Calgary’s Best Fake Irish Pubs
These six Irish-themed pubs are perfect for a few pints and some casual bites with your pals
The Kilkenny pub has been a favourite for Brentwood residents for years.
This six-pack of pubs covers the city with an array of wing deals, drink discounts and steak specials. Drop into any of them, weekdays, 2 to 6 p.m. (or weekends, 4 to 6 p.m.) and all food and beverage is 25 per cent off. (calgarysbestpubs.com)
Dixon’s Public House
Drop by Dixon’s at any point and you’re pretty much guaranteed these two things: sports and beer. TVs line the walls of this Maritime-style pub. We don’t really care what time the game starts, but happy hour starts at six.
(15425 Bannister Rd. S.E., 403-254-1200)
Ireland wasn’t built in a day. No, wait. Sorry, we’re on our third pint. Anyway, it took years to put this southwest pub together. Some of the intricate dcor was shipped straight from the Emerald Isle, perhaps making Donegal feel the most authentic of them all.
(1637 37 St. S.W., 403-686-6960)
Joyce on 4th
Much like many other businesses in the city, Joyce on 4th was completely destroyed by the flood. But after almost a year of renovations, the pub reopened two days before St. Patrick’s Day this year with a brand new look.
(506 24 Ave. S.W., 403-541-9168)
Kilkenny Irish Pub
As northwest Calgary’s original Irish pub, “The Kilk” has been a favourite for Brentwood residents for years. This spacious pub features larger areas for meeting up with friends and smaller nooks for more intimate conversation.
(3630 Brentwood Rd. N.W., 403-284-4404)
Is there anything more Irish than a pint of Guinness and a plate of Shepherd’s Pie? Probably. Feel free to create your own combination from the more than 50 draught beers and the extensive menu at Limericks featuring traditional Irish, Scottish and Canadian fare.
(7304 Macleod Tr. S., 403-252-9190)
This part-pub, part-museum nestled in Signal Hill is sprinkled with old Irish artifacts, including a 19th century harp. Don’t let that distract you from Seanachie‘s extensive food menu, which features everything from Yorkshire tidbits to an Angus pretzel burger.
(5909 Signal Hill Centre S.W., 403-249-4300)