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  • Hudsons Canadian Tap House
    Hudsons Canadian Tap House serves up traditional pub grub infused with a northern point of view. Appetizers challenge hunger's oppressive rule with options including yam fries ($8) and traditional or boneless chicken wings, bathed in house sauces such as Forty Creek whisky barbecue and 4th Degree ($11 for a single order, $20 for a double). The signature steak sandwich tops a flame-grilled, 7-ounce Certified Angus Beef sirloin with sweet-onion twigs, then clutches it between toasted garlic panini ($10), and the fish 'n' chips ($15) silences any lingering stomach growls by piling hulking slabs of flaky haddock atop golden fries. Though not included in today's deal, patrons can slake their thirst and muster the courage to yodel at an attractive stranger with frosty mugs of beers across Canada, ranging from Alberta's own Alley Kat Aprikat wheat ale to Quebec's St. Ambroise oatmeal stout.
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    16061 MacLeod Trail SE
    Calgary, AB CA
  • The District
    The District beams with an unconventional charisma, furnished by a rustic look, an emphasis on local and organic ingredients, and the insistence on preparing in-house plenty of meats, brews, and more. Resist the urge to mull over a menu and examine the large chalkboards adorning the walls and illuminated with the day's meal offerings, which are rotated at the chef's will. Favourite plates include the house-cured and house-smoked bucket of bacon ($7.25), an aromatic, smoky, crispy filled pail that attacks all senses with the kind of catharsis that only bacon and bags of money can give. The delectable District burger overlays a block of juicy beef in the colours of tomato confit, caramelized onions, bacon, and white cheddar ($13.75). Mains such as the chorizo-sausage and sundried-tomato mac ‘n’ cheese ($15.50) and the fresh B.C. chanterelle mushroom and squash risotto ($16.95) greet shy stomachs like a grizzly bear best friend, with a cheery and nourishing hug. Pair your palate-pleasers with one of The District's homebrewed potables such as the black pilsner ($6.25 for 20 oz.), a dark lager with medium body and a hint of coffee.
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    607 11 Ave SW
    Calgary, AB CA
  • Arrata Opera Ctr
    Avenue magazine and the Hamilton Spectator featured the Calgary Opera and more than 700 Facebookers are fans.
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    1315 7 St SW
    Calgary, AB CA
  • Empire Theatres Shawnessy
    During Reel Babies movie showings, theatres transform into child-friendly arenas where new parents can enjoy recent releases while tending to tykes. Empire Theatres keeps the auditorium lights dim and lowers the volume on new films such as Our Idiot Brother, One Day, and The Debt, ensuring an environment conducive to child-care. Parents can transport their mini-me to the auditorium's "exersaucer", baby swing, and play mat, allowing young minds to expend energy otherwise spent solving Fermat's Last Theorem. Additionally, a changing table and bottle warmer ensures parents can remain in the theatre for all reunion scenes between protagonists and their coffee makers.
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    16061 Macleod Trail Southeast
    Calgary, AB CA
  • Fiddler Green Pub
    Fiddlers Green Pub exudes the lived-in charm of a British neighborhood bar, albeit with some modern touches. Pressed tin ceilings and soft lighting complement the rich, dark woodwork, while flat screen TVs at the bar ensure patrons never have to miss a soccer or hockey game. As might be expected, the menu features familiar British classics, including hearty shepherd's pie, fish and chips, and yorkshire pudding stuffed with slow-roasted Alberta beef and accompanied by horseradish dipping sauce. At the same time, the cooks seek inspiration beyond British borders when preparing items such as steamed edamame, or hand-breaded wings coated with one of 18 available sauces and seasonings. Since no pub meal is complete without a drink in-hand, the bartenders also mix cocktails and pour 20-ounce imperial pints of local and imported drafts.
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    8294 Centre Street North
    Calgary, AB CA
  • Calgary's Best Pubs
    The cherished tradition of the rustic public house remains alive and well at The Kilkenny Irish Pub, where Irish and British fare—along with local pub stables such as burgers and nachos—fuels hours of good-natured revelry. Chandeliers hanging overhead illuminate the knotted patterns on wood-panelled booths as well as the high ceilings of the central dining room. The bar's various nooks betray more than a touch of Old World charm, from the warmth that emanates from a stone fireplace to the antique bicycles pinned to the walls and the steam-powered Big Buck Hunter console in the arcade room. After a short jig across the rugged planks of the hardwood floor, one arrives at a luxurious lacquered bar, whose tenders pour whisky or frosty pints of brew to pair with feasts of shepherd's pie and Yorkshire pudding.
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    3630 Brentwood Rd. NW
    Calgary, AB CA

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