Before opening the space, the owners and collaborators of Model Milk sought to create a menu and a restaurant that would combine both innovation and comfort. They support local farmers by sourcing ingredients produced around the region, and seek to use every last inch of whatever produce and meat they can get their hands on. What has resulted is a restaurant and bar that feels both homey and elegant. Modern Milk is located within in an old creamery, so diners are seated at wood tables nestled against authentic brick walls that give the space mix of contemporary and rustic appeal. The menu focuses on simple, elegantly crafted dishes, while the beverage list is an artisanal cocktail-lover's dream. The restaurant also hosts a communal dinner every Sunday, during which guests share a family-style meal that includes a first and second course, as well as dessert.
This popular nightclub and bar hosts the city's up-and-coming bands with live music every night. You can also enjoy great food while you watch the bands performing live; the restaurant opens early to host breakfast and lunch, and is always willing to pour a drink. Choose from an excellent food menu of pub favorites and a spirit list to keep the night rocking. If you're hoping to find the next big band and soak up some local culture at the same time, drop into The Broken City where you're sure to do both.
A visitor walking through the wide front doors of this revived heritage bank building may quickly feel they've died and gone to Ireland. Patrons of the James Joyce Authentic Irish Pub appreciate the brews on tap (Guinness at three different temperatures and many other ales), as well as the acres of dark wood and utter absence of televisions or loud video game machines. The food includes modestly priced pub fare such as soups, stews and carved meats. For a big snack, try their Irish take on nachos.
A traditional English pub in the heart of the city, Ship and Anchor attracts a heady mix of clientele from students and professionals to locals and expatriates, and it's not without a good reason. The pub has an excellent roster of live bands, jam sessions, karaoke nights as well as other special events like the Annual Limericks contest and the Music Festival. The amazingly diverse selection of beer including a good number of local brews has something for everyone while the homely food on offer is a satisfying affair. Games are broadcast live on the big screen for sports enthusiasts. For an airier setting, settle down on the breezy patio. Jam sessions draw a host of talent who perform solo or with a backup. Also check out the fun mix of cocktails, hang out and shoot the breeze!
At Proof, each night is all about perfectly crafted cocktails and stress-free service. The quirky cocktail bar believes that their guests should be able to sip and savor without having to pack into a crowded bar, which is why they only allow in as many people as they have chairs. The bar has a seasonal menu that changes with ingredients they purchase from local producers, which means that guests are only served the freshest of cocktails and tapas. Also on offer are a curated selection of wines and beer.
Milk Tiger Lounge is a great place in downtown Calgary if you want to spend the evening with friends over cool libations and good music. The chic lounge whips up some of the meanest and most original cocktails that you won't find anywhere else in town. The vibe is funky and reminiscent of urban New York bars. Also they have an excellent choice of food items on the menu. The crowd is very diverse so you won't feel out of place.
Frenchie Wine Bar is a classy wine bar, essentially known for its dynamic wine list. This elegant bar serves delectable charcuterie, and other dishes like Grey Owl and Kaamps, featuring bold flavors and the best of ingredients. This quaint bar takes pride in its home made wine, prepared using locally sourced, organic ingredients. The tastefully done up interiors, delicious food and sophisticated ambiance, make Frenchie Wine Bar a great spot for spending time with loved ones.
SS106 is a classy evening destination, essentially known for its Aperitivo, which is an alcoholic beverage consumed to increase the appetite. The kitchen is known to produce alluring dishes like rissottos and salads. The bar serves a wide range of wines, beers, Grappa and delicious cocktails like Gin+Juice and Wine Limonata, to effortlessly accompany your delicious meals. This elegant bar has an upscale vibe attached to it, enhanced by the spacious interiors, making the place perfect for an evening get together.
Established in 1996, the Wild Rose Brewery has been delighting beer-lovers with fine quality craft brews. Velvet Fog, a Canadian Wheat Ale, WRaspberry Ale, made from real raspberry fruit and Stout are few of the gorgeous golden wonders brewed here. Take a tour around to find out the secret behind the brewing process. Once you're done exploring the brewery, head out to the delightful taproom and enjoy the fine brews in the company of beer-lovers. To accompany the brews is an above average food menu that has something for everyone. For those who wish to take their draft beer home, Wild Rose has engineered an ingenious contraption called the Party Pig, which stores and dispenses your favorite beer.
The Coup is a vegetarian restaurant and cocktail bar. The kitchen is famous for its salads like organic rainbow greens and grilled tree house sandwich, made with locally sourced organic ingredients. There is a special brunch menu available for early eaters. The bar is known for its delicious craft cocktails like cucumber collins and burnt orange, that effortlessly accompany the delectable meals. This elegantly done up eatery, reflects a relaxed vibe, making a great evening destination.
Shokunin is a Japanese cuisine restaurant bar. The place essentially known for its wast collection of Sake, beer, Japanese whisky like Nikka From The Barrel and Nikka Coffey Malt, and craft cocktails like Can & Cocktail and Nettle No. 1. The kitchen presents alluring dishes, featuring bold Japanese flavors and ingredients. The ambiance of this dimly lit place is quiet and relaxed, with classy interiors, making it a desirable evening destination.
A fashionable and modern coffee house, Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar is usually bustling with young people from the office spaces nearby. While rich, smooth and nuanced coffees, delicious baked goods and cheese plates seem to be the specialty here, distinctive craft beers and fragrant wines are also served in its warm and inviting space. Impressive live music acts featuring local talented musicians further add to the charm of the place. Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar is a great place to hang out with friends or enjoy a cup of coffee while you work.