Calgary Coffee Shops by Day, Bars by Night

Warm and friendly, what is better than a great coffee house? A coffee house that is licensed to sell alcohol, that’s what! Here are some great Calgary coffee houses that stay open late and serve something a little stronger than caffeine throughout the evening.

Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar Inc

909 10 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0L9

A bustling coffee house by day, Gravity serves wine, beer and espresso in the afternoon and evening. On the weekends, local musicians play for an optional cover charge that is split with a local charity.

Kawa Espresso Bar Ltd

101-1333 8 Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1M6

Kawa (pronounced Kava) sports an impressive line of coffee options, as well as a full menu, beer and wine. Located in Mission, it’s are open late and makes a great after-dinner stop. Check the Kawa website for local music acts performing this week.

Higher Ground Coffee House Inc

1-1126 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P3

Located in Kensington, Higher Ground was one of the first coffee houses in Calgary offering great coffee drinks within a warm and inviting space that stays open late. With an extensive menu and friendly staff, you will often find it full of people working on laptops and chatting with friends.

Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

A bright and inviting coffee house on the Fourth Street Southwest restaurant row, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters serves its locally roasted house-brand beans, but also features a beer and wine menu. Focusing on Canadian craft brews, its selection includes beers by Unibroue, Dieu de Ciel, Central City and Calgary’s own Tool Shed.

Weeds Cafe

1903 20 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 1H6

Enjoy a relaxed sit down with a cappuccino or a latte inside or on the patio deck (in summer) at Weeds Cappucino Bar. While quiet coffee and conversation is the order of most days and nights here, this neat, neighbourhood café features occasional live-band and singer-songwriter performances. Live soundtrack or not, the café serves alcohol, including wine, champagne and craft brews by Village Brewery and Phillips.

Vendome Cafe

940 2 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0E6

This restaurant and coffee house is a pleasant fixture in Kensington-Sunnyside. The calling card of this converted redbrick residence is its premium coffee – its walls are adorned with lovely coffee-themed photography. However, evening tipples are recommended, as it offers wine specials Monday through Wednesday and beer buckets on Fridays.

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