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Bars and nightlife in Calgary

Top bars

Food
“The Ship is a must visit while you're in Calgary! Great people, food and drinks, and an awesome patio sure to provide some of the best people watching in the city! Great the morning after for brunch and caesars too!”
  • 97 locals recommend
Bar
“They have a bourbon room on the 2nd level and bowling on their lower-level pretty cool right?! If you are not into those things their main level is alward pretty busy great beer, ambience and food.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of our favorite places on 17th Ave. Communal seating and very social pub. Amazing Patio.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“A hip go-to Mexican place... try the chilly coconut margarita. It will blow your socks off. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Pub
“Our favorite pub downtown. Amazing food but no patio. Next door to the National Bar as well if you want to hit both pubs. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
“Sizable, stylish pub with elevated German cuisine, craft beers, patio seating & a happening vibe.. Beer hall in the basement”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“Cool part of town, good cocktails and a good place to start or end a night out.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great Bands and good food with a lively atmosphere,this local music venue is in the heart of Inglewood close to Wop and Bite Groceteria.”
  • 35 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Casino
“Calgary's iconic Cowboys Nightclub is "the most fun you'll have with your boots on" . Check out their app in the app store for events and to get on their VIP list. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great Bands and good food with a lively atmosphere,this local music venue is in the heart of Inglewood close to Wop and Bite Groceteria.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Nightclub
“This bar has tons of cool DJ’s that come by. The crowd changes from night to night so sometimes it’s hit and miss but it’s a longtime fav of mine. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Lounge
“Good place for cocktails. Look for the sign with the white cartoon tiger on the outside (no sign with the actual name). ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Commonwealth Bar & Stage is an old warehouse converted to a revelrous night destination in Calgary’s downtown that is the only venue to feature two distinct floors of sound and a vintage fashion-forward aesthetic - for the simple purpose of delivering a good time with good music. The Commonwealth concept grew from a passionate music background shared by the owners (acclaimed DJs and producers) and the need for a mid-sized nightclub that would introduce creativity and discerning music to the standard nightclub model. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Night Club
“veggie food. one of my favorite restaurants. a lot of other bars and trendy restaurants on the 17th Ave which is call UpTown. parking is easier to find on the street next, for example the 18th Ave. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Locally sourced beef & seafood pair with sophisticated cocktails & wines in a posh setting.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Happy hour $3 - 3 pm to 6 pm and 9 pm until close, every day. Affordable drinks and snacks.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Music venues

Music Venue
“One of our favorite places on 17th Ave. Communal seating and very social pub. Amazing Patio.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great Bands and good food with a lively atmosphere,this local music venue is in the heart of Inglewood close to Wop and Bite Groceteria.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Local spot with awesome jazz and blues tunes. You can often catch live acts here. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Theatre
“Live Theatre Arts Commons includes Jack Singer Concert Hall and numerous entertainment venues.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Nightclub
“This bar has tons of cool DJ’s that come by. The crowd changes from night to night so sometimes it’s hit and miss but it’s a longtime fav of mine. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Everything from live music to DJ's to Karaoke depending on the night of the week. This place is usually buzzing. Check out their website for details. In summer there's also a rooftop patio. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Fun pub in an historic building in the heart of downtown, right by the C-train station. In the summer it's amazing to spend the evening in their interior patio, removed from the street noise, but still enjoying the skyscrapers all around. Great food and drinks. Highly recommended menu item: deep fried pickles! In the basement they have concerts almost every night - check the website!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pub
“As far along the Red Mile as you can be and still be on the Red Mile. Irish insta-pub, decent grub. Parking is terrible, but so what, it's a 15 minute walk away.”
  • 7 locals recommend