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9 Awesome Spots for Happy Hour in Calgary

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Happy Hour is a wonderful opportunity to open up the night's possibilities. We had to share our 9 favorite restaurants with Happy Hour in Calgary. Some secrets are made to be shared.

Finding your happy place for Happy Hour

If you think happy hour is just for drinks, think again. These Calgary restaurants have taken happy hour to the next level with specials on everything from drinks to appetizers to full-blown meals.

Head out to eat early and take advantage of some cheap eats at one of these happy hours in Calgary. It’s a great opportunity to try something new without breaking the bank.

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This happy hour is one of the best in Calgary. After all, when almost everything costs $6 you know you’re going to buckle up for the ride!

Palomino is the largest smokehouse in Western Canada and naturally follows the pitmaster adage “low and slow”. After all, good things take time!

For those who want to try a little bit of everything all at once and have a few hungry friends with you who will split the bill: the “Fatass Platter” is the way to go for $84. 

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Known as a chef-driven bar, LuLu Bar is one of the jewels of Calgary’s restaurant scene.

Happy Hour, which they call “Honolulu Hour” offers half-priced drinks which go perfectly with bar snacks like salt & pepper pork belly ($7) and Hot Dog Bao ($10). 

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Some say Cleaver’s Happy Hour is unbeatable. Known for one of the best places to get a strong drink, Cleaver might be the best spot to go to after “one of those weeks!”. 

The team is led by Executive Chef Barbara Spain from Dublin, Ireland. She is all about creating food and cocktails from scratch in a fun, trendy setting.

The Caesar Stack ($25) might be the item to try if you’re looking for something “out there”! But otherwise, Cleaver’s Happy Hour Menu features $5 burgers, $10 cocktails, $7 beers & wine.

As a side note: Happy Hour at Cleaver isn’t on over a Stat Holiday.

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WYKYK: $25 for a bucket of Jasper Pilsner. Need we say more? The Calcutta is known to be one of the best happy hour spots in Calgary. With it’s Indian inspired menu and funky cosmopolitan interior, the Calcutta Cricket Club is well worth a visit.

Hot tip for new players: the mango G+T is magic in a cocktail.

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Local 522 is a great happy hour spot in Calgary. Local 522 has an awesome patio, great special events throughout the work week, and weekly live music shows. Top it off with a quality menu at great Happy Hour prices and you’re golden.

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The Living Room’s large 17th Ave patio is perfect for sharing tasty plates and refreshing cocktails. If you go on Wednesdays, you can enjoy $12 artisanal pastas like gnocchi or tagliatelle and half-priced glasses of wine. 

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As the OG CRAFT, this location is the heartbeat of the CRAFT Beer Market institution. Pair the afternoon summer sun on the incredible rooftop patio with some sensational eats and drinks while you play a round of bocce. Yes, you read that right.

Do Happy Hour in Calgary right at CRAFT Beer Market.

 

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Earls is renowned for their sleek, upscale take on burgers and cocktails. But, what few people know is their happy hour deals are pretty great! Soak up the great atmosphere at Earl’s Barlow Trail location

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Gringo St. is an authentic Latin American restaurant in the heart of Downtown Calgary’s 17th Avenue.

Gringo Street has great Happy Hour deals every day including “Happy Days” specials with ½ priced cocktails and margaritas, $6.50 draft beers and tacos for $2.99.

The deals then switch into “Happy Nights” which are rotating deals, but include loads of awesome deals on tasty items like their fish and yuca chips, taco platters, spicy gringo fries, and more. Pair these dishes with the essential tequila shots and sangria pitchers to kick off a wild night.

Find your great happy hour in Calgary

Hit up these drink specials and cheap eats after work and enjoy some of the best restaurants in Calgary at a lower cost.

Do you have a favorite happy hour in Calgary? Let us know on social so we can add it to our list!

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