The Best Whistler Après Ski and Nightlife

Whistler is unlike any other resort in North America. In some respects – the scale, the high bowls and glaciers, the scenery, the crowds – it is more like an Alpine resort. But like most resorts on the western side of North America, it offers the advantages of excellent snow and a lot of woodland runs. You can also expect some great après ski in Whistler complete with jugs of beer and some of the best poutine around. Whistler Village is the focus of the nightlife with plenty of places to party. Here is our top pick of the best après ski and nightlife in Whistler.

The Garibaldi Lift Company

One of our favourite Whistler après ski bars, The Garibaldi Lift Company. Known to the locals as “The GLC” this is the perfect place to unwind with a beer just steps from the main run into the village. Outside there are some fires to keep you warm after a day on the slopes.

Whistler nightlife

Buffalo Bill’s

If you are looking for a fun night out, try Buffalo Bills. There is a resident DJ playing some great tunes. The venue has an old rustic log cabin vibe, a brilliant atmosphere, friendly staff, and a great cocktail menu. A great Whistler après ski choice.

Whistler après ski

Tommy Africa’s

This is one of the best places to party in Whistler. The music is always pumping and the drinks flowing. Great staff and service. Tommy Africa’s is open until 2am so the perfect venue if you are looking for nightlife in Whistler.

Whistler nightlife

Merlin’s Bar

Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler’s Upper Village, this après ski bar is a great choice. Merlin’s is the spiritual home of local rockers, The Hairfarmers. Enjoy mountain-high nachos and flowing brews on tap. Open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks from 11am until late.

Whistler après ski

The Longhorn Saloon

Well located at the bottom of the slopes, this is a great place for lunch and après ski drinks. The patio at The Longhorn Saloon is the perfect spot to enjoy a beer and the music is always pumping.

Whistler après ski

Dubh Linn Gate

This Irish pub is the place for live music and Guinness. We recommend sitting outside by the fire pits and listening to the band. Great, friendly service and good food. We recommend the Guinness pie. Well earnt after a day on the slopes.

Dubh Linn Gate


Black’s is a gastro pub located in Whistler Village. Situated right at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb, this 2-level gastropub features unparalleled views of both mountains. The atmosphere is fun and lively. A great Whistler après ski bar and well worth a visit.


To find out more about the best après ski and nightlife in Whistler, call our ski experts on 0207 471 7700.

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