Elk & Oarsman

119 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta

Welcome to Elk & Oarsman, kitchen and bar!

Established in 2005, The Elk & Oarsman is Banff’s premier sports pub & restaurant. The timber & river rock décor & beautiful stone fireplace make The Elk & Oarsman a favorite for locals & tourists from around the world. The Elk offers the best in food, live entertainment, twelve draft selections and true hospitality.

Our summertime rooftop patio offers an amazing 360° view of rocky mountain scenery, and in cooler weather our inviting wood burning fireplace will warm you as you relive a day on the slopes.

Come on in and bring your friends!

Elk & Oarsman New Years Eve 2017

Ring in the New Year in with us at The Elk & Oarsman and enjoy a:

Three Course Dinner
Live Entertainment by Andyloops
Champagne at Midnight

We have 3 different types of tickets to purchase

Click here for all the info!

The NHL is BACK!!!

The NHL season is back and so is the Elk & Oarsman Puck Party starting tomorrow with a local derby.

Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers.

Wednesday, October 4th at 8:00pm.

Door prize will be 2 tickets to an NHL game and plenty more giveaway’s.

Come on down for a pint and some food and enjoy this furious rivalry!

The NFL is Back!!!


Come on down for some food, drinks and to watch your favorite team dominate on Sundays!



Mexican Mondays!

Monday Mexican Specials

Steak Tuesdays!!!

Tuesday Steak Special

Thursday is Rib Night!

Thursday Rib Special


Monday Specials

  • 5.5

    Bottles of Sol

  • 8

    DBL Margaritas

    Lime | Strawberry


Tuesday Specials

  • 5.5

    Elk Lager

  • 10

    Steak Sandwich

    6oz Sirloin Steak | Sauteed Mushrooms | Onion Frizzles | Garlic Foccacia


Wednesday Specials

  • 17

    Pitchers of Sangria

    Peach | Strawberry | Berry | Watermelon


Thursday Specials

  • 5.5

    Coors Banquet Stubbies

  • 15– 20

    BBQ Baby Back Ribs(GF)

    • 1/2 Rack - 15
    • Full Rack - 20

    House BBQ | French Fries | Coleslaw


What's Happening Around Town?

Latest News

Elk & Oarsman Winter Menu

New Winter Menu is Here!!!

Introducing the new ELK & Oarsman Kitchen and Bar winter menu. Our new menu gets fired up for autumn and winter, with the arrival of new dishes, exciting fresh flavours…

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The NHL is BACK!!!!!

The NHL season is back and so is the Elk & Oarsman Puck Party starting tomorrow with a local derby. Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers. Wednesday, October 4th at 8:00pm….

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NFL Sunday Ticket

The NFL is at The Elk & Oarsman


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Best Ball Golf Tourny

Best Ball Golf Tournament Winners

The 2017 St James Gate & Elk & Oarsman Kitchen and Bar Best Ball Golf Tournament had come to end. Congratulations to our all our winners and participants you guys…

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RAD Season Best Bar

RAD Season Best Bar!

We’ve just been awarded with a ‘Rad Season Best Bar’ prize in the The Ultimate Après-Ski Guide To Canada. So come and check out the best sports bar in town!…

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What Our Customers Say


Spacious, well-decorated restaurant with good food options. Our waitress was helpful and accommodating, flavorful food for a decent price.

Elizabeth M (Yelp)

Sat on the patio and the views were amazing!! Had a couple of drinks here and tried the elk poutine it was incredible. Thanks again for your greats service.

Jennifer Whiney (Google Reviews)

Great Food, Great Staff and a fun place to watch sports and meet new friends.

Derek Holloway (Facebook)

Our Family of four ate her and all came out full and happy. Kids menu was excellent value and adult options were varied and well priced.

Julie W (TripAdvisor)

Call now to reserve a table: (403) 762-4616