Apres & Nightlife

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Après & Nightlife:
down underAfter a big day out on the hill you have to experience Whistler's après. Late night fun at the nightclubs, its something that Whistler is famous for! Most establishments are just minutes from the lifts and all of them are contained within the pedestrian-only Village, everything is within walking distance. Let's Go for Après! (Après the French word meaning "after") marks the social occasion after skiing a time when people come together for drinks, food and fun. Walk through the Village after the lifts close (from 3 PM onwards) and many bars and restaurants will be buzzing with excitement - especially in the spring. Some people consider après the best part of a Whistler vacation. Nightlife in Whistler is superb an offers something for everybody.

Is Dancing is Your Thing? You still have lots of energy to expend? Head to Garfinkel's where you will recognize everything they play. Attracts a sports bar/hipster/over-20 following with a mixed baggie of indie rock hits, funky classics and hot-steppin' dance tracks. A huge Thursday night institution. Down Under: is in the heart of Whistler Village. A premier club for the hip crowd. Maxx's has some of Canada's most famous & best resident DJs. The best hip-hop, house and funk nights in Whistler have their home in Down Under.

Moe Joe's
is a smaller, more intimate form of Garf's - similar clientele and music mix, but the atmosphere is uniquely their own. Buffalo Bill's attracts an older (over-30s) crowd and also spices up the scene with regular comedy nights and hypnotists. The Savage Beagle is split-level, allowing you to sit upstairs, smoke a cigar while the dancey-faced people can go to it downstairs. The only resort with go-go dancers Tommy Africa's on a Monday night surfs the retro wave, and the fun bunch are often spotted on the speakers. for more details about the wildside of Whistler visit "Wild in Whistler"

Looking for those Live Tunes?
Take in the Crabshack on a Sunday night when they have cheap wings, cheap laughs and cheap beer... all accompanied by local Whistler bands. Or a bit of the old Diddly diddly! The Dubh Linn Gate has live traditional and modern Irish music every apres and every night of the week - no cover charge.

dubh linn gateIf you are looking for the good old fashioned Pub Atmosphere .. Black's Pub has scotch and beer from the four corners of the world. The Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub has Whistler's largest draught beer and whiskey selection, along with live music every apres and every night. The Crystal Lounge, Brandy's, Monk's and the Cinnamon Bear Bar swaddle you in comfort, while local lone guitarists play your requests. Le Brasserie is a cozy pub environment in the Village square. A prime people-watching location. Mellow! The sophisticated set will want to slink into a wine or cigar bar. A mild and pleasant place is the Mallard Bar in the Chateau Whistler. If you just want a low-key blue collar drink go to Tapley's. For a local, "lean-on-the-bar-for-a-few" type evening, pull up a stool at Citta's Bar located in central Village Square, Citta's is a fantastic location to catch the action.

Beyond Apres: Merlin's at the base of Blackcomb is a popular hang out for local mountain staff. Dusty's is its cross-town cousin at the base of Whistler in Creekside. Both of these places have a tendency to go "up the left" when payday lurches into sight. They also throw on a band every now and then, depending on the time of year! They tend to go for the all-out apres, producing those legions of long-distance drinkers that clatter around the village in their ski-boots in the dark.

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