Alberta’s Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is world-renowned for its beauty and its incredible dining options, but what most don’t know, is that hidden behind a bookcase in their acclaimed Rundle Bar, is an entirely separate room where guests can go somewhere more quiet for a cocktail – or a ‘secret’ meeting.

Though the two have the same menu, the hidden Sidecar lounge provides a darker, more ‘intimate’ dining experience.

This room is typically used for medium-sized gatherings, conferences or parties – but on the odd occasion it hasn’t been booked out for the night, it’s actually open to anyone.

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In the event that it is occupied for the night though, the Rundle Room is an incredibly cool place to grab a drink regardless so don’t worry about some else’s plans putting a wrench in yours.

They’ve got an incredibly impressive cocktail menu that you can actually view here with everything from negronis and mai tais, to one-of-a-kind signature sips.

For those who are interested in holding an event in the Sidecar room, here’s what you need to know!


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The minimum spend is around $500 an hour for a minimum of three hours between October and April, or $750 per hour (min 3 hours) from May to September.

Also, you’ll only be allowed 36 guests, so choose your friends wisely – it certainly isn’t cheap.

The rest of you, keep your fingers crossed if you’re ever in the area! It’s definitely a must-see.


Where: 405 Spray Ave, Banff
Instagram: @Fairmontbanff