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No trip to Whistler is complete without sampling our some of our famous nightlife. With so many craft beers and cocktails on offer, it can be hard to know where to go and what to drink. We’ve put together the best Whistler pub crawl, guaranteed to give you a taste of all the best places that Whistler has to offer.

Whistler Brewhouse

Brewhouse

Starting off your Whistler pub crawl with a bustling brewpub beside the Olympic Rings is Brewhouse. This laid-back pub brews its own craft beers on site under the name ‘High Mountain Brewing Company’. You won’t find any fresher craft beer in Whistler than at The Brewhouse.

The ‘Alta Lake Ale’ is my go-to choice here, but there are enough options on the menu to keep everyone happy. Order your tasty craft beer and grab a seat around the fireplace to get your Whistler pub crawl off to a flying start.

Amsterdam Pub Whistler

Amsterdam Pub

Making our way up the Village Stroll towards Village Square, you’ll find the lively Amsterdam Pub. Amsterdam Pub is one of the best places in Whistler to let your hair down. Guided by their own ‘Dam’ rules, including ‘Our waitresses reserve the right to dance on whatever surface they DAM well please!’, you know this is a wild, anything-goes kind of place.

This is definitely the place to grab a round of shots and ramp up your Whistler pub crawl on their patio overlooking the village stroll.

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Beacon Pub & Eatery

Just across from Amsterdam Pub and jutting out into the village square is the next stop on our Whistler pub crawl, The Beacon Pub & Eatery. Its patio is an ideal location for people watching, while inside the bar you can rub shoulders with locals and visitors alike. Let the manager, Gordy, pour you a pint of Coast Mountain beer, brewed locally in Function Junction.

The Beacon has a great selection of bar snacks and a creative dinner menu as well. The pub has a casual vibe with funky drink menus, friendly servers, and bartenders in Hawaiian shirts. Upstairs you’ll find a pool table, jukebox, and groups of friends enjoying a night out in Whistler.

The Longhorn Saloon whistler

The Longhorn Saloon

Next up on our Whistler pub crawl is The Longhorn Saloon at the base of Whistler mountain. Longhorns is the party bar in Whistler. The enormous patio at the base of Whistler mountain is home to live DJ’s, bachelor parties, and the infamous Longhorn servers. Manager Kimi Dyk highly recommends trying out their ‘Bulldog’. Think an extra-large Margherita with an upside-down Corona in it. Sounds ridiculous but tastes delicious! With all the great live DJ’s and live music, it might be hard to leave this place.

Whistler dubh linn gate

The Dubh Linn Gate

Now for a little slice of Ireland on your Whistler pub crawl! The Dubh Linn Gate is such an authentically Irish pub that it wouldn’t look out of place in the heart of Dublin or Galway. Situated in the Pan Pacific Hotel, a few steps away from Longhorns, the Dubh Linn Gate (or The Dub as the locals call it) has a prime location. The dark wood interior and fireplace make you feel like you’re really in Ireland.

Try and stop by when the house band ‘Ruckus Deluxe’ is playing. Chad and Ian play an electrifying mix of Irish and mainstream music. Of course, no trip to an Irish pub (or any pub crawl, if you ask me) is complete without a pint of Guinness. Barman Mark Ormsby will pour you one of Ireland’s finest pints as you kick back with your friends in front of the firepit.

Fitzsimmons Pub Whistler

The Fitzsimmons Pub

The Fitzsimmons Pub is one of the few remaining hidden gems in Whistler and the perfect place to wind up a Whistler pub crawl. Walking through Upper Village, you’ll be forgiven for missing this bite-sized neighbourhood pub. In this instance, the old saying rings true, “Good things come in small packages”. With local beers on tap, let the staff talk you through some of the finest craft beers from Whistler Brewing Company. The Fitz is a perfect place for a tasty pint and a great chat to wrap up the best Whistler pub crawl.

Photo Credit: Cian Byrne