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Calgary Nightlife, Alberta

Famous for the Calgary Stampede (when revelers are taken around the city bars and clubs in buses till late at night), Calgary is a true party city that attracts partying crowds not only from other Alberta cities but also from nearby British Columbia cities like Cranbrook.

If the Stampede-nights present one special aspect of Calgary nightlife, there is enough to spice up your regular nights as well…with its bars, cafes, casinos, clubs, live music/theatrical shows, operas, etc. there is something for everyone in this largest city of the prairie province of Alberta. Like in Edmonton, Calgary nightlife venues are concentrated in specific areas like the downtown area, Kensington and 17th Avenue. It is not that there is dearth of night-time entertainment in other parts of the city, but you simply cannot afford to miss the mirth in these specific neighborhoods.

Remember, you will not be allowed in any of the Calgary nightlife venues unless you are18.

Calgary Nightlife – Bars and Pubs

You will find everything from simple watering holes to sophisticated bars in Calgary-area. First, we must talk of 17th Avenue venues like Ming’s, Rose & Crown, the Ship & Anchor and Watchmans Pub. Rose & Crown and the Ship & Anchor are well-liked for their outdoor patios; their rates are reasonable and nothing exorbitant. They even organize live entertainment on weekends.

There are also a few sports bars and lounges in the city of Calgary – Alcove Sports Lounge, Atlas Pizza & Sports Bar, Bootlegger's Sports Bar & Karaoke Lounge, Hideaway Sports Bar and Stix Sports Bar are all located in Calgary.

Visit Calgary’s Bar & Grill facilities or Restaurant-cum-Bars like Black Cat Bar & Grill, Dakota Bar & Grill, Kabana Bar & Grill, James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant, King's Head Pub & Restaurant and such others if you are looking for a place to eat and drink.

Calgary Nightlife – Clubs and Casinos

There are some outstanding nightclubs in Calgary area – Back Alley Nightclub, Bamboo Tiki Lounge, Bermuda Triangle, Cowboys, Spin Nightclub, Tantra Nightclub and Lounge, Tequila, The Whiskey are only a few of the very popular nightspots. Most of the nightclubs have live music and you will definitely have a good time drinking and dancing. Wearing casual clothes is no crime, but you should not come in your torn jeans and trainers.

If you are averse to the idea of visiting a pub or club and would rather like to try your luck at a casino, Calgary will not disappoint you for there are quite a few in the city…Casino Calgary, Elbow River Casino, Frank Sisson's Silver Dollar Casino, IncDeerfoot Inn & Casino Inc. and others.

Calgary Nightlife – Live Entertainment

Calgary has a rich cultural scene. A number of festivals are hosted in the city. Calgary has its own Philharmonic Orchestra, and then a number of theater companies too are based here. So, for the culturally inclined minds Calgary nightlife brings refined entertainment like live band music, comedy shows, concerts, dramas, films.

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