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The Beaver Bar

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433 Banff Avenue | Samesun Backpacker Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada
+1 403-762-4499
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheap food” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
433 Banff Avenue | Samesun Backpacker Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

So this 60's something couple were looking for a meal after a day of driving down from Jasper and hiking along the way and found the Beaver Bar while walking along Banff ave. First of all it was Taco & Margarita night so we thought...More

Thank wrld2r
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Certainly for the younger set but great atmosphere, beer prices are good for Banff. It is small though with limited seating so get in early doors Well worth a visit for a drink

Thank john-suffolk2
Reviewed 4 September 2018

5 in group , great common tables. I personally had 3 drinks and 2 apps and my bill was right around $20. Live music came out and was a little loud to carry on with conversations.

Thank CulinaryCurious
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Very good pub very good, lots of fun, very good hostel, had a lot of fun, better than the YWCA by far.

1  Thank Luke K
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This is a great hostel which is super friendly with fun activities every night great if you are travelling solo like myself. The beaver bar is really well priced compared to banff with fun stuff every night, happy hour and great choice of cocktails and...More

1  Thank Maddy A
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The soup was really good and the club sandwich was great. Really good happy hour prices but small place which made it really loud.

1  Thank Eric B
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We came in for the Saturday night karaoke. Unfortunately they decided to cancel it because they didn’t have enough interest and a hockey game was on. We only stayed for 1 drink each and to try the agwa bombs. They were delish and I don’t...More

1  Thank Lindsey3579
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon The Beaver after ending a tour at Lake Louise. We chatted with Matt (one of the bartenders) out front of the hostel and he welcomed us in for a drink. We were then served by Lisa and Eden, who were fantastic! We...More

1  Thank Caitlin O
SamesunBanff, Manager at The Beaver Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hi Caitlin! Thanks for the great review. You and your friend were a delight to have at the bar! Come back any time. Safe Travels! Leesa and The Beaver Bar Team

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for a week, got to know the staff behind the bar they are amazing! Matt and Lisa in particular made you feel right at home. Havent stopped laughing and having a great time! Cant wait to call this place (banff) home and catch...More

1  Thank Natalie M
SamesunBanff, Manager at The Beaver Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi Natalie! Thanks for the great review. We do like to make people laugh, it's the best part of our job! Safe Travels and hope to see you again in the future! Leesa and the Beaver Bar Team

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Tonight I was served by the best/attentive bar tender (Matt). Not only was he good looking but he always made sure that my beer was full and life great. The gal Lisa was awesome. 10 out of 10 for these guys from me.

1  Thank Jenna M
SamesunBanff, Manager at The Beaver Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi Jenna! Thanks for the awesome review. I'm glad our bar staff were on the ball! Safe Travels! Leesa and the Beaver Bar Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 10
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 Banff Avenue | Samesun Backpacker Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-4499
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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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