Shokunin

Shokunin is the spot for exceptional food and libations with their extensive list of crafted cocktails and mouthwatering plates meant to be shared among friends. Seasonal and local ingredients are combined with traditional Japanese techniques and flavour profiles to create a truly contemporary Japanese dining experience. Their Tuesday to Friday Happy Hour from 2 pm - 5 pm is not to be missed.

 

Shokunin
2016 4 St SW
(403) 229-3444
Website

Suggested Date Types
The Group Date
The Japanese Date
The Happy Hour Date
The Cocktail Date
 

Native Tongues Taqueria

Tacos, Antojitos, Cervezas, Repeat. Native Tongues is a modern Taqueria rooted in the traditional street and market foods of Mexico. With an authentic Mexican feel, Native Tongues serves up food and drinks that we guarantee will have you coming back for more. Not to mention, their daily specials are killer!

 

Native Tongues Taqueria

235 12th Avenue SW
403.263.9444
Website

Suggested Date Types
The Taco Date
The Brunch Date
The Cocktail Date
The Happy Hour Date

Cactus Club Cafe

Cactus Club Cafe is one of our go-to destinations for every occasion: a working lunch, intimate dinners or casual weekend gatherings with friends.

The menu is designed by Canada’s First Iron Chef champion Rob Feenie, with globally inspired dishes such as Tuna Tataki, Thai Lingcod and Butternut Squash Ravioli alongside casual classics such as The Feenie Burger – all using local, fresh ingredients.

Explore the extensive drinks menu featuring cocktails such as the Signature Sangria alongside all the classics.

Look out for their Daily Drinks Specials and Happy Hour from 3pm – 6pm + food and drinks specials Sunday - Thursday 9pm – late, featuring their most popular appetizers at a special price.

At the weekend visit their stunning new downtown Stephen Avenue location for SUNDAY FUNDAY: all-day food + drinks specials plus a live DJ.

With big screens from every seat, their lounge is the perfect place to catch the sports on game night.

 

Cactus Club Cafe

Stephen Ave
317 7th Ave SW 
403.454.9399

Macleod Trail
7010 Macleod Trail SE 
403.255.1088

Barlow Trail
2612 39th Ave NE 
403.250.1120

Website

Suggested Date Types
The Happy Hour Date (3-6pm Sunday - Thursday)
The Casual Date
The Patio Date
The Late Night Date (9pm - late Sunday - Thursday)
The Game Day Date
The Sunday Funday Date

 

Tropical on 17th

Tropical is an authentic latin tapas and cocktail bar located on 17th Ave SW that will transport you to the streets of Latin America, all while staying in the heart of Calgary. Go for the food and tropical cocktails and then stay for the ambiance, because we guarantee once you walk through those doors you'e going to want to stay and fiesta. Oh yeah, and did we mention that they serve their pina coladas in pineapples? We're in love. Reservations available here. 

 

 

 

Tropical Latin Street Food

1424 17th Ave SW
(403) 453-1214
Website

Features

Happy Hour
Tapas
Late Night
Live Music

Suggested Date Types

The Happy Hour Date
The Cocktail Date
The Dancing Date
The Group Date

Briggs Kitchen + Bar

Briggs Kitchen + Bar loves food, people, drinks and a great deal, and these are the core ideals that this restaurant is built on. Located on 10th Avenue, this is the perfect destination for date night.

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Briggs Kitchen + Bar

100 - 317 10th Ave SW
587-350-5015
Website

Features

Brunch
Game Day Specials
Share Plates

Suggested Date Types

The Group Date
The Cocktail Date
The Man Date
The Game Day Date
The Mealshare Date

 

Redwater Rustic Grille

Since opening in 2006, Redwater Rustic Grille has taken the Calgary food scene by storm. They now have 3 Calgary locations (Aspen, Macleod Trail, Stadium) and they all serve up Canadian homespun classics with award winning wines in casually refined settings. Whether you're on a first date or celebrating an Anniversary, Redwater will always bring great food, wine and atmosphere to the table.

Aspen Estates Reservations

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Stadium (Northwest) Reservations

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Macleod Trail (South) Reservations

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Aspen Estates (SW) Location

 

Stadium (NW) Location

 

Macleod Trail South Location

 

Redwater Rustic Grille (Aspen)

326 Aspen Glen Landing SW
(403) 686-6731
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Redwater Rustic Grille (Stadium)

1935 Uxbridge Drive NW
(403) 220-0222
Website

Redwater Rustic Grille (Macleod Tr S)

9223 Macleod Trail Sout
(403) 253-4266
Website

Features

Wine Night
Brunch (Aspen)
Prime Rib Dinner
Game Day Specials

Suggested Date Types

The Wine Date
The First Date
The Lunch Date

 

 

Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack

Established in 1998 in a century-old brick warehouse, Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack is a hidden gem at the gateway to Calgary's East Village. Known for its Southern cooking, smokehouse barbecue, and all-you-can-eat sprees, Bookers also transforms its converted restaurant into a house of blues with scheduled live music every Friday and Saturday night.

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Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack

316 3rd Street SE
(403) 264-6419
Website

Features 

Wine Night
Wing Wednesday
Live Music

Suggested Date Types

The Group Date
The Live Music Date
The Casual Date
The Guys Night Date

 

Township Bar & Grill

Township Bar & Grill was created by bringing together great cocktails, Canadian craft beers and great food. Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Township is the perfect place to get together with co-workers, business associates and friends for a late breakfast, lunch, or after work drinks.

