Banff Town 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…
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…
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 Banff Town

Rose & Crown

Banff's oldest pub (since 1985!) is a fairly standard British-style boozer with pool tables and a rooftop patio. Out of all of the town's drinking houses, it's best known for its live music, which raises the rafters…
Pub in Banff Town

Tommy's Neighbourhood Pub

Tommy's pub-grub menu stretches to crab cakes and spinach-artichoke dip. More importantly for traditionalists, there's good draft beer, a dartboard, and plenty of opportunity to meet the kind of globe-trotting maver…
Club in Banff Town

Hoodoo Lounge

If you came to Banff to go nightclubbing (silly you!) look no further than this joint, where you can drink, pose and dance in your sexy fleece not a mile from where wild animals roam.