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10 places with kick-ass drink deals in Calgary

Milena Petrovic Jan 16, 2018 1:22 pm 1,044

What better way to quench your thirst than with a delicious beverage that doesn’t break your budget?

Thank goodness YYC’s in no short supply of watering holes with talented mixologists whipping up affordable elixirs to satisfy your boozy cravings.

Here are 10 places with kick-ass drink deals in Calgary.

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1. Cleaver

Sip on a glass of wine, beer, or one of their unapologetically brazen cocktails that happen to be some of the best in the city for only $6. A must-try cocktail? ‘Who’s Your Daddy Now’, made with tamarind, tequila, Cointreau, ginger, and lime garnished with crispy chicken skin.

When: Sunday through Thursday before 7 and after 9pm
Address: 102 – 524 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @cleavercalgary

2. Craft Beer Market

Treat yourself to $4 Alberta draft beer, house wine, or highballs after work or after 9 pm from Sunday to Thursday.

When: Monday to Friday from 3 to 6 pm and Sunday to Thursday from 9 pm to close
Locations: 345 10 Avenue SW
100 Anderson Road SE
Instagram: @craftbeermarket

3. Cactus Club

Featuring a $5 Bellini, Late Harvest Berry Daiquiri, and a Whiskey Ginger Smash cocktail – along with 14oz beers for $4, and $5 glasses of house wine – you’ll have a drink deal to suit every mood at this spot.

When: Daily from 3 to 6 pm, Sunday all day, Monday through Thursday from 9 pm to close
Locations: 178 – 317 7th Avenue SW
7010 Macleod Trail SE
Instagram: @cactusclubcafe

4. National

There’s nothing better to quench your thirst with than beer that doesn’t break your budget. Enjoy $3.50 14oz glasses, $5 pints, or $10 steins of any beer on tap all day Monday or during happy hour Tuesday through Sunday from 3 to 6pm.

When: Monday (all day) and Tuesday through Sunday from 3 to 6pm
Locations: 4 locations in Calgary
Instagram: @nationalbeerhall

5. Home and Away

You’ll be happy to know that you can unwind here every day after work by sipping on a selection of $4 beers, wines, and house pours.

When: Weekdays from 3 to 6 pm and all day Sunday
Address: 1331 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @homeandawayyyc

6. Gringo St.

This Latin American joint that is twisted with all the right North American touches makes special $6 cocktails that really are Juan in a million. With garnishes like gummy worms and mini sombreros, you’ll want to keep coming back until you’ve tried the whole drink list.

When: Sunday to Thursday before 7 and after 9 pm
Address: 101 – 524 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @gringostcalgary

7. Famoso Pizzeria

This spot has bomb drink deals that are available all day. These daily beer and cocktail specials are under $5 and are so good you’ll forget about trying to make it there for their happy hour.

When: Monday special – 14oz Peroni and Mela Margarita for $4.95;
Tuesday to Saturday – 16oz featured beer sleeve and featured cocktail for $4.95;
Sunday – 12 oz Grapefruit Radler and Prosecco cocktail for $4.95
Address: 105 – 2303 4 Street SW
See other Calgary locations here; Drink specials may vary per location.
Instagram: @famosopizzeria

8. Gyu-Kaku Japanese Grill

Whether you want to warm up on Monday with a large pitcher of hot sake for $7.95 or want to end your week with beer cocktails for $4.95, this Japanese grill house has some of the cheapest drink deals available all day and every day of the week.

When: Monday through Sunday daily drink specials. See the menu here.
Address: 100 – 638 6 Avenue SW
Instagram: @gyukakujbbq

9. Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub

You can always trust the Irish to pour you a great brewski and cheers you on any day of the week, all day. For $4.95 you can kick back at this pub and drink a 14oz feature pour.

When: Daily and all day long
Locations: 1249 11 Avenue SW
Sheraton Hotel, 255 Barclay Parade Avenue SW
Instagram: @fionn.maccools

10. Belle Southern Kitchen + Bar 

Every day of the week deserves a toast. So go on and get happy at this Southern Kitchen serving half-priced whiskey, $8 house cocktails, $5 Budweiser and Red Stripe stubbies, and $3 Buckshot lager.

When: Daily from 5 to 7 pm
Address: 1919 4 Street SW
Instagram: @BelleBBQCalgary








Milena Petrovic
Milena is a freelance writer & photographer relying a bit too heavily on caffeine, sleep, & irony. She has carried (actual) hot sauce in her bag long before Beyoncé turned it into a baseball bat metaphor. With an insatiable appetite, you can find her dining throughout YYC & beyond looking for the next best meal & usually finding it.

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