Nightlife in Banff & Lake Louise
Have a quiet drink or dance the night away!
If you’d like to get your night off to a running start before heading out dancing why not try one of the local pubs or eateries for a few rounds to kickoff the night? Banff and Lake Louise have some fantastic spots to get the evening rolling:
Divas at The Rimrock Resort Hotel > 300 Mountain Avenue, 403.762.3356
If you want a little relaxed elegance during your getaway, visit Divas for a specialty martini or -cocktail and watch your sporting events by the fire. Whether you are in the mood for a strawberry margarita or a specialty 2-ounce martini, this is a great spot to chill out.
The Rundle Lounge at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel > 405 Spray Avenue, 403.762.2211
Open for business from 11:30am to midnight. Come enjoy live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings, and enjoy the view of the Bow Valley with a selection of fine wines, international beers and ports. Also available is an all-day dining menu.
The Larkspur at the Rimrock Resort Hotel > 300 Mountain Avenue, 403.762.1848
Located in the main lobby of the Rimrock Resort Hotel come and enjoy a drink by the roaring fire day or night. Wines by the glass, rare whiskies and cognacs are just a few items that will tempt you.
Glacier Saloon at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise > 111 Lake Louise Drive, 403.522.3511
Go back to the Wild West at the Glacier Saloon and enjoy a stein of local or international brew. Shoot some pool or try out some western-style food.
Earl's kitchen & bar > 299 Banff Avenue, 403.762.4414
Earl’s lounge is located on Wolf Street, near Banff Avenue, and has quickly become a favourite for locals and visitors alike. Sporting events are played on four big screens, which can be seen throughout the room.
Terrace Lounge > 222 Lynx Avenue, 403.760.3255
If you are looking for a casual and relaxed atmosphere to wind down after a day at the conference or after a full day of skiing, then visit the Terrace Lounge in the Banff Park Lodge for an aprés drink by the fireplace in the warm and welcoming setting.
The Devil’s Gap > 306 Caribou Street, 403.762.8800
If you like alternative music and live entertainment, Devil’s Gap is just the spot for you. Also a good place for DJ’s all year round, Nintendo, Wii and the latest ski and snowboard movies.
Saltlik Lounge> 221 Bear Street, 403.762.2467
How do you take a great lounge and improve upon it? You completely renovate it and make it even more people-friendly than what it was before. You then improve upon the food which is served by making the menu the same as their famous upstairs restaurant. This is the perfect spot to unwind at the end of the day or prior to heading out to enjoy some of Banff's nightclubs. Sit by the fireplace and enjoy a bottle of Dom Perignon or an excellent Chardonnay while enjoying your company or try a nice bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec while savouring one of their delicious steak dinners. There are many beers on tap or their bartenders will serve up the perfect cocktail while you enjoy watching one of the many sports featured on their five TV's.
Tommy’s Neighbourhood Pub > 120 Banff Avenue, 403.762.8888
This quaint pub is super if you are looking to kick your feet up and relax with friends for a nice cold beer at the end of your day. Try their Nacho Grande or Beer Battered Shrimp if you’ve worked up an appetite after a day on the slopes the trails.
The Pump and Tap Tavern > 215 Banff Avenue (lower level of Sundance Mall), 403.760.6610
If you are looking for an authentic British Pub in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, The Pump and Tap Tavern is the place for you. With every sports channel, this venue is a sought out spot to feast on some fish and chips and your favourite beverage. Another bonus is their pool tables, VLT’s, foosball and HD plasma screens.
Mel’s Bar > 218 Lynx Street, 403.762.5511
Why would you head over to Mel’s Bar? It’s simple: all day every day you can enjoy hi-balls for $2.75 or jugs of Old Milwaukee for $12.75. Happy hour is from 4pm to 7pm and on Tuesdays you can sit back for pizza night and Tequila. Expect live music on Thursdays and who doesn’t love Sleeman Honey Brown Pints for $5.25 all day on Fridays (Friday is also wing night). If you’re a sports fan, Mel’s will have whatever NFL, NHL, CFL, College Sports or International Football event you have in mind.
The Bear Street Tavern > 211 Bear Street, 403.762.2021
This spot’s menu is super tasty and creative, complete with their “boozy punch bowls”: Sangria Bowl, Beer Bowl, Captain Elder Bowl or the Iced Tea Bowl (this is NOT grandma’s iced tea!) Homemade pizza and lots of great sandwiches make this a great spot to grab a bite and drink.
Tony Roma's® Lounge > 138 Banff Avenue 403.760.8540
Located across the lobby of the Mount Royal Hotel, this lounge is a cozy, wood-lined escape featuring two 75” LED TV’s with NHL packages and the NFL Sunday Ticket package. The lounge has deep leather chairs with friendly, attentive service and they serve signature cocktails, beer and specialty coffees. Open daily at 4pm with daily food and drink specials.
Toque > 124 Banff Avenue, 403.760.8543
Toque is a relatively new pub that celebrates all things Canadian. The modern venue in downtown Banff features classic Canadian television shows, tabletop Canadian games and a sports simulator with hockey and Canadian golf courses. The menu, naturally, is Canadian-inspired and most of the draft beer selection is from Western Canada. Toque features wines from the Okanagan and its spirits menu emphasizes and extensive selection of Canadian whiskies and vodkas.
Wild Bill’s Legendary Saloon > 201 Banff Avenue 403.762.0333
Sometimes a name says it all! Wild Bill’s is known for great concerts, karaoke on Tuesdays, line dancing Wednesdays and a distinctive menu that pairs amazingly with any of your favourite beer or cocktails.
Banff’s Most Popular Nightclubs!
If you are looking to get your dance on and enjoy a few drinks with friends, Banff has a few nightclubs that have become well known for their high energy late night adventures. Plan to visit each of these during your stay in Banff.
HooDoo Lounge & Nightclub> 137 Banff Avenue, 403.760.8636
HooDoo Lounge & Nightclub is a favourite local hotspot to dance to great tunes — from hip hop to rock and pop, expect to be entertained by the nightly DJ. In keeping with Banff’s wilderness vibe, you can groove in the rock and wood décor and check out their drink specials. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Check out their Friday Malibu Beach Party, Bacardi Saturdays and We Like to Party Thursdays.
The Dancing Sasquatch> 120 Banff Avenue, 403.762.4002
Commonly known as Banff’s Party Palace, this cabin-themed bar is popular for its great light shows, DJ’s, sound system and a super cool staffed all combined in a neat forest-theme. If you are looking to light it up a bit on your holiday, this is a good place to do just that!