This impressive Banff restaurant with the only distillery in a Canadian National Park (free tours run daily at 3:30 pm) serves campfire-inspired meals and house-made spirits. Mains from the wood-fired grill and rotisserie are served on tin platters and patterned crockery; spirit-infused sauces come in metal camping mugs.
Park Distillery’s contemporary ‘alpine hut’ décor features tree trunk accents, antler lighting fixtures and other outdoorsy touches. Grab a bite at the bar or people watch from windows that (on nice days) completely open onto Banff Avenue. Two patios offer mountain views, and there is a liquor and gift store on-site.
Breakfast & Lunch Menu Samples
Breakfast: tacos (4 choices); Blueberry, Banana, Coconut Flapjacks; Park Prime Rib Benny; Cougar Doug’s Breaky (eggs, hashbrowns, beans, toast)
Salads: Hiker’s Bowl; Park Caesar; bourbon and pear (add chicken)
Small Bites: chicken chowder; campfire flatbread; pulled pork fingers (maple whisky and bacon dipping sauce); calamari
Bigger Bites: burgers, veggie focaccia, rotisserie chicken sandwich, fish and chips, mesquite beef hoagie (red onion, Swiss cheese, horseradish, fries.
Wood-Fired Grill and Rotisserie: steak sandwich, ribeye, trout, lamb, chicken
Desserts: smoked s’more in a jar; pecan bourbon pie
Monday: From 5pm, Campfire Prime Rib 8oz for $19.99, 12oz for $24.99.
Burger and fries for $9.99
Wednesday: 1/4 Chicken Dinner $14.99.
Park Cocktails $8.99
Thursday: $4.99 cans of beer. Fish + Chips $9.99. Add a piece of fish for $4.99..
Mains: $15.50 to $46; $15.50 to $38 at lunch; $13.50 to $14 at breakfast
Drinks: Housemade classic, vanilla, chili and espresso vodka; glacier rye $7.50 (1 oz); wine $50 to $185, $10 to $15 by the glass, 10 choices; mixologist cocktails $10 to $12; feature beers, ciders and international whiskies