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Drinks, Food

Get ready to take 'Shelter' at Calgary's newest secret lounge

Drinks, Food

Get ready to take 'Shelter' at Calgary's newest secret lounge

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Milena Petrovic Aug 10, 2017 1:12 pm 1,799

Another pre-prohibition lounge is tiptoeing into Calgary’s cocktail scene.

Promising delicious food, irresistible libations, and an escape from the bustling urban streets, Shelter YYC is now open at 1210 1st Street SW.

This cozy space meshes swanky hotel elegance by incorporating hotel bar decor from the States with Berlin and Eastern European industrial style touches like a captivating wall full of gas masks to create a relaxed upscale and refined grunge ambience.


Photo Courtesy of Shelter Calgary 


Photo Courtesy of Shelter Calgary 

The light fixture that gives the space a moody glow is made from 5000 individually hung light bulbs. Look for the black flag to know where to enter this intimate lounge in the Beltline neighbourhood. Stop by Wednesday through Saturday from 4:30pm until late.


Photo Courtesy of Shelter Calgary 

With a survival style menu-that you could only dream you had prepped for Y2K-offering thick cut house cured pork belly served with cola mustard and Ichiban gnocchi made with soy nut pesto along with a local and old world wine list and rotating list of crafted cocktails flowing you’ll have 99 reasons (& no end-of-the-world problems) to take shelter regularly.


Photo Courtesy of Shelter Calgary 

Shelter YYC 

Address: 1210 1st Street SW
Instagram: @shelter.yyc

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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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