Happening bars at Calgary



Hailed for having Calgary's best margarita, Anejo is a well-known Mexican restaurant in the city. This fairly new restaurant is located on 4th Street S.W and transforms into a bar once the sun goes down. Due to its popularity many people come early and snag a table and stay for the night. Tequila is the most popular drink here and the bar is known to go through more than 150 bottles in one week! Popular are the tequila flights, where visitors can taste their way through many different variations of tequila, including Blanco, Reposado and Anejo. Some of the more unusual margaritas include the strawberry rhubarb and chili coconut.


This modern yet industrial bar  is where the trendy people of Calgary  come to dine, drink and meet with friends. The original location is on 17th Ave where long tables and a huge patio make it easy to spend a few hours. There are constantly new brews on taps, events happening and a-bring-your-own-vinyl-record night on Wednesdays. Head over to the location on 10th where the entertainment options are endless and include an 8-lane bowling alley, ping pong tables and foosball. Along with the awesome menu that this place is known for, they also have one heck of an oyster bar. In the summertime though it will be National on 8th that is happening, due to housing the largest outdoor patio in Western Canada. 


There are three things that this bar  is known for; incredible rooftop patio, array of organised entertainment  options and late night sweaty dance parties. It's hard to find another bar in the city that offers so much for so little. They have a happy hour every single day of the week from 3pm to 7pm. It is here where you will find Comedy Mondays, where comedians from Canada  and the US come to strut their stuff. Tuesday's bring all the trivia junkies to the bar where, from 7pm onwards, they are witness to an absolutely hilarious version of trivia, complete with plenty of prizes and giveaways. The bar starts to heat up on Thursdays when live music hits the stage and the real fans come out. Saturdays are the nights for those all famous sweaty dance parties where you can jam out to Calgary's only 80's and 90's hip hop. It's a treat to be here, no matter when you come.


One cannot forget about the infamous Cowboys Bar in Calgary, especially those looking for country music scene and all that comes with it. This rowdy bar offers an array of themed nights and plays host to some of the hottest country music stars that come to Calgary. To truly understand what one is getting themselves into when they visit Cowboys, check out different themes that they have. How about the 'Anything but Clothing' night where draft beer is 75 cents and everyone is outfitted in things other than clothing.


Recently, this bar  was voted as one of the best cocktail bars in the world! The location, the building it's housed in doesn't breathe arrogance, it hasn't even got its name outside. If you are looking for a true cocktail bar, one where mixologists can make the best Old Fashioned in the city, where the trendy crowd comes to chat, where you can read books and listen to music, this is the place to be. The owner here had two things in mind when it was founded in 2008 — to play dirty rock and roll and serve exceptional cocktails. Inside you won't find any fancy decorations, instead you will find a long bar with some of the best bartenders in the city. The patio which opens in the summer is small but offers enough seating for groups of friends to chit-chat or watch passersby. Food wise, the Milk Tiger Lounge offers small sharing plates until 11pm, all sourced locally.