8 Unbelievable Parties in Downtown Calgary

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Dance halls & secret night clubs

8 Unbelievable Parties in Downtown Calgary

Get ready for the best weekend ever with these 8 legendary parties.

Downtown Calgary is an absolute dream for anyone who loves nightlife. With legendary dance parties, posh cocktail lounges and secret nightclubs – it’s the perfect place to bring your friends and kick off your Spring right.


1. Sunday Skool at The Hifi Club


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For two decades and counting, the masses of house music enthusiasts have flocked to the HiFi Club for Sunday Skool every Sunday night to take in the deep bass lines, ambient grooves and the ultimate dance party featuring DJ Rice. What’s more, the HiFi Club has twice been voted as the Best Place to Dance by Best of Calgary.

Tip: Stay at the Ramada Plaza Downtown Calgary for the best time on your dance weekend.

2. Habitat Living Sound

Is underground dance music and electronica your jam? You’ll feel right at home at Habitat Living Sound in Victoria Park. As they say, “home is where the house is.”

Tip: Sleep like a rock star and stay at the Marriott for exclusive access to the hotel’s M Club Lounge.

3. Music Mile


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What is the Music Mile, you ask? An entire neighbourhood of amazing live music in Calgary’s inner city. Guaranteed to be full of grit, guitar riffs and giddiness as you roam from venue to venue!

Tip: Say cheers and start your weekend with two complimentary craft beers and stay close to the Music Mile when you book a room at the Delta Hotel Downtown Calgary!

4. Sub Rosa


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Posh. Chic. Spirited. Sub Rosa is both enigmatic and inviting. One thing’s for sure – this isn’t your average basement dance party. Look for the neon ∆ symbol at the corner of 8th Avenue and 1st Street SW.

Tip: Stay at The Westin for the perfect date night in this modern, comfortable hotel.

5. Studio Bell After Hours


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A mecca for music lovers. This is what Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, is all about. And on select evenings throughout the year, it plays host to Studio Bell After Hours – a multi-hued, multi-level dance party and a chance to sip, schmooze (and sing along, if it moves you).

Tip: Book your night at the stunning Fairmont Palliser for valet parking and tickets to Studio Bell.

6. The Tea House at Two Penny Chinese


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A dim sum cart, cocktails, cold beer and a casual after-hours vibe. The Tea House, located on the lower level of Two Penny Chinese, is another popular local hotspot to meet up and hang out with friends old and new! Making it a long weekend in Calgary? Monday nights are your chance to grab the mic and channel your inner (insert name of your favourite singer here) at karaoke night at the Tea House!

Tip: pair your night at Two Penny with a stay at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Calgary Downtown.

7. The Wednesday Room


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#MeetMeOnWednesday, you say? Meet you at The Wednesday Room. The lounge revival is in full swing in Calgary and this one is nestled in the heart of Stephen Avenue with a mid-century modern vibe, a contemporary take on classic cocktails and stylish company all around.

Tip: Stay at Le Germain for the ultimate posh night out – they’ll even throw in a free Lexus rental during your stay.

8. Proof Cocktail Bar


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Warm up and wet your whistle with handcrafted cocktails and a library of libations at Proof in Victoria Park. And, if an over-crowded, standing-room-only bar is a pet peeve, you’re in luck; Proof makes a point of only allowing in as many patrons as they have seating. Feel free to stay a while and soak it all in.

Tip: If you’re a cocktail lover, spend your night at Hotel Arts to try the award-winning menu at Raw Bar – located right in the hotel.