Why bother ordering a handful of drinks when you’re out with a group, when you can order a punch bowl? This shared cocktail offering is all the rage right now, and lets groups really get into the spirit(s) of their time out and together.
Here are four Calgary bars that have punch bowls on the menu.
The acclaimed bar at one of Calgary’s chicest hotel/restaurant venues has a set of four punchbowls on the menu, each available for two or more people (with a note that prep time may take a bit longer). Choose from the Rose Aperol Spritzer, Roasted Lemon Tree, The Sophia, and French 75 (which includes a whole bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne), priced $48 to $140.
Address: 119 12th Avenue SW
One of Calgary’s coolest watering holes, Kensington’s Container Bar naturally has one of the coolest kinds of drinks on the menu: Punch Bowls. Made to serve four or more people, and priced at $36 each, they make two punch bowls, a Porch Climber and a Planter’s Punch.
Address: 1131 Kensington Rd NW
Earls.67 is a newer off-shoot concept from the venerable Earls brand. Here they have a selection of three punch bowls to share on their cocktail menu, which includes a sangria that’s available to serve four, and a Holland Punch and Northern Sweet Tea–boozy concoctions that can be served up to quench either four or eight drinkers.
Address: 315 8th Avenue SW
Although this popular edgy brown spirit-centric bar above National on 10th is currently undergoing renovations, they plan to re-open this fall. They’ve been offering two varieties of punch bowls, priced at $60 for four to six people, and $120 for eight to 10 people:
Voodoo Soup (Spiced Rum, Maraschino, Mezcal, Fruit, Orange Flower) and Bonita Applebaum (Bourbon, Fresh Pressed Apple, Smoked Chilli Syrup, Sage).
Address: 341b 10th Avenue SW