6 Cool Restaurant Washrooms in Calgary

The next time you’re at one of these Calgary restaurants, be sure to check out the cool and colourful washrooms.

Orchard Restaurant

This restaurant is a favourite of those who like to dine amongst greenery. Photograph by Chris Landry.

Painted lines that resemble a topographical map, combined with grey concrete, golden fixtures and warm lighting from Edison-style bulbs, are a contrast between opulence and nature, the theme of this plant-filled restaurant designed by Kayla Browne at Sturgess Architecture.

620 10 Ave. S.W., 403-243-2392, orchardyyc.com

 

Paper Lantern

The washrooms at this tropical speakeasy were inspired by the owners’ vacations. Photograph by Chris Landry.

Primates peek between flora and fauna in the washrooms’ painted wallpaper, which ties in with the fully immersive experience of this cocktail bar’s underground locale.

115 2 Ave. S.E., 403-457-7765, paperlantern.ca

 

D.O.P.

This washroom has WiFi-enabled smart lightbulbs that are usually set to a deep red. Photograph by Chris Landry.

This jungly wallpaper by local designer Rebecca Kettle would work nicely in a child’s bedroom. At this restaurant, however, it’s accented by vintage Italian Playboy covers in golden frames.

1005 A 1 St. S.W., 587-349-2656, dopyyc.com

 

Teatro

This Calgary institution was once a bank, and you can still see the vaults in the basement. Photograph by Chris Landry.

Walk down the stairs to this restaurant’s washrooms and you’re greeted in the foyer by a giant, bright-red couch in the shape of a pair of lips (à la The Rolling Stones logo) and a portrait of yeh-yeh girl Françoise Hardy.

200 8 Ave. S.E., 403-290-1012, teatro.ca

 

Pat and Betty

This new spot in Victoria Park is named after the mothers of the executive chef and managing partner. Photograph by Chris Landry.

This bathroom stall features abstract cartoon designs by local artist Kale Barr, one of three designs by different artists throughout this restaurant.

1217 1 St. S.W., 403-453-7690, patandbetty.com

 

Vegan Street Taco Bar

Plants are not just on the walls of the washroom here, they’re also on the menu. Photograph by Jared Sych.

This vegan joint’s washroom is, appropriately, wallpapered top-to-bottom in plant prints.

1413 9 Ave. S.E., 403-453-3283, veganstreet.ca/inglewood

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This article appears in the June 2022 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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