Where to Find the Best Beer in Whistler
Like any good ski resort, Whistler has a vibrant apres scene with some fantastic bars and pubs. While most of us enjoy a delicious cocktail or hangover-curing Caesar, it truly is hard to beat a cold, refreshing beer after a day out on the mountains. So check out our list of the best bars to enjoy that hard-earned beer in.
The Beacon Pub & Eatery
Located in one of Whistler’s prime location is The Beacon Pub & Eatery. This local’s favorite, in the Village Square, is a hub of activity on any given day of the week. A true sign of a good bar to drink beer in is if they have a rotating tap or two.
If you needed more proof that The Beacon Pub & Eatery is a sanctuary for beer drinkers, then you may be interested to learn that they have teamed up with local brewery Coast Mountain Brewing to create their own beer - Big Air Pils. This modern pilsner has tasty fruit and pine notes.
Dusty’s Bar & BBQ
Dusty’s Bar & BBQ in Creekside is Whistler’s original watering hole. The iconic wooden structure sits at the bottom of Whistler mountain and is a welcome sight for anybody coming down off the mountain. The atmosphere in Dusty’s is very relaxed, just as the original owners wanted. The bright wooden bar and tables are a comforting sight on a winters day, while the patio makes the most of the sunshine during the summer months.
Dusty’s has 8 beers on tap, which includes one dedicated rotator tap for a Whistler Brewing Company beer. Not many bars in Whistler can boast of serving a fresh, draft beer brewed only 4km away!
The Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
The Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub is renowned for two things - their incredible live music and their expansive menu of 25 draft beers. The beer menu covers all aspects of beers, from the traditional pint of Guinness to seasonal rotator taps of blueberry sours or coffee stouts. You’ll also be treated to career barmen pouring your pints. The Dubh Linn Gate is a fun place to be and that seems to have carried over to the staff as well.
The interior is another reason why this pub is so popular. It is finished in a traditional Irish style. The wooden bar is a deep brown that curves around the taps, this really encourages people to chat with each other. The walls are decorated with souvenirs that are actually from the Emerald Isle and they also have a strong contingent of Irish staff to help complete that authentic experience.
Breweries in Whistler
Whistler, and the surrounding Sea to Sky corridor, is home to some of BC’s best craft breweries. Both locals and tourists love to support local businesses, and it's hard not to when they make beer that tastes this good! Two of Whistler’s best breweries can be found in Function Junction - Whistler’s coolest neighborhood!
Coast Mountain Brewing
Coast Mountain Brewing opened in 2016 and has quickly established itself as an iconic Whistler brand. Their expertly made crafted selection includes sours, ales, IPAs, and stouts and can be found throughout Whistler. However, the best place to drink a Coast Mountain beer is at their very own bar.
The bar is cozy and intimate, a great place for date night. The staff will talk you through the beers they have on tap and make recommendations, or alternatively, you can order a sampler flight and try them all!
Whistler Brewing Co.
Whistler Brewing Co. is Whistler’s oldest brewery and can be found in almost every bar in town. It was established in 1989 and has been growing ever since. Whistler Brewing Co. now have an on-site bar where you can sample their latest brews. They serve up their latest seasonal brews as well as a rotating pilot brew seasonal. The pilot brew is only available in very limited quantities and only available at the taproom.
Whistler Brewing Company also offers tours for $15.95. Or if you’d rather take your beer to go, they have kegs available - perfect for any celebration in Whistler.