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Top 5 Après Spots in Vernon

After a day of outdoor adventures in the snow, it is time to warm up with a drink in hand. Whether you spent the day skiing or snowboarding the fresh powder at SilverStar Mountain Resort or snowshoeing the peaceful trails at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre, get ready to relax and enjoy the après scene in Vernon, BC. There are so many great spots to choose from. To help narrow down the choices, read on for five places to try, we've compiled a list of five places to try this winter.


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Marten Brew Pub

Vernon’s only craft brewery is a must-do during your visit for all craft beer lovers. If you prefer a non-alcoholic drink, try the Underground Kombucha made downstairs below the pub. Marten’s has an excellent happy hour menu from 3-6pm daily and all day on Sundays. Children are welcome in the restaurant so bring the whole crew along.

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Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery

Western Canada’s original craft distillery and family-owned business, Okanagan Spirits produces award-winning spirits. Drop by the tasting bar for spirits tasting and learn how the farm-to-flask spirits are created. For a more unique and in-depth tasting, reserve a spot in one of the distillery experiences like the “Gin”troduction or Whisky experience. Bring home a bottle of your favourite spirit as the perfect souvenir or gift.

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The Kal Sports Bar

The Kal Sports Bar is located in the historic Kalamalka Hotel built in 1892. Don’t miss the vast list of wing sauces for every palette and delicious pizza. Weekly specials available including taco Tuesday and wing night on Thursdays. Enjoy happy hour drink specials from 4-6pm daily.

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The Phoenix Steakhouse & Bar

Located in the historic CIBC building on 30th Avenue, make sure to add a stop to this bar and restaurant in the heart of downtown Vernon. Enjoy the cozy ambiance while you sip on a hand-crafted cocktail from their extensive drink menu.  Stop by during happy hour from 3-5pm to enjoy a drink and tasty appies.

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Bourbon Street Bar & Grill

Located in the Prestige Hotel, enjoy Okanagan casual with a Creole twist. Happy hour is from 2-5pm daily with great drink specials and shareable starters to bring your tastebuds on a journey to the south. On Thursday evenings from 5pm, enjoy Tapas and Tunes with live blues music.

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Ready to plan your winter getaway in Vernon?

Check out our vacation packages page with deals on places to stay during your visit. We can’t wait to see you in the Okanagan.