If you’ve ever been to a Flames game or a concert at Scotiabank Saddledome, it’s almost always the golden question – where do you eat and drink before the guys hit the ice or the superstars hit the stage?
Pre-game/concert grub is important, it’s what fuels you to be able to laugh, cheer, and cry with your team or the performer.
Most importantly, it warms up your system for all those dome foams you’re going to down once you have actually stepped into the Saddledome.
Here are the best places to eat before an event at the Scotiabank Saddledome
About a five-minute walk from the ‘dome is this sweet spot to grab grub like wings, burgers, and pizza. You’ll want to bring your beer league here to drink up their awesome local craft brews including Cold Garden and Annex Ale Project.
Address: 1129 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
This sister restaurant to Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey serves up pasta made from scratch, must-have crispy and cheesy risotto balls, and deliciously crafted cocktails. You’ll be so damn happy you’ll be hiding your food baby under your oversized jersey or concert tee.
Address: 1401 12 Avenue SE, Calgary
Again, just a 10-minute walk from the stadium, Naina’s offers some delicious low brow eats like stuffed burgers, grilled cheese, poutine.
Address: 121 17 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tucked inside of Cowboy’s Casino, this teppanyaki grill house has everything from steak tenderloin to noodle dishes like pad Thai to sushi and sashimi with plenty of sake bombs to down before the game starts.
Address: 421 12 Avenue SE, Calgary
Located in the Elbow River Casino, this sports bar is only a 10-minute walk to the Scotiabank Saddledome. Sammy’s offers patrons affordable grub like soups, salads, burgers, wraps, and more.
Address: 218 18 Avenue SE, Calgary
If you’re feeling like something a little more on the fancy side, Embarcadero offers event-goers oysters, seafood, steak, and an awesome wine list just steps away from the Saddledome.
Address: 208 17 Avenue SE, Calgary
With files from Milena Petrovic.