Dining in Whistler
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.
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.
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.
21 Steps provides stunning 2nd floor views of Whistler Village. Our Kitchen creates updated comfort food that are both big in portions and flavours for great value. Our extensive small plate menu offers items that the locals crave.
Homemade breads and soups, baked goods, cooked breakfasts, hearty lunches and dinner specials are just a few of the treats that await you in Alpine Meadows, only 6km north of Whistler village.
Locally inspired cuisine set in a casual bistro atmosphere. Chef Nicholas Cassatari combines his classic training, top tier experience, and world travels with the best of B.C.’s bounty to create the fine flavours at Alta Bistro. Owners Edward Dangerfield and Eric Griffith strive to create an effortless, casual service in the dining room and bar. Wine director, Eric Griffith, brings his wine passion and training together with a concise, international wine list (20 by the glass) with Whistler's only Enomatic machines dispensing fine and eclectic selections to pair with Alta's food. Edward Dangerfield and Scot Curry combine mixology talent to create some of Whistler's finest cocktails, handcrafted and have raised the bar on sustainability. Alta Bistro's intimate bistro setting is small and off the track in Whistler's village, but is busy and lively, so reservations are a must.
Pub fare cuisine in the heart of the Village. A quaint outdoor patio with overhead umbrellas and a European flavour gives this place a local and young person "Amsterdam-ish" flavour.
Araxi's contemporary regional cuisine is crafted from the finest and freshest local ingredients; the internationally awarded wine list is deep and global, and the artful decor provides an elegant and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of the village.
Organic, sustainable, and unforgettable. Set on the quiet shores of Nita Lake, Aura blends breathtaking views with the culinary talent of renowned Chef Tim Cuff. Featuring a menu inspired by fresh local produce Aura sources from its rooftop garden as well as local farmers, foragers, ranchers and fisheries to bring in the best the West has to offer.
Pizza made fresh daily with organic dough. Avalanche Pizza has locations in Whistler and Creekside offering pick up, delivery, whole pizza and pizza by the slice. Call for more information on catering for large groups and events.