Calgary Patios with Happy Hours

Sneak out of work a little early and get a table at one of these places where summer living is easy and the beer is $5 (or $4).

1410 World Bier Haus

When: 3 to 6 p.m., daily

This rooftop patio on 17th Avenue S.W. serves $5 draft beer, high balls and wine. You can also get half price appetizers like parmesan fires with truffle mayo.
1410 17 Ave. S.W., 403-229-1410,


When: 3 to 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, daily

Photograph by Mariah Wilson.

Añejo celebrates halfy hour with half price tacos and tequila everyday. You can also get $6 margaritas and beer.
2, 2116 4 St. S.W., 587-353-2656,

Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub and Buzzards Restaurant & Bar

When: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday; all day on Sunday

This Calgary mainstay has a big, covered patio that stays open into the cooler months. There are more than 300 beers on the menu and depending on when you visit happy hour during the work week, their draft beers, wine and Caesars will be differently priced (local drafts beers are $3 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and $4 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., while all three are $5 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.). On Sundays, all local draft pints, Caesars and five-once glasses of wine are just $5.
140, 10 Ave. S.W., 403-263-7900,


When: 3 to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; to close Monday to Thursday; 10 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday

Photograph by Mariah Wilson.

Cibo’s 17th Avenue S.W. location does $5 pizza and $4 wine and beer. The patio is sunny but secluded behind a street-facing wall so it’s a cozy (and cheap) date-night spot.
1012 17 Ave. S.W., 403-984-4755,


When: Before 7 p.m. and after 9 p.m., Sunday to Thursday

Photograph by Mariah Wilson.

Cleaver’s happy hour covers a lot of hours. Before 7 p.m. and after 9 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday, you can get $4 sliders and $8 wine, beer and cocktails.
102, 524 17 Ave. S.W., 403-452-1211,

Gringo Street

When: Before 7 p.m. and after 9 p.m., Sunday to Thursday

Photograph by Mariah Wilson.

Cleaver’s Latin sister restaurant and next-door neighbour has the same happy hour hours but does $3 tacos and $7 double cocktails.
101, 524 17 Ave. S.W., 403-474-1411,

Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

When: 3 to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday; 4 p.m. to close, Sundays

Photograph by Mariah Wilson.

This patio is right downtown and in close proximity to a lot of people looking for an afternoon drink. For happy hour, sparkling wines and feature cocktails are 40 percent off, draft beer is $5.50, highballs are $5.75, and featured red and white wine is $9 a glass. Highlights from the food menu include cheese toast ($5.95), a prime beef burger ($14.95) and oysters ($1.50 each).
The Core, 403-663-3363,

The Living Room

When: 4 to 6 p.m., daily

Photograph by Mariah Wilson.

The Living Room’s happy hour is pretty straight forward. There’s a $6 feature beer and cocktail as well as an $8 feature small plate.
514 17 Ave. S.W., 403-228-9830,


When: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., daily

Photograph by Mariah Wilson.

Formerly Naina’s Kitchen, this burger joint offers discounts on beer ($1 off), cocktails ($2 off), appetizers ($2 off) and stuffed burgers ($2 off) during their happy hour. N9na’s is a hop, skip and a jump away from the Saddledome, so you can easily grab a bite to eat before heading to your next event.
121 17 Ave. S.E., 403-263-6355,

National On 8th

When: 3 to 6 p.m., daily

Western Canada’s biggest rooftop patio has a happy hour that includes beers for 29 cents an ounce ($5 for 18 ounces and $3.50 for 12 ounces) and fries or tots for $5.
225 Stephen Ave. S.W. (+30 level), 403-237-5556,

Rose and Crown Pub

When: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., daily

Photograph by Mariah Wilson.

The Rose and Crown keep their happy hour sweet and simple with all drinks at $5 each. You can easily keep the drinks coming as you relax on their shady, heated patio that has pops of colourful florals.
1503 4 St. S.W., 403-244-7757,

Ship & Anchor

When: Weekdays 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturday 6 to 8 p.m.; Sunday 3 to 6 p.m.

Calgary’s favourite, always-busy patio has daily happy hour deals. There’s discounted draft beer and tall boys (prices vary) and highballs for $4.25.
534 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-3333,

Vin Room

When: 3 to 6 p.m. and after 9 p.m., daily

What’s better than happy hour on a patio? Happy hour on a patio with your dog. At Vin Room’s 85th street patio and on the front patio at its 4th Street location, your furry friend can join you for $7 glasses of wine and $5 tapas.
2310 4 St. S.W., 403-457-5522 and 8561 8A Ave. SW, 587-353-8812,

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