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!

The NFL is Back!!!

The 2017/2018 NFL season is back and the Elk & Oarsman has over 20 big screen TV’s so you can watch your favourite team kick some butt week in and week out!


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

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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Best Ball Golf Tourny

Best Ball Golf Tourney – Sept. 14, 2017

The St James Gate & Elk & Oarsman Kitchen and Bar invite you to join at our annual Best Ball 10:00am Shot Gun Golf Tournament Competition on Thursday September 14th on The…

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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor on August 26th

Mayweather vs McGregor – August 26th – SOLD OUT

The Elk & Oarsman Banff’s Premier Sports Bar would like to invite you to witness the biggest sporting event of the year Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor on August 26th!…

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Brad Brewer

St. James Gate Presents

Coming up this week at our sister business St. James Gate, Irish Pub: Live music from Brad Brewer Band on June 29th, 30th and on Canada Day, July 1st. So…

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Canada Day in Banff

Canada Day in Banff

The Town of Banff is the perfect place to celebrate Canada’s birthday on July 1. Fantastic family-friendly events run throughout the day, including our famous parade down Banff Avenue. From…

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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