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Rafters Lounge

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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, British Columbia, Canada
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is just awesome. Great for vegetarians, which I am, and I am always sad to see the hill close for the season. In recent years I've noticed the food getting better with healthier and tastier options!

Thank Darcee O
Rossland, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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.

Thank NellieMay91
Cambridge, Canada
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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 

Thank Mark H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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 

Thank Unpossible
Whistler, Canada
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

Thank rhondaw859
Bandung, Indonesia
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank tristilde
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4 reviews
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.

Thank Jennifer G
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank maggie1g
Hilo, Hawaii
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

Thank maureengapp
Pollock Pines, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Kevin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Canadian, Bar, Pub, American
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
Groups, Child-friendly
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
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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