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.
This Habitat is no place to get in touch with nature, but a spot where all the creatures of the night meet regularly to enjoy some refreshing club music and a few drinks along with it. With an ambiance quite sophisticated, this club has comfortable seating arrangements and a bar that serves cocktails to quench your thirst, while the dancing is done on the tunes of local professional DJs. Certainly a fine place to go to with your friends and have a nice time.
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.
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.
The Garage Sports Bar is the sort of places guys sneak off to: a hip refuge of pool tables, satellite TV-fed sports and video games. Tucked into a corner of the downtown Eau Claire Market, the focus here is on shooting pool and the breeze over a few drinks and finger food. There are numerous bar-sized playing tables, all rented on a clock. Some fourteen televisions blast the latest hockey and football games, and a DJ has music constantly playing. Though it's billed as a restaurant, this is not a true sit-down experience, with a menu that tilts toward Italian Panini sandwiches and chicken wings.
Kingfisher Seafoods offer a warm and cozy ambiance with quick and attentive service. The restaurant is divided into three sections, and you're seated according to the size of your party. Offerings include some of the best seafood in the city including calamari, deep-fried oysters, clams fried in butter, prawns, scallops and char. There is an excellent sampling plate that consists of crab, mussels, clams and prawns, as well as an excellent dessert menu. Contact for further details.
The subdued atmosphere here lures many businesspeople and travelers in from the bustle of the 7th Street crowds. The walls are hung with calm, unobtrusive paintings and large mirrors whose reflections supply the dining area light. Unlike many downtown restaurants, it is cheap to eat here. The bar at Choice Cafe is open all day and Happy Hour lasts from 3p until closing.
For some of the most succulent steaks and meat-cuts, look no further than The Keg. Located within the luxurious confines of the Westin Calgary, The Keg enthralls with an excellent menu comprising all your favorite steaks from Filet Mignon to Prime Rib and Teriyaki. The amount of efforts taken in the preparations right from choosing the finest cuts to the aging process ensures that patrons get nothing but the best. Apart from steaks, there's a good selection of seafood as well as chicken on the menu. The wine list presents and extensive choice to accompany your meal while the kids menu keeps the little ones happy. The interiors sport an fresh and contemporary look and is suited for a number of occasions from business dinners to casual and intimate meals. Service is spot-on and has received appreciation from a number of quarters. All-in-all, an excellent place for a refined meal of steaks.
Located in the middle of all the action in Calgary, Poco Loco Pizza makes some insanely awesome pizzas and for that they've even won awards. If you're thinking this is your average pizza joint then think again because Poco Loco also doubles up as a dive bar complete with karaoke and a large selection of drinks. Besides the dining area, there is a separate lounge that is mostly frequented by youngsters and rusty singers. An excellent little dive if you like the idea of downing a few drinks with great pizza for company.
With a wonderful ambiance to relax, live gigs and an elaborate menu to choose from, The Palomino has a lot to offer. Every dish is delicious, out of which you should try the Pulled Pork Poutine or the Alberta Cheese Steak or the Two Meat Platter or even the Fire Grilled Salmon Filet. Also, you may have problems aplenty as they have a wide range of drinks to select from. Adding to the food fiesta, they also have some brilliant bands mainly from the rock and roll genre, who drop by to entertain the crowd. Visit their website for more information.