The Thursday Date

YOU SAY THURSDAY? WE SAY FRIDAY EVE. 

We love the buzz in the city on Thursdays, people are anxious to get out of the office and relax. It’s the perfect night to grab dinner with a friend or connect with your special someone! You heard it here, the weekend starts on Thursday. Here are a few of our favourite thirsty Thursday destinations, enjoy!  

Home & Away 

1/2 price wine! Let's taco 'bout it. Feature tacos are on special (3 per order - unique every week) and 1/2 price select bottles of wine every Thursday at Home & Away.  

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

Quench your thirst with a $5 Keg Margarita every Thursday and other irresistible offerings during their Cocktail Hour - $5 Keg Caesars, $6 Heineken Draughts, $6 glasses of Robert Mondavi Chardonnay or Cabernet and Keg classic starters for you to enjoy daily!

Join The Keg from 3 pm – 6 pm and 9 pm – close at their 4th avenue and Macleod Trail locations, and from 4 pm – 6 pm and 9 pm – close at their Stadium, Crowfoot and Marlborough locations for Cocktail Hour. See you tonight!  

Earls.67

Celebrate Thursdays in the city at Earls.67 with $5 off platters of skewers and $5 Rum + Coke (1 oz)

Daily Happy Hour from 3pm - 6pm and 9pm - close with $5 Rhino Pints (20 oz), $5 Smoked Whiskey Sour (1 oz) and $5 Rascal Red + White (6 oz)

National - 10th Ave, 17th Ave, Westhills, 8th Ave

Burgers and beers go together like PB&J and every Thursday at National, a Clive Burger and 14 oz beer is only $15. Talk about a perfect match! 

Daily Happy Hour happens from 3pm - 6pm with buck-a-shuck oysters and everything on tap for 25 cents per oz. 

Double Zero - Chinook and Downtown

Round up your pals for some afternoon beers and come down to Double Zero for a pint. Bar snacks, select white & red wines, and all draught, bottles & cans are $5 from 3 pm to 6 pm every weekday for Happy Hour. 

GORO + GUN

GORO + GUN easily has one of the best Happy Hours in the city. Every weekday from 3 pm to 6 pm, enjoy $5 sashimi, House Rolls, chicken teppanyaki, yam tempura, ramen burgers, and  more. Pair your dishes with their $5 Happy Hour drinks including wine, Sapporo, Fukumitsuya Sake, and the Omakase Cocktail. 

LOCAL 522

It's always a good time for some nachos and beers - and Local 522 agrees. Every Thursday after 2 pm, get your hands sticky with extra cheesy nachos for $15. Pair it with a bottle of Coors Light for $5 or a Coors Banquet for $7. 

Happy Hour kicks in at 4 pm - 6 pm where patrons can get 'sip happy' with $1 off glasses of wine, high balls, and beer (domestic bottles and domestic draft). 

MOXIE's Grill & Bar

Come choose from a European-style lager, a rich amber ale or a Bellini for only $5 every Sunday to Thursday at Moxie's Grill & Bar. Plus, mix & match your favourite Absolut flavours to create a 2 oz cocktail for only $6 every day of the week!

BANK & BARON PUB

Come and grab the Chef's Pizza for only $10 from 3pm-Close. And you obviously need wine with pizza - select wines are 50% off.

CLEAVER

Happy hour is from 4pm - 6pm at CLEAVER on 17th Ave and includes 3 different $5 hand crafted cocktails, 3 select wines and 2 select beers on tap. Sounds like a good excuse to ditch work a bit early - don't worry, we won't tell your boss,

CRAFT BEER MARKET

CRAFT Beer Market has got what you need for Thirsty Thursdays with $2 off of all glasses of wine on tap (5 oz & 8 oz).

CEILI’S ON 4TH

It's wine night at Ceili's (available at all locations- Ceili's 4th StreetCeili's Southland, Ceili's Royal OakCeili's 8th Ave) - Ceili's has an endless wine list to choose from, wine a little or wine a lot. Don't care for wine? Then BYOB (Build Your Own Bucket). Choose from Bud, Bud Light, Corona, or a mix. 

JAMESONS IRISH PUB

Buck O' Shuck! Oysters are on for $1 each and Fish and Chips are only $12. Also, bottles of vino are 1/2 off. Damn. Happy hour is on from 3 - 6 PM where all pints, highballs, domestic bottles, glasses of wine and flatbread pizzas are just $5.

JOYCE ON 4TH IRISH PUB

Head down to grab an Angus Beef Steak Sandwich with Fries for only $8 per 5oz, $10 per 7oz, or $13 per 10 oz. Thirsty? All 6oz glasses of wine are $7 and 9oz glasses are $10, and all bottles of wine are 1/2 off. On top of all this, it's Ultimate Happy Hour from 2-6PM where everything is 25% off. We've never heard something so beautiful. 

