Happy Hour Spots in Calgary

Typically scheduled in that late afternoon to early evening weekday window, happy hour is a great time to unwind after a long day at the office. Here are some perfect places to tip a post-work pint, maybe order an appetizer and chat about anything but work with your office colleagues.

Hop In Brew Pub

1
213 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G9

This is a perfect place to take a load off. Located in a tall, old converted house, Hop in Brew is a funky and fun pub situated close to the corner of First Street and 12th Avenue Southwest. The pub’s homey setting gives it a relaxed casual comfort. Choose from loads of craft brews on tap or by the bottle and consume with great pizza.

The Palomino Smokehouse

2
109 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W5

The Palomino is situated close to the middle of downtown Calgary with a CTrain platform mere steps from its door. If you work in the area, this certainly makes your arrival and departure convenient. You may be tempted to extend happy hour to include a juicy barbecue meal. Do it!

Cibo Urbano Cucina

3
1012 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A5

A two-level casual Italian spot on 17th Avenue Southwest, Cibo serves delicious handcrafted pizzas, pastas and an inventive list of drink-friendly appetizers. Pop in between 3 pm and 5 pm weekdays for its half-price pizza menu and daily wine and draft beer specials.

Ship & Anchor Pub

4
534 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B1

A neighbourhood pub with an upbeat, cosmopolitan vibe, The Ship (as it is known by regulars) has been serving drinks and food to an eclectic crowd for over 20 years. Its weekday happy hour runs from 4 pm to 7 pm. Its sunny street-side patio is especially in demand in warm weather.

Kensington Pub

5
207 10A St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1W7

Kensington Pub is a traditional English pub nestled in the heart of Kensington. Its weekday happy hour runs from 4 pm to 7 pm and features specials on all alcoholic beverages. Visit Tuesdays and Thursdays for discount wing platters.

National On 8th

6
335-225 7th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2W3

If you and your workmates dig craft beer and a better class of pub food, National on 8th is located on the Plus-30 level of Scotia Centre in downtown Calgary. Every weekday from 3 pm to 6 pm, the big and bustling restaurant and bar offers happy hour drink specials.

Wurst Restaurant

7
2437 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1X5

An upscale German gasthaus upstairs and full-on beerhall below, you may visit Wurst at happy hour and wind up sticking around for the fun and food. The Fourth Avenue Southwest spot offers happy hour drinks and appetizer specials Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm.

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