We’re all used to bars and restaurants using happy hour specials to get customers into their businesses in the early evening, but more and more local spots are coming up with Sunday specials to entice people to do more eating and drinking after the Friday and Saturday rushes. It makes sense – Sundays are for relaxing and kicking back, which is all the better when you can get a deal on some food or drinks. Here are just a few of the Calgary restaurants have embraced the concept of “Sunday Funday” with some tasty Sunday specials:
Anju has a pretty choice list of beer, wine, and cocktails, but if you want to bring a special bottle from home, the restaurant offers free corkage on Sundays.
344 17 Ave. S.W., 403-460-3341, anju.ca
Big Fish goes Spanish on Sundays with a set tapas and paella menu priced at only $28 per person. Look for deals on Spanish-style cocktails and wines as well.
1112 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-277-3403, big-fish.ca
Half price pizza on Sundays is a great deal – made even better when you can wash it down at Cibo with 12-ounch beers, which are only $4 on Sundays.
1012 17 Ave. S.W., 403-984-4755, cibocalgary.com
Another spot with an impeccable wine list that understands that sometimes dinner out calls for something from your home cellar (or perhaps the Bricks Wine Company across the street), Deane House offers free corkage on Sundays.
806 9 Ave. S.E., 403-264-0595, deanehouse.com
Mill Street Brewpub
On Sundays Mill Street offers an all-day happy hour, featuring $6 beer flights, $5 burgers and plenty of bar snacks on the cheap.
219 17 Ave. S.W., 403-454-6871, millstreetbrewery.com
Over the spring and summer Model Milk’s regular Sunday suppers turn into a Sunday BBQ, with a rotating menu that focuses on backyard summer fun. Dinner is $40 per person with $5 deals on Olympia and Elijah Craig.
308 17 Ave. S.W., 403-265-7343, modelmilk.ca
Get your steak on with Tomahawk Sundays, featuring 36-ounce dry-aged Tomahawk rib eyes from Benchmark Beef in Picture Butte, AB. On Sundays the Tomahawks for two go for $99 (usually they’re priced at $58 per person), and come with mashed potatoes, an organic green salad, and a featured dessert.
107 10a St. N.W., 403-670-6873, modernsteak.ca
The Nash’s concept of higher-end comfort food and roasted meats translates perfectly to the idea of a proper sit-down Sunday Supper. Enjoy a family-style rotisserie main with sides, an appetizer, and dessert for $39 per person, half price for kids.
925 11 St. S.E., 403-984-3365, thenashyyc.com
National on 10th
Nothing says “funday” like bowling. On both Saturdays and Sundays the 10th Avenue National offers a “Brunch and Bowl” – grab some brunch and then present your receipt at the downstairs bowling lanes (before 4 pm) for a free hour of bowling.
341 10 Ave. S.W., 403-474-2739, ntnl.ca
National on 17th
Being a beer hall, National is usually heralded for its wide selection of beers, but on Sundays the 17th Avenue location gives partrons a chance to drift into the world of cider with its “Cider Sessions.” Different ciders are on special for $6.50 a pint.
550 17 Ave. S.W., 403-229-0226, ntnl.ca
Native Tongues Taqueria
Forget those individual taco orders – on Sundays Native Tongues goes into La Familia mode and offers a family-style Mexican dinner for $25 per person.
235 12 Ave. S.W., 403-263-9444, nativetongues.ca
Open Range’s weekly Sunday Supper is unsurprisingly centred around beef – namely a hunk of Alberta Prime Rib. The three-course dinner goes for $48 per person.
1114 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-277-3408, open-range.ca
Ox Bar de Tapas
The rebranded Ox Bar de Tapas (previously known as Ox and Angela) does paella for $10 per person on Sundays. If the weather is warm, the paella cooks out on the patio.
528 17 Ave. S.W., 403-457-1432, oxtapas.com
Posto’s pizza is delicious any night of the week. But on Sundays, it’s also half price.
1014 8 St. S.W., 403-263-4876, posto.ca
Sauce Italian Kitchen and Market
Pastas – including the satisfying spaghetti bolognese – go for a mere $12 on the restaurant side of Sauce on Sunday nights.
3326 17 Ave. S.W., 403-727-7627, sauceitalianmarket.com
One of the few chef-driven family-style Sunday dinners in the deep S.E., Starbelly’s Sunday Supper features a hearty fixed menu. For $35 a person, you get a salad, a Sunday-worthy entre, and dessert.
220, 19489 Seton Cr. S.E., 403-570-0133, starbelly.ca
You haven’t lived until you’ve had a proper Sunday roast pub lunch. Whitehall does an elevated (but still deliciously homey) version on Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.
24 4 St. N.E., 587-349-9008, whitehallrestaurant.com
How about a Sunday fondue? Wurst offers your choice of chocolate or cheese (for two) for just $25.
2437 4 St. S.W., 403-245-2345, wurst.ca