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cocktail bars

Calgary’s Most Creative Cocktails


Timo Salimaki, The Living Room, Winner of Canad’s Most Imaginative Bartender 2017, hosted by Bombay Sapphire. Photo By Trevor Lalonde Photography

Whether you’re in Calgary for business or pleasure, there is always time for a good cocktail. For bars that can cater to your preferences with alluring drink lists, it’s important to know where the creative bartenders are.

A Guide To Calgary’s Best Cocktail Lists


Calgary Cocktails, The Coup, Vegetarian, Calgary Dining, Lounges

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…)