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Rafters Lounge

$$ - $$$
Canadian, Bar, Pub, American
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4300 Red Mountain View Rd, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
+1 800-362-7384
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Rossland, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place for apres, but they really need to know how to serve hot coffee too! Nachos was amazing, just let down with the cold coffee.

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Thank NellieMay91
Cambridge, Canada
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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only for Apres Ski but we managed to get here for lunch one day. Now I know skiing is a family sport, but prefer places without them to relax. This is it. Barnish a bit inside, but warm enough to kick back and talk about the day on the slopes. lots of varied seating from bar stools with back... More 

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Thank Mark H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for a quick snack before heading to Spokane after my last day of skiing. It's an old school ski lodge bar, and that is a good thing. In the era of the corporate ski area (rhymes with snail), the low key, high awesomeness ski bar is an endangered species. Bands will play here, people will party here. There... More 

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Thank Unpossible
Whistler, Canada
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Went for late lunch after skiing and tried the Stacked to the Rafters Burger @ $ 17. Wow it was stacked with almost everything including the kitchen sink. But is was GREAT flavour and juicy. Service was fast and staff very friendly. Great place to have an Après after a day on the slopes.

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Thank rhondaw859
Bandung, Indonesia
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

we went here for new years of 2017. it was full but still able to breathe. the people are friendly and they enjoy themselves. we did try ski shooter. the shooter is placed on the old ski that has been punched with holes fir for the shooter. there are five shooter sin each ski. it was fun there. the local... More 

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Thank tristilde
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the lunch at rafters during our time skiing at Red. Great table service, great food and a wide selection of drinks on the menu including rotating beers.

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Thank Jennifer G
chicago
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

One of the last old-school apre ski pubs we've found. Casual, friendly, genuine. All good. Only down side is the early closing hours.

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Thank maggie1g
Hilo, Hawaii
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

The food and drinks are average, but the staff are great. Friendly and helpful with lots of advice on how to enjoy the area. Nice place to meet other people and the entertainment when ey have it is really good

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Thank maureengapp
Pollock Pines, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Service was good. Poontang was great. Drinks were average. Staff was all friendly. There was a band on a couple of night but not the night we were there.

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Thank Kevin B
Kirkwood, Missouri
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Fairly wide variety of food that is freshly made with fresh ingredients. Salad was made with multiple types of lettuce and homemade dressings. Pizzas were very good with many choices of ingredients/toppings.

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Thank 22galer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Cuisine
Canadian, Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4300 Red Mountain View Rd, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Rossland
  • Phone Number: +1 800-362-7384
Description
Located on the top floor of the Day Lodge. Rafters is open from 11am, dinner available Wed to Sat till 9pm. Children welcome. Seldom has a gathering place gone through so many changes as RED's fabled base lodge and now world famous Rafters bar has. Once a compressor building for the Black Bear Mine in the late 1800's, the structure was moved to the base of Red Mountain in 1948 to become the lodge for the newly opened ski hill. Red Mountain was the third hill to open in all of North America.The lodge became a dormitory for visiting skiers, a locker area for club memebers and then manager's quarters for the ski hill staff. The well-worn and warm wooden floors and picnic tables add to the understated clubhouse feel, much like RED Mountain itself. This makes the experience so unique and special, similar to going to a vintage neighborhood bar. Locals and tourists alike appreciate this special bar in an era when classic watering holes get converted daily into yet another, chain-restaurant lounge.

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