It’s the most wonderful time of the year…patio season is here! Whether you’ve had a long day of biking on the mountain, enjoyed an afternoon on the greens, or simply relaxed lakeside, there’s nothing better than unwinding with friends and family on one of Fairmont’s patios! With nothing but sunshine in the forecast and summer adventures in full swing, we thought we’d take a moment to introduce you to our favourite summer après spots! The real question is, which one will you choose?
The Legend. – The Mallard Patio
The Mallard Lounge is a local legend on the après scene. Experience Whistler’s go-to patio for daily live music, delicious hand-crafted cocktails and, of course, spectacular views of Blackcomb Mountain. New this month, the Mallard’s master mixologists have created two new summer must-try cocktails! Colourful, fresh and fruity, the new “Sun Kissed” cocktail is the perfect patio sipper for a sunny summer afternoon. Or, cool down after a day of adventure with a “Cucumber Fresco” – refreshing is an understatement with this one! Whether you’re in the mood to try something new, or staying true to a classic Mallard cocktail, you won’t be disappointed!
Psst … Try making one of our Mallard Classics at home with this helpful step-by-step recipe!
New Kid on the Block. – Woodlands Rooftop
When we think dreamy patio vibes, we think Woodlands Rooftop! Imagine fresh summer florals, strands of Edison blubs and spectacular rooftop views of Rainbow Mountain and the surrounding Whistler Valley. New to the Fairmont family this summer, the Woodlands Rooftop is a family-style pop-up restaurant, with a Fairmont flare! Enjoy a delicious 3-course BBQ menu, paired with live entertainment and refreshing summer cocktail pitchers, perfect for sharing. We’ll cheers to that!
The Locals Pick. – Portobello Patio
Whether you’re searching for your new summer hot spot, or just passing through, Portobello’s hip and casual patio is a must-try while in Whistler. Just ask the locals! Back by popular demand this summer, Portobello’s Patio Pitchers are a fan-favourite, and perfect for a midweek catch up with friends. Discover fresh summer flavours with a pitcher of Outlaw Lemonade, or try out one of Whistler’s local brews with our selection of beers on tap from the surrounding Sea to Sky area!
Feeling a bit hungry? Build your own smokehouse supper, including your choice of meat, sauce, side, biscuit and a local pint for $26/person!
The Hidden Gem – The Clubhouse Patio
You don’t need to be an avid golfer to enjoy an afternoon après at The Clubhouse! Located at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, The Clubhouse is one of Fairmont’s best kept summer secrets. Overlooking the stunning 18th hole, it’s the ideal spot for a casual afternoon après for both golfers and non-golfers alike. Whether you’re in the mood for a delicious summer salad, a plate of nachos to share with friends, or a next-level Caesar, the Clubhouse patio has you covered!
Helpful Hint: Complimentary parking and transfer to The Clubhouse is available for all dining guests. Please see the Guest Services team at Fairmont hotel’s to arrange your transfer.
Looking for a bit of summer dining inspiration? Discover all of our summer dining offers, from Portobello’s summer Patio Pitchers to hand-crafted cocktails in the Mallard!
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