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.
Nestled in Eau Claire in Calgary, Commonwealth Bar & Stage is a premier nightlife destination for the people residing in Calgary. An old warehouse which was turned into a twin-level night club, it offers an ultimate experience with popular DJs who turn up the heat by playing some heart throbbing tracks. After shaking your leg on the groovy rap, electronic, hip hop and inde rock tunes, one can relish the range of food items served at this venue. The nights are themed with music played both upstairs and downstairs. The ambiance is electric and takes you into a different dimension.
Consistently voted among the top country clubs in the country, Ranchman's is a south Calgary favorite that has been packing people in for generations, particularly during the wild annual Calgary Stampede. While other clubs purport to be country, this is the real deal, with strapping young men pulling in by truck at night from the ranches that litter the land surrounding Calgary. The rodeo crowd also hangs out here when in town. There's live music in the dance hall section and a DJ in the bar up front, as well as on the outdoor patio. The attached restaurant serves steaks and burgers.
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!
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 speak-easy, bygone vibe is in full-force at this barber shop and neighborhood cocktail bar. Sulky light glows from fixtures out of the 1930s, a massive marble-top counter dominates the interior, and a friendly guiding principle to have patrons well-fed, well-groomed, well-imbibed win the day and night here. The food menu is a bit more contemporary than the aesthetics suggest, with kale salad, bahn mi sandwiches, and vegetarian selections. The cuts, however, are to-the point, and do not get more sophisticated than the “fancy beard trim.” Please note that the bar stays open until the very early morning, while the barber shop closes between 4p and 9p.
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.