Get ready to have another option when you’re hungry for a cocktail and some eats in an eye-catching space. Bridgette Bar opens up this month and aims to bring its “chef-driven” bar concept to Calgary’s Design District.
Located at 739 10th Avenue in a former furniture shop, Bridgette Bar will boast a rustic-chic mid-century vibe, complete with exposed beam ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, and open-flame cooking. (Just peek at their retro-fueled graphics for a sense of what aesthetic they’re going for.)
Open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 am to 1 am, Bridgette Bar has a trim brunch menu featuring elevated comfort fare, like a Smoked Turkey Benedict with Sage Hollandaise, or French Toast with housemade jam, bacon, and maple syrup.
A more expansive dinner menu runs the gamut from bar snacks (Eggplant Fies, Roasted Olives, Red Curry Cashews) to small plates (BBQ Pork Pate, Braised Rabbit on Toast, Grilled Octopus), to a full section dedicated to veggies (Roasted Cauliflower, Charred Brussel Sprouts, Grilled Sweet Potato), pizzas and pastas, and larger plates (Grilled Farm Chicken, Roasted Half Duck, Double Cut Pork Chop).
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Select snacks and pizzas are available in the afternoon and late night.
For beverages, Bridgette Bar has a nice selection of global white and red wines by the bottle or glass ($8.50 to 12 pricing per glass), domestic and import beers (including BC and Alberta craft brews), and a roster of classic and signature craft cocktails ($12 to 14)–among them a Perfect Martini; very mid-century chic.
Slated to to open Tuesday, December 13, Bridgette Bar is accepting reservations via OpenTable.
Address: 739 10th Avenue SW