Enjoy a variety of cocktails, wines, spirits and scotches at the Ramsay Lounge of The Fairmont Banff Springs. Grab a high stool by the bar or low seating on a wing back chair to enjoy your favorite drink at the lounge. Do seek advice from the server about the extensive menu and specialty cocktails. The cozy and informal atmosphere of the lounge makes it ideal to catch up on a long conversation with friends. The operation hours of the lounge are not fixed, and change as per the season.
The Block Kitchen and Bars serves lavish Mediterranean food menu, and has variety of dishes from around the world. Most dishes at the Block restaurant are served on a flat, wooden block which is very unique about the restaurant. The interiors of the restaurant is casual with medium sized ceiling lamps across the bar area. Being small in size it is always advisable to pre-book a table to enjoy delicious healthy food at reasonable prices. Choose from the assorted cocktails and a decent list of wine on the menu to complete the occasion.
Three Ravens restaurant and wine bar is considered to be one of the city's finest restaurants and wine bar located at Banff Centre. The restaurant has a selective mountain view, which is said to be the best in Banff. Executive Chef Sébastien Tessier's own creation gives the restaurant menu a personal touch. Also, you can not miss out on Honey Glazed Local Duck Breast which is especially prepared with carrot and pumpkin seed cornbread, beluga lentils, roasted organic carrots, and carrot puree. Walk in to experience a better than average assortment of wines and give yourself a memorable evening.
Whitebark cafe is a warm and relaxing place to enjoy your cuppa with some mouth watering tidbits. The friendly staff ensure minimum wait time over your order. There is a lot of thought which has been put over their perfect cup of coffee, as they source their beans from Moja Coffee. Moja is fair-trade, organic, roasted coffee all the way from North Vancouver. You can soak in the sun on a warm day by grabbing a seat outdoors with some of house-made muffins, cookies. All in all, a must visit especially early in the morning, to begin your day.
Banff Ave. Brewing Co. is a neighborhood pub that is most well known for its local variants of beer. This place has several beers on tap available, some of which include the Banff Ave Blond Ale, Head Smashed Ipa and Czuggers Pilsner. Their food goes well with the beer, and includes dishes such as Spicy Buddha noodles, Loco Moco, in addition to a menu for kids.
The Grapes Wine Bar was originally used as a writing room in the mid 1920s and still retains the quaintness of a bygone era. The Grapes Wine Bar is the place to retreat for a drink or two, where one can sample the variety of Canadian wines paired with cheeses, fruits, fondues and salads. Aside from their specialty wines, The Grapes Wine Bar also serves a full three course meal, appetizers, with sumptuous desserts on view.
The Beaver Bar at Samesun Backpackers is where you can chill out with friends and meet new people. It has earned a reputation for being one of the best pubs in Banff and still holds on to it. Beers and food come very cheap here, and to add to it, they have live music, karaoke nights, theme nights and happy hours. Home of the Agwa Bomb, Beaver is a must visit while in Banff.
Earl's Banff, part of a popular Canadian chain, serves up spicy dishes quickly by very friendly and attentive servers. The certified Angus beef is excellent, and so tender you could cut it with a spoon. The pesto pizzas are a departure from the traditional tomato paste variety, but are light and delicious. A small bar at the back dispenses a staggering variety of cocktails and other mixed drinks. The restaurant is open from 11a till late. Contact the restaurant for further details.
Intimate corners, a stone fireplace and big bench seats offer the opportunity to rest your mountain-weary feet. There is a huge selection of draft beer, with plenty of imports and micro-brews and a generous list of whiskeys. St. James offers a large menu of pub-style fare, and beer finds its way into many of the dishes. Menu items include Fightin' Irish Nachos, Jameson's Irish Whiskey Chicken, as well as Shepherd's Pie, sandwiches, steaks, Halibut and a selection of burgers. Try out their selection of scotch and cigars as well. The regular live music makes this pub a perfect location for a night-out!
Set against the backdrop of the Rockies, the Park Distillery is an homage to the camping lifestyle. The restaurant has distilled the rustic charm of a campfire into a refined dining experience in a setting that rife with bonhomie and an air of relaxed revelry. On the menu, spit-roasted, wood-fired and rotisserie grilled dishes are offered up alongside craft beer and the distillery's very own hand-crafted spirits, prepared using the finest ingredients. Succulent, savory and infused with the smokey goodness of a crackling fire, every dish is a revelation of flavor and culinary finesse. The offer is made complete by a selection of cocktails, spirits and craft beer, perfect to satiate your thirst after a scrumptious meal. Stop by the Park for a true taste of the wilderness.
Hungry for steak? Then you should drop by at Saltlik, the famous steakhouse on 221 Bear Street. With comfortable seating and a relaxed ambiance, this steak joint certainly serves the best steaks in town. Check out the chili-rubbed baby back ribs for a bit of fire, or if you're looking for something a little more traditional, their famous skirt steak. The restaurant is warmly lit with a fire roaring in the background; go to Saltlik for casual ambiance and the perfect steak dinner.