Where to eat and drink before a Flames game in Calgary

Sep 27 2018, 10:31 pm

If you’ve ever been to a Flames game, it’s almost always the golden question – where do you eat and drink before the match?

Pre-game grub is important, it’s what fuels you to be able to laugh, cheer, and cry with your team. More importantly, it warms up your system for all the churros, chicken fingers, and hot dogs you’re going to down once you’ve stepped into the Saddledome.

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So here you have it – all the best places to eat and drink before a Flames game in Calgary close to the arena.

Vagabond

 

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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
Phone: 403-454-6670

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Cardinale

 

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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.

Address: 1401 12 Avenue SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-264-6046

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Melrose Café & Bar

 

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Located in the Vegas-style Cowboys Casino, this was Melrose’s second (but now only) location after being in business in Calgary for over 20 years. This popular joint is the perfect place to kick off your pre-gaming with burgers, build-your-own nachos, and beer that’s only a seven-minute walk from the Saddledome.

Address: 421 12 Avenue SE, Calgary
Phone: 
403-984-3577

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Zen8 Grill

 

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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
Phone: 
403-261-1888

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A Perfect Pizza & East Indian Cuisine

 

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Just across the street from Victoria Park/Stampede station is this spot where you can chow down on a pizza or some samosas and plates of butter chicken, biryani, and tandoori dishes.

Address: 1705 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Phone: 
403-215-2727

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Lotus Vietnamese Noodle House

 

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Only a 10-minute walk away from the game, here you can warm up with some Vietnamese classics like pho and spring rolls.

Address: 1032 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Phone: 
403-263-5828

Haru Sushi & Grill

 

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Get your sushi-fix before the game begins that’s about a 10-minute walk from the Saddledome. Haru also has big bowls of udon noodle soup and pretty much anything tempura-ed you can dream of like scallop, mushrooms, and cheese.

Address: 227 11 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-452-3209

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