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Après in Whistler Creekside

Après in Whistler Creekside

Whistler Apres

The French word Après loosely translates to 'after' and is quite often used to describe winding down after a day on the slopes. A fun fact - in Whistler you can Après after pretty much any activity not just skiing. Whether you spent all morning at the spa, riding your bike in the park or even just lounging around the hotel, all activities deserve an Après follow up.

A Whistler Creekside Tradition

Après in Whistler Creekside is as old as Whistler Mountain itself. Few people realize that Creekside was the first area of Whistler to be developed. Where the Whistler Creekside Gondola stands today is the location of the first Whistler Mountain chairlift. The base of Creekside is also the first place where the Après lifestyle in Whistler began. Following a long day on the hill, the staff and guests of Whistler would meet at the Base of Whistler Mountain for a pint and some food. The venue was nothing spectacular, just a few picnic tables and chairs in front of a building called Dusty's. Without even knowing it these Whistler pioneers had begun a tradition that would later become known as Whistler Après.

Today that little building called Dusty's lives on and has since turned into a spacious post and beam barn, home to the best patio in Creekside. Every evening skiers, guests and staff all gather on the patio and Après away into the early night. If you stay there long enough you can even watch as the bar turns into Whistler's largest pub for live entertainment.

Best Creekside Après

Dusty's Bar & BBQ

Dusty's Bar and BBQThe original Whistler Après spot, Dusty's massive patio draws in guests straight off the hill with its ski-in-ski-out option. Great BBQ and cold drinks keep the customers happy, including families, with children welcome until 10 PM. If you stick around past 10 PM you can catch some live music from one of Whistler's local bands.

Cure Lounge & Patio

Creekside's newest Après location, Cure has been winning rave reviews for farm-to-table creations. Located in the Nita Lake Lodge the Lounge is centred around a massive fireplace that keeps the Lounge nice and toasty during the winter. During the summertime head outside and enjoy their patio that offers lake front views of Nita Lake.

Roland's Creekside Pub.

This hidden gem is a local's favorite, with award winning Chef Bob Haselbach serving up some of the best BBQ in town. Known as the Creekside sports bar the place is sure to have the big game or match playing on multiple TV's. A great selection of craft pints makes this spot a great place to unwind after a long day. Sorry, no minors.

Photo Credit: Mike Crane (Après)