About to enter its eighth year, the Whistler felt like a mainstay from day one. That’s partly because it embraces the community in a big way: You'll find the work of local artists in the window, and local DJs and bands play most nights. The ever-changing cocktail list might include the spice-filled Angostura Sour this week and a refreshing Mexican Summer—with tequila, lime and jalapeño—next. Plus, there are events of interest every night, from the LGBT-friendly Slo ’Mo party to the Relax Attack Jazz Series. It’s always a killer night at the Whistler.
Nominees: The Aviary, Billy Sunday, Sportsman's Club, Weegee's Lounge