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Whistler Nightlife

Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside Hotel
170-4320 Sundial Crescent
Whistler , British Columbia
Tel: 604 905 4047

Come for après ski—the pub sits a couple of ski-lengths away from the snow—and stay for the craic, Irish for a nonstop party. The live Celtic music and 20-ounce Irish pints help keep it going.

Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill
4165 Spring Lane (above the Whistler Village Gondola)
Whistler , British Columbia
Tel: 604 905 2220

A ski-up type of place, at lunchtime it's a restaurant; in mid-afternoon, it's a sprawling patio for drinking locally brewed Kokanees or Caesars (Canada's answer to a Bloody Mary, only with vodka and clamato juice). After dark, it's a thumping lounge where vinyl-spinning DJs bridge the gap between après ski and late-night.

Longhorn Saloon
Carleton Lodge
4284 Mountain Square
Whistler , British Columbia
Canada V0N 1B4
Tel: 604 932 5999

You've just finished an incredible day on the mountain, your endorphins are running high, and you're more than ready to down a beer (or three), eat some poutine or buffalo wings, and recount the glories of the day. Happily, the Longhorn Saloon stands at the ready directly across from the Whistler Village Gondola. The inside isn't noteworthy, but the massive deck and its glorious mountain views draw a crowd of young, free-spirited skiers and boarders—seats outside can be hard to come by on epic afternoons, but they're well worth the wait. Late night at the Longhorn is nothing special, except for Sunday nights, when the locals turn up in droves.

Open daily 9 am to 1 am.

Monk's Grill
4555 Blackcomb Way
Whistler , British Columbia
Tel: 604 932 9677

Located near Blackcomb's Wizard lift, the bar inside this steak-and-seafood joint is a good place to play pool or watch satellite TV near the granite fireplace and just enjoy the vibe. For some reason, it's also disproportionately popular with Australians.

Savage Beagle
4222 Village Stroll
Whistler , British Columbia
Tel: 604 938 3337

If you want to hear yourself talking, head upstairs to the martini lounge. Downstairs is for outright partying among the tourists, locals, and mountain workers. Tuesday is the Beagle's signature night, when DJs from Vancouver spin dance music and house, and drinks are sinfully cheap.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.