Downtown dwellers don’t have to travel far for a slice of exceptional cheesecake. Murrieta’s Bar and Grill, a short stroll from the Calgary Tower on Stephen Avenue Walk, offers a daily cheesecake selection for those with a penchant for sweet, smooth, decadent desserts. Enjoy a meal, glass of wine and some great live music, and top it off with a slice of downtown dessert heaven.
Murietta’s has long been a downtown destination for food and wine, and the Stephen Avenue contemporary bar and grill mainstay offers a solid happy hour aimed at the after-work crowd. From 3 pm to 6 pm, this restaurant in the Alberta Hotel building offers a happy hour menu that features appies, draught beer, wine and spirits.
This downtown stand-by (known for its killer wine list) sits in a gorgeous historical building and gives diners a great view of bustling foot traffic on Stephen Avenue Walk. If you’re in the mood for mussels, try the lip-smacking cioppino, a tomato-based fish stew packed with mussels, scallops, whatever fish is in season, prawns and some angel hair pasta.