Nights Out in Whistler

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You’re up in Whistler and enjoying some of the best days you’ve ever experienced. Skiing or hiking or shopping or some sort of combination of it all, rain or shine you’re loving the activities and the ambiance of this chic mountain resort town. The legendary pedestrian-friendly village of Whistler is always vibrant with an exciting energy, extra charged by the breathtaking Coast Mountains that surround you like protector giants. People flock here for the skiing and snowboarding of course but also the championship golf courses and mountain bike trails, and of course some of the best accommodation available anywhere. It’s a full experience, and as such, it’s not complete without some top-notch dining. And as food aficionados will be quick to tell you, there is plenty of that in Whistler.

So after your excellent day you head back to your hotel or chalet and get cleaned up and dressed up and ready for a night out in Whistler. But where to? There are so many excellent places for dinner and dancing in whatever sort of atmosphere you’re looking for. Chances are you would honestly have an alright little night for yourself if you just spun a bottle and selected a place at random. But you’ll want to narrow it down to a few filtered options before you spin that bottle and decide where you’ll start the evening and see where it takes you. These are a few of our favourite spots for a premium night out on the village.

Whether you’re a sports nut looking for a quick bite to watch the game or a couple looking for a romantic dining opportunity by the crackling fire, Whistler is guaranteed to satisfy all styles, moods, and temperaments. For the lounges there are several, each offering some unique and entertaining environment in which to kick back with friends and have a few drinks. The Mallard Lounge at the Fairmont Whistler and the Fifty Two 80 at the Four Seasons Resort are excellent venues with fire-pits and relaxing atmospheres and are open to both guests of the hotel and those staying elsewhere. Other pubs and lounges worth checking out include The Crystal Lounge, The Attic, Brandy’s at the Keg, Monk’s Grill Steakhouse and Bar, and The Base – all right in the village. 

When it’s time for some proper eating, there is an abundance of excellent restaurants. Take Italian for example (as there’s a bit of Roman in many of just looking for a good pasta or pizza): stop by Trattoria di Umberto for some outstanding rustic Tuscan cuisine in a warm and family-oriented atmosphere that is both casual and elegant. If you’re looking to keep it more local, try Araxi for some excellent locally inspired and authentic dishes. Chef James Walt sources nothing but the finest ingredients to provide nothing but the finest meals. Another option for an excellent dining experience in Whistler is the sophisticated eatery of Bearfoot Bistro. Enjoy some premium French cuisine in an elegantly stylish and extravagant restaurant that will facilitate an unforgettable time.