Whistler Nightlife

Whistler has a legendary après-ski scene, and on any given weekend, there may be more nonskiers than skiers filling the local patios, clubs, and saloons. Stag and stagette parties wander the pedestrian-only Village, and people line up early to get inside Buffalo Bills, Moe Joe's, Maxx Fish, or Garfinkel's, where DJs and bands from Vancouver and beyond come to spin.

The night begins with après,

when skiers, bikers, and hikers alike unwind on patios such as the one at the Longhorn Saloon & Grill, Garibaldi Lift Company, or Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub—think happy hour for the hyped up—and the clubs usually stay open until 2 am except for Sunday and holidays. The minimum age is 19 and smoking is only allowed outside, although even some patios are smoke-free zones. When the bars close, the local constables lead a (usually) well-behaved cattle drive through the Village and back to the hotels.

For entertainment listings, pick up Whistler's weekly newsmagazine, the Pique, available at cafés and food stores.

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Black's Pub

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You'll find Whistler's largest selection of whiskeys (more than 40 varieties) and 99 beers from around the world at this pleasant pub.

BrewHouse

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You'll come for the house-brewed ales and lagers and you'll stay to relax in the woodsy atmosphere, complete with fireplaces, pool tables,...

Buffalo Bill's Bar & Grill

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This club features 1980s and Top 40; well-known regional bands jam here once or twice a month. There are two dance floors and a pool...

Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub

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As its name implies, this place is full of the Irish blarney, with an interior that was actually transported all the way from the Emerald...

Garfinkel's

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One of Whistler's most cavernous clubs, Garfinkel's plays rock, hip-hop, and current DJs. It's a hangout for a young crowd, many of whom...

Garibaldi Lift Company

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At the base of the Whistler Gondola, this popular joint attracts a lively crowd to its iconic après ski bar that also serves lunch,...

Ketel One Ice Room at Bearfoot Bistro

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At -32°C (-26°F), the Ketel One Ice Room is the world’s coldest vodka tasting room—and the only permanent subzero vodka room in...

Longhorn Saloon & Grill

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A veritable institution among Whistler's drinking establishments, the Longhorn has been around since the early 1980s. It still packs...

Maxx Fish

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Located below Amsterdam Cafe, this dance club attracts a who's who of DJs from around the world. The crowd is hip and young, the music...

Moe Joe's

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Its hot central location makes Moe Joe's a perennial favorite. Theme nights from Ladies Night Saturdays to Check-in Fridays (via Facebook...

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