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These can’t-miss Whistler happy hour spots hit the spot year-round

Sip, savour and socialize whether you’re a seasoned local or just visiting

Whether you’re making the most of winter - and the ski season - before it winds down, taking a note from the upcoming season and springing into action, sussing out some summer hot spots, or finding a new locale to fall in love with, there’s no denying that Whistler welcomes adventure, exploration and good times all year round. 

And it doesn’t just stop at awakening your wanderlust with its captivating peaks, enticing trails and pristine powder. After all, even the most avid adventurers can admit that all that action can have you work up a thriving thirst and aggressive appetite. 

If you’re on the lookout for bountiful happy hours that won’t break the bank, you’re in luck! 

Here is a list of wonderful Whistler happy hour locations.

Nita Lake Lodge 

Photo via: Nita Lake Lodge.

Take a trip to Whistler’s favourite lakeside locale, Cure Lounge & Patio at Nita Lake Lodge, complete with a winterized patio equipped with cozy fireplaces to set the chill cabin mood. Did we mention this is also the only place to enjoy a lakeside happy hour in town? 

Whether you’re soaking in the whimsical winter scenery, or winding down after a day well spent on and off the water, enjoy exclusive offerings from 2 - 4 p.m., including 25% off all food, a rotating repertoire of $10 feature après cocktails, $8 pints of draft beer and ciders, as well as $9 house wine by the glass. 

Whether it’s full feasts or light bites you’re after, you will surely find something on the menu for everyone.

Cranked Espresso Bar

Photo via: Cranked Espresso Bar.

Happy hour can mean different things to different people. For some, it's finding a bustling spot to immerse themselves in Whistler's hectic yet contagious energy. For others, it may be an opportunity to take a break and escape the hustle and bustle of the Village and venture to the more laid-back Bear Paw Trail in the Rainbow neighbourhood. 

Cranked Espresso Bar offers the ideal venue to relax and re-energize, with a sunny patio that boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Its happy hour runs from 2 - 5 p.m. every day and features local craft beers - with a $1.50 discount on beers and ciders - and delicious homemade foods with plenty of vegan-friendly options, also available for order online. It also has free parking, including for campervans, which, as anyone who's been to Whistler knows, is a huge bonus.

Cinnamon Bear Bar at the Hilton Resort Whistler

Photo via: Cinnamon Bear Bar Hilton.

Located in the heart of the village and just steps from the gondolas, you’ll find one of Whistler’s best and sunniest patios, Cinnamon Bear Bar. A locals’ favourite since 1982 and for good reason – offering a fun and inviting atmosphere where you can enjoy daily Happy Hour deals such as 40% off bottles of wine, $5 beer, $6 wine, $15 pitchers and $10 cocktails between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. as well as 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. – not to be missed!

Whether cozying up at the fireplace or enjoying a sunny spot on the patio, CBB also offers two tournament-size pool tables creating an environment both locals and visitors love.

Visit them inside the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa, and to stay up to date with all things CBB, follow them on Instagram @cbbwhistler