Our Local’s Guide to Spring Après in Whistler

While Whistler is known for its world-class skiing and snowboarding, it’s also the North American mecca of lively après scenes that keep the good times rolling long after the lifts have closed.

From patios with stunning mountain views, delicious discounts on food, and a cozy pub with a roaring fire, to live music, DJs and dance floors – there’s no shortage of places to check out. Figuring out where to go is the hard part!

Keep reading to discover some of the best spots for spring après in Whistler, as recommended by us locals.


1. Best Happy Hour Deals

Pizzeria Antico

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Head over to Pizzeria Antico on Main Street, Whistler’s only Neapolitan pizza restaurant, for one of the best Happy Hour specials served every day from 3–5 pm – enjoy 50% off all 18 taps of local BC craft beers and 50% off their woodfired Margherita Pizza. All dough, sauces, fior di latte, ricotta, bread and dolci are made in-house daily – you can thank us for the tip later!

Location: Pizzeria Antico, 4369 Main St #101, Whistler 


Joe Fortes

Joe Fortes Whistler Apres Specials
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If you’re more into steak, seafood, wine, bubbly and cocktails – you won’t want to miss Joe Fortes Après Hour on Sundial Place. While relatively new to Whistler, having opened its doors in September 2021, Joe Fortes has a long-standing history of serving as an award-winning Vancouver restaurant for over 35 years. Guests from around the world come to expect a dynamic culinary experience in this San Francisco-style seafood grill that always delivers more hospitality, variety and buzz. Check out their Après Hour Menu here.

Location: Joe Fortes, 4417 Sundial Place, Whistler


Nita Lake Lodge – Cure Lounge & Patio

Nita Lake Lodge Apres specials
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For those in Creekside Village, we often rave about the tasty bites, comfort and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains that you can find at Nita Lake Lodge – Cure Lounge & Patio. In the spring, they will open their large outdoor patio where you can soak up the late afternoon sun or head inside and sit by their cozy fireplace, where you will still have fantastic views of the lake and mountains.

Happy hour runs daily from 2–4 pm, where you can save on all of their small share plates, burgers, flatbreads and nachos. There are several vegan options and delicious craft cocktails as well.

Location: Nita Lake Lodge,  2131 Lake Placid Rd, Creekside Village



2. Live Music // Where to Dance

Dublin Gate

Dublin Gate après specials and live music
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The Dublin Gate is Whistler’s one and only classic Irish pub. From 5–7 pm, Sunday-Friday, enjoy their happy hour menu of drink specials and catch an astounding array of live music! Check out their full live music calendar here, and be sure to check out their band profiles page to find the live performance that best suits your music style.

Location: Dublin Gate, 4320, 170 Sundial Crescent #170



Longhorn Whistler Apres

Situated right at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas, the patio at The Longhorn Saloon is the perfect spot to enjoy an après beverage where the live DJ music is always bumping. For those seeking more of a midday party scene, this is the place you’ll want to be. From champagne showers to the legendary Longhorn nachos, this iconic Whistler bar offers an experience you will never forget. As it tends to fill up quickly, reservations are recommended.

Location: The Longhorn Saloon, 4280 Mountain Square, Whistler



Dusty's Whistler Apres and live music
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Located at the base of the Creekside Gondola, Dusty’s offers mouthwatering food, arguably Whistler’s best Caesar, legendary après, and rockin’ live shows. With ample seating, inside and outside, you will always be close enough to the music but can head over to the makeshift shift dancefloor if you simply can’t stop those dancing feet. Dusty’s is open every day from 11 a.m. until late. 

Location: Dusty’s, 2040 London Lane, Whistler Creekside



3. Caffeine & Refuel

Lift Coffee Company 

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Not everyone wants a pint and a dancefloor after a big day on the hill! Those looking for a calmer atmosphere where you can refuel with tea or coffee and a snack, head over to Lift Coffee Company, conveniently located near the base of the Whistler gondola. Enjoy a delicious coffee, grab a sandwich or snack and sit out on their expanded patio to rest your legs and recharge before your evening activities. 

Location: Lift Coffee Company, 4293 Mountain Square, Whistler


Peaked Pies

Peaked Pies Whistler BC
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For those of you who have worked up quite a post-hill appetite, Peaked Pies brings the ultimate experience in Australian meat (and veggie!) pies, Artisan Coffee, and desserts. Locally owned and operated, everything is hand-made fresh daily. So dine in, take out, or grab a frozen pie to reheat back at your accommodation!

Location: Peaked Pies, 105-4369, Main Street, Whistler


Rockit Coffee Co

Rockit Coffee Whistler
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Check out Whistler Creekside’s newest member on the block – Rockit Coffee Co! Featuring a throwback ’70-’80s vibe with the decor, enjoy high-quality coffee, tasty food and the best funky music soundtrack you can find anywhere in Creekside. Open daily from 7 am-5 pm. 

Location: Rockit Coffee Co, 227-2063 Lake Placid Road, Creekside Village



4. Relax & Recharge

Whistler Day Spa – Pan Pacific Village Centre Hotel

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Skip the food and drinks and head straight to the Whistler Day Spa to relax and unwind after a long day on the ski hill. Located in the heart of Whistler Village, the Whistler Day Spa offers a range of therapeutic, customizable treatments and access to their sauna, hot tubs, and outdoor pool with any full-priced spa service. Be sure to ask about their last-minute spa promotions and mid-week massage deals. Open 7 days a week.

Location: Whistler Day Spa, 4299 Blackcomb Way, Whistler


Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa – Hilton Hotel & Resorts

spa's in whistler BC
Photo courtesy of Mama Sari Royal Heritage Spa // Dan Carr

Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa is the only authentic Royal Javanese Spa in North America. Their techniques and practices are centred around the serenity of Jiwa, Raga and Sukma – the harmony of the Mind, Body and Soul. Experience the royal treatment from their expert staff, trained in a variety of treatments combining traditional methods with innovative technology for ultimate relaxation after a day of adventuring. 

Location: Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa, 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler


Vida Spa – Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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Located in the Upper Village, near the base of the Blackcomb gondola, restore your energy and promote your well-being at the Vida Spa. Choose from a range of traditional body therapies, facials, wraps and exfoliations. Many of their treatments are based on Ayurveda, an ancient traditional Indian medicine. After your treatment, enjoy their glorious indoor/outdoor pool and hot tubs with stunning views of the mountains. 

Location: Vida Spa, 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler 



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