Best Après Ski Bars in Whistler, BC

Posted by Arina Abbott on

So you’ve waxed your skis and renewed your passport for your trip to the Great White North – but have you thought about where you’re going for après after you arrive?

Don’t overthink it. We’ve got some of Whistler’s best right here. Check out our favorite après ski bars and restaurants in Whistler.

Most Unique Experience: Forged Axe Throwing

Après a new way: knock back a beer with one hand, hurl an axe with the other

Forged Axe Throwing Whistler BC

If you’re looking for a way to shake up your après ski routine, drinking beer while throwing sharp objects is a good way to do it. For a full hour, revel in the cathartic bliss of throwing axes at the wall with (almost) reckless abandon. An instructor will be there to pass along axe-slinging wisdom and make sure your butter-fingered buddy doesn’t accidentally let an axe slip. Don’t forget to make a reservation, as space is limited.

Address: 1208 Alpha Lake Rd Unit 1, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1, Canada

Phone Number: (778) 770-2240

Website: Forged Axe Throwing

Best Slopeside: Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub

Irish festivity meets mountain town comfort for all things après

Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub Whistler BC

The Dubh Linn Gate delivers everything we’d hope for in an après bar – warm atmosphere, comfort food, cheap happy hour drinks, good beer selection, and live music. Located at the base of the Gondola, this pub is the spot to park it after a big day out. Start by grabbing a Guinness and then head outside to cozy up by the fire. Make new friends by clinking glasses and cheering “sláinte!” (pronounced slawn-cha), the Irish toast to “health!”

Address: 4320, 170 Sundial Crescent #170, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

Phone Number: (778) 770-2240

Website: Dubh Linn Gate - Whistler, BC

Best Cocktails: Bar Oso

An intimate tapas bar with expertly crafted cocktails and moody ambiance

 Bar Oso Whistler BC

Charcuterie and cocktails calling your name? Make your way to Bar Oso. Spanish-influenced bites and thoughtfully designed cocktails line the menu, but don’t confuse Bar Oso’s elegance with stuffiness. With friendly, knowledgeable staff and a long bar designed to bring guests together, Bar Oso delivers après in unpretentious style. The place fills up, so be sure to get in early or make a reservation.

Address: 150-4222 Village Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

Phone Number: (604) 962-4540

Website: BAR OSO | Spanish-Influenced Small Plates

Best Brewery: Whistler Brewing Company

A local institution serving the classics along with inventive seasonal beers and pizza

Whistler Brewing Company

For good beer, head straight to Whistler Brewing Company in Function Junction, just 10 minutes from Whistler Village. There you’ll find everything from the classic Function Junction Northwest Pale Ale to innovative brews like the purple-hued Butterfly Pea Flower Lager. If they’re serving pizza, don’t hesitate. Whistler Brewing’s pizza is super crispy and generously topped, making this some of the best pizza in Whistler.

Address: 1045 Millar Creek Rd, Whistler, BC V8E 0W5, Canada

Phone Number: (604) 962-8889

Website: Whistler Brewing Company Website

Local Vibe: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

Energetic sports bar delivering greasy pub grub, bar games, and live music

Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub Whistler BC

If you’re hankering for some juicy poutine or a sandwich-topped Bloody Mary, Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub is your joint. Once you’ve recovered from your food coma, shake it off to some live music or challenge your friends to a game of darts. With plenty of TVs, bar games, and classic pub grub, Tapley’s delivers an energetic atmosphere that both locals and visitors love.

Address: 4119 Golfers Approach, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

Phone Number: (888) 823-7932

Website: Tapley's Pub | Gibbons Whistler Website