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Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill

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.

The GLC offers 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.



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Fire & Ice Show

Where else but in Whistler could you have performers entertain you with an electric mix of music, dance and spinning fire? Watch world-class athletes flipping and twisting through a burning ring of fire and finish with a first class fireworks display. See the free show at the base of Whistler Mountain outside The GLC every Sunday night plus some special dates. Weather permitting.

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Premium Patio Dining at the best seats in the house

Book ahead to secure your table for dinner outside on the slope side GLC patio. Eat and Drink with front row seats to the best show in town. Our cozy blankets and heaters will keep you toasty while you enjoy your dinner and a show.

all reservations are for 7pm arrival.

Important Information

This booking is for the outside GLC patio next to the ski slope and NOT for inside or under the GLC canopy.
Guests please be aware of the weather conditions prior to arriving and dress appropriately for the weather as you will be outside.
GLC will provide a blanket for each guest and there will be portable heaters on the patio but not enough coverage for every guest.
All reservations are for 7pm.
There is an expectation for food and beverage spend above and beyond the booking fees.
Tables reservations will be held until 10 minutes after reservation time then will be released.

Please Note: This is a paid reservation for dinner at an outside table in a full service section of the restaurant, your food and drink purchases are not included in the price of the ticket.
Fire & Ice After Party
Join us for the Fire & Ice after party at the GLC. Catch live music from the Hairfarmers, presented by Kokanee, on selected Sundays throughout winter. Fire & Ice Info



Keep the fun going way after the last run.

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.


Daily 11am-1am. (Kids Welcome 'till 10pm)

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  >


Your taste buds will give thanks.

A menu for the casual gourmand, The GLC takes classic pub favourites and turns quality and flavour up a notch. Mouth watering morsels like our Spicy Agedashi Tuna, Chicken T&A or Szechuan Calamari are designed for sharing - an activity that can get physical when there’s just one piece left. Fill up on one of our flavour packed sandwiches like The GLC Burger, made with only premium ingredients.

Food Menu

Drink Menu

Dining at The GLC
WBVOD - The Reel Whistler Blackcomb (Feb 13, 2015)

Our friends at Garibaldi Lift Co (GLC) - Whistler shared their recipe for the "Perfect Caesar" in today's tasty #WBVOD: What's your favourite apres ski bevi?Video shot: With 100% GoPro (Feb 13, 2015) #GoPro Hero 4

Posted by Whistler Blackcomb on Friday, 13 February 2015
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Group Event Planning

Rated one of North America's best apres bars by SKI magazine, the GLC is a great choice for groups that are looking for a sophisticated lounge style of restaurant. Just steps away from the Village gondolas, and overlooking the base of Whistler mountain, the GLC is an excellent place for "relaxed excitement." Renowned for it's three large patios and terrific ambience, the GLC is a fantastic venue within easy walking distance from all major Whistler hotels.


The GLC is a sophisticated synthesis of a lounge, a restaurant and a club. Its design and decor is subtle and organic and includes:

  • Large mountain-facing patios
  • A large interior stone fireplace
  • A large, mountain-facing patio
  • A stone hearth
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Earth-tone floors and upholstery
  • Rich wood tables and banisters
  • Vintage black and white photos
  • Custom-made signage
  • Wrought-iron chandeliers and railings
GLC Capacity Approximate Area
Seated 140 GLC 2800 sq. ft
Reception 212

Download the Floor Plan for GLC.




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.

Artists & Promoters glc@whistlerblackcomb.com

Event Planners & Organizers wbsales@whistlerblackcomb.com


4165 Springs Lane Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

Hours:  Daily 11am-1am.

Phone: 604.905.2220

Email: glc@whistlerblackcomb.com 

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