With Alberta’s economy in a bit of slump, it’s hard to go out and eat and drink while spending less than $20. So we are working with our pals at YYC Specials to bring you weekly articles on the best places to eat, but more importantly the cheapest places to eat in Calgary.
Just off Macloed Trail and Millrise Blvd, Coach & Horses is a modern pub with daily specials that will make your stomach full but your wallet light. Their signature special is on Monday, where the Steak Sandwiches with side are only $4.95. You won’t go home disappointed.
Address: 150 Millrise Boulevard SW
If you love happy hour, and appreciate Mexican cuisine, Añejo Restaurant is the place for you. Their daily happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m. features half price on all Tequilas and tacos plus $5 margarita and beers. Be sure to be there early as this hot spot fills up fast!
Address: 2116 4th Street SW #2
Wednesday is typically known as wing day in Calgary. Most places have wing specials including Bootleggers where wings are only 45 cents a wing, but what makes this place stand out is that they have over 50 flavours including fan favourites Whiskey BBQ and Chipotle Mango. One would definitely have to come back if they want to try all the flavours.
Address: 3444 32nd Ave NE
Looking for something to do on Thursday but want to save money for the weekend? Tipperary’s can help you out with that with $5 baskets of dry ribs and $5.75 import bottles.
Address: 2002 16th Ave NW
Start Friday off right, by heading down to the Halo Bar. Although they are known for their steak and seafood, Halo also has an amazing special on Fishbowl Triples for only $11.
Address: 12445 Lake Fraser Drive SE
Ranchman’s is one of the few dance halls/clubs that have cheap drink specials on the weekend. Every Saturday they feature a Happy Hour which includes $4.25 domestic bottled beer, well highballs and house glasses of wine from 4 to 8 p.m. But the party doesn’t stop there–they have $4.25 Corona and $4.00 Jack Fire and Honey Jack all night long.
Address: 9615 Macleod Trail SE
Sunday is a day dedicated to two things: football and spending time with friends and family. Well you can cover both at Stix Sports Bar where they have lots of TVs for watching the game, and half-price pool all day long. And if you feel like having a drink, they also have beer for $3.95 and highballs all day, too.
Address: 420-5255 Richmond Road SW
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