Banff Nightlife


Balkan Greek Restaurant & Bar 120 Banff Ave. Contemporary, with old world flair. Tue and Thu are “Greek Night in Banff” featuring the exciting belly dancing of Hala Jamal and Maysa, traditional Greek dancing and “the smashing of the plates.” Live dinner show for the whole family. Open daily from 11am. Dress code mountain casual. 403-762-3454.

The Beaver Bar 433 Banff Ave. Banff’s best backpacker bar and patio located within SameSun Backpackers Lodge. Popular for its cheap eats and drink prices with a lively international atmosphere. Trivia Wednesdays, Open Mic Thursdays, Karaoke Saturdays, live music weekly and monthly Theme nights. Connect on Facebook (The Beaver Banff) or website for a full list of events. 403-762-4499.

Bruno’s Bar & Grill 305 Caribou St. Nestled just off Banff Ave. Bruno’s has all the charm and comfort of the Rockies. Live Music weekly. Monday Trivia Night, Wed Stand Up Comedy at 8 pm, Karaoke Thursday, Friday Jam night, Sat local band at 10pm and Sunday local artists play. 403-762-8115.

Dancing Sasquatch 120 Banff Ave. Canadian Cabin themed bar. DJ’s, big sound and funky lights. Open Wed and Fri-Sun 9pm-2am. 403-762-4002.

Elk & Oarsman Pub and Grill 119 Banff Ave. Enjoy Rocky Mtn. hospitality in an intimate setting where you’ll find a variety of genres from country, reggae, rock, funk, pop, Indie, electronica, metal and punk. Live every Sat – Sun starting at 10 pm. 403-762-4616.

Hoodoo Lounge 137 Banff Ave. hoodoo

Nightclub with a pumping dance floor, resident DJ’s and guests playing everything from top 40, dance, hip hop, house and electronica. VIP bottle service. Open Mon-Tue, Thurs. and Sat. 9pm-2am. Caribou Street beside the Eddie burger + bar. Check website for theme nights and special events. 403-760-8636.

Rose & Crown Pub 202 Banff Ave. Live music 7 nights a week, 364 days a year! Acts range from grassroots local favourites to international, major label stars and everything in between (pop, indie, rock, country, rockabilly, reggae, blues and more!). 403-762-2121.

St. James’s Gate 207 Wolf St. Banff’s Authentic Olde Irish Pub. Celtic, rock and cover, entertainment from 9:30pm to close. 403-762-9355.

Tommy’s Neighbourhood Pub 120 Banff Ave. Banff’s longest-running open Mic night has moved to Tommy’s. Just bring yourself. Full band instruments provided. Hosted by Gary Gonis. Wednesday 10pm-close. 403-762-8888.

Wild Bill’s Legendary Saloon 201 Banff Ave. Restaurant, saloon, nightclub with 300-person seating capacity and 600 person reception. Live Music (country & various artists). Corporate events with live dinner entertainment. Western hospitality, an entertaining band line up, and a stomping good time. 403-762-0333.

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