Merlin's Bar and 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 - Check out Merlins inside and out. Google Street View »

Merlin's Events

Upcoming Events

Where legendary tales of epic Whistler nights get their start.

You’ve probably heard some of the more colourful stories from our past (many which involve nudity, infamy and swinging from the rafters). We neither confirm nor deny these rumours. Suffice to say, Merlin’s knows how to ensure a good time is had by all, well beyond the après session. Getting down to awesome live music and DJs is the norm over here, and we invite you to find out for yourself by checking out one of the upcoming events listed below. Like us on Facebook to get the scoop on all upcoming events at Merlin’s as soon as they’re announced.


Past Events

When you factor our infamous shot-ski (six shots loaded onto one ski) into the mix, things are bound to get rowdy.
Take a look at some posters from past shows and events. -click to enlarge



Merlin's About

More About Merlin's

Chillaxin’ vibes from the patio to the pit to the rafters.
Where the welcome is always warm and the vibe always chill. From the sun-soaked slopeside patio to the bar-side table-dancing tradition to the people-watching perch of the mezzanine level, Merlin’s is all about good times spent together with good people. Merlin’s is a clubhouse for those who are all about mountain culture, loads of nachos, and making sure that every ski day ends with a bang (and possibly a group shot-ski or a conga line.) Grab a pint and show off your skills on the pool table, debate the day’s best run with new friends or prove you really do know it all at trivia night. In summer, Merlin’s hosts jam sessions on the patio and offers creative drink concoctions using fresh ingredients from the Sunday Farmers’ Market.

Hours: 11am - Late (Kids Welcome 'till 10)

Check out Merlins inside and out.
Google Street View »

The good word is getting around.
Here’s what others are saying about one of Whistler’s favourite hangout spot.

At the base of the Wizard Express sits Merlin's , Whistler's home of the nacho plate. A plate for "too many" piles up a mile high. - 2012, Best of Whistler, Pique Newsmagazine

Sometimes, you want to hang out with a beverage in hand, and Merlin’s is a perfect alternative for those times, offering a bustling scene and friendly patrons. -

Merlin’s is classic ski town-esque venue complete with a DJ booth in a gondola and lots of live music on a patio that doesn’t get as busy as some of the village venues. The nachos here are massive and properly layered (cheesy from top to bottom) plus kids are allowed to join the party until 8 pm or they can run around and play at the base of the Magic chair, in clear view of the patio.

Merlin's Contacts

Contact Merlin's

Right location. Right atmosphere. Right on.
Located right at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and within a 10 minute walk to Whistler Village, Merlin’s is the perfect location for a function. With wall to wall windows looking out towards amazing mountain scenery and the cozy feel of a cabin serviced by friendly and professional staff, Merlin’s offers everything you need to ensure your event is a resounding success.

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4553 Blackcomb Way Whistler, BC, Canada V0N 1B4

Phone: 1.604.938.7700




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Merlin's Groups

Group Events

One of the most famous party venues in Whistler awaits you at Merlins, where views of Blackcomb mountain are plentiful both inside and out. Merlins is located across from the Wizard Chair at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and is within easy walking distance from Whistler's major hotels.


See Merlin's Inside & Out  

Merlins is Whistler Blackcomb's most club-like venue and dancing is encouraged on the bar and any other flat surface! Merlins design and decor includes the following:

  • spacious outdoor patio
  • wall to wall windows
  • live-music stage with full electrical hook ups
  • suspended gondola-car-dj station
  • upstairs mezzanine with pool table, additional seating and a smaller bar

Merlins Bar Seated Capacity Approximate Area
Main Floor

1st Floor
3000 sq. ft

Floor Plan PDF »

Contact Us to book your group event.

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.


Nintendo is the worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, most recently the Wii U™ and the Nintendo 3DS™. It is responsible for the creation of industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™ and Zelda™.


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.

American Express is the official Card of Whistler Blackcomb. The sponsorship program brings unique offers, purchase incentives and rewards for American Express® Cardmembers. ®,™: Used by Amex Bank of Canada under license from American Express

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.


A ton of flavors. A taste that stands out

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.


Avis Car Rental and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,200 locations in more than 165 countries.


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.