Banff & Jasper National Parks drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Banff Town

Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon

Forget swanky wine bars and cafes – you haven't really been to Banff if you miss Wild Bill's. Hang out with real live cowboys and get an eyeful of two-stepping, bull riding, karaoke and live music of the twangy Will…
Coffee in Jasper Town & Around

SnowDome Coffee Bar

Some of the best damn coffee in Jasper is – no lie! – served out of a launderette. Patricia St's Coin Clean Laundry is no ordinary washing place – as well as being surgically clean, it also serves as an art gallery,…
Coffee in Canmore

Mountain Mercato

In this lovely deli the Americanos and macchiatos are rich, strong and beautifully brewed while Italian lounge music plays in the background. Order a panini or antipasti dish or create your own packed lunch from the…
Pub in Banff Town

Elk & Oarsman

Located upstairs with a crow's-nest view of Banff Ave, this is the town's most refined sports pub, with a decent lineup of beers on tap and live music; the kitchen will fix you up with some good food if you so desir…
Brewery in Jasper Town & Around

Jasper Brewing Co

This brewpub was the first of its type in a Canadian national park, using glacial water to make its fine ales, including the signature Rockhopper IPA and the slightly more adventurous Rocket Ridge Raspberry Ale. It'…
Bar in Jasper Town & Around

Downstream Bar

This is likely the most well-stocked bar in town, with a wide array of whiskeys, vodkas and other alcoholic indulgences – and a bar staff who know how to use them. There's some awesome food to keep your head above w…
Coffee in Banff Town

Whitebark Cafe

Coffee in Banff recently got a wake-up call thanks to this new cafe in the Aspen Lodge on Banff Ave. What it lacks in indoor seating space, the Whitebark makes up for in the excellence of its java, expertly confecte…
Pub in Banff Town

St James's Gate Olde Irish Pub

As Celts gave their name to the town of Banff, it's hardly surprising to find an Irish pub here, and a rather good one at that. Check out the woodwork, crafted and shipped from the old country. Aside from stout on t…
Microbrewery in Banff Town

Banff Ave Brewing Co

Feeling like a prairie beer hall, this place has plenty of craft brews, created on the premises and infused with Saskatoon berries and the like. It also has buttered soft pretzels, bratwurst, burgers and salads, alt…
Pub in Canmore

Rose & Crown

This spit-and-sawdust British pub at the northern end of Main St looks dingy from outside, but things feel a lot more welcoming once you get out onto the riverside patio. Plentiful beers on tap make it a good place …