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Located in the heart of the city, Woodwork is a trendy restaurant and bar which is known for its wood-fire grill preparations and spirit-based cocktails. Their large plates, such as the Alberta Pork Medallion served with apple sauerkraut, sweet potato and blackberry reduction, are sure to fill you up while their craft cocktails are a delight to even the most discerning palate. You can also come here on a date and enjoy some interesting conversation over small plates of steaks and salads and zippy cocktails, drop in for a midnight snack, or enjoy an after-dinner drink.
The Confederation Lounge is a classy, upscale bar located at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, which is known for its zippy cocktails, smooth wines and premium selection of liquors. The library-like lounge area is elegant with its old-world decor and spectacular views of the nearby river. Along with a range of martinis, scotch and wine, the place also offers a variety of New Canadian dishes including Pulled Bison Stuffed Mini Yorkies, Macdonald Poutine and Alberta Beef Burger. For a refined and relaxing evening with a friend, business associate or a date, this is the perfect meeting place.
Bar Bricco brings a slice of Italian nightlife to the heart of Edmonton. This chic wine bar has an intimate ambiance and cozy tables as well as a well-stocked bar. The menu focuses on small plates and eats served alongside glasses of fine Italian wine. Cured meats, gourmet bar snacks, and cheese platters characterize the menu here. A great place to appreciate an evening aperitivo or pre-dinner drink, Bar Bricco is a great addition to Edmonton's bar scene.
This Downtown Edmonton gastro-pub has gained popularity since its opening in 2009. The Common's bifold approach as a daytime restaurant and a vibrant lounge by night has been well received by locals. The seasonal menu by chef Jesse Morrison-Gauthier includes bestselling dishes like tandoori calamari, short rib, and chicken and waffles. Their bar has an extensive list of domestic and international beers, craft brews, cocktails and wines. Enjoy their happy hours with a pint or two and groove to live music at this eclectic resto-bar.
Among the most popular bars in Edmonton, The Next Act has more than its fair share of regulars who stop by for a pint of beer and some great food. The bar features a lively interior, its minimalist yet tasteful décor illuminated by mellow lighting. Take some time to stop here and cool your heels for a while as you dine on shareable eats like the Jalapeno Jack Sticks, Pulled Pork Nachos, and Poutine. For something more substantial, opt for the award-winning Class Act burger or the signature PB&J burger.