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Calgary Nightlife Guide: The Lists

Discover where to dance, watch the game, see live music or take a respite

DRINK SPECIALS
For those looking for a specific breed of liquor, check out the following establishments for connoisseurs.
Beer: Bottlescrew Bill’s, where you can find close to 200 beers.
Classic Martinis: Divino, the place for gin or vodka connoisseurs.
Fruity Martinis: Vicious Circle, know for their roster of 141 martinis.
Signature Cocktails: Raw Bar. We recommend The Derelict, made with Skyy vodka, lychee liqueur, pineapple juice and a homemade plum & clove jelly.
Whiskey: Buchanan’s. Their menu of single malt Scotches alone reaches 300.

Olives

FANCY FOOD
Along with unique and stylish atmospheres, find creative items like breaded frog’s legs with lemon and garlic, seafood fondue, Magret duck breast, artisan cheeses and seared mahi mahi served with miso broth at:
Blink
Farm
Jaroblue
Laurier Lounge
The Living Room
Olives
Sky 360

HIP HANGOUTS
Places to go if you want a laid-back night on the town without dancing, sports or deafening music.
Broken City Social Club
Meet
Ming

HOTEL LOUNGES
These tasteful lounges are oases of calm, and a good option for anyone who wants refuge from loud music, jostling crowds and amorous advances.
Chef’s Table
Oak Room
Sandstone Lounge

Beat Niq Jazz & Social Club. Photographer: Jason Dziver.

LIVE MUSIC
Every Friday and Saturday night, venues across the city present live music for any taste.
Blues: Mikey’s Juke Joint & Eatery
Celtic: The James Joyce, Fionn MacCool’s
Country: The Palomino, Ironwood Stage & Grill
Duelling Pianos: Aussie Rules
Indie Rock: Republik
Jazz: Beat Niq Jazz & Social Club
Lounge Music: Vintage Chophouse, Murrieta’s, Rush
Up-and-coming Bands: Marquee Room

Ranchman's

Ranchman's

OUTSIDE THE CORE
If you’re staying in a hotel outside of the downtown core, check out these pubs, clubs and lounges:
Near the Airport: Toad ’n Turtle, Flatiron
16 Ave NW: Big T’s, Redwater Rustic Grille
Macleod Tr S: Radiopark, Ranchman’s, Limerick’s, The Atlantic Trap & Gill
Kensington: The Kensington Pub, Molly Malone’s, Vero Bistro Moderne

WATCHING THE GAME
Melrose Café & Bar
Flames Central
Bob the Fish
Barley Mill

Vin Room. Photographer: Shauron.

WHERE TO WINE
There have been a slew of wine bars opening in Calgary over the last two years. Here are some of our favourite places that offer a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of wines by the glass:
AKA Wine Bar
Vin Room
Winebar Kensington
Zia’s Enoteca

WILD NIGHTS
If you’re looking for a raucous good time, expect DJ music and high energy dancing at:

Tantra. Photographer: Jason Dziver.

Tantra. Photographer: Jason Dziver.

The Roadhouse
Vinyl
Tantra
BLVD
The Mercury
The Whiskey
Metropolitan Grill

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