Pop! Top spots for a glass of bubbly in Calgary

Whether you’re looking to celebrate, commemorate or simply indulge, the tickle and fizz of bubbly transforms a night out into an event. These Calgary restaurants and bars feature both appropriately upscale atmosphere as well as a suitable selection of Champagne and other sparkling beverages.

La Chaumière Restaurant

139 17 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A1

Calgary’s oldest and most venerable French restaurant features one of the city’s best wine cellars. Naturellement, it also carries a superb selection of Champagnes and sparkling wines. Order by the glass, half bottle or full bottle.

Blanco Cantina

723 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B6

Brava’s casually elegant setting is made for relaxation and celebration. And there’s no better accompaniment than a sweet tipple from its savvy selection of bubbly, which includes Champagne, cava and Niagara sparkling wines by the bottle.

Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro

113 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4

It may be one of downtown’s best vino venues, but Divino’s stellar cellar also contains a civilized selection of bubbly. Available by the full and half bottle, a flute of fine fizz is extra clinkable in Divino’s rustic-historic digs.

Murrieta's Inc

200-808 1 St Sw, Calgary, AB T2P 1M9

There’s no more convivial place in which to celebrate a well-done deal than at Murrieta’s, located in the historic Alberta Hotel Building on Stephen Avenue. Celebrate modestly with a bottle of economically priced Prosecco, or spectacularly with a $400-plus bottle of Champagne.

Centini Restaurant & Lounge

160 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K6

Whether you raise a glass in the lounge with its delicious view of the kitchen, or in front of a fine Italian meal in the dining room, sipping bubbly is elegantly satisfying at Centini’s. Sample Italian sparkling wines, Prosecco and Champagne by the glass.

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