The Cocktail Date

Chatting over a cocktail or two is basically the best way to get to know someone, and Calgary has no shortage of unreal places to get next level cocktails, beer, and wine.

The Bourbon Room

The Bourbon Room is a classic speakeasy with outstanding brown liquor service. Order a distinguished bourbon cocktail, or choose from an impressive list of brown liquors.

Blanco Cantina

Blanco is an incredibly welcome addition to the 17th Ave roster, with food and cocktails that mirrors Anejo’s quality and and vibe. They’ve got a daily halfy-hour from 3-5, and speedy burritos to go if you and your date are on the run. If not, the chill dining room is ideal for a date of margaritas and great times.

Johnny’s Barber + Shop

Johnny’s Barber + Shop is Calgary’s hidden Gem for not only an extraordinary barber shop experience, but also a skillfully crafted cocktail in an intimate, original setting. At Johnny’s, the brilliant bartender will mix you up a pristine cocktail from the house list, or happily oblige your request for ‘something good’ if you can’t decide;  and bring you something even better.

PRLR Lounge

If you’re looking for a dimly lit, intimate lounge with enticing cocktails, spirits, and food to share, PRLR Lounge is the place to go.

Briggs Kitchen & Bar

Serving up imaginative cocktails in a cool environment is what Briggs Kitchen & Bar is all about.  Their mission is to provide you with great value and they hope you feel that every time you walk through their doors. Try the Strawberry Pisco Sour or go for a classic with their Dark + Old Fashioned.

Barcelona Tavern

Barcelona Tavern was born in the heart of the Mediterranean, but has been locally infused and inspired, right here in Calgary. They’ve got an amazing cocktail menu to choose from with your selection of gin & tonics, sangrias and margaritas. Keep an eye out for their newest feature cocktails every week.

Milk Tiger Lounge

Milk Tiger has made a name for itself in Calgary with its cocktails and eats. They’ve got an incredible, extensive cocktail list that’ makes it perfect for the cocktail date. Get cozy, and get sipping with your date at Milk Tiger Lounge on 4th street.


PDR, Short for Private Dining Room, is an extension of Model Milk which focuses on private and special events. With a menu focused on classic cocktails and snacks,  PDR creates the perfect ambiance for the cocktall date.

Model Milk

If nothing else Model Milk is a reflection of the personalities that conceived it. They have a food and cocktail menu that is both classic and original, both innovative and comforting. Their cocktails all boast fun names like Jungleland and Bubbles For Your Troubles. The best part? They taste as good as they sound!

Ox & Angela

Ox & Angela is dedicated to the good food, great cocktails, and easy dining habits of Spain. Their bar is known for its generous Gin & Tonic list, creative, custom cocktails, fresh ingredients and unique spirits. Olé!

Raw Bar at Hotel Arts

Raw Bar’s cocktail program is very impressive and their bartenders know all the tricks of the trade. Their drinks are made with the freshest ingredients, premium liquors and unique elixirs so they change on a pretty regular basis. In the summer take your cocktails outside and enjoy the poolside patio!


Proof’s cocktail list is on point. All mixed to precision using interesting, premium ingredients and served in gorgeous, perfectly selected glassware, the drinks here are an experience, not just an accompaniment to food.


Cannibale is a classic full-service barber shop and a stylish, yet approachable neihgbourhood gathering place serving cocktails, fine spirits, craft beer, wine and food.  Try the English Milk Punch or Bijou and prepare to fall in love with the hottest new cocktail bar on the block.

The Mission

The Mission is a casual and cool 4th street staple. Their signature bacon caesars are heavenly and their daily Happy Hour from 3 pm to 6 pm features $5 rotating selections of Draught Beer, Wine and Cocktails not to be missed out on.


Pigeonhole is continuously winning accolades for being one of the city’s best restaurants and cocktail bars. They have an extensive wine list and a drool worthy cocktail menu that makes them the perfect spot for date night.

Off Cut Bar

Off Cut Bar is the place to enjoy great cocktails, craft beers and a collection of small batch bourbons, whiskeys and other spirits. Come early, or come late – the Off Cut Bar will stay hopping well into the night.

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