Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre
2120 16 Ave NE
Calgary, AB T2E 1L4
Phone: (403) 291-4666
Fax: (403) 291-6498
Bars & Cafes
Opened in 2001, boisterous pub on 27 Avenue has a fun and energetic vibe that separates it from the more serious kind of pubs. But it's not just the atmosphere that has the crowds thronging here. Toad 'n' Turtle boasts of an amazing selection of spirits from beers, cocktails and martinis to scotch and specialty coffees. The beer selection, with 24 draughts on tap deserves a special mention. When it comes to food, the pub prides itself in serving a wide variety of smoked meats thanks to their very own roof top meat smoker. Apart from this, they have a great selection of pub favorites. With regular food and drink promotions and the possibility to host large groups and parties. Toad 'n' Turtle is a great avenue for a fun night out.
Tony Roma's has several locations in the city, each boasting soft lighting, hardwood floors, lots of plants and attention to detail, making it a great place to bring family and friends for a dose of comfort food. Although they specialize in ribs, you can also choose from an appetizer platter filled with potato skins, chicken wings and deep fried cheese sticks, as well as a variety of salads and steak and chicken entrees but the flame broiled baby back ribs in tangy barbecue sauce are the biggest hit. Check website for exact hours.
Located near the McCall Lake Golf course, Top Brass is a great place to drink and dine with friends or family. Enjoy cocktail mixes which can be customized, while you play at the pool table. The friendly staff here will help you choose the best meal to go with your choice of drink. Steak and dumplings are popular among loyal patrons. Lounge at the Top Brass is fantastic for a get together with friends or family.
The Clay Oven serves up sumptuous East Indian cuisine in a comfortable non-smoking environment within minutes of the Calgary International Airport and shopping area. They offer seafood and vegetarian dishes that complement both harmony and taste by using only high quality spices and ingredients. You can also choose from an extensive wine menu. Although it's a wee bit cramped, the environment is one of cozy hospitality. There is ample free parking, and if you plan to dine on the weekend, reservations are highly recommended.
What About Bob's is a spacious bar and lounge, where the ambiance spells class. The scrumptious food served here will certainly get you craving for more, while you have a wide range of exotic cocktails to choose from. Apart from the delicious fare, you're in for some unforgettable entertainment like karaoke nights and live bands who give an edge to the entertainment factor at this bar. Bob's is always a fun place to be at, especially if you've come along with your circle of friends.
Although Jamesons is surrounded by numerous eateries and watering holes, it still manages to draw in a large crowd, thanks to the friendly service and entertaining nights here. The circular wooden bar lends to the warm Irish feel of the place. Flat-screen televisions adorn the walls for all those ardent sports fans who like to enjoy the game with a couple of drinks. Each day of the week has something exciting to offer, such as Student Tuesdays and Steak Night Saturdays. Happy Hours are enjoyed everyday between 3p and 6p. A great avenue to chill-out with friends over a game.
One of Calgary's best karaoke bars, Bootleggers gives you the choice of belting out a few hits from their selection of 13,500 records, or catching your favorite sport on one of 42 flat screens, or maybe doing both! The karaoke experience is one of a kind, with the management going all out to ensure that you feel like true rock stars. There is a smoke machine, as well as the option of having your performance recorded, making it seem like the real deal. Although there is a full-fledged dinner menu, it is their wings that 'fly' away with all the applause. The combination of sports, wings and karaoke make this bar a must-visit.
A totally deceptive name, The Cactus Club Café is a chic diner with that offers excellent service and delicious servings that are prepared with the choicest of ingredients and products. There is an excellent selection of cocktails and other spirits to accompany your meals. Inside the restaurant, the warm lighting is coupled with the bright red seats and shiny wooden tables. Those sitting outside will be welcomed by the large golden statue of Buddha, beaming away. The Jack Daniel’s Ribs teamed with the Chargrilled Chicken Caesar is enough to make a Cactus Club Café loyal out of anyone. Check website for more information.
Serving a whooping 1250 eggs benedict a month, it’s no wonder Diner Deluxe is always crowded. Styled in a very 1950s fashion, this humble diner caters to people looking for real wholesome food that feels like it came out straight out of mom’s kitchen. What’s better is that they have a weekly menu that offers something special, each day of the week. Those who wish to sample their legendary meatloaf and Grilled Cheese Sandwich will need to get in line, as this place gets pretty busy during the day. So much so that they refuse to take reservations or even entertain a group of more than six. But it's all worth it!
One of Calgary's best-kept secrets and only 5 minutes out of the Downtown core, Lombardo's serves superior Italian cuisine at excellent prices. You can drop by for either lunch or dinner in their main restaurant, or head next door to the deli/pizzeria and enjoy their take-out. Although reservations are sometimes recommended, the restaurant itself is large and seats about 120 people. You'll feel a "little touch of Italy" when you enter because of the many art pieces and artifacts beautifully displayed throughout.
This bright cafe is a haven of serenity on a noisy urban thoroughfare. With its few small tables, big windows and stacks of magazines, it feels more like someone's living room than a coffee shop. Sit on a comfortable chair with a big cup of java or a bowl of soup and look at the photos of far-away places adorning the walls; you will forget about the traffic snarling outside. The owners roast their own coffee beans in the basement, so the place smells wonderful and the coffee is, needless to say, exceptional.
If you want to taste a little bit of Calgary's history as well as enjoy fine dining in an old-fashioned atmosphere, spend an hour or two at the Rouge. Choose from a number of private rooms in this beautiful restaurant situated on four acres of immaculately kept grounds. On a bright and sunny day, you can also sit on its outdoor garden patio and enjoy the scrumptious meal prepared by the expert chef Paul Rogalski. The menu is always interesting, with an emphasis on beef, game and chicken dishes. Some of the more popular choices are Rack of Alberta Lamb and a Seasonal