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The weather has been unusually warm in the city this spring, and temperatures will only be going up as summer creeps closer! Nothing says summer like Happy Hour, so we’ve rounded up some fantastic ones in Calgary that’ll make the season all the better.
Cibo | Mon – Fri, 3 pm – 5 pm| 801 – 30 Street NE | www.cibocalgary.com
Cibo’s popular and absurdly well priced happy hour offers simple topped pizzas for $5, with $5 glasses of wine and Mill Street beer to wash it all down with. Tip: Cibo mixes things up at night and offers pizzas for half price during last hour they’re open (9 pm – 10 pm on weekdays, 11 pm – 12 am on weekends)… Or until the dough is gone.
National | Mon – Fri, 3 pm – 6 pm | 341 – 10 Ave SW;550-17 Ave SW; 360 , 225 – 8 Ave SW; 180 Stewart Green SW | www.ntnl.ca
National flows 25 cent per ounce craft beers from its 60+ taps during happy hour. They also have daily food specials, including a $15 burger and beer combo on Thursdays.
Blanco Cantina | Daily, 3 pm – 5 pm | 723 – 17 Ave SW | www.blancocantina.ca
Start with one of their incredibly juicy margaritas for the reduced price of $5, and then get ready to play chef with their custom order nachos for half price. Take advantage of 50% off tequila during happy hour.
Anejo | Sun – Sat, 3 pm -5 pm | 2116 – 4 St SW | www.anjeo.ca
This popular Mexican joint features “halfy hour” with $5 margaritas and beer, and half price tacos and tequila.
Ki Japanese | Mon – Fri, 3 pm – 7 pm | 308 – 4 Ave SW | www.kijapanese.com
During one of the longest happy hours in the city, you can slurp fresh oysters with ponzu sauce for $1 a shell, or snack on offerings such as duck confit lettuce wraps, or pork belly boa sliders served on steam buns for $7 draft Sapporo flows at $5 a glass.
Wurst | Mon – Fri, 3 pm – 7 pm | 2437 – 4 St SW | www.wurst.ca
Load up on domestic and import half liters of beer for $5, as well as feast on any of their 11 appetizers for half price! We recommend the delicious duck fat fry poutine.
Market | Mon – Fri, 3 pm – 5 pm | 718 – 17 Ave SW | www.marketcalgary.ca
Market features three appetizers at half price and switch up the offerings daily. Make sure to try one of their happy hour priced $7 Market hi-balls made with homemade syrups.
Posto |Mon – Fri, 4 pm – 6 pm | 1014 – 8 St SW | www.posto.ca
$5 pints of craft beer, half-price bottles of wine, and “Benny Antipasti” Board is only $9.
The Brasserie | Mon – Fri, 4 pm – 6 pm | 1131 Kensington Rd NW | www.brasseriekensington.com
Sip on beer and bubbles for $5.50 and munch on three bar snacks for $12. We recommend the salted chicken skin, or the crispy pigs ear for adventurous foodies.
Double Zero | Mon – Fri, 3 pm – 6 pm | 751 – 4 St SW; 1133, 6455 Macleod Trail SW | www.doublezeropizza.ca
$5 happy hour on bar snacks, bubbles, wine, and beer. Their “00” Meatballs and Rosted Cauliflower are some of the top favourites.
Goro + Gun | Mon – Fri, 3 pm – 6 pm | 225 – 7 Ave SW | www.goroandgun.ca
Enjoy a selection of $5 food and drinks; must tries are the ramen burger, the tuna poke, and the seasonal omakase cocktail.
Bar C | Tue- Fri, 4 pm – 7 pm | 340 – 17 Ave SW | www.bar-c.ca
The entire wine list is 50% off, whether you get a full glass, a bottle, or a 50 ml sample.
Yellow Door Bistro | Mon – Fri, 4 pm – 6 pm | 119 – 12 Ave SW | www.yellowdoorbistro.ca
Enjoy four drink specials (wine, beer, and cocktails) plus always-changing small plates priced at only $6 each.
