Best Cocktails in Calgary

These local restaurants offer cocktails that are as inventive as they are delicious.

Grab a seat at the bar at Proof.
Grab a seat at the bar at Proof. Photograph by Jared Sych.


*Listed in alphabetical order.

  • Cannibale

    Cannibale divides its classic cocktail list into revival, pre- and post-prohibition eras, but it’s the original creations, like the crisp One Night in Budapest, featuring pear liquor and pear shrub, that mark the staff here as great modern mixologists.

    831 1 Ave. N.E., 403-454-5808,


  • Klein / Harris

    While no slouch in the classic cocktail department, partner¬†Christina Mah’s “True North” cocktails, featuring Canadian ingredients such as Eau Claire spirits, Highwood Crossing oats and maple syrup, set this cocktail list apart.

    110 8 Ave. S.W., 403-262-8100,


  • Proof

    As the more than 300 spirits behind the bar attest, experimentation is key to Proof’s popularity. Drinks like Confessions of a Pocketknife, a spicy riff on an old-fashioned with Tool Shed’s stout and Drambuie, make for great late nights.

    1302 1 St. S.W., 403-246-2414,


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