Patio Drinks and Snacks For $6 or Less

Tumblers of wine, pork puffs and popcorn are all cheap and cheerful patio snacks that won't break the bank.

National on 8th.

Photograph courtesy of National on 8.


Weekend mimosas at Alforno Bakery & Cafe

On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, Alforno serves its mimosas, Bellinis and Caesars for $5 a glass. Or, dip into the limoncello for $6 anytime. 

222 7 St. S.W., 403-454-0308,, @alfornobakery

Tumblers of wine at Cannibale

Most of the cocktails here will set you back $12. They are worth it, but if what you want is the Cannibale atmosphere and something less expensive to sip on, opt for a tumbler of wine. The tumblers are $6 for 5 ounces and you can choose red, white or rosé. Pair it with some bar nuts for $5.

813 1 Ave. N.E., 403-454-5808,, @cannibale_yyc


Happy hour pizza at Cibo

On weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m., Cibo serves up pizzas, wine and Millstreet beer for $5 each. 

1012 17 Ave. S.W., 403-984-4755,, @cibocalgary


Piggy puffs at Cleaver

Cleaver's bar snacks or all inexpensive nibbles, including the piggy puffs with malt vinegar mayo ($5), the grilled cheese with tomato dip ($4), candied bacon ($4.50) and spiced olives ($5.50).

102, 524 17 Ave. S.W., 403-452-1211,, @cleavercalgary


Corndogs at Container Bar

Container Bar also has a bar snacks menu where everything costs $5. That section of the menu includes salted chicken skin, crispy pigs ears, fried almonds, duck fat potato chips, corndogs and spiced buttered popcorn. If $2 is more your budget, mixed nuts or candy will cost you a toonie.

1131 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-457-4148,, @containerbaryyc


Ballpark snacks at Home & Away

Nibble on candied nuts, popcorn or pickles for $4 each at Home & Away. Or, get all three for $10. Most of the beer here costs less than $6.

1331 17 Ave. S.W., 403-455-9789,


Pink Sun at Laurier Lounge

The Pink Sun is a tasty drink made of sparkling wine, grapefruit juice and creme de cassis for $5.50 a glass. Laurier Lounge also has $5 highballs, wine for $5.50 per glass and several bottles of beer for $6. 

111 7 St. S.W., 403-228-3771,, @laurierlounge


25 cent ounces at National on 8th

National on 8th's patio happy hour happens daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and include buck-a-shuck oysters and all the beverages on tap for $25 cents an ounce. 

+30 level, 225 8 Ave. S.W., 403-237-5556,, @ntnl8


4 x 6 at Raw Bar

From Monday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Raw Bar serves its happy hour menu that includes four $6 specials, including wine, beer, cocktails and small plates. 

119 12 Ave. S.W., 403-206-9565,, @rawbaryyc


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