Raw Bar | Mon – Fri, 4 pm – 8 pm | 119 – 12 Ave SW | www.rawbaryyc.ca
Enjoy four drink specials (wine, beer, and cocktails) plus always-changing small plates priced at only $6 each. On Friday’s, slurp $0.99 oysters and $4.99 prosecco.
Divino | Mon – Fri, 3 – 6pm | 113- 8 Ave SW | www.divinobistro.com
The happy hour consists of 50% off cheese boards — a cheese board with five cheeses is only $13! — to pair with a selection of $9 glasses of wine.
Native Tongues | Daily, 3 pm – 6 pm | 235 – 12 Ave SW | www.nativetongues.ca
Special prices on select food including the hamburguesa al carbon ( a must try!) and chilaquiles. Pair your meal with a specially priced margarita, beer, or wine.
The Nash | Mon -Fri, 4 – 7 pm | 925 – 11 St SE | www.thenashyyc.com
Bar snacks, select cocktails, wine by the glass, and pints of No Bull beer can be enjoyed for $8
Murrieta’s Bar and Grill | Mon – Fri, 3 – 6 pm | 808 – 1 St SW | www.murrietas.ca
Enjoy a selection of spirits, wine, beer, and delicious appetizers for $5. We recommend the pulled pork sliders!
Briggs Kitchen & Bar | Mon – Fri, 4 – 6 pm | 317 – 10 Ave SW | www.briggskandb.com
Relax after a long work day and order up red and white wine, bubbles, and beer for only $4. Briggs also has a $7 cocktail deal that comes with a complimentary canapé.
Cucina | Mon – Fri, 3 -6 pm | 515 – 8 Ave SW | www.eatcucina.com
Enjoy half price bottles of wine – any wine on their list! – as well as $5 beers and $5 highballs.
Alforno Café and Bakery | Daily, starting at 10 am | 222 – 7 St SW | www.alforno.ca
Every day is a reason to get happy at Alforno! On Mondays, buy a half litre of wine for $25, and on Tuesdays they offer a fantastic pasta and glass of wine for just $15. Take a friend on Wednesday and enjoy a half price bottle of wine and order up a pizza for $12 with a $6 glass of wine on Thursdays. Kick off the weekend with a $25 litre of sangria, $30 bottle of Proscecco, or a 2 oz cocktail for $7 on Fridays. On the weekend and holidays, Alforno offers $5 caesars, bellinis, and mimosas so go ahead, order another!
Mango Shiva | Daily, 3 – 6 pm | 218 – 8 Ave SW | www.mangoshiva.com
Head to one of the best Indian restaurants in the city for their fantastic daily happy hour! Featured wine and select beer are on for $5, plus $2 off all cocktails, and be sure to pair some $5 appetizers with your round of drinks. Mango Shiva also has daily cocktail features including $35 sangria jugs on the weekend.
The Bank and Baron | Daily, starting at 11 am | 125 – 8 Ave SW | www.bankandbaronpub.com
Order $5 house wine all day every day at The Bank and Baron on Stephen Avenue, and share a party platter among friends for just $45 from 3 pm – late. Daily drink and food specials apply throughout the week. Roll out of bed and wake up over their brunch specials on Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 2 pm including their $4 Sunday Funday event, perfect for finishing the week off with a bang.
4th Spot Kitchen and Bar | Daily, 4 pm – close | 2620 – 4 St NW | www.4thspot.com
Food and drink specials occur daily throughout the week including a wine and wing night on Wednesdays and pizza Monday. Enjoy $5 60z wine everyday from 2 – 5 pm.
Bottlescrew Bills | Mon – Fri, 3 – 6 pm | 140 – 10 Ave SW | www.bottlescrewbill.com
Once the clock hits 3 pm it’s officially beer o’clock at Bottlescrew Bills! Enjoy a selection of 16 oz beer for just $5, with select 5 oz wines being $5 as well. Rotating food and drink specials also occur every day of the week.
Cleaver | Monday, Sunday | 524 – 17 ave SW | www.cleavercalgary.com
A plank (chicken, steak, and side dishes) for two is $30 on Mondays, and once you’ve finished the meal you roll two dice – if you roll an even number on each dinner is on the house. Sunday Roast consists of two courses to share for $20 per person.