Bars & Pubs

Kelowna’s Coziest Pubs and Bars for Winter Evenings

Up close photo of an open face roast beef sandwich with garnish, on a wood cutting board and a bowl of thick cut fries.
OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar

As the winter chill sets in, seek warmth and conviviality in the city's array of inviting pubs and bars. The city's nightlife scene takes on a cozier hue during these colder months, offering snug retreats where locals and visitors alike can unwind and revel in the city's atmosphere. Here are some of Kelowna’s most charming pubs and bars, perfect for those brisk winter evenings.

Train Station Pub: A Nostalgic Place

In a beautifully restored 1926 railway station, the Train Station Pub stands out for its history and warmth. The pub's unique setting combines the charm of yesteryear with modern comforts, creating an ambiance that's both inviting and intriguing. Here, patrons can savour a delectable range of Canadian grill meals, perfectly complemented by an assortment of craft beers that are as robust and welcoming as the pub itself.

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar: Modern Elegance

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar offers a contemporary twist to the traditional pub experience. This establishment has a warm, sophisticated decor and culinary excellence, featuring farm-to-table global plates that tantalize the taste buds. The wine list is a carefully curated journey through vineyards near and far, making each visit a new adventure for the palate.

Cactus Club Cafe Kelowna Yacht Club: Waterfront Whimsy

Perched gracefully on the waterfront of the Kelowna Yacht Club, the Cactus Club Cafe is a fusion of elegance and relaxation. The ambiance here is crafted to enhance the natural beauty of its surroundings, offering a serene backdrop for their extensive drink selection. From their renowned Frose to a diverse array of wines, each beverage is a toast to the fine art of leisure and enjoyment.

Krafty Kitchen + Bar: A Hip Hop Culinary Experience

Krafty Kitchen + Bar stands out with its unique hip hop theme, an homage to both music and gastronomy. This locale is for foodies, serving New American dishes that are as inventive as they are delicious. The brunch menu, featuring items like spicy beef tartar and buttermilk fried chicken with house-made hot sauce, is a testament to their commitment to culinary creativity and flair.

Waterfront Wines Restaurant & Bar: A Symphony of Flavours

At Waterfront Wines Restaurant & Bar, contemporary Canadian cuisine finds its zenith. The restaurant's warm, inviting atmosphere is the perfect setting for its acclaimed 6-course wine and food experience. Every dish and pairing is a celebration of local, seasonal ingredients, transformed into gastronomic masterpieces that linger both on the palate and in memory.

Exploring More of Kelowna’s Nightlife

While these establishments are highlights, Kelowna’s pub and bar scene is rich and varied. Venues like Kelly O’Bryan’s Neighbourhood Restaurant offer their unique takes on cozy winter evenings, each with distinctive features that contribute to the city's lively yet snug winter nightlife.

As the winter nights draw in, Kelowna's pubs and bars stand ready to welcome you with open arms and warm hearts. Each establishment offers a unique experience, blending the city's diverse culinary landscape with the comfort and camaraderie that define Kelowna's winter evenings. These cozy spots are sure to provide a delightful escape from the cold, filled with good food, great drinks, and even better company.