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 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.
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.
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.
One18 Empire is an Canadian Cuisine restaurant, open from early hours and till late night. They serve distilled whiskey, having a collection of over 100 bottles of rye, bourbons and whiskey. Menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert are carefully crafted by the chef. They have four options for breakfast namely a buffet, a la carte consisting of dishes like Smoked Salmon, Organic Oatmeal and Yogurt Parfait. The lunch menu is light consisting of BLT, Empire Prime Omelette and Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf. The dinner menu mostly includes seafood such as scallops, crab and octopus.