This post about après fun was last updated December 2023.

When the word après-ski comes to mind, many think of dancing in ski boots until the early hours of the morning, potentially with a shot-ski involved. But, that’s not all Whistler’s nighttime entertainment scene has to offer, as there’s plenty more après fun to be had. How about a game of pool? A challenging quiz night? Your best Purple Rain rendition?

Let’s get cozy, sociable and slightly competitive with these après fun alternatives . . .

Get Your Quiz On: Whistler Trivia Nights

When: Wednesdays at 9 PM

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

How good are you at recalling facts? Do you know your current affairs? Are you regaled for your mastery of random subjects? During ‘Let’s Get Quizzical’ Trivia Night, a Master of Ceremonies will read out questions, then you and your table can take a chance at answering them for prizes. It’s guaranteed fun and laughs while you test your recall speed and ability to work in a team. There are plenty of gift cards and prizes up for grabs, so check out the dedicated Facebook page for this week’s quiz themes.


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Bingo Nights

When: Tuesdays

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

This isn’t just any ol’ bingo. With great hosts, a lively atmosphere and a chance to win prizes, bingo night at Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub has grown to be a well-loved weekly event among the locals. They even alternate between classic bingo and music bingo every other week for something a little different. Grab one of the supplied dabbers, saddle up to your neighbour and get your game face on for guaranteed laughs, and if you’re lucky, a place among the Whistler bingo legends. 


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Stretch Those Vocal Chords: Karaoke in Whistler

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM (Crystal Lounge) and Thursdays at 8 PM (Pangea Pod Hotel)

Where: Crystal Lounge, located inside the Crystal Lodge & Suites or the Pangea Pod Hotel on the stroll

Did you know that singing boosts your mood by releasing endorphins? Prepare to have fun, be happy and get silly while you belt out your favourite tunes during karaoke at the Crystal Lounge or Pangea Pod Hotel. 


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Bullseye: Darts in Whistler

When: Thursdays / Anytime 

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub 

Whether you’re an avid competitor or new to the sport of darts, there’s an opportunity for you to play at Tapley’s. Even as a beginner, this social activity is perfect for meeting new people while enjoying a casual pint.


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Game Nerds: Board Games in Whistler

When: Anytime!

Where: Fitzsimmons Pub located in Upper Village or The Living Room at Pangea

Gather around a table with a pint of craft beer and let your competitive side fly free. Perhaps you’ll dominate at a game of Catan or maybe you’ll have the nimblest hand during Jenga. While you let the dice control your destiny, enjoy friendly chatter about the current snow conditions or someone’s backcountry adventure.


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Shooting Some Pool: Whistler Pool Tables

Where: Anytime!

Where: Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grille, Crystal Lounge, Buffalo Bills Bar & Grill and The Brewhouse

A game of pool is the perfect opportunity to chat and mingle with others. Generally, this activity is played on a first come, first serve basis but be sure to check with the staff as there could be a competitive tournament you could join.


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Have a Giggle: Comedy Nights in Whistler

When: Varying Dates

Location: Varying Locations

We bet you couldn’t wipe the smile off your face while you ripped down the Dave Murray Downhill ski run earlier, but the laughs don’t have to end on the slopes. Whistler boasts a lively comedy scene, from professional comics making a pit stop to talented locals that gather their content from all over the world – we like to laugh in the mountains.

The Maury Young Arts Centre is a regular host, and there are often comedy shows during Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, World Ski & Snowboard Festival and Cornucopia.

Keep an eye out for Laugh Out Live!, Whistler’s local improv-sketch-stand-up comedy show. You’ll find them performing seasonal specials, holding down the stage at Cornucopia events, and keeping the Maury Young Arts Centre giggling at various nights throughout the year.

To find out if a comedy night is coming up, visit the nightlife events calendar.

Listen Up: Live Music

When: Various

Location: Various

If it’s toe-tapping, head-nodding live music that you’re looking for after a day on the slopes, you are spoiled for choice in Whistler. Numerous venues all over the village host live bands throughout the week, making it easy to take your pick.

Here are just a few top spots for live music après fun:

Art After Dark: Whistler Paint & Sip Nights

When: Various

Location: Maury Young Arts Centre / Dubh Linn Gate

The Maury Young Arts Centre (home to Arts Whistler) runs the occasional paint and sip night. You might find special festive sessions in the lead-up to Christmas, bear painting in summer, or anything in between. Check their calendar for upcoming events.

If you’re an arts and crafts fan, check out the Sketchy Whistler group. This casual, drawing group typically meets twice a month (check their Facebook page) for a beer and sketch session at the Dubh Linn Gate.

While it’s clear that celebrating an epic day can come in many forms, the one thing that remains consistent is celebrating alongside others.

For more activities and events happening in Whistler visit the Events Calendar and use the check boxes at the top to filter by interest and date to find what you’re looking for.


Hailey came to Whistler for a season and never left. Now, the local community, world-class mountain biking, and endless adventures are what keep her feet firmly planted in the mountains. When Hailey isn't writing, she can be found on a trail, photographing other athletes in action or working freelance as a digital strategist and content developer. Hailey's favourite mountain bike trail is Hey Bud on Blackcomb.