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Hip(ster) Hangouts in Edmonton

The cozy rustic interior of Three Boars Eatery. Photo courtesy Three Boars Eatery.

The cozy rustic interior of Three Boars Eatery. Photo courtesy Three Boars Eatery.

Exposed wood, craft beer, chalkboard accents, creative cocktails, and clipboard menus… You can’t help but feel cool in a place where an Old Fashioned is a staple on the drink menu and the dining room exudes a rustic, chic feel. Please your palate at one of these hip eateries in Edmonton!

The vintage Victorian motifs and vinyl record library are striking features of The Common, though the chicken and waffles will be the most memorable part of your dining experience — in a good way! Its ambiance, innovative menu, and cocktail list make it fit for dinner, drinks, and dancing. 9910-109 St., 780-452-7333, thecommon.ca. 

The Sugarbowl’s gooey, oversized cinnamon buns are the definitive menu item at this popular breakfast spot. It transitions nicely into an all-day dining room and late night retreat with upscale comfort food and craft beers by the bottle. If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth and prefer a savoury late night nosh, go for a bowl of their addictive smoked paprika popcorn. 10922-88 Ave., 780-433-8369, thesugarbowl.org. 

Score one of the 38 seats at the tucked-away Three Boars Eatery and you’ll find a weekly-changing menu based on the seasonal ingredients that the chef picks up at local farmers’ markets. Plan on sampling a few plates — they’re designed for sharing — or just having a light meal. If you simply want to relax with a drink, the bartender will be more than happy to concoct something special for you. 8424-109 St., 780-757-2600, threeboars.ca 

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