It’s that time of year again, Calgary: NHL playoffs! With a phenomenal season, the Calgary Flames secured the top seed in the Western Division and will play the first three rounds of games in Calgary – if they’re lucky enough to make it this far! Bar owners along 17th Avenue are excited for the team to reignite the Red Mile, encouraging fans to experience the game with hundreds of other Calgarians throughout the city’s streets.
For the third time this spring, construction has restarted on Calgary’s 17th Avenue. In just two short months this past winter, 29 businesses closed on the avenue, many owners blaming the constant construction and rising property tax. The City of Calgary has decided to postpone construction on the avenue until after the playoffs run, making the area more accessible to all Calgarians. With at least one round of playoff games secured for the Calgary Flames, local pub and bar owners are hoping to get more Calgarians out of the house and down to watch the game with other local, rowdy fans.
If you’re wondering where to watch the game this playoff season, 17th Avenue has no shortage of fun pubs and bars for you to kick back, relax and enjoy a brew or two while you help cheer our boys on. Grab the gang and head down to one of these pubs for a night on Calgary’s infamous Red Mile:
Reasonably priced brews, tasty bites and televisions galore – make sure you head down to Watchman’s early before the lineup starts going out the door!
National on 17th
Your local neighbourhood bar is calling you, yes YOU, down to enjoy cheap drinks and for your chance to win prizes. So, what are you waiting for?!
Always a hotspot on the weekends, Jamesons never fails to provide a lively atmosphere and gather fans from far and wide to cheer on our Calgary Flames.
Home & Away
Watch the hockey game on the big screen and play air hockey during the intermission – hockey all day, every day here at Home and Away!
Rose & Crown
Barely off the 17th Avenue strip, Rose and Crown always has tickets and prizes to be won throughout the hockey season with ample seating for your whole group.
Grab your pals and head down to the Red Mile to help cheer our boys on their way to their first Stanley Cup since 1989!
Kelsey is the Editorial & Events Manager for Date Night. Monday-Friday she works as an independent Marketing & Communications Contractor, providing writing, editing and digital marketing services for small businesses here in YYC. When she’s not busy writing about our city, you can usually find her trying the newest fitness studio, exploring the Rockies or chasing the sun – whether here in AB or halfway across the world.