Dusty's Whistler

"Rockin' The Creekside Since 1965"

Even though Dusty's Whistler officially bills itself as "Whistler's Original Watering Hole", it could easily bill itself as "Whistler's Best Watering Hole". Especially when it comes to Après-Ski.

The Perfect Ski Run...

Inukshuk - top of Whistler Mountain, British Columbia Canada Peak to Creek run, Whistler Mountain Sunshine on Dusty's patio, Whistler Creekside
From The Peak Of Whistler Mountain... Down The "Peak To Creek" Run (over 3.3 miles long and a 1 mile vertical drop)... To A Little Après-Ski At Dusty's Whistler Creekside

Dusty's Bar and Grill menu Whenever we find ourselves staying in the Creekside area of Whistler, we try and end the day with a little après-ski at Dusty's Bar and BBQ. It's location right at the base of the Creekside gondola and the Dave Murray Downhill (site of the 2010 Olympic downhill), makes for a stunning setting, especially when the sun is shining.

The Creekside area of Whistler BC is the original base of Whistler Mountain, which first opened for skiing in February 1966. Since Dusty's has been around since 1965, the first "après-ski" drink in Whistler history was likely served right there.

A lot has happened since those early days of the 60's... In 1980, the main base of Whistler Mountain wasRockin' the Creekside Whistler BC Canada moved to the new village, which used to be the site of the town dump. After about 35 years of being basically a big gravel parking lot, the Creekside base area underwent a major overhaul. New restaurants, hotels and retail shops were added, among other changes.

One of the big changes that took place around that time was that the original Dusty's was torn down and replaced. What stands at the base of the mountain now is the new version of Dusty's.

A big part of Dusty's reputation over the years has been the excellent live music that has kept it "Rockin' the Creekside" since it opened.

Live music at Dusty's Whistler Creekside
Dusty's Bar and Grill In Whistler, BC, Canada: Rockin' The Creekside Since 1965

And what makes it even more fun (especially for those of us that have young families) is that after skiing, kids of all ages are welcome to enjoy the party.

Whistler apres ski fun for all agesInside Dusty's at Whistler BC Canada
Our Son Callum Partying At Dusty's With His Mom

Now, if you're not staying in the Creekside area, Dusty's can be a little bit out of the way. You'll have to either catch a cab or a bus back to the main village (about 5 minutes away) if that's where your accommodation is. But hey, it's still worth the trip to Dusty's Whistler.

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