With more than 40 dining options for this mountain community of just over 7,000, Kimberley can credibly lay claim to the title of dining capital of the Kootenays. And Pedal and Tap can credibly lay claim to the best dining in town.

Outside, old bicycle parts decorate the windows and patio. Inside, the expansive beer and all-BC wine list spans an entire wall; the bar also makes many of its own cocktail mixers in-house. Menu items rotate regularly, but the offerings often nod toward seafood and Asian-influenced dishes, like the Vietnamese-style pulled pork of the Tuk Tuk or the spicy kimchi/peanut satay mix of the Vegan Lightning.

One menu item that never leaves the lineup: mucky fries—hand-cut fries topped with mozzarella, aged cheddar, maple bacon, green onion and a house-made chipotle sauce. Any side of fries can be upgraded to this rich twist on poutine; don’t pass them up.

Around the corner, Pedal and Taps’ sister establishment, The Shed, offers late-night vibes and creative takes on pub staples like nachos and hot dogs. Outside, the pedestrian-only Platzl, its Bavarian-styled storefronts strung with lights, invites après-après strolling.  //