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Best Bars in Calgary’s Beltline District

Best Bars Calgary

Best Bars in Calgary’s Beltline: Role Match plays the Hifi Club (Photo: castlefin)

Located just south of the downtown core, and north of trendy 17 Avenue SW, Beltline is a thriving destination for locals and visitors seeking restaurants, shops and fun. Some of the best bars in Calgary are located in this hip ’hood, including at least one for every taste. Below, we present our guide to the best bars in Calgary’s Beltline district.

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BEST BARS IN CALGARY’S BELTLINE FOR BASS-HEAVY BEATS:
Bamboo Tiki Room and the Drum & Monkey
The Drum and Monkey is one of Calgary’s most popular neighbourhood pubs, due in part to its great menu, but also due its sister club, the Bamboo Tiki Room. The latter provides quality bass-heavy beats, so whether you find yourself there on a Tuesday for Dub at the Pub night or on a Friday for Tahiti Treat with DJ Jon Delirious, the dance floor will be waiting.
• Drum & Monkey, 1201 1 St. SW, 403-261-5574, drumandmonkey.ca
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BEST BAR IN CALGARY’S BELTLINE FOR ALL-SEASON PATIO ACTION:
The Rhino
Welcome to one of the Beltline’s more sophisticated nightlife venues. Thursdays through Saturdays, this multi-level club showcases a variety of DJs spinning electronic, hip-hop, house and dubstep. When you’ve worked up a sweat, cool off on Calgary’s only all-weather patio.
• The Rhino, 607 11 Ave. SW, 607-233-0058, amsterdamrhino.com
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BEST BAR IN CALGARY’S BELTLINE DISTRICT FOR LIVE MUSIC:
Hifi Club
An eclectic mix of live music venue, dance club and art gallery, the Hifi Club is located just on the Beltline side of southern Calgary. The bar is known to host a variety of local and global musical acts and features locally renowned DJs, including Smalltown DJs, DJ Pump, Ivan Rankic, Wax Romeo and DJ Rice.
• Hifi Club, 219 10 Ave. SW, 403-263-5222, hificlub.ca
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BEST BAR IN CALGARY’S BELTLINE DISTRICT TO PLEASE ALL TASTES:
Commonwealth
This “uncommon bar for common people” has a hip, Brooklyn-esque industrial interior with two lounges and a large main dance floor. Commonwealth is a multi-level nightclub featuring live bands and DJs spinning different varieties of Brit pop, punk, hip hop, electronica, dance, dubstep and vintage rock. The club is also home to Cafeteria—an in-house kitchen serving bar snacks, dumplings, taquitos and sliders.
• Commonwealth, 731 10 Ave. SW, 403-247-4663, commonwealthbar.ca
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BEST BAR IN CALGARY’S BELTLINE DISTRICT FOR UNDERGROUND MUSIC:
Habitat Living Sound
Located in Calgary’s fashion district, Habitat explores the realm outside of the top 40 bubble and offers some of the best underground house and electronic beats from resident DJs Reece, Disoriental, Mikey Da Roza and Cary Chang. This is hands-down the hottest microclub in Calgary.
• Habitat Living Sound, 1217 1 St. SW, 403-263-5447, habitatlivingsound.com
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BEST BAR IN CALGARY’S BELTINE DISTRICT FOR RETRO HIP-HOP:
Broken City
This trendy, laid-back pub has all the fixings in place for a good time, including punk rock bingo, a rooftop patio, a dance floor and Sunday night karaoke. The social club offers live music shows on Thursdays and Fridays as well as strictly ’80s and ’90s hip-hop on Saturdays.
• Broken City, 613 11 Avenue SW, 403-262-9976, brokencity.ca
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