The Group Date

Group dates are basically the best, especially when you’re introducing your new bae to the group. Keep it fun and full of cocktails and you can’t lose.

Alberta Theatre Projects

Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) does contemporary plays that are sometimes funny, sometimes thought provoking, often both, and always great for sparking conversations. Their theatre, the Martha Cohen Theatre, is warm and intimate. The lobby features a bar perfect for conversation before the show and group rates for groups of 8 or more are available.

ANEJO

When it comes to the group date, you can’t go wrong with tacos and pitchers of margaritas. Share some guac, and if you’re up for it, get acquainted with the unreal tequila list.

Escape Capers

Escape Capers is YYC’s only hosted escape room experience where you must search the room for clues and codes, solve puzzles, and figure out how to escape before time runs out. Ideal for groups of 4-8. With 3 different rooms and 2 difficulty levels per room, this is the perfect destination for corporate challenges, birthday parties, or group dates.

NATIONAL

All National locations have plenty of seating for groups, and plenty of drinks. They’ve got a menu complete with Clive Burgers and all day breakfast, and bowling and tacos on 10th.

SCHANKS SPORTS BAR & GRILL

Schanks is pure sports bar fun – with billiards, virtual golf, video games, and more.

MIDTOWN KITCHEN & BAR

Midtown is a perfect spot for casual food and drinks. Watch the game, enjoy local brews, and get together for great convo.

LAST BEST BREWING & DISTILLING

Last Best is that local bar with a lively vibe, exceptional bar top, and house-made brews. They take pride in a community focused beer culture and bringing Calgary the freshest, original beer.

LEVEL 1 ESCAPE

If you haven’t been to an escape room yet, get your squad together and book a space. You’ll be hooked after one round, and have the best time trying something new.

AUSSIE RULES

Aussie Rules is one of Calgary’s best group dates. Live music from the dueling pianos will have you standing on your chair and having the best night.

WILD ROSE BREWERY 

Wild Rose’s tap room is the perfect place to sip this small batch, craft brew. You can only get it in Alberta, and you should take full advantage with your crew.

JULIO’S BARRIO

Julio’s is a little piece of Mexico in Kensington – You’ll feel like you’re at a resort, complete with Mexican tunes and bulldogs.

CRAFT BEER MARKET RESTAURANT

With Canada’s largest selection of draft beer, an unparalleled bar top, and plenty of seating for groups, Craft makes for an easy group date.

WITHOUT PAPERS PIZZA

Without Papers is great for the after work group date. Get your crew together and get there early for an authentic pizza experience in a great space.

CENTURY BOWLING

In case you’ve forgotten how much fun bowling is, let Century Bowling remind you. Bowling is the most fun with a group to get competitive with.

THE YARDHOUSE

The Yardhouse is one of those neighbourhood pubs that makes it easy to get together with friends. You can’t go wrong with casual dining and drinks, with TVs to watch the game, and a great patio for the summer months.

ST. JAMES CORNER

St. James Corner will bring you the authentic Irish pub experience, and not just in the decor. St James Irish pub offers authentic Irish food, and is the only pub in Calgary that is certified by Guinness to pour the perfect pint of stout.

THE OLYMPIC OVAL

Everyone loves to skate – but not everyone loves to skate outside. Let’s face it, Calgary can get pretty cold. The good news is – you can skate inside on “The Fastest Ice in the World™” indoors at the Olympic Oval. It’s a massive ice surface – 450m – the biggest in the city andone of only two covered Olympic sized speed skating ice surfaces in Canada.

The Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary is a fantastic place to go on a date.  Impress your date with your incredible skating skills or if you’ve never skated before, it makes for a great “ice breaker”. Either way, we guarantee you’re going to have a blast.

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