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Bar Oso

9-4222 Village Sq, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-962-4540
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (66 reviews)
“octopus” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 12:00 am Hours
Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9-4222 Village Sq, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed the coziness of this Bar, it is small but full of atmosphere and a great place to relax and enjoy a cocktail and snack or lunch great items on the menu for sharing too. Friendly staff and great service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank karlar333
Reviewed yesterday

We had a great dinner here picking Tapas. The Jamon was delicious and we just had Jamon in Barcelona 2 months ago and this was easily as good or better i would say. Small place end does get a bit noisy when its full but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kjell_jen
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Loved this bar and were seated after a 15 min wait since this place gets busy on weekends and is rather small. Food was delicious, potion size perfect and what you'd expect from tapas and they also had plates to share. Had a good red...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ailton007
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The service, atmosphere and charcuterie platter were great! But we saw the picture of the octopus in an advertisement and at the door and drooled. It was in a sardine tin and did not fill over the edge. And somehow they got 6 pieces of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank palitzamo
ToptableGroupTeam, General Manager at Bar Oso, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Palitzamo, Many thanks for reaching out with regards to your recent dining experience at Bar Oso. We’re terribly sorry that our octopus dish did not meet your expectations and only wish that we could have made things right for you while dining with us. I...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Foodies, do yourself a favour. Grab a seat at the bar with a view over the prep area. Entertainment in itself! We did, and were able to visibly pick our charcuterie board and then the chef described it in detail. From there to a table,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CeeZeeMex
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We came by on 2 different nights - sometimes you can pop in and have a cocktail and sometimes you need a reservation and it's crowded and loud. Great cocktails if you enjoy inspired cocktails. They also have a gin and tonic menu but I've...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lexi99
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

First visit to Whistler & used TripAdvisor to find a good restaurant close to our hotel. Bar Oso was a great find. The tapas was delicious, the atmosphere relaxed & the service charming. Thanks TripAdvisor

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank william21Cheltenham
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We went in for tapas and sat at the bar. Charcuterie board was incredible. Chef behind the bar was fantastic, server was new and came by it honestly with a great effort. Nice cocktails as well. Highly recommend sitting at the bar for maximum experience....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hound103
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Great gin & tonic menu but a bit pricey ($17.50-21) per drink. The charcuterie boards are fabulous. Great place to go for a drink and a small bite.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RaeRaeC
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Small cozy restaurant in heart of Whistler village. Very authentic small plates (pintxo) from Northern Spain Amazing cocktails. Impressive wine menu Food is very fresh and delicious. We made reservations but there were many walk in places available. However recommend reservations. Service was impeccable and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jengweng
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Response from Norman G | Reviewed this property |
Yes I do believe so - enjoy
18 October 2016|
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Response from ShawnaCanuck | Reviewed this property |
No. It's a delightful place but it's not setup for large groups and the menu isn't kid-friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-4222 Village Sq, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Whistler
  • Phone Number: +1 604-962-4540
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Bar Oso - "oso" meaning "bear" in Spanish, an homage to Whistler's wildlife - is open daily and offers a profusion of Spanish-influenced small plates, tapas, and house-made charcuterie. The long, convivial bar is the ultimate place to meet for hand-crafted cocktails and inspired wines.
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