Restaurants and bars with live music in Calgary
It’s punk, rock, old school hip-hop, folk, metal, and country at The Palomino Smokehouse. With two floors of live music, and one of the best summer patios around, this live music venue has all the character and charm of a hidden gem in the heart of downtown Calgary. You can usually find a tall can of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a plate of house made barbeque brisket too.
Location: 109 7 Ave SW
The Blues Can is a full-time live music venue that hosts live shows seven days a week. Local talent, international players, open mic nights, jam sessions, and nightly performances make this the perfect place for a night out on the town. Pair your night of live music with a bowl of jambalaya, catfish and chips, or a pulled pork sandwich for the complete blues experience.
Location: 1429 9 Ave SE
For more than 15 years, Broken City Social Club has been a hub for live music in Calgary. Grab a tall can on the main floor or move your way to the front of the dance floor for the best in indie rock, punk, and new wave music. And never miss a chance for an intimate show on the rooftop patio as local musicians rock 11th Avenue crowds. Broken City is also a popular hang out for live comedy shows, trivia, dancing, and karaoke.
Location: 613 11 Ave SW
Take an old warehouse and convert it into one of Calgary’s best live music venues. That’s what makes Commonwealth Bar & Stage a late night destination for live music, with two floors of entertainment to explore. The main floor hosts weekly shows while some of the city’s best hip hop DJs bring the energy in the basement level for hip hop nights. You might even catch a performance by club founders and local favourites Smalltown DJs on any given night.
Location: 731 10 Ave SW
Hosting live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar transforms itself into an intimate venue that is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and discover local performers. Grab a glass of wine, a pint of beer, or a late night shot of espresso and check out singer songwriters in Inglewood.
Location: 909 10 St SE
Count on this popular all-ages venue for live music seven days a week. Showcasing local and international artists in an intimate setting, fans of jazz, blues, folk, and alternative country are always ready to pull up a seat at Ironwood Stage & Grill
. Hosting more than 400 shows each year, add a burger and a pint to your night of live music at this Inglewood
Location: 1229 9 Ave SE
Historic, legendary, and full of stories, The King Eddy has an unmatched legacy in the city of Calgary. With over 100 years of local history, the popular music venue was a legendary blues club before being restored by the National Music Centre. Today, “The Eddy” hosts the best in Canadian talent in the main performance space and on the open air rooftop patio. A trip to the King Eddy isn’t complete without peering into the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, housed just next door on the ground floor of Studio Bell.
Location: 438 9 Ave SE
It’s always a good vibe at Mikey’s on 12th, the popular Beltline restaurant and live music venue. Known for hosting a full calendar of blues, rock, jazz, tribute shows, open mic nights, karaoke, and drag performances, Mikey’s serves up a full menu of classic pub fare and tacos too. Located on the downtown cycle track, it’s easy to bike to the next concert at Mikey’s.
Location: 918 12 Ave SW