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
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Hailed as one of the top 10 après experiences in the world, the GLC is Whistler’s social heart, where day meets night, where the freshly-coiffed spa-goer meets the hat-headed rider, where tall tales and magic moments come together, over fresh DJ sets, live music or masterfully curated playlists. An intimate venue for some of the best music acts to play the West Coast, the GLC fuels fun as much as it feeds appetites with a variety of dishes such as flatbreads, pastas, sandwiches and salads, and shareable appetizers that are as well-matched to a communal pitcher as top-shelf cocktails.
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Hours: Daily 11am-1am.
The buzz on getting your buzz on at the GLC.
It’s no secret that The GLC is an awesome place to relax, grab something to eat, have a drink or warm up by the massive fireplace. Take a look to see the press it’s been getting.
➜ Best Après, Best of Whistler 2012, Pique Newsmagazine. “ After a long day on the mountain all you want is a relaxed place to kick back, unwind and regroup before doing it all over again. Ask a Whistlerite for the best après spot and, chances are, they'll point you towards the GLC . ”
➜ Coolest staff, Best of Whistler 2012, Pique Newsmagazine. “...they're people who love the jobs they do. They love having fun at work and they let that spill over to the people they serve every day. ”
➜ Best Place to See Live Music, Best of Whistler 2012, Pique. “The acoustics in the room are great and there's a lot of great sightlines. There's not a bad seat in the house. ”
➜ “The Garibaldi Lift Company, known as the GLC, is the place to kick off your Langes and slug a frothy brew. Located at the base of the Whistler Village gondola, it’s got a sprawling patio, a fireplace to warm your wet gear, and most importantly a big-ass bar.” Skinet.com
➜ “The closest bar to the slopes (watch the powder-mad geeks on Whistler Mountain slide to a halt from the patio) the rock-lined GLC is a reliable après-ski hangout for a big burger and a Kootenay Mountain Ale." Lonelyplanet.com
➜ “Whistler’s best après patio.” Skinet.com
Make your event one for the books.
With our large patio, fire place and adjustable stage area, the GLC easily morphs into anything from high end gala to legendary all night party or concert. Our Event Professionals are happy to discuss and work with your budget and theme, and can offer an experienced skilled catering team, locally inspired menu, creative décor and activation specialists. If you’re looking to book GLC for a show, event, party, band or DJ, get in touch with our venue managers.
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LOCATED AT THE BASE OF WHISTLER MOUNTAIN, WHISTLER VILLAGE
4165 Springs Lane Whistler, BC V0N 1B0
Hours: Daily 11am-1am.
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