Cheers to getting back to normal, even if it is a “new normal.” We can’t think of anything more traditional than sitting on an outdoor patio in Whistler Village with a cold brew after a day on the mountain.
Check out some of our favorite spots for a beer in Whistler that have re-opened with safety protocols, though some may have changed the days and hours they are open. So check before you go.
Bar Oso offers a friendly atmosphere with great service and delicious food. Order up some tapas to go with one of British Columbia’s craft beers. Bar Oso has Nomad Semi-Dry Cider and Pem-berton Valley Fog IPA on tap and Four Winds IPA, Hoyne Dark Matter and Nomad Keeved in bottles.
Beacon Pub & Eatery
Beacon Pub & Eatery, located in Whistler’s central Village Square, is the perfect spot to finish up an active day. The pub serves ice-cold BC craft beer along with traditional pub fare like burg-ers and poutine. “Special guest” rotating taps allow diners to try something different, like the Bea-con Craft Lager by Steamworks, Whistler Brewing’s Hazy Trail Pale Ale or Coast Mountain Day-dreamer IPA.
Black’s Pub & Restaurant
Black’s Pub offers more than 100 different beers from around the world. Located in the Sundial Boutique Hotel, it is at the base of both Village gondolas. Its expansive outdoor patio area is per-fect for enjoying one of the dozen BC brews they have on tap.
High Mountain Brewing Company Brewhouse
High Mountain Brewing Company Brewhouse, one of the busiest spots in Whistler Village, has a cozy two-sided fireplace and plenty of TVs, so it’s a perfect place to relax and warm up. There is also a huge patio if you prefer to socially-distance outdoors. Their delicious menu is comple-mented by the range of award-winning, handcrafted ales and lagers, which they brew onsite.
Brickworks Public House
Brickworks Public House on Main Street is a locally-owned, industrial-inspired gastropub offer-ing casual yet premium dining. Their innovative menu includes dishes like Wild Boar Burger and traditional British-style Fish & Chips. As for draught beer, Brickworks has six rotating taps and a rotating tap flight. Their BC gin menu is also worth a look.
Coast Mountain Brewing
A family-run boutique craft brewery with a tasting room open late every night. Coast Mountain Brewing is always evolving, offering an ever-changing lineup of tasty beers. Stop in for a pint on the patio or fill a growler of fresh beer to go.
Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
At Dubh Linn Gate Pub, you’ll find plenty of charming people, spirited live music and 25 draught taps pouring deliciously fresh Imperial pints. The menu offers authentic Irish fare, and Happy Hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday through Friday and features BC craft beer pints for $5.75.
Located just off the stroll, in the Westin Resort & Spa, FireRock Lounge offers a chalet-style bar that is the perfect spot for a BC draught beer. Enjoy a date night or a few brews with friends.
They also serve delicious bar snacks, and lunch and dinner options. Get an Apres Lager Bucket or a BC ale on draught.
The Fitzsimmons Pub at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain in the Upper Village is the quintessen-tial neighbourhood watering hole, and one of the top spots for craft beers. Fitzsimmons Pub fea-tures eight taps constantly rotating local craft beer, a host of bottled beers and regular tap take-overs.
Hunter Gather Eatery & Taphouse
The team at Hunter Gather prepares an eclectic array of menu items to perfectly complement its selection of BC craft beer on tap. Hang out on the outdoor patio and enjoy locally-sourced food and awesome brews.
Longhorn Saloon and Grill
Situated right at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas, the patio at The Longhorn Saloon is the perfect spot to enjoy a beer after biking, hiking or skiing. They have several local beers on tap, and offer bottles and cans, including the gluten-free Whistler Forager.
Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub
Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub, Whistler’s first pub, has been serving up good times, good drinks, and good food since 1981. A neighborhood favorite, Tapley’s is made for sipping local craft beer, watching sports and devouring pizza and poutine.
Whistler Brewing Company
First established in 1989, the Whistler Brewing Company is an originator in the BC craft brewing movement. It is still 100% BC-owned and 100% BC-brewed. Its tap house serves 6 oz., 12 oz., 16 oz., 20 oz., jugs or beer flights. Whistler Brewing Company has almost a dozen brews to choose between, including a couple of ciders and gluten-free forager by the bottle.
Two things about Whistler that you can always count on: Enjoying a cold beer with a beautiful backdrop, and kicking back in comfortable, convenient accommodations when you book with Blackcomb Peaks.