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.
The brainchild of a few committed friends, the Village Brewery bottles local brews that have gone on to become favorites in bars across the country. Sample their custom creations, namely the Village Blonde, Blacksmith and Wit, at the tap room after taking a tour of the premise. A label that supports local talent, the brewery often hosts events and music schedules where people come to enjoy, among other things, good music and real good ale.
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.
Serving a whooping 1250 eggs benedict a month, it’s no wonder Diner Deluxe is always crowded. Styled in a very 1950s fashion, this humble diner caters to people looking for real wholesome food that feels like it came out straight out of mom’s kitchen. What’s better is that they have a weekly menu that offers something special, each day of the week. Those who wish to sample their legendary meatloaf and Grilled Cheese Sandwich will need to get in line, as this place gets pretty busy during the day. So much so that they refuse to take reservations or even entertain a group of more than six. But it's all worth it!
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.
Located smack in the middle of downtown Calgary, Bear and Kilt Freehouse is a watering hole and diner that is quite popular with the locals. Patrons come for the sumptuous food and refreshing drinks but stay for the excellent service and cozy ambiance. Try your hand at pool, challenge a fellow drinker at darts and soak in the local vibe at the bar. A great time to drop by for a drink would be during the happy hour.
Local 522 is a vibrant live music venue in downtown Calgary. The club derives its unique name from the street it is located in and is a charming little place in the heart of the city. Venue for a plethora of music concerts, Local 522 has a special taste for folk music. It hosts the high-profile Calgary Folk Music Festival, along with regular pop, rock, Latin, reggae and other music performances. With excellent acoustics and a fine dance floor, Local 522 is your ideal party jaunt. Refreshments and alcohol are also served at the bar, which range from beer, cocktails and spirits, to hearty burgers and chicken wings.