Garfinkel's
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Garfinkel's Legendary Party Bar. Established in 1991 and is "A Whistler Tradition". At Garfinkel's we pride ourselves on providing a world class party environment. Whistler owned and operated; we have the largest and wildest dance floor in town, backed up by world class DJs, live bands and performance artists. Proud to be the home of Thursday locals night, Whistler longest running locals night. Amazing weekend parties CIROC Fridays and LEGENDARY Saturdays.
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Maria Grazia P
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
I’m having so much fun! Best weekend in Whistler and amazing location! 🤩
I couldn’t imagine my night turned out like this!
Written July 2, 2023
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Alliza J
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Me and my friends kept getting harassed by old men and after multiple complaints to the staff and bouncers nothing was done. After multiple negative interactions with an old man who wouldn't stop groping me I pushed him off only to be removed forcefully by a pre-teen looking staff member. The person man handled me and I have bruises and scratches which is unwarranted given that I would have peacefully left and also I wasn't the person doing the sexual harassment. This place is awful. Old men filmed me and my friends dancing and took pictures as well as groping and sexually assaying us but it seems to be a deal with staff where they let it occur. I'm currently talking to a lawyer given my injuries sustained by the overly aggressive bouncer who scraped and bruised my arm.
Written May 28, 2023
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Hi Alliza Rest assured we take these allegations incredibly seriously and a full investigation has been launched. We absolutely do not endorse any potential threats to our guests and or our team - you have my direct contact now and happy to be your personal contact. Sincerely, Katt
Written June 1, 2023
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B B
Whistler, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Our bartender BUFFEY !!! All the tricks in the book! Makes those expensive whistler drinks worth it! puts on a little show for every cocktail he makes 🤙🤙🤙 fast and respectful! Drunks are expensive here but people like him make it worth it haha! put a show on for me and the boys when we ordered big and I appreciated it! least he could do … not to mention cocktails were smacking !! you might have to wait & you might have to pay but as far as service goes it’s close to top notch !! Thx for making the boys birthday a banger!!!!!
Written February 10, 2023
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M & E
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Was a fun night dancing with my fiancée and my 67 year old father in law. That’s right 67 years old. We were minding our own business enjoying the music on a Friday night when a fella bumped into my 67 year old father in law and said “watch it f***er”. We didn’t pay any attention to it. Then 2 minutes later a bouncer came around and kicked all 3 of us out!!! Said we were causing trouble! Hahaha. The guy who bumped into us laughed in the background as we were escorted out! Absolutely ridiculous… I mean 67 years old… minding his own business. Who the hell kicks someone like that out?
Written July 23, 2022
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Vancouver, Canada6,353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
We strategically came on their locals night which is Thursday hoping for some good dance vibe. We came early 930pm to avoid the later lines up, so early there was a skateboarding contest on. Few bar stool seating and several lounge booths only so expect to stand unless you are playing pool. Very reasonable price on cover and drinks. No table service so go up to the two bars. The dance floor got going around 11pm and got packed. The music was fairly good.
Written July 9, 2022
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I went to Garfinkel's the other night with a group of about 50 people and the night went well honestly. We danced and then went back to the hotel at around 1h00.

The next day I tried to go to another bar, just to find out that I was actually banned from all the bars in Vancouver. Garfinkel's had put in the system that I had stolen a bottle of liquor and now no clubs would let me enter. Obviously my friends and I were confused. We went back to Garfinkel's to talk to the staff. They told me to get out, that I stole the bottle of liquor the other night and that there was nothing they could do. I asked them if it could be a mistake and they became a little bit aggresive, telling me that it's not a mistake, that they recognize me and that I should get out right now. It took me about an hour to be able to talk to the manager and after a while he finally accepted to look at the video cameras to see if I really went away with my friends at the time I said I did.

Next thing you know, the manager comes back and tells me that I was right, that they were not sure who had stolen the bottle of liquor so they chose to ban the person who looked most alike. In the end they did apologize to me, but the fact that I almost got banned from all the bars in Vancouver because of Garfinkel's mistake kind of sucks honestly (and the fact they refused to hear me out at first).

I would not recommend this bar to anyone after such an event occured. Taking the chance to be banned from all bars in Vancouver is not worth the risk obviously...
Written June 13, 2022
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traveler5005
NJ132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
We had a private gathering at this location. The staff were amazing. The food was good. There was plenty of food for our group. I would definitely recommend this venue. The only possible negative, would’ve been the overly lower volume on the televisions. Good value.
Written February 18, 2022
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Connor M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
Brandon was the best bartender I’ve had in a long time, would 100% recommend a visit!!! The fact that he’s really good looking is just the cherry on top 😉
Written January 14, 2022
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Bennett G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
Bad experience. Waited outside for over an hour. Went in and got drinks. Bar service was fantastic. Went into to the bathroom after the drink and the staff kicked me out because “it sounded like I was doing cocaine.” I said to look to bathroom stall beside me where it was clearly happening, but they would not listen.
Written September 12, 2021
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Bjorn P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
Great vibes, DJs and visuals are sick! Chase and Luke rock! Went to a live DJ set perfect venue for it!
Written September 10, 2021
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