Inglewood Neighbourhood Guide

Inglewood Neighbourhood Guide
Inglewood Neighbourhood Guide
A Local’s Perspective

Inglewood Neighbourhood Guide

Follow this script and fall in love with the neighbourhood of Inglewood.
By
Dan Allard

Dan Allard is a friendly Inglewood local and co-founder of the award-winning Cold Garden Beverage Company.

Start your day with coffee from Rosso Coffee Roasters.

Start your day with coffee from Rosso Coffee Roasters.

Awake and Time to Caffeinate

Get breakfast on the go at Spolumbo’s in Inglewood.

Get breakfast on the go at Spolumbo’s in Inglewood.

Time for Breakfast

Take a nature walk in the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.

Take a nature walk in the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.

Mid-Morning Exploration

Make a lunch stop at Gorilla Whale in Inglewood (Photo credit: @gorillawhaleyyc on Instagram).

Make a lunch stop at Gorilla Whale in Inglewood (Photo credit: @gorillawhaleyyc on Instagram).

Time for Lunch

Find Canada’s largest selection of vinyl at Recordland in Inglewood.

Find Canada’s largest selection of vinyl at Recordland in Inglewood.

Afternoon Shopping

Now that you’re fed and watered it’s time to hit the mom and pop shops. Local shops are the pulse of Inglewood. There is a store for everyone. Every single store is unique in some way, so start on one end, pick the north or south side of the street to walk down, and work your way back on the other side of the street.

 

Explore art galleries in the neighbourhood of Inglewood.

Explore art galleries in Inglewood (Photo credit: Travel Alberta).

Go straight to the spice specialists at the Silk Road Spice Merchant.

Go straight to the spice specialists at the Silk Road Spice Merchant.

Get a custom made felt cowboy hat at Smithbilt Hats in Inglewood.

Get a custom made felt cowboy hat at Smithbilt Hats in Inglewood.

Contemporary Canadian dining at the historic Deane House.

Contemporary Canadian dining at the historic Deane House.

Time for Dinner

Its walls still showcase classic firefighting décor along with large screens to watch the game. Expect pub fare done well with a large beer lineup.

Try a flight at Cold Garden in Inglewood (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Davey Gravey).

Try a flight at Cold Garden in Inglewood (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Davey Gravey).

Highline Brewing is a chill space with a crisp finish (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Davey Gravey).

Highline Brewing is a chill space with a crisp finish (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Davey Gravey).

Time for a Pint

Before the area was officially named Inglewood, it was known as the Brewery Flats. The Calgary Brewing and Malting Company started making beer in 1892 and was a landmark employer in the area. 124 years later, a brewing boom is upon us with four new breweries opening in Inglewood since 2016! Walk off dinner and go on a brewery tour in the revitalized Brewery Flats! I recommend having one flight or pint at each stop. You’ll want to remember this night!

Nightlife with Culture

The lemon merengue pie at the Blackfoot Truckstop Diner is legendary.

The lemon merengue pie at the Blackfoot Truckstop Diner is legendary.

Get Late Night Eats

Get some local finds at the Inglewood Night Market.

Get some local finds at the Inglewood Night Market.

Inglewood Festivals & Events

In the end, all you need to explore Inglewood is a smile on your face. Wander Calgary’s original main street, get a bite to eat, and visit some local shops. Need help finding the next stop? I promise you will find a helpful local who is ready to make your day. That’s the charm of Inglewood.