family and friends and all their gear to and from the mountain any time of the year.

Monster Energy

At Monster all our guys walk the walk in action sports, punk rock music, partying, hangin’ with the girls, and living life on the edge. Monster is way more than an energy drink. Led by our athletes, musicians, employees, distributors and fans, Monster is a lifestyle in a can.


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Smirnoff is proud to be the vodka sponsor of Whistler Blackcomb. From extraordinary event experiences, to the latest in Music, Nightlife and extraordinary Cocktails. The world's best cocktails start with Smirnoff.


Samsung Canada is proud to be the official electronics partner and preferred supplier of Whistler Blackcomb. As a world leader in digital technology, Samsung Canada enables Whistler Blackcomb to enhance the resort experience in new and innovative ways.

The Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper, daily offers unparalleled national, international and business reporting, analysis and commentary to all the guests and patrons of Whistler Blackcomb.

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GoPro makes the world’s best selling and most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities.


An asset to elite athletes around the globe, Oakley is one of the world’s leading product design and sport performance brands. As the official optic partner of Whistler Blackcomb, we are excited to collaborate and share our obsession.


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Jackson Triggs

Our name represents a long-standing tradition of producing premium wines from Canada and around the world; it is your guarantee of outstanding quality and an uncompromising commitment to making great wine. We’ve got a wine for that.


Arc’teryx Equipment is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company based in North Vancouver, Canada. Our relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship and performance delivers the Arc’teryx experience.


As the official base layer and sock provider of Whistler Blackcomb, Icebreaker Merino Clothing is proud to bring warmth, comfort and style on the slopes to the resort visitors.


W.L. Gore & Associates, the makers of GORE-TEX® products, is proud to be the official technical fabric sponsor of Whistler Blackcomb. GORE-TEX® products are wearable weather protection that keeps you dry and comfortable from head to toe in any kind of weather.


Fueled by passion and guided by our love for the mountains, Quiksilver has evolved with snowboarding, always pushing the boundaries and taking things further.


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With over 170 years of innovation, Stanley Tools offers the broadest range of carpentry hand tools, automotive tools and storage for construction professionals, mechanics, and home improvement enthusiasts.

Blackcomb Aviation

Blackcomb Aviation is proud to be the Official Helicopter of Whistler Blackcomb. For more than two decades our helicopter pilots and mountain guides have introduced outdoor enthusiasts to the beauty of British Columbia. Summer or winter - our tours cater to a wide range of interests, fitness levels and budgets but can also be tailored for special events. We enjoy this area of our business tremendously and welcome your ideas as much as your business.