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Today we’re rounding up a list of beer bars and brewpubs in the city where you can find cheap eats for around $10 (which means more funds for your suds).
There’s lots to chow down on at Public Beer Market that will satisfy a strict budget, and beer drinkers will love their 48 taps. You can get a full pound of wings or their Rum-braised beef poutine for just $10 (great for sharing–save some cash for a brew), or head over weekends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and get a Good Start Sandwich for just $10. But Public has some great weekly food specials to check out, offered 3 p.m. to close, from their $2 tacos on Tuesdays and $8 flatbreads on Saturdays, to Wednesdays, when you can get a pound of wings for $3.95. Now that leaves a lot of bucks for their great drink specials!
Address: 3181 32nd Street NE
Calgary’s Big Rock Brewery has their Big Rock Grill serving up lunch weekdays between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and you can find a few wallet-friendly plates on their menu, including their soups, like Austrian Goulash, Tomato Basil, or Big Rock Beer Soup–Large Bowls of each are $9.95. If you’re splitting your meal between beer and some sustenance, you can nibble on their Hot Diable Pork Sausage Bites, or a Curry Wurst Slider, or bring a friend to split some of their other affordable and shareable appies.
Address: 5555 76 Avenue SE
Last Best Brewing calls themselves “Calgary’s most unique brewpub,” and a “community liaison for beer, and beer culture.” The best time to head to Last Best for some great deals on drinks and eats is 2 to 6 p.m. daily. That’s when they’ve got their appetizers priced two-for-one (along with $5 pints and highballs). The two-for-one appies deal is also on downstairs at “The Shop” and Johnny’s Barber + Shop, too. (It is a unique place!)
Address: 607 11th Avenue SW
Beer Revolution has several options for scoring deals on eats (and drinks). Head over Monday for Wing night, when Alberta Brewery beers are $5, and wings are $0.40 each from 4 p.m. to close. Tuesday Bavarian Pretzels are $2 each from 6 p.m. to close, Truffle fries are $5 on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to close, and Thursday you can get BBQ beer ribs for $10 from 6 p.m. to close. Belly up to the Beer Revolution bar on Sundays for “Cheap Pizza Sundays,” when it’s $5 off pizzas all day.
Address: 1080 8th Street SW
This Alberta-born chain of Canadian-themed sports bars is somewhere you can watch the game, drinks some beers, and score some deals on eats. At their Calgary location, specials include $4.99 Cracked Pepper & Sea Salted Dry Ribs on Mondays, $1.49 beef tacos and $1.99 chicken tacos (a buck more each for gorditas) on Tuesdays, $4.99 per pound wings (choose from over 20 flavours) on Wednesdays, $4.99 basket of prawns on Thursdays, and $4.99 two-topping eight-inch pizzas on Sundays. They also have similar specials in Airdrie and Okotoks.
Address: 9650 Harvest Hills Boulevard NE