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If you’re looking for an adventurous night in Calgary, you’re not going to be disappointed.

From sleek cocktail bars to luxurious casinos and top-quality comedy clubs, tourists that enjoy the nightlife should prepare for endless hours of high-quality entertainment. Downtown Calgary is a great place where the party never ends, and there are many places where you could spend some memorable nights.

Traveling to Alberta soon? Check out the fantastic nightlife destinations that you shouldn’t miss out on during your next visit to Calgary.

Cocktail Bars

Caesar cocktails were invented in 1969 by restaurant manager Walter Chell, in Calgary, Alberta.

Caesar cocktails (vodka and clamato juice) were invented in 1969 by restaurant manager Walter Chell, in Calgary, Alberta. So try this popular Canadian cocktail when you visit! Image by sockeyecity0 from Pixabay

Want to have some fancy drinks and enjoy the view of the Bow River? Calgary has plenty of cocktail bars that are full both during the day and the night. Below, we listed the best ones we’ve visited so far.

Barley Mill

Located next to Eau Clair Market on the banks of Bow River, Barely Mill is a beautiful bar that has a variety of beers and whiskeys, with a great patio during the summer. Their menu includes sandwiches, burgers, and other pub grubs such as fish and chips or pies.


Cannibale is an impressive hangout situated in Bridgeland across the river from Downtown. The location is both a bar and a barbershop, so after you get your haircut, you can hit the bar for a beer and shot combo and a mezcal-based Aztec cocktail. Of course, they also offer traditional snacks like a sourdough pretzel or olive toast.


Proof is a hip cocktail bar where the menu changes regularly. Still, they have every bottle of alcoholic beverage that you can think of. The pub is located in Betline, and the place is extremely spacious, so there shouldn’t be a problem finding a seat at the Proof bar.


Calgary Saddledome

If music is your scene, check out a concert at the Calgary Saddledome. Home of the Calgary Flames hockey team, it was built to host the ice hockey and figure skating events at the 1988 winter Olympics. Image by skeeze from Pixabay

Up for a party? Calgary is full of nightclubs where people crowd together and dance till sunrise. Let’s have a look at the top-rated clubs in Calgary.

Habitat Living Sound

The Habitat Living Sound calls itself a micro-club. It is a beautiful DJ-owned dance club that specializes in techno and electronic music. While during the day the place is closed, the action starts at night, where people gather on the dance floor to enjoy international D.J. sets. Their primary focus is on house and minimal music, but they also play some classic tunes from time to time.

Commonwealth Bar & Stage

An excellent location that is situated in an old warehouse that has two floors. The owners are music enthusiasts, and they play the music themselves since they specialize in DJ-ing and producing. Expect to have a blast on the dancefloor! If you’re more into old-school music, the club organizes Modern Vintage Saturdays, where you can enjoy some funky tunes.

The HiFi Club

Every night at the HiFi club, they play a different music style, ranging from classic disco tunes to soul and minimal techno. Despite being relatively small, the club also has a live music venue, which doubles the size of HiFi. Saturday nights are dedicated to live performing bands and guest D.J.s which helps local artist promote their music and also bring fresh vibes to the audience.

Luxurious Casinos

Cards, dice, and poker chips.

Cards, dice, and poker chips. Image by Tom und Nicki Löschner from Pixabay

Are you ready for a challenge? Gamble your way to the top in one of the prestigious Calgary casinos listed below.

Pure Casino Calgary

Rated as the best casino in Calgary, the Pure Casino is the best spot in town for poker, blackjack, slots, and in-door golf. Their exquisite High Limit rooms, Non-Stop Poker rooms, and the private gaming salon are Alberta’s newest high roller casino tables. The facility features over 800 VLTs and slot machines, 30 table games, including exotic titles like Baccarat, Pai Gow, Craps or Chase, and Chase the Flush.

Deerfoot Inn & Casino

This luxuriant casino features 24 Live-Action table games, a private VLT lounge, and over 700 impressive slot machines. High stakes players can visit the Fortune Room, which is dedicated to VIP members. This upper limit gaming room offers fine dining and top-class gaming, including E.Z. and Commission Baccarat or Blackjack.

Grey Eagle Casino

Ready for a thrilling casino experience? Visit the Grey Eagle Casino and enjoy live table games, slot machines, and bingo games. The facility has games for all types of gamblers, and offer a wide range of lucrative promotions and giveaways for members. Located one minute away from downtown Calgary, the Grey Eagle Resort provides a high-quality hotel room with views of the Tsuut’ina Nation.

Comedy Clubs

Comedy club microphone.

Comedy club microphone. Image by Michiel Ton from Pixabay

Ready for some quality stand up comedy? Visit one of the Calgary comedy clubs and prepare for a good laugh.

Blind Beggar Pub

For only C$5, you can spend a whole night at the Blind Beggar Pub. The comedy shows start around 8 pm, but you can prepare yourself by sipping some cheap glasses of house lager, highballs, or house wine during their happy hour, which is between 4 and 7 pm.

Broken City

The Broken City comedy club hosts one of the longest-running open mic comedy shows in western Canada. Stand up shows last around two hours, and each participant has approximately five minutes to make the crowd laugh. From amateur to professional comedians like Zach Galifianakis, anyone can make an appearance on the stage and create a great atmosphere. If you want to get a seat, you should arrive before 7:30 pm because the place is usually full.

Juliet’s Castle Sports Bar and Lounge

Located on 16th Avenue N.E, this fantastic sports bar has a reputation of over 40 years. It features pool tables, karaoke, live music, and the Handcuff Comedy night show every Sunday. The comedy show is free of charge, and they also have some delicious boneless wings for only 60 cents.

Now that you know the top places to have a blast during the night in Calgary, it’s up to you to decide which one suits your personality best. We hope you will have a memorable experience!


About the Author

Charles Kirk is a freelance writer who loves neon lights, tinkering with vintage timepieces, and reading steampunk.

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