 

Township Bar & Grill

250 - 6th Avenue SW
(403) 265-3837
Website

Features

Happy Hour
Breakfast

Suggest Date Types

The Happy Hour Date
The Cocktail Date
The Casual Date
The Lunch Date

Vintage Chophouse & Tavern

Step into the intimate speakeasy groove of The Vintage Chophouse and Tavern in Calgary's historic Beltline neighbourhood of Victoria Park. With exposed brick walls, crisp white linens, hewn oak accents and studded deep-seat booth, this is the perfect venue for intimate conversation, while group tables in the tavern and private dining rooms are a great option for larger gatherings. Cocktail hour daily from 3pm to 6pm.

Monday to Friday - Open 11am
Saturday / Sunday - Open 5pm

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Vintage Chophouse & Tavern

320 11 Avenue SW
(403) 262-7262

Website

Features

Live Music
Surf & Turf
Cocktail Hour

Suggested Date Types

The Celebration Date
The Wine Date
The Guys Night Date
The Steal Date

 

 

Chef Bar

A new concept eatery in the heart of the design district. Wine, tapas and hand crafted cocktails- CHEFBAR is sitting pretty above The Gerry Thomas Gallery on 11th Ave.  

They are open 7AM Tuesday to Friday for breakfast & for brunch on the weekends.

@chefbaryyc

 

CHEFBAR

602 11th Ave SW
587.353.1299

Features
Patio
Daily Features
Brunch

Suggested Date Types
The Brunch Date
The Cocktail Date
The Wine Date
The First Date
The Patio Date

Local 522

Happy Hour 3-5pm Monday- Friday!

$1 off all wine, hi-balls & domestic beer

Daily specials, live music and great people watching on the patio. Local 522 is a perfect after work destination downtown Calgary.

 

Local 522
522 6th Avenue SW

Website 

Features
Daily Specials
Happy Hour
Live Music
Late night 

Suggested Dates
The Casual Date
The Cheap Date
The Happy Hour Date
The Man Date 
The Group Date
The Music Date
The Lunch Date 
The Late Night Date

Sky 360

Standing over 600 feet above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower has been an icon in the city skyline for over 40 years. Offering uncompromising views in every direction, visiting the tower has become a proud tradition for Calgarians and their guests.

Calgary’s own revolving restaurant on top of the Calgary Tower offers more than just magnificent views of the City of Calgary & the Rocky Mountains. Unforgettable food, an award winning wine list and a contemporary design all come together to make this unique dining destination a step above the rest.

 

Sky 360
101-9th Ave SW

403 532 7966

Website 

Features
Corporate Bookings
Private Parties
Cocktail
Late Night
Brunch

Suggested Dates
The Celebration Date
The Romantic Date
The I'm Sorry Date
The Brunch Date
The Lunch Date

Yellow Door Bistro

Yellow Door Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner service.

The design marries classical elements and contemporizes them with some unexpected and almost whimsical surprises which become instantly evident upon entering the restaurant space.

Much like the décor,  the menu showcases bistro-inspired dishes with a reverence for classic ingredients but served up with a contemporary twist. Yellow Door features an enomatic wine program with 1oz, 3oz and 5oz pours of diverse wines. In addition, our patrons will be able to enjoy a classic cocktail menu.

 

 

What's New at Yellow Door:

Chef’s Choice
Daily three and five course tasting menus with optional wine pairings.
Three Course: $40 | Wine Pairings: $25
Five Course: $60 | Wine Pairings Regular: $40 Premium: $55

 

Yellow Door Bistro
119-12th Ave SW

403 266 4611 

Website 

Features
Live Music
Pool
Patio

Suggested Dates
The Stay-cation Date
The Romantic Date
The Celebration Date
The Brunch Date
The Lunch Date
The Girls Night Out Date
The Patio Date

Raw Bar at Hotel Arts

Raw Bar is a gem tucked inside Hotel Arts. A destination for asian inspired meals and tapas or exquisite, hand crafted cocktails. The drink selection is inspired by  the freshest ingredients, premium liquors and unique elixirs so they change on a pretty regular basis. On Thursday nights there is a rotation of live music starting at 7pm.

In the summer take your cocktails outside and enjoy the poolside patio. 

 

 

 

Raw Bar
119-12th Ave SW

Website 

Features
Live Music
Pool
Patio
Cocktails

Suggested Dates
The Music Date
The Cocktail Date
The Celebration Date
The Patio Date
The Activity Date
The Girls Night Out Date
The Group Date

 

The Living Room

One of the finest establishments on 17th Ave, this cozy upscale spot is a great hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Come with a date, or for an intimate gathering with close friends for cocktails and conversation. The Living Room is the home of the famous Calgary born cocktail – The Shaft – an espresso buzz-worthy drink that is sure to keep you chatting all night.

 

The Living Room 
514 17th Ave SW

403 228 9830

Make a Reservation 

 

Website

Features
Late Night
Patio
Cocktails

Suggested Dates
The Girls Night Out Date
The Cocktail Date
The Romantic Date
The I'm Sorry Date
The Patio Date
The Late Night Date