NIGHT OWLS

There are end­less spa­ces and places in Cal­gary to en­joy un­til the wee hours of the morn­ing. From late night eats to one-of-akind nightlife ex­pe­ri­ences, th­ese are some of our city’s finest!

Where Calgary - - CONTENTS - BY RYAN MASSEL

From late-night danc­ing to mid­night snacks, Cal­gary has a va­ri­ety of fun places to en­joy your evening.

THE HID­DEN

Time to chan­nel your in­ner Sher­lock Holmes — th­ese hid­den bars are tucked into some pretty creative places.

BETTY LOU’S LI­BRARY

You’ll need to re­quest a spe­cial pass­word to ac­cess this hid­den speakeasy (hint: reser­va­tions are rec­om­mended). Lo­cated in a his­tor­i­cal brown­stone, The

Devenish Build­ing (page 42), your only clue to its ex­is­tence is a stacked book­case, a vel­vet rope, and an old fash­ioned tele­phone.

FRENCHIE WINE BAR

A por­trait of a French bull­dog adorns the en­trance of this 15-seat, French-in­spired mod­ern wine bar in Una Pizza and Wine (page 49).

SUB ROSA

Es­cape the or­di­nary and en­ter a world of luxe glam where gilded gold and shiny brass décor sur­round ban­quets of tufted leather seats. Then there’s the or­nate wall­pa­per, gen­der-neu­tral bath­rooms, and flam­ing cock­tails that will keep you chat­ting all night long. The en­trance to this se­cre­tive club, which is hid­den be­low The Guild (page 46), can only be spot­ted by the neon glow­ing tri­an­gle that sits above its doors.

BOUR­BON ROOM

The home of one of Cal­gary’s first hid­den spa­ces can be found cloaked be­hind rich vel­vet cur­tains high above the pop­u­lar beer hall Na­tional on

10th (page 45). This speakeasy looks like a page out of Hugh Hefner’s per­sonal photo al­bum and spe­cial­izes in the name­sake brown liquor, while Na­tional also in­cludes ad­di­tional se­cret spa­ces like a hid­den pri­vate din­ing room that very few lo­cals even know about. See if you can find it!

MODEL CIT­I­ZEN

Hid­den atop Model Milk (page 46) along Cal­gary's iconic 17th Av­enue, this cozy 50-seat lounge can only can be ac­cessed through a small side door marked with #300. Inside you'll find a cock­tail menu that changes monthly, en­sur­ing a unique ex­pe­ri­ence each time you visit.

THE ICONS

Cal­gary has some of the best late-night in­sti­tu­tions for lo­cals to take their guests to when they want to im­press.

THE COUN­TRY CLUBS

When in Cal­gary, do as the cow­boys and cow­girls do! A crowd of city slick­ers come to­gether at Cow­boy’s Dance Hall (page 34) to drop it low with Drake and kick up their boots to T-Swift and Garth. The crowd is young and ready to party, and spon­ta­neous line danc­ing hap­pens along the way. Cow­boy-

hat­ted peo­ple of all ages head to Ranch­man’s Cook­house and Dance­hall (page 34) for linedanc­ing, a playlist com­prised solely of coun­try tunes, and bar­be­cue grub.

THE HIFI CLUB

Those in the know, know that Hifi has been the place to dance the night away for over a decade. The small venue hosts an amaz­ing col­lec­tion of lo­cal DJs. Get ready to sweat with a crowd of open-armed lo­cals (page 34)!

SIN­GA­PORE SAM’S

By day this Chi­nese eatery serves up a lunch buf­fet to down­town busi­ness folk, but by night it’s a full-on scene you have to see to be­lieve. Af­ter last call, make your way here where you’ll con­tinue your night by danc­ing on ta­bles and play­ing chop­stick air gui­tar un­til 4 am (Thu - Sat) while retro tunes blare (page 48).

LATE NIGHT EATS HAY­DEN BLOCK

There's no bet­ter way to end a day than with a tummy full of Texas-style smoked meat. Each day from 10 pm un­til close, all of Hay­den Block’s mouth-wa­ter­ing meat op­tions are 50 per­cent off. While you’re there add in an or­der of hush­pup­pies with honey but­ter — you'll be glad you did (page 44)!

CIBO

Skip the quick slices and head to Cibo for an en­tire pizza pie! Ev­ery day af­ter 9 pm this Ital­ian­in­spired restau­rant of­fers a “late night din­ner for two” deal. For $15 you'll get a fresh, house­made pizza to share and two sleeves of beer. A mini date night for a mini price (page 48)!

CHICKEN ON THE WAY

Fried chicken, fries, and corn frit­ters have been the stars since 1958. The “Our Spe­cialty” combo is per­fect for shar­ing and, at un­der $10, is def­i­nitely the best value in Cal­gary! All five lo­ca­tions are open late on Fri­day and Satur­day; the Kens­ing­ton lo­ca­tion is open lat­est un­til 1:30 am (page 46).

Frenchie Wine Bar

Sub Rosa

Hay­den Block

Ranch­man's Cook­house and Dance­hall

Bour­bon Room

Betty Lou's Li­brary

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