10 Best Bars in Whistler, British Columbia

Garibaldi Lift Company

Fodor's choice
At the base of the Whistler gondola, this popular joint attracts a lively crowd to its iconic après-ski bar that also serves lunch, dinner, and an exciting late-night scene. It's a cozy place to chill out and watch the latest ski and snowboard videos during the day; in the evening, though, things get hopping. Friday night house parties are legendary—the music isn't run-of-the-mill Top 40—and in addition to live bands, it's a venue for top DJ talent from Canada and the U.S.

Ketel One Ice Room at Bearfoot Bistro

Fodor's choice

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 Canada. The experience (C$52) includes the use of cozy Arctic Expedition parkas, four shot-glass tasters from a selection of 50 vodka varieties, and one definite "wow" moment to remember.

Black's Pub

You'll find Whistler's largest selection of whiskeys (more than 40 varieties) and 99 beers from around the world at this pleasant pub. The adjoining restaurant is reasonably priced, offering mainly pizzas and pastas.

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Buffalo Bill's Bar & Grill

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 table.

Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub

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 Isle. The staff pours a decent pint of Guinness, and the menu includes solid Irish fare like steak and Guinness pie. Celtic music is a highlight most nights.


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 are weekend partiers from Vancouver.

High Mountain Brewing Company

You'll come for the house-crafted ales and lagers and you'll stay to relax in the woodsy atmosphere, complete with fireplaces, a pool table, and a slew of TVs turned to sports channels. The adjacent restaurant and patio are good places for casual meals.

Longhorn Saloon & Grill

A veritable institution among Whistler's drinking establishments, the Longhorn has been around since the early 1980s. It still packs them in until the wee hours, with the crowds moving from the saloon to the patio overlooking the base of Whistler. The interior calls to mind Steamboat Springs or Crested Butte, but the variety of local brews makes it clear that you're in BC. The menu is strictly pub food.

Moe Joe's

Its hot central location makes Moe Joe's a perennial favorite. Theme nights from Ladies' Night Saturday to Feel Good Friday to Glow-in-the-Dark giveaways on Sunday appeal to a diverse crowd. If you're traveling in a group, reserve a party booth or snag a VIP pass to skip the lines.

Tommy Africa's

Whistler Village
The club's been around forever, and depending on what's happening on any given night it's definitely worth a look. Guest DJs play alternative and progressive dance music, and with so many youthful patrons drinking the club's trademark shooters (shot glasses of undiluted alcoholic concoctions), it's not long before someone is dancing on the stage.