Touting some of the best ski terrain in North America, Whistler’s a must-visit for every winter adventurer. For those who also have a passion for delicious pub food and tasty cocktails, the destination doesn’t disappoint. What better way to celebrate a killer day riding on the slopes then to sit down on a cozy patio with your favorite indulgence? Here are five top après ski spots to enjoy when you’re in Whistler, according to locals and tourists alike.
Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill (GLC)
GLC is arguably the best spot in the village for watching snowboarders and skiers descend the mountain. Enjoy their recently expanded patio and take a seat outside under the heated roof to let those tired muscles relax after a big day on the mountain. Order the gorgonzola fries; they’re a local favorite.
Dubh Linn Gate
This Irish-inspired pub offers hearty food and plenty of beer on tap – what more could you ask for? Settle in and enjoy a menu and entertainment that’ll make you feel like you’re in Ireland yourself. Be sure to try their steak and Guinness meat pie.
If you want to escape the cold for a while, this underground pub is your place. Inside you’ll find a laid-back, cozy indoor spot usually featuring great drink specials. Bring your friends and let the friendly bar staff serve up a memorable apres ski experience.
Whistler’s original watering hole, Dusty’s is the biggest pub in the quaint Creekside Village. Western-inspired, the Bar & BBQ is a local favorite not to be missed. Best of all: You can almost ski right into the pub. With lots of wooden picnic tables and ample room to sit, Dusty’s boasts their legendary massive nachos and Barbeque-contest-winning ribs.
Seppo’s on Whistler
If you’re eager to get an early start on après festivities before the hoards of exhausted people come off the mountain, head to Seppo’s. With live music on Sundays, it’s the best on-mountain place for pre-après. Listen to tunes before finishing off your riding day by descending on one last sun-kissed run down Whistler Mountain.
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