Nightlife in Whistler
If you’re heading to Whistler to hit the slopes you’re going to want to check out the nightlife once the sun goes down. Voted by readers of SKI Magazine as the number 1 resort for après-ski spots 2015, nightlife in Whistler provides an array of options from beers on the patio, to cocktails in a classy lounge, to dancing to a DJ in a club. To make sure you get to the best venues Whistler has to offer, we’ve put together this guide to some of the hottest après-ski spots in town, including places World Crawl frequents, so you can warm up after a day on the slopes.
First opened in December 1988, this hangout has been a Whistler favourite for locals and visitors for the last 15 years. Tommy Africa’s has been the first bar to bring many things to the nightlife in Whistler, including Gogo dancers and internationally renowned DJs. Voted by locals as the best place to dance, Tommy Africa’s is a great après-ski spot, featuring an incredible lighting system and 4 turn tables busting out all styles of music including hip hop, R&B, top 40, house, breakbeat, funk and 80s retro. Tommy Africa’s holds special events each month and is located in the main Village Square near the taxi loop.
Garfinkel’s has been an après-ski Whistler tradition and iconic party spot since 1991. With weekend events like Play Day Fridays and Saturday’s The Big Night Out, it’s no wonder patrons in their 20s and 30s flock to Garfinkel’s to celebrate the end of the week, enjoy the nightlife and dance to top party anthems. This hot spot is also a tour stop for bands, featuring some of the hottest acts on the resort, as well as a venue for art throw downs and after parties. Garfinkel’s also features the longest running local’s night in Whistler every Thursday. Get yourself on the list because Garfinkel’s has got something going on every night of the week, from Play Day Fridays, to Social Sundays, to Pool Hall Wednesdays. Email or call ahead to make your booking.
The Longhorn Saloon
The Longhorn Saloon has been one of the best places to après-ski and party in Whistler since it opened in 1981. Its location at the bottom of Whistler Mountain puts it at the center of the action. The Longhorn Saloon is the perfect way to end your day with great food from the grill, draft beer and DJs spinning party tracks. It’s good old fashioned, rowdy adult fun and the scene recently got bigger with the addition of their new patio. See for yourself why Longhorn has become a staple of the nightlife in Whistler, and why people love stopping by for some nachos and an ice-cold brewski.
Cinnamon Bear Bar and Grille
Voted Best Spot in Whistler by Pique Magazine, Cinnamon Bear Bar and Grille is a classy après-ski spot. With a cozy fireplace to crowd around in the winter and a sunny patio to soak up the rays in the summer, it’s no wonder Cinnamon Bear Bar and Grille maintains its loyal customers. Located in the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa, this spot offers upscale casual dining and a seasonal poolside barbecue on Saturday nights. Featuring giant sport screens, pool tables, games and a breathtaking view of the mountains, Cinnamon Bear Bar is one of the trendiest places in town to unwind with a cocktail or ice-cold beer, so make sure you drop by and catch some of that Whistler vibe.
Voted best nightclub in Whistler by Maxim Magazine, Maxx Fish has earned itself a great reputation among party enthusiasts. This venue features both spacious booths and big screens for taking it easy and watching the game, and an awesome dance floor, great lighting and a sound system that will blow you away. Its two gigantic bars are fully stocked and manned by attentive staff ready to whip up your delicious drink orders. Maxx Fish boasts DJs that will get you dancing every night of the week and VIP tables to experience the stylish side of nightlife in Whistler.
Get in on World Crawl Whistler
Regardless of whether you’re going to be in town in the winter or the summer, you’re going to want to check out these vibrant après-ski spots and the buzzing nightlife in Whistler. If you want to join the party and get the chance to experience all of these iconic venues at once, make sure you get tickets to our award winning club crawl today. For more info on about nightlife in Whistler, feel free to contact us.