SugarBowl has been a mainstay on the Edmonton dining front since 1943. This bistro is open all day and serves delicious bistro classics with a contemporary touch. Complement your selection with one of 160 craft beers and Belgian taps, or wine or coffee. Their world-famous cinnamon buns deserve a special mention. In the summer, their patio is your best bet to enjoy the great weather and local city scene.
The Next Act is one of the hottest nightspots of Edmonton. The bar has more than its fair share of regulars who stop by for a pint of beer and some great food. This is the place to rub shoulders with the who's who of the theater world, and if that is what you are looking for then this place won't let you down. The Next Act is a typical pub - crowded, noisy and very lively. Take some time to stop here and cool your heels for a while as you dine on shareable eats like the smoked cola ribs, pulled pork nachos and poutine. For something more substantial, opt for the award-winning Class Act burger or the signature PB&J burger. Call for details on events taking place in the pub.
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 after-dinner drink.
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.
Beer Revolution is just the perfect place for beer lovers. Bringing an unrivaled selection of draft beer to Edmonton, this watering hole stays true to its name. It features an ever-evolving menu of craft brews and tap beer on digital boards. Enjoy your chilled pint with delicious brick-oven pizzas that are handcrafted from ingredients exclusively-imported from Italy. Old-school, rock-and-roll classics play in the background, creating an unique vibe.
The Black Dog is a bar that transcends most clichés. People of all ages and backgrounds come together here for music and drinks. The Wooftop Lounge & Patio enclosed garden patio is the place to be in the summertime, and with free WiFi and regular drink specials it can be a nice way to pass the day. Guest DJs spin tunes from many genres most nights, and Saturday afternoons feature a no cover acoustic jam. A lower level room called the Underdog is available for private functions. Check the website for the latest schedule of events.
Look up the LUX Steakhouse and Bar if you love steak and red meat. This steakhouse is trendy, chic and upscale with bold colors and dark stained tables and chairs. The featured waterfall adds to its beauty and ambiance. Not just a steakhouse, it has a bar so you can unwind with some smooth spirits. The menu is experimental with interesting items and if you cant make up your mind opt for the 'undecided'. The well-facilitated 'Vintage room' makes a good venue for small private parties and business functions.
Located in Edmonton's city center, the Craft Beer Market is a craft beer brew pub, that every beer lover will simply adore. With over a 100 different beers available on tap, the selection here is enough to make even the most ardent ale connoisseur's head spin. Set in a large spacious area that has exposed brick-walls facing a floor to ceiling wood paneled section, this bar is always cozy and welcoming. This is a great place to stop in for a casual evening with friends sampling a tasting paddle of their local ales. However beer is not the only reason to visit here, as the selection of food goes beyond regular pub-grub. Dig into dishes like the Baja Fish Tacos, the Brewmaster's Chicken Sandwich, the Butternut Squash Ravioli and the scrumptious Dark Beer Braised Beef Brisket.
Located below the Starlite Room, this stylish nightclub attract the uber cool crowd in Edmonton. The clubs boasts nights of fantastic music and drinks. Here mostly each evening of the week includes a star performance DJ that bring the house down with the hippest and newest music. A number of local and global bands take to the stage and all your party needs are met. Easily accessible via public transport, the Velvet Underground is a sure hit when in Edmonton.
Located in the bustling Downtown center of Edmonton is the Underground, a hip and casual brew pub set in a basement, that offers a delightful array of beer, premium liquor and a selection cocktails as well. With a setting that is rebellious, with artistic graffiti painted over the walls and muted lighting, a night at this bar ensures a fun and relaxed time. Drop in to try out the BBQ Bacon Burger, the Blackened Tid-Bits (meatballs) and the delectable Duck Poutine. The main star here however, is the selection of over 70 craft beers that are available on tap, including local, domestic and international options as well. Order a tasting flight of six beers and sit back as you enjoy your cold brew.
This resto pub is known particularly for its gourmet burgers and large portions, but that is not all it has to offer. For dwellers of Downtown Edmonton, this a good spot to swing by for a drink after work. The crab cakes & the Blue Cheese Burger are hot favorites here.