Fantastic places for downtown drinks in Edmonton

Whether you’re thirsty for a pint or craving a lovely glass of pinot noir, there are plenty of fantastic places for you to enjoy a drink or eight downtown. These spots range from higher-end establishments to discuss life with friends over a Bellini to places where you can dance your heart out while enjoying a mojito.

Bar Bricco

10347 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y5

This Italian sputini bar seats 30 lucky people, all of whom are probably indulging in some of the fabulous wines or digestifs offered. The wine list is massive, particularly the reds, and there is also a decent selection of craft beers and a handful of cocktails. Since Bar Bricco only serves light fare and drinks, it is the perfect spot for after-dinner drinks.

Zinc Restaurant

2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1

Located inside the Art Gallery of Alberta, this restaurant is ideal for enjoying a bottle of wine after checking out an exhibit or seeing a show at the nearby Winspear Centre or Citadel Theatre. Zinc is big on wine – their list of wine available by the bottle is six pages long and broken down not only by sparkling, red and white but also by Old World and New World varieties.

Central Social Hall

100-10909 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3L9

Located on the corner of 109th Street and Jasper Avenue, it’s hard to miss Central Social Hall. This bustling restaurant turns into a club on weekends, with a small dance floor and plenty of cocktails to enjoy. It’s definitely a place to enjoy a bevy of beverages, not sip a glass of wine and have a quiet conversation. But when you need a fun night out on the town, this spot is there for you, all the way till closing time.

Yellowhead Brewing Co

100-10229 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3

This is where you come to sip a pint of Yellowhead Premium Lager, a light golden amber beer brewed on the premises. How often do you get to hang out in the room above the brewery where the beer you’re enjoying was actually made?

Remedy Cafe

10279 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1X8

This licensed café is open till midnight every day of the week, making it the perfect spot to hit downtown after dinner or a concert. They serve up 70 kinds of bottled beer from around the globe.

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