Kelowna’s Cosy Bars & Pubs
Though Kelowna is well-known for its vineyards and upscale wineries, don’t forget to try out the spots where the locals go. Good for a casual lunch or an apres-ski drink, before heading back to your accommodation, here’s a list of the popular hang-outs.
The Grateful Fed serves typical Pub fare and is the perfect place to grab breakfast, a burger or a round of drinks. This little pub has live music nights as well as $5 happy hours and all you can eat fish & chips! Check their calendar for more information, but what’s not to love?
The Train Station has been around since 1926 and prides itself in having distinct architecture of that period. The menu here is full of tasty salads, sharing plates, and delicious brunch options! With flavoured Martinis for $9 or Irish Coffees for $6, you can’t really go wrong here.
Sitting at number 7 on Tripadvisor’s restaurant list, Social 242 should be worked into your itinerary if you’re travelling through or in Kelowna. In addition to their regular menu, they have a separate vegan menu with features such as Chickpea Lentil Meatloaf and Apple Pie Tacos, as well as a special Summer Feature Menu. This is a 3 course Tasting Menu which is available June – September and offers select Okanagan Wines and outdoor seating.
Only open in the Winter, Moose Lounge sits on Big White and is every snow-lover’s favourite hangout for apres-ski drinks. Offering free kid’s hot chocolates and coloring everyday between 4-6pm, this is a definite family friendly spot that is worth a visit even if you’re not skiing.
Try eating at KRAFTY and you won’t regret it. This is a Farm to Table kitchen and bar, that offers a range of dishes to satisfy your taste buds. Take out the stress of choosing between dishes by opting for the Chef’s Table – a multi-course feast of seasonal dishes put together by the chef and paired with five wines (if you so desire).
That’s the end of our round-up! Where will you choose next? Or do you have a local favourite that’s not on this list? Let us know in the comments below.
Written by Hannah Poaros