*When there is late-night dining. Check closing hours before you go.
Winner – Una Pizza + Wine
Late-night eats don’t have to be street meat, as the invincible popularity of Una Pizza + Wine continues to prove. Open until 1 a.m. daily, Una’s California-style pies are a grown-up alternative to the familiar end-of-the-night bites. Pro tip: the kale Caesar at Una is considered by some to be the best in the city.
616 17 Ave. S.W. and 8529 Broadcast Ave. S.W., 403-453-1183, unapizzeria.com, @unacalgary
2nd – Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey
Hayden Block is among the best barbecue joints in Calgary and those whose meat-cravings come at night are rewarded here. Texas-style brisket, pulled pork, pork spare ribs, turkey breast and more are all half-price after 10 p.m. Pair your selection with a nightcap from the extensive list of whiskies.
1136 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-283-3021, haydenblockyyc.com, @haydenblockyyc
3rd – Proof
There’s no need to visit a second location if you want to cap off a night of cocktails with some satisfying eats. Proof has a reputation for being one of the best cocktail bars in the city but the full experience should include some bites. From steak and charcuterie to buns filled with pork belly, tuna and tofu, you can nibble or feast depending on your appetite.
1302 1 St. S.W., 403-246-2414, proofyyc.com, @proofyyc
4th – Comery Block Barbecue
Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey’s Tennessee cousin Comery Block Barbecue also offers half-price meats after 10 p.m. The offerings are similar but the smoking process and flavours are different here. Visit on a Tuesday when the hot chicken is also on special; it’s available in spice levels ranging from mild to “XXX.”
638 17 Ave. S.W., 403-453-7636, comeryblock.com, @comeryblock
5th – Cannibale
Tacos, burgers and barbecue are all on-hand at Bridgeland cocktail hotspot Cannibale. Try the Mexican-inspired chicharrones and Yucatan chicken tacos or Southern delights like pork belly burnt ends and biscuits with honey butter. Cannibale also offers a late-night happy hour with drink specials from 10 p.m. to close.
813 1 Ave. N.E., 403-454-5808, cannibale.ca, @cannibale_yyc