T’is the season and that means it time for parties in Squamish! If you are planning your holiday festivities for your work, family or friends, then you will want to make reservations at one of these local favourite places to eat and drink! We compiled this list of Squamish restaurants where you can host your private or business holiday party. All of these are local favorites sure to please.
The Watershed offers three set menu choices for their holiday parties. From the restaurant, your guests can enjoy the riverside views and cozy atmosphere. The staff works diligently to make any party a warm, festive, and memorable event.
During the holiday season, the Joinery is the host to the twice daily happy hour. Happy hours run from 3 pm to 5 pm and again from 9 pm to close. The casual atmosphere for the establishment makes it an ideal location for a small, relaxed holiday get-together. They offer a full-service menu that features both small and large plates. All items are designed to mix, match, and share.
Pepes Chophouse affords ample room for small, medium, or large holiday parties. You can rent out the entire space or just the area you need. They offer well executed plated dinners. Dinner options include steaks, pasta, and seafood choices.
At the Brewpub (Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Co.) you will enjoy delicious buffet-style dining. The drinks are also home-brewed to put a truly unique twist on any holiday event. The restaurant does offer a large private dining room, but please make advance reservations. After dining, you are welcome to take your guests over to the casual pub side where there is a large dance floor.
The Cliffside Cider is the first locally born craft cidery. It is located ‘On the Edge’ of downtown Squamish which makes it an easy commute. You can walk or ride your bike. The Cliffside has the distinction of bringing true artisan cider to the Sea to Sky region. The atmosphere of the establishment is relaxed, and it is a great place to host a holiday party that features unparalleled views of the Stawamus Chief. You can hold events and parties at the Cliffside Monday through Thursday for no extra charge. You are also welcome to bring your own food to any event, or the professional employees of the Cliffside will be happy to organize the entire party from top to bottom. The establishment can host up to 35 individuals inside at any one time.
The Red Seal Chef at the Copper Coil Still and Grill can easily create custom menus for your holiday party. You can also opt to order directly from the in-house Cajun-inspired menu. Their large smokehouse menu is sure to please. They also offer Squamish’s best BC Craft Beer selection and an all-B.C. wine list. The Copper Coil is conveniently located downtown on Cleveland Avenue.
When the holiday season arrives in Squamish, you can feel the bite in the air as the distant mountains turn white with snow. However, at Joe Pestos you can cozy up to the roaring fire in the massive fireplace and take the chill off. If you plan on hosting a staff luncheon, then please be sure to try one of their award-winning pizzas. They also offer local craft beer, cider, and wine on tap. There are even a few Joe Pestos signature drinks that you or your guests may enjoy.
If you are looking for a place with not only great food but a superb atmosphere, then the Match Eatery might be an ideal location to host large or small parties. You can choose from two spaces. The party can take place in the Joinery or in the Cloudburst Cafe. Choices include either plated or buffet-style foods.
Why not host your party at the Nest within sight of the popular eagle viewing area in Brackendale? Although the Nest is known for its unique and mouth-watering pizzas, it also serves other food such as salmon, pasta, burgers, and much more. The location is ideal for parties with up to 80 individuals. The patio has a large fireplace and heaters to keep you and your guests warm. They also host live music events. You can bring your own DJ or special music for your party. Just let them know well in advance. They offer a buffet or full-size dinner choices for your party. If your guests have specific dietary needs, then please ask in advance for special menu considerations. The staff is happy to provide gluten-free and vegan entree choices.
Norman Rudy’s is an excellent place for a large group. The establishment has room for up to 150 partiers. You can have buffet-style dining, or plated and served dinners. Also, there is room to add a DJ or a live band for your party.
At Northyards Cider you can rent the establishment for private or semi-private parties. They have a mezzanine upstairs that even has shuffleboard. The upstairs can be reserved for parties of eight or more people. They offer buffet style appetizers for large parties. Guests can also enjoy site-made cider, signature side, cocktails, and local craft beer. If you would like to book your party at Northyards Cider, then please email [email protected]
In the heart of downtown Squamish sits Saha Eatery. The establishment serves exotic Lebanese cuisine. They use only fresh herbs, ethically sourced meats, organic grains/legumes, and spices to create their food entrees. The entire site is home to curated local art. During the holiday season, they have a happy hour special menu that runs from 3 pm to 5 pm. With the purchase of a beverage, you will receive $2 off any of their menu items. If you don’t want to host your party at Saha, then please remember that they offer offsite catering to the location of your party.
The Salted Vine sits in Squamish’s historic downtown. The establishment provides a diverse menu of share plates that are created from premium fresh, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients. There is also an expertly curated beverage program. The restaurant’s decor showcases a mix of modern and country farmhouse flair. They have a 70-seat dining room. Please contact them directly if you wish them to host your holiday event or to make reservations for your upcoming party.
When planning a holiday party in the Squamish area, you can always opt to find a fun day activity to enjoy as a group and then during the evening retreat for a bit of partying fun. Please make reservations early because businesses tend to book up quickly during the winter season.