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Region: Whistler
150 – 4222 Village Square


Wednesday through Sunday, 4-10pm


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Our Team

James Walt, Culinary Director
Elle Boutilier, Operations Manager
Jorge Muñoz Santos, Chef

About Bar Oso

Bar Oso – “oso” meaning “bear” in Spanish, an homage to Whistler’s local wildlife – offers a profusion of Spanish-influenced small plates including raciones (platters), pintxos (skewers), charcuterie boards, and a wide range of tapas drawn from Araxi Restaurant Executive Chef James Walt’s international repertoire and Chef Jorge Muñoz Santos’ provenance in Spanish cookery. Open daily, the long, convivial bar is the ultimate gathering place in Whistler. The cuisine pairs perfectly with Bar Manager Jason Redmond’s selection of contemporary cocktails – including a gin and tonic feature menu – handcrafted using classical techniques and seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients, as well as inspired local and Spanish wines, and craft beers.

Awards & Accolades

Best Casual
WHERE Magazine ‘To Dine’ Awards, 2019

Best Whistler, Honourable Mention
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2018-2019

Best Cocktail: Bar Oso’s Oso Sour
Pique Newsmagazine ‘Best of Whistler Reader’s Poll, 2017

Design INregion
International Interior Design Association (IIDA) INawards, 2017

Certificate of Excellence
TripAdvisor, 2017

Best Whistler, Bronze
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2017