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Eat, Drink, Drink and be Merry in Whistler

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It is full on winter in Whistler and what better time to reminisce about the past year and the new one ahead than during après and drinks at one of Whistler’s cozy restaurants? Luckily the bars and restaurants in Whistler have cocktail menus that will intrigue even the most jaded sipping aficionados and what’s more, Whistler bartenders have a penchant for using local spirits, wines and ciders. Read on to see what is in store at the hippest places to see and be seen in Creekside….

The Expertly Crafted Cocktails at Rim Rock Café Will Please the Palate

The Rim Rock Café, with its long-time staff, have a drinks menu on offer that will lead to memorably fun evenings. You could start your evening off with a cherry mule which is served in a hammered copper goblet, full of character, not to mention the most refreshingly sweet concoction this side of Moscow. The upside? The drink itself goes down easily after a thigh-burning day on the slopes, but the retro-yet-trendy copper goblet keeps your beverage ice cold, even if you are seated next to one of the Rim’s crackling fireplaces. Now that’s creative...

Another perennial snow bunny favourite is the Rim’s ice wine martini which will transport you to post-powder bliss. The Bee’s Knees utilizes local favourite Schramm Gin, which is distilled in nearby Pemberton, and appears in the top restaurants of Whistler, Vancouver and beyond.

If you’re looking for something light and effervescent, try rhubarb and rose hip cider which is brewed over on Vancouver Island in Saanich.

Dusty's Caesars Winter Drinks

Did Somebody Say Caesar?

Over at Dusty’s, conveniently located a ski’s throw from the Creekside lifts, one can have the ultimate Whistler beverage. In fact, one could argue that the Dusty’s Caesar is the only beverage in Whistler that combines a drink, a meal, and a good time all in one tall glass. Locals head straight to the iconic Whistler watering hole for its satisfying Caesar for many reasons: its garnish is a meal in itself (one of its components is hearty beef jerky), it is spiced perfectly, and, last but not least, having a Caesar in your hand is a sure fire way to announce you know what the most popular cocktail in Canada is. One will not be enough.

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Sip Your Way Through Après

Creekside après would not be complete without visits to the Cure Lounge at Nita Lake Lodge or the Red Door Bistro for their inventive cocktail menus which take advantage of local ingredients. Try them all...

The best part of taking part in après and cocktail hour in Creekside is the oh-so-easy walk home to your suite or room, conveniently located right amidst the nightlife and action! Leave the car in the parking spot and enjoy a fun night from start to finish – no driving required. A pleasant little stroll back to the room is the best way to end your evening!

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane