Go Flames! Winning sports bars in Calgary

Beer and hockey go together like Johnny Gaudreau and a game-winning goal. With the Flames riding a hot streak into the 2017 NHL Playoffs, you'll want to make reservations early at local sports bars to catch all of the action.

Garage Sports Bar

1
195-200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4R5

Popular with the after-work crowd, this Eau Claire Market getaway features pool tables, Foosball, darts and two appropriately sporty house beers: Synthetic Pale Ale and Diezel Weizen. The place takes its televised sports seriously.

Buffalo Bob's

2
126-3715 51 St SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6V2

The television-to-patron ratio is high at this neighbourhood sports bar at Sarcee Trail and Richmond Road Southwest. Also ample are the wings and ribs. Order the former by the four-pound platter and the latter by the one-pound plate. The bar’s backroom is a great private function spot.

Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill

3
2493 27 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8M1

This Deerfoot Meadows sports joint features two levels and no less than 52 televisions that absolutely saturate the place with athletic vibes.

Schanks Sports Grill

4
9627 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2J 0P6

A fun-house for adults, Schanks’ two spacious locations feature not only pints, pub grub and televised sports, but a raft of engaging activities. Patrons can indulge in electronic trivia during game broadcasts. You can also go gaming in the extensive video arcade, play virtual golf, hit the mini golf greens or enjoy a round of billiards.

Home & Away

5
1331 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0C4

This expansive 17th Avenue sports bar is located near the tail end of the Red Mile but will surely be packed with red jerseys during each game. With tons of great beer on tap and delectable burgers on the menu, you'll have plenty of fuel to last through the night.

Vagabond

6
1129 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0L4

Located mere steps from the Saddledome, Vagabond will likely be swarmed with Flames fans during playoff season, so make your reservations early. Classic pub fare like chicken wings and poutine will surely adorn the tops of tables during the entirety of the Flames' playoff run.

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