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When the lights go down in Whistler, the Village comes to life as pubs, bars, and nightclubs crank up the alpine party to avalanche-inducing proportions. Here are the watering holes that put this mountain on the night owl's map...
Whistler Bars & Pubs
One of Whistler's oldest establishments, Blacks Pub is known for its huge selection of over 70 bottled beers and lagers, a wide range of on-tap beers and great food. Located just moments from both the Whistler and Blackcomb lifts, the views here are as good as the atmosphere.
The Dubh Linn Gate is Whistler's answer to the authentic Irish pub experience. Each piece was imported from the Bonny Green Isle and reconstructed at the Pan Pacific Mountainside Resort. Find a better place for a pint of Guinness and you're probably in Eire.
Located in Whistler Creekside at the original site of Whistler townsite, Dusty's Bar & Grill is the quintessential western ski lodge. Highlights include an exterior fireplace on the upper deck, garage door style windows and a live music stage.
The GLC, otherwise known as the Garibaldi Lift Company, is a hybrid of club, lounge and restaurant. A favourite with the Vancouver and Whistler in-crowd, most nights can provide anything from ski and snowboard videos to reggae and ambient house beats. Sometimes, this mountain's not cold, it's cool.
The Longhorn Saloon & Grill is situated at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain Gondolas and boasts the title of #1 après-ski hangout for over a quarter century. Whether it's the great food and drink or the wicked DJ's, this is a guaranteed good time.
Enjoy a signature drink in the fireside luxury of The Mallard Lounge with its jaw-dropping views of Whistler Mountain.
The Mix Lounge, stands as one of the best places in the Village for an awesome cocktail and some killer tapas. Be sure to ask your mixologist for any special cocktails they are currently serving. The Mix also serves breakfast from 7am.
Buffalo Bill's Bar & Grill is a longtime Whistler standby, famous for its amazing atmosphere and fantastic live entertainment including big acts such as The Tragically Hip. On nights when the stage is empty, trust the DJ to dispense popular classics and top-40 favourites. If in town mid-week be sure to check out the legenedary local's night on a Wednesday.
By far Whistler's busiest and biggest club, Garfinkel's brags one of the most eclectic concert listings in the Coastal Mountains. From Electronica to Southern Metal, this stage has seen it all.
Calling all club-kids... Maxx Fish produces some of the country's most popular house and hip-hop, served up by some of the most famous DJ's this side of the 49th parallel. This establishment's funky, urban atmosphere sets a new standard in uber-cool. For Dub fans be sure to check out Matt the Alien on Really Good Tuesdays.
If a big dance floor is what you're looking for, Moe Joe's is for you. With a weekly roster of live music and smokin' hot DJ's, there's not a night of the week here that isn't a party.
The Savage Beagle Bar offers world-class DJ showcase throughout the year and a great atmosphere 7-nights a week.
Two decades and going strong, Tommy Africa's remains a favourite with Whistler's visitors and locals alike. This legendary nightclub was hiring go-go dancers and importing international DJ's back when neon legwarmers were still the rage. You can still get a taste of neon legwarmers at the weekly 80's night on a Monday.