Après in Whistler Creekside
Fun fact, the French word Après, simply means "after" and is used when talking about unwinding after a day on the slopes. In Whistler however you don't have to ski to enjoy Après. Instead, Après can be enjoyed after any activity including shopping, a day at the spa or just lounging around the hotel.
Après in Whistler Creekside is as old as Whistler Mountain itself. Before the luxury resorts and world class shopping and restaurants, Whistler was a tiny hidden ski town. The first Après spot was thrown together by grouping a couple of tables and chairs outside of a construction trailer. This is how the first Whistler Après venue was born. It's name? Dusty's.
Well some 40 years later Dusty's bar is still here, albeit in a much swankier home. Located right at the base of the Creekside Gondola this ski-in, ski-out bar is one of Whistler's premier patio spaces. Inside the space opens up into a spacious post and beam country style bar. Dusty's is one of the best places in Whistler to après after a long day on the hill or lounging around Creekside.
During the first week of every August Dusty's transforms into BBQ headquarters for the Canadian National BBQ Championships. Patrons get the chance to hang out in the grounds and taste a wide variety of BBQ creations.
Best Creekside Après
Dusty's Bar & Grill
The biggest and badest bar in Creekside offers day and night dining and drinks. The massive outdoor patio over looks Whistler Mountain providing ski-in, ski-out access. Known for it's amazing BBQ, Dusty's carries on the tradition of the Canadian National BBQ championships all year long. Children are welcome until 10PM, when the bar turns into largest permanent venue for live music.
Cure Lounge & Patio
Know for it's huge wood fireplace, Cure offers casual dining and an excellent choice of fine wines and craft beers. If your looking for a more upscale place to kick back for dinner or lunch then Cure is your best bet. Located in Nita Lake Lodge the Lounge offers lake front views of Nita Lake. Relax in style at Cure.
Roland's Creekside Pub
Award winning chef Bob Haselbach serves up amazing BBQ all day long at Roland's. This bar caters to the sports fan with the day's big match or game playing on multiple TV's. Unfortunately this place is a 19+ facility, sorry no minors.
Photo Credit:Robin O'Neill (Après)