Where Calgary - - DINING -

BANKVIEW PUBLIC HOUSE Catch the game at this friendly neigh­bour­hood pub, fea­tur­ing an up­dated menu,

VLTs, and pool ta­bles. 2905 - 14 St SW, 403-245-0500. www.face­

THE BOW RIVER BAR­LEY MILL PUB A com­fort­able, lively place with stone fire­places and a 100-year-old Scot­tish bar. Twenty four draft beers, over 25 vari­aties of scotch and ex­ten­sive lunch and din­ner menus. Will book pri­vate and cor­po­rate func­tions. En­trees: $$ 201 Bar­clay Pa­rade SW, 403-290-1500.

BETTY LOU’S LI­BRARY Find the se­cret en­trance to this dimly-lit speakeasy, and gather ‘round for cock­tails and bar bites. Devenish Build­ing, 908 - 17 Ave SW, 403-454-4774.­ty­lous­li­

BRID­GETTE BAR A chef-driven bar fea­tur­ing Chef JP Ped­hir­ney’s am­bi­tious menu. Lunch, happy hour, din­ner and late nights in a mid-cen­tury mod­ern set­ting. 739 - 10 Ave SW. Map 2, G2 www.brid­get­te­ HOSE & HOUND Cal­gary’s orig­i­nal #3 Fire­hall fea­tures pub-style food in­clud­ing pas­tas, sal­ads, fish and chips, steak and Spolumbo’s sausage pie. En­trees: $$ 1030 - 9 Ave SE, 403-234-0508. Map 2, H7 www.the­

JAMES JOYCE, THE A down­town Ir­ish pub that hops non-stop, par­tic­u­larly on week­end evenings. The spe­cialty of the house is Guin­ness poured at three tem­per­a­tures. En­trees: $$ 114 - 8 Ave SW, 403-262-0708. Map 3, F10 www.jamesjoy­

THE LIV­ING ROOM A restau­rant with a cozy at­mos­phere, serv­ing con­tem­po­rary and “in­ter­ac­tive” cui­sine: a

fu­sion of tra­di­tional French and Ital­ian dishes with a Cana­dian touch. Open seven days/week un­til mid­night. Their in­ter­ac­tive a la carte en­trees for two in­clude the dou­ble cut veal lamb shank and the mas­car­pone risotto. Pri­vate room and com­pli­men­tary park­ing avail­able. Reser­va­tions rec­om­mended. En­trees: $$$ 514 - 17 Ave SW,

403-228-9830. Map 2, I3 www.liv­in­groom­restau­

MILK TIGER LOUNGE A stylish, in­ti­mate cock­tail lounge fea­tur­ing an ex­ten­sive gluten-free menu of con­tem­po­rary fu­sion fare. En­trees: $$ 1410 – 4 St SW, 403-261-5009. Map 3, I8 milk­tiger­

MODEL CIT­I­ZEN The par­lour of­fers a seated cock­tail ex­pe­ri­ence for smaller, in­ti­mate groups of im­bib­ing guests and fea­tures a monthly ro­tat­ing cock­tail menu and weekly specials with bar snacks from the Model Milk kitchen. 300, 308 - 17 Ave SW, 403-265-7343. Map 2, I4 www.mod­

NA­TIONAL North Amer­i­can craft brews and cock­tails served at com­mu­nal ta­bles, along with con­tem­po­rary pub cui­sine. The beer hall’s 10th Ave lo­ca­tion boasts its own vin­tage 10-pin bowl­ing al­ley. The Westhills/Ste­wart Green lo­ca­tion is fam­ily friendly. En­trees: $$ 180 Ste­wart Green SW, 403-685-6801. Map 1, I3 550 - 17 Ave SW, 403-229-0226. Map 2, G5 360, 225 - 8 Ave, 403-237-5556. Map 3, E6 341 - 10 Ave SW, 403-474-2739. Map 3, G5 PRO­HI­BI­TION FREEHOUSE Cool, pro­hi­bi­tion-era in­spired bar with a menu based around meat and veg­gie balls with choose-your-own sauce and starch com­bi­na­tions. En­trees:

$$ 1153 Kens­ing­ton Cres NW, 403-452-8549. pro­ho­ PROOF COCK­TAIL BAR Trendy cock­tail bar with an ex­ten­sive list of in­no­va­tive and clas­sic cre­ations. Small plates are avail­able. Take note that they do not take reser­va­tions. 1302 - 1 St SW, 403-264-2414. Map 2, H5

RANCH­MAN’S This au­then­tic sa­loon brings in the real cow­boys with live coun­try bands, large dance floor and bar­be­cue fare. Fan­tas­tic two-step dancing. Live weekly en­ter­tain­ment. Drop-in dance lessons through­out week. En­trees: $$ 9615 Macleod Tr S, 403-253-1100. Map 1, K6 www.ranch­

RI­CARDO’S HIDE­AWAY A rum bar serv­ing de­li­cious crafted cock­tails and latin food. En­trees: $$ 1530 - 5 St SW, 587-353-1188. Map 2, I3 www.ri­car­doshide­

TROL­LEY 5 A lo­cal brew­pub on the bustling 17th Av­enue that serves a wide se­lec­tion of pub clas­sics, in­clud­ing mac n’ cheese, fish tacos, and smoke­house favourites. Brunch is also avail­able. 728 - 17 Ave SW, 403-454-3731. Map 2, I3 www.trol­

UNI­CORN SU­PER PUB, THE Cal­gary’s “orig­i­nal pub” is back and bet­ter than ever. Three sep­a­rate ar­eas com­bine the sprawl­ing pub, com­plete with a Mex­i­can sports cantina and a Celtic cel­lar. En­trees: $$ 223 - 8 Ave SW, 403-265-3665. Map 2, F5­per­

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