Food & Nightlife

Food & Nightlife

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Schweitzer Daytime Eateries

For daytime eating, the Lakeview Lodge (the day lodge at Schweitzer Ski Resort) has a cafeteria, a coffee shop, a pub, and a little take-away pizza hole-in-the-wall.

The Mojo Coyote Café is located inside the Selkirk Lodge. This café serves up hot breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks such as freshly baked pastries and other naughties. This is a nice quiet spot to recline on one of the leather couches on frigid days.

Across the way in the White Pine Lodge is Gourmandie, which has an assortment of gourmet offerings. In amongst a collection of souvenirs and craft type items, this store has some take-home food items or there are eat-in options. Lots of the food is very scrumptious looking, but it’s so nicely presented that it almost looks like it shouldn’t be eaten!

Schweitzer Mountain Restaurants

If you’re planning to eat out during your ski vacation at Schweitzer, hopefully you’re a creature of habit because there aren’t too many options for evening dining in the Schweitzer village.

The Chimney Rock Grill is located in the Selkirk Lodge and offers a range of food from a casual bar menu to a restaurant menu that could almost be considered fine dining. Fare includes burgers, steak, and seafood with some very eclectic twists. The restaurant and bar are very nicely decked out and you can relax at the bar or one of the high tables near the fireplace, or do it in style at one of the formal tables.

Across the way in the Lazier Center is the privately owned Powderhound Pizza restaurant. So we’re a little biased because of the name, but Powderhound Pizza is a very delightfully relaxed place to hang out. You can buy their specialty pies (ie pizzas not actual pies!) or select your own ingredients for your own pizza. The wines aren’t great, but there are lots of beers on tap and the whole package is very inexpensive. Powderhound Pizza also delivers in case you don’t want to venture outside.

Schweitzer Bars & Nightlife

You can also get a pub meal at Taps, the pub in the day lodge, but it will need to be an early feed because this is just an après bar that closes very early. Taps is a large bar and it’s generally very festive during après ski time, often featuring DJs or a band.

Pucci’s is a small bar at Schweitzer, which is more of a friendly local’s pub. This bar has really low key ski décor, and ski and snowboard movies playing on the TV add to the ambience of the bar. Pucci’s serves up simple bar meals, microbrews and a few wines. Sometimes après-ski drinks turn into nightlife at Pucci’s, but often it’s pretty quiet in the evenings. Closing time is really dependent on whether it’s happening or not.

Sandpoint Restaurants & Bars

If you’re looking for a little more nightlife or more restaurant options, head down to Sandpoint. Don’t expect a raging party scene on weeknights, but at least there are a few more options than at Schweitzer.

Sandpoint restaurants include various grills and pizzerias, and there’s also some international cuisine; Greek, Mexican, and Thai.

The Fat Pig in Sandpoint is a happening restaurant and bar. It’s a beautiful building with its exposed bricks and high ceilings, and the food and beverage options are also on point.

Mick Duff’s Brewing Co is a brewery and sports bar with a big screen TV and lots of beers, but it’s primarily a restaurant with pub fare and American style food.

For breakfast, lunch or brunch, try DiLuna’s Café for massive yet inexpensive meals. It’s cosy, eclectic and a little on the organic side.