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Drinking at the Dead Dog in Jasper

After a long day hiking, skiing, snowboarding, rafting Jasper National Park or doing any of the hundreds of the Rockies outdoor activities you’ll find in this paradise, sometimes only one thing will do to end the day.

It's beer-o-clock in Jasper!

A round of cold brews. I’m sure just about anyone who’s been on a Rockies vacation, sitting around a campfire or on a sunny deck at the end of the day, sipping a cold beer and relating the days tales to your buddies. It’s almost as much fun as the hiking, rafting or whatever itself.

Whether you have been out skiing on Marmot all day or backpacking on the continental divide, everybody deserves a beer at the end of a long day of enjoying yourself. There are plenty of great choices around Jasper with excellent views, but for pure atmosphere and a great pint of your favorite beer, the local’s choice is the Dead Dog Bar next door to the Astoria.

It is a country themed bar and though there is nothing exceptional about the Dead Dog, it has spirit in abundance. The staff is super friendly and in a town like Jasper where everyone is friendly – this means a lot. There is a great selection of beers to choose from both draft and bottled. There are big screens all over the place where you can watch whatever sports are the flavor of the day. There is an area where you can play darts that becomes quite addictive after a while.

It is a really spacious bar so if you come in with a your whole rafting expedition in tow, there is always space for more. It’s easy to forget the time as you while away the hours in the Dead Dog. It makes it easier of course if you live next door in the Astoria Hotel! When you take a trip up to Jasper and you feel like a beer, you should definitely take the time to step into the Dead Dog for a pint.

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