Discover the Timeless Elegance of Rundle Bar

Banff’s Best Cocktail Bar

Nestled within the storied halls of the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs lies Rundle Bar, a quintessential destination for those seeking timeless, one-of-a-kind cocktails and small plates, or Afternoon Tea.  Whether a hotel guest or a passing traveler, a visit to Rundle Bar ensures an unforgettable journey into sophistication and charm with a touch of magic. 

A Historic Icon

Named after the majestic Mount Rundle, Rundle Bar seamlessly blends historic charm with contemporary flair. Once the hotel’s entrance, it has evolved into a beloved spot, undergoing renovations in July 2020 to enhance its ambiance while preserving its historical essence.  

Rundle Bar was designed to resemble a welcoming living room with bespoke furniture and intimate lighting. The six-month renovation by Calgary-based FRANK Architecture was completed to exceptional, award-winning standard. The interior design incorporated prestige and grandeur, whilst honouring its nostalgic old-world charm. The attention to detail and impressive bar was recognized by Canadian Interiors with the award “Best of Canada” in hospitality in 2021. Adding to its allure, the bar’s patio has also been awarded the Best Patio in Canada in 2024 by Canada’s 100 Best for al fresco dining and drinks on the terrace. 

The interior of the bar holds decades of history including the fossil-filled Tyndall limestone staircase, which has been recognized as a global heritage stone resource. This unique stone is exclusively sourced from Canada, with Manitoba being the only location where it is quarried.   

Although the bar in itself is a spectacle, the view from any of the windows is not to be missed. Soak in the views of a few of Banff iconic peaks, including Cascade, Tunnel and Mount Rundle. 

Afternoon Tea in Rundle Bar Fairmont Banff Springs
Afternoon Tea in Rundle Bar Fairmont Banff Springs

Our Identity: Where Every Drink Tells a Story 

At Rundle Bar, every detail is crafted to perfection. Our menu features expertly crafted cocktails and gourmet cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. With personalized recommendations you can partake in exclusive Scotch tastings, Afternoon Tea and cocktail classes. Our expert team ensures an unforgettable journey into the world of spirits.  

Watch our expert mixologists at work while you savor a Canadian craft beer or our signature twist on a gin and tonic made with the award-winning Rundle Bar Gin. Curated with local distillery, Wild Life Distillery, this collaboration boasts award-winning ingredients, Alberta spring wheat, butterfly pea flower and Rocky Mountain water making it truly unique to Banff National Park. 

We’re proud to offer one of the country’s most exclusive whisky and scotch collections, curated by our seasoned aficionados. The smoky allure of Islay to the intricate depths of Speyside, our selection celebrates the diversity of fine whiskies. From Glenturret 50 Year, to Bowmore 40 and 50, to Macallan 78 without forgetting Glenfarclas 50 and Tomintoul 44, the Rundle Bar showcases very rare, sought after, unique products. For many of the bottles in the Bar’s collection, Rundle Bar is the only bar in Canada (and even North America) offering these rare Scotches by the ounce, bringing centuries of history from Scotland to the Castle in the Rockies. Exclusive tasting events and curated Whisky Flights offer a unique opportunity to explore these exceptional spirits.   

The bar also features a wide range of zero-proof drinks. We work exclusively with Seedlip to create a delectable alcohol-free cocktail menu, enjoy the essence of botanical spirits without the alcohol!

Whisky bottles lined up
Bottle of Bowmore 1969 with people cheerings in foreground

Why Visit Rundle Bar?

Iconic Setting: Rundle Bar is one of the best in Banff, located in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Renowned for its historic significance, architectural splendor and spectacular views. 

Exquisite Beverages: Enjoy a diverse menu of cocktails, fine wines, and premium spirits prepared with precision and passion. 

Gourmet Cuisine: Savor delicious appetizers and small plates designed to tantalize your taste buds. 

Unparalleled Views: Take in breathtaking panoramas of the Canadian Rockies from the award-winning patio, recognized among the 100 Best Patios. 

A visit to Rundle Bar is an immersion into elegance, history, and natural beauty. Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply unwinding, Rundle Bar offers a timeless and unforgettable experience.  

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