Après in Whistler Creekside
The word Après originated in the Alps, when it was used to describe skiers sitting down and enjoying a beverage or two at the end of a long day of skiing. The word stuck and today it's associated with ski resorts all around the world to describe unwinding after a long day on the slopes, shopping, hiking, day at the spa or even just sitting around the hotel.
A Whistler Creekside Tradition
Après in Whistler Creekside is as old as Whistler Mountain itself. When Whistler was still just a one run mountain the first Après spot consisted of just a few tables and chairs together thrown together in front of a temporary construction trailer. Its name? Dusty's!
Today, Dusty's lives on, albeit in a little swankier digs. Whistler Creekside's premier Après location sits at the base of the Creekside Gondola providing skiers and boarders ski-in-ski-out access. Equipped with a massive patio overlooking the mountain, Dusty's doubles as a bar and live entertainment spot after 10 PM. Cheap drinks, great BBQ and good vibes make this massive post and beam bar a great place to unwind after a long day of activities.
Best Creekside Après
Dusty's Bar & BBQ
Every summer Dusty's Bar & BBQ hosts the Canadian National BBQ Championships! Dusty's takes great pride in this function and it carries over into their menu throughout the rest of the year. Dusty's is home to some of the best BBQ in Whistler - with a special spot for the 'best burger' of the championship reserved on that year's menu. Located in the heart of Creekside, Dusty's makes for a great place to sit and enjoy a beverage with friends, either on their massive patio or inside in the rustic country styled bar. Children are welcome at Dusty's until 10 PM - at which time the bar turns into a live music venue.
Cure Lounge & Patio
If you're looking for a more refined way to Après, then Cure Lounge and Patio is your best bet. The Lounge offers waterfront views of Nita Lake Lounge on their beautiful stone covered patio. During the winter, guests can cuddle up around the Lounge's massive fireplace and take in the dark wood/leather ambiance inside. Casual dining choices are made from scratch and can be paired with a wide selection of fine wines and craft beers. This venue is waterfront dining at its finest.
Roland's Creekside Pub
This local's spot also doubles as the unofficial Creekside sports bar. If you're looking for the big game Roland's is your spot. Chef Bob Haselbach is always serving up some of the best BBQ in town, coupled with a great selection of pints and spirits. Sorry, no minors.