5 Top Places to Try a Local Beer in Calgary

There are many fine establishments in Calgary offering a large and good variety of beers, but the ones listed below are not merely about the number of brews — these places give beer a local flavour.

The Unicorn

Stop by Calgary’s first pub. Duck off of Stephen Avenue to find yourself in a quaint doorframe which invites you to travel down the rustic steps into the basement pub where drinks, live music and  good times flow freely. 

National on 10th Avenue

Known for serving quality craft selections, National offers a range of lagers, ales, stouts, porters, and ciders- 84 to be exact! Be sure to stop by the basement for a rousing game of bowling and hearty plate of tacos to complete the evening. 

Broken City

Nestled up on a quiet rooftop overlooking 11th Ave SW, the Broken City Patio is a perfect place to wile away a gorgeous summer evening sipping on pints with friends. from DJ sets that have you dancing into the night to live bands sweating it out underneath glistening blue skies, this little gem has become synonymous with flawless summer memories.

Wildrose Brewery

Head down to the Wildrose Brewery, housed in the old AF 23 Currie Barracks, Calgary’s military base established in 1934.  Grab a table in the Taproom and enjoy a carefully crafted beer right where it’s is made! 

Ship and Anchor

Whether your poison is live music, punk-rock bingo, or DJ dance parties, there is no lack of fun to be had at the Ship and Anchor. Settle into the patio in the heart of the 17th avenue bustle and let the adventure unfold!

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