By ADELE BRUNNHOFER
This cocktail, Just Beet It, is featured at The Coup + Meet, and balances a blend of health-conscious juices with liquored libations. (Photo by Jason Dziver)
Complementing Calgary’s red-hot food scene, bartenders (who prefer the more humble moniker as opposed to the trendy term, “mixologist”) are mixing and muddling house-made spiced syrups and smoked bison with top-shelf spirits like floral Botanist gin and aged Guatemalan rum. From chic restaurants to dark, sexy lounges, cocktail connoisseurs can expect novel tastes, exciting experimentation and revisited classics on par with cocktail hotspots like Vancouver, Toronto and Portland. (more…)
Vin Room’s secluded rooftop patio with a view. Photo: Jason Dziver
THE LIBERTINE PUBLIC HOUSE
The appeal: eighteen North American craft beers on tap, inventive sandwiches and flatbreads, great people watching on downtown’s Stephen Avenue Walk.
Distinguishing features: two levels open to the avenue, breathing patio atmosphere throughout the entire restaurant.
The view: bustling Stephen Avenue Walk, the downtown’s central, historic sandstone promenade.
Sun and shade: generally sunny with a couple of shady spots. (more…)
Best Bars in Calgary’s Beltline: Role Match plays the Hifi Club (Photo: castlefin)
Located just south of the downtown core, and north of trendy 17 Avenue SW, Beltline is a thriving destination for locals and visitors seeking restaurants, shops and fun. Some of the best bars in Calgary are located in this hip ’hood, including at least one for every taste. Below, we present our guide to the best bars in Calgary’s Beltline district.
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