The 2016-17 NHL hockey season is well underway, and there’s plenty of Calgary Flames action to catch whether you’re watching a game on TV or in person. And of course, few things go better with a hockey game than a pint of beer or a great burger. Whether you’re looking for a pre-game pit stop or a place to hunker down and watch the game, these 10 bars and restaurants offer great deals on select food and drink items when the Calgary Flames are playing.
Bonasera Pizza & Sports Bar
Located in Dover, Bonasera Pizza & Sports Bar offers a $4.95 Budweiser beer special during Flames games. The fact that it also has more than a dozen televisions to watch the game on makes it a worthy stop if you weren’t able to snag tickets.
3525 26 Ave. S.E., 403-273-3151, bonaserapizza.ca
Booker’s BBQ Grill & Crab Shack
What goes better with a hockey game than barbecue and seafood? The $5.50 pints of Canadian and Coors Light that are available at Booker’s BBQ Grill & Crab Shack during home and away Flames games.
10, 316 3 St. S.E., 403-264-6419, bookersbbq.com, @bookersbbq
Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub
Fill your stomach and quench your thirst at Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub before or during a Flames game. From 3 p.m. until the end of home and away games, the pub offers $17.95 jugs of Budweiser and its Buzzard burger and fries for $11.95. The pub also draws tickets to give you a chance to win two tickets to a home game.
140 10 Ave. S.W., 403-263-7900, bottlescrewbill.com, @bottlescrewbill
Home & Away
Home & Away is a great spot to catch a game, and that’s not just because of its sporty decor, televisions and arcade games. In addition to its regular weekly specials, the sports-themed restaurant and bar offers $4 Budweisers and $4 shots of Jack Fire during home and away Flames games.
1331 17 Ave. S.W., 403-455-9789, homeandawayyyc.com, @homeandawayyyc
Head to Molly Malones in Kensington to celebrate the Flames all day. The Irish pub offers $5.25 pints of Budweiser throughout the day when the Flames play at home or away.
1153 Kensington Cres., 403-296-3220, mollymalonesyyc.com, @yycmollymalones
Take your pre-game snacking up a notch at Raw Bar. During home games, the restaurant offers a $20 sharing platter with items like spicy salmon taco, crispy sweet potato roll and glazed fried chicken. Glasses of the featured red and white wine and draught beer are available for $4.99. And if you do eat here, you can park at the Hotel Arts for free while the game is on.
119 12 Ave. S.W., 403-206-9565, rawbaryyc.ca, @rawbaryyc
This Lower Mount Royal restaurant is a great spot to grab some elevated comfort food and a drink on game day. In addition to its regular weekly specials, Roosevelt offers $5 Budweisers during Flames games.
933 17 Ave. S.W., 403-719-9330, rooseveltcalgary.com, @roosevelt933
The Cat ‘n Fiddle
Located in Mount Pleasant, The Cat ‘n Fiddle offers $5.50 drink specials on pints of Budweiser and Canadian during home and away games. Swing by for a drink and to watch the game on the local pub’s multiple televisions.
540 16 Ave. N.W., 403-289-0414, thecatnfiddlepub.com, @catnfiddlepub
At Trolley 5, you can get a pre-grame meal and drink, as well as a ride to the game, for $20. The brewery and restaurant offers a package that includes a meal and side from its Flames menu and a 14-ounce serving of Conductor Lager. Then, 45 minutes before the game starts, a bus will leave from the restaurant to get you to the game. Make sure to email to reserve a spot.
728 17 Ave. S.W., 403-454-3731, trolley5.com, @trolley_5
Yellow Door Bistro
During home games, Yellow Door Bistro in Hotel Arts offers a great pre-game meal option. From around 5 p.m. until the puck drops, you can dine on a special hockey night menu, which features two courses for $20. In addition, glasses of the featured red and white wine and draught beer are available for $4.99. Diners can also park for free at Hotel Arts while the game is happening.
119 12 Ave. S.w., 403-206-9585, yellowdoorbistro.ca, @yellowdooryyc