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Banff Nightlife

by K Gordon Schultz

Party and Be Merry in Banff, Alberta

Banff’s nightlife ranges from modern, hip lounges to cowboy dance barns. With that kind of variety, it shouldn’t be hard to find exactly what you want.

Read below for a selection of nightlife spots in Banff.

Aurora Nightclub
Aurora is Banff’s new, big, modern nightclub with a cozy lounge. They are open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with nightly specials and live DJs.
Address: 110 Banff Avenue (Clock Tower Mall), Banff, AB T1L 1C8
Phone: 403-760-5300
Website: Aurora Nightclub

Hoodoo Lounge & Nightclub
This Banff nightlife hotspot is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Daily specials include “Mad Mondays” where everything is $3.75 all night and “Fishbowl Fridays” with fishbowls of punch, $10.99 triples and live entertainment.
Address: 137 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB T1L 1A6
Phone: (403) 760-8636
Website: Hoodoo Lounge & Nightclub

Ramsey Lounge
This cozy, Canadian lounge is a great place to head for a quiet night with a warming cocktail and friends. It’s pace and size is quaint, with a maximum seating capacity of 50. Extensive scotch and port list!
Address: 405 Spray Avenue (The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel), Banff, AB T1L 1J4
Phone: (403) 762-2211
Website: Ramsey Lounge

Glacier Saloon
This Lake Louise saloon is set in the breathtaking Chateau Lake Louise. Head into the nostalgia of the Wild West and yesteryear and order yourself a stein of local beer and a snack and relax after a long day in the mountains!
Address: Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
Phone: (403) 522-3511
Website: Glacier Saloon

Bump Bar
This local watering hole isn’t the least bit pretentious and has pool tables, pub games and ski and snowboard videos running. A great place for a low key beer!
Address: Banff Avenue & Marmot Street (Bumper’s Inn), Banff, AB T1L 1A9
Phone: (403) 762-2622

Lik Lounge
Lik Lounge is an upbeat martini lounge that is popular amongst visitors and locals alike. Try their signature martinis, premium spirits, single malt scotches or just a micro-brewed Canadian beer. Live music Thursdays and Sundays. As they say, “Live it, Love it, Lik it!”
Address: 221 Bear Street (Saltlik Steakhouse), Banff, AB T1L 1B3
Phone: (403) 762-2467
Website: Lik Lounge

Devil’s Gap
This Banff night spot is the only rock/metal/punk bar in town.
Address: 202 Banff Ave, Unit 201, Banff, AB T1L 1A9
Phone: (403) 760-0093

Three Ravens Wine Bar
The quality wine cellar is the draw to this bar atop the Sally Borden Building at The Banff Centre. Panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies set the perfect backdrop for a casual, yet elegant work meeting, or just a relaxing conversation with your traveling partners. Open from 4 p.m. to midnight daily, year round.
Address: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, AB T1L 1H5
Phone: (403)762-6100

Read more about Banff’s dining options here!

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