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Best Places to Après in Whistler Creekside

Whistler Apres

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 this 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

Dusty's Bar and BBQThe biggest and baddest bar in Creekside offers day and night dining and drinks. The massive outdoor patio overlooks Whistler Mountain providing ski-in-ski-out access. Known for its amazing BBQ, Dusty's Bar & BBQ carries on the tradition of the Canadian National BBQ championships all year long. Children are welcome until 10 PM when the bar turns into the largest permanent venue for live music. 

Please note that the last day of winter operations is April 16, 2023.
Summer 2023 operational dates, coming soon.

Cure Lounge & Patio

Know for its huge wood fireplace, Cure offers casual dining and an excellent choice of fine wines and craft beers. If you are 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)