LOCAL 510

All pizzas are only $9.50... enough said. But there's more. Tree Tall Cans are only $5.50 and menu Cocktails are $9

LOS CHILITOS

Sangria is just another reason to check out Los Chilitos on Thursdays! $13 1/2 Litres of Sangria, $21 pitchers of sangria, 1/2 price bottles of wine, and $2 off Empanadas Argentinas. Not to mention their awesome, authentic Mexican eats, cozy-campy ambience and an unreal selection of tequilas.

MIDTOWN KITCHEN & BAR

Tacos for $2.50 a piece, and beer flights for only $7. Need we say more?

MODERN STEAK

Buck O' Shuck! East Coast oysters are on for $2, West Coast oysters $1, Oyster shots are $3-4, Caesars are $5 and Prosseco is $6. 

NATIONAL: 10TH, 17TH AND WESTHILLS

Enjoy a Clive Burger and a Beer for $15, all day long.

NEXT DOOR WINE BAR

Thursdays mean ladies night at Next Door Wine Bar! Enjoy a charcuterie and cheese board with 4 sangrias for $40. 

THE OFF CUT BAR @ THE NASH

Daily Happy Hour high balls, snacks & beers Monday through Friday from 4:00 - 7:00pm. All snacks under $8 and cocktails for $8.

OX & ANGELA

$25 Porrons! Albet i Noya, white or red are

only $25 when you drink from a porron on Friday and Saturday nights. We suggest you skip the white pants. 

POSTO PIZZERIA & BAR

1/2 price cocktails. $6 for 2 oz cocktails.

Happy Hour: Every Monday to Friday from 4pm to 6pm, enjoy 1/2 price bottles of wine, $5 pints of beer, and Italian Inspired food specials. 

RAW BAR

Raw Bar Rotations features live music by a variety of local artists, hand-selected by Amy. Sit back, relax and enjoy live music while dining on Vietmodern cuisine and sip amazing award-winning cocktail creations. 

Live music (6:30PM to 9:30PM)
$4.99 pints (4PM to 8PM)

WURST

Free live band performance in the beerhall every Thursday at 8pm  + 1/2 price bottles of wine.

1410 World Bier Haus

$1 oysters after 5pm, $13 burgers, 1/2 price of bottles of wine and $6 Blue Buck. If drinking wine at a Bier Haus just feels wrong, don’t worry they have $14 Hacker Steins and $7 pints on special all day too!

80TH & IVY MODERN KITCHEN

This awesome spot has Greek Ribs on for $8. Thirsty? Not to worry, they've got Grolsch for $6 and Sangria for $6 a glass or $25 a pitcher.

LIVE MUSIC

BROKEN CITY SOCIAL CLUB

Broken City has dedicated itself to hosting and supporting Calgary’s diverse, independent arts and entertainment culture. It is home to music and art, a hub for like-minded friends, new and old, allowing us to come together underneath one roof to share ideas and moments, develop visions and help Calgary realize its potential as a vibrant cultural destination. They have daily drink specials and a delicious menu with comfort food staples and snacks. Every Thursday you can count on Broken City for some rising talent in the music scene.

WINE-OH’S

Dinner feels a bit more like a night out when you throw in a live performance. Wine-Oh’s is an unpretentious wine bar, bistro and live music destination off of Stephen Avenue. Have dinner in the bistro or make your way downstairs for some rich and vibrant sounds. The cellar has a smaller menu with hummus, wings, popcorn and other snack items and the wine and cocktail list is awesome! Get the weekend started early at Wine-Oh’s!

OFF CUT BAR

The Off Cut Bar is a contemporary cool bar space that will have you yearning for the good ole days when time stood still for a great cocktail. At the Off Cut, you can sit back, relax and enjoy its selection of live music with rotating local talent every Thursday night. No cover, come early to claim your spot.

MARKET

Thursdays mean live music at MARKET (6:30pm - 9:00pm) & dinner platters for 2 for $40, making this the perfect Thursday night date night.

Be sure to check out their $25 chef's three course lunch happening daily. Happy Hour takes place from 3pm - 6pm every Monday to Friday. 

DANCING

HABITAT

Weekly guests catering to the whole underground spectrum of dance music. Need to dance? This is your place!

COMMONWEALTH

Your one stop shop for everything dancey and delightful on a Thursday night. A nostalgic amalgamation of your favourite musical moments with retro classics from the 80's, 90's, 00's. 

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Esme Beauty & Floral Bar 
 

Pamper your tootsies with $40 pedicures every Thursday at Esme Beauty & Floral Bar.