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“Always something at the Beaver!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Beaver Bar

The Beaver Bar
Ranked #56 of 143 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$10
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Description: The Beaver Bar in Banff, Alberta is a funky little backpacker spot to exercise your liver. You'll find us tucked in next to the Samesun hostel lobby, so you don't even have to brave the Canadian Rocky Mountain wind chill to enjoy an affordable beverage. It may be smaller than the Vancouver hostel bar, but its cheery atmosphere has satisfied many a backpacker and its intimacy has made it a top venue choice for indie bands from across Canada. The Banff hostel provides awesome enertainment at The Beaver Bar.It's a great place to chill over a few affordable beers, start out your night on the town, or meet other backpacker types. We host a theme party once a month and put on quite a show for all our international backpackers & their holidays: Halloween, Australia Day, Canada Day, New Years & St Paddy's. We also have live band performances twice a month giving the hostel a groovy heartbeat. If you're here for any of these nights - get involved, they're epic! Our Thursday open mic night and Sunday roast are also known in town as a lively option if you're keen for some fun. Whether you are rolling down the stairs from your hostel bed or driving in through the Rocky Mountains to come in for a cold one, you know you are getting the most economical food & beverage in town.
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“Always something at the Beaver!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Almost every night there's something going on at the Beaver. I had my first and last drinks in Banff and met some brilliant folk in there. Go up there and check it out. Cheap food, good beer and something to entertain you. Also, don't spin the shots wheel, just go ahead and order yourself the 'Fruit and nut' or 'polar bear' shots to kick off your night. then you know it'll be a goodun.

Visited July 2014
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Arizona
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Bargain in Banff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

This spot is a great bargain. The food was very tasty, the service was welcoming and efficient, and the atmosphere was loud and fun. The prices were amazing, under $30.00 for two adults. I would go back!

  • Visited June 2014
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High River, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Tastiest Gelato”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

I really felt helpless!!! So many flavor story chose from so I opted for a scoop of the sea salt caramel, Scoop of raspberry cheese cake & chocolate skor.. I would go ab me for the sea salt caramel.. Btw, I didn't care fir the pistachio flavor but it was good desert after a nice pasta dinner!

Visited May 2014
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Red Lodge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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“Pretty good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Was a nice enough bar, food wasn't too great but at a good price. It's good for hostel life. Stayed over Trivia night, and it was pretty fun but not much interaction with new people.

Visited February 2014
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Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Great in-house bar.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

Great food, great beer, great things going on nightly. Good drink deals, changing nightly and a different dinner item on special nightly for under 8 dollars. Trivia is a blast. Low-key fun.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Andrew W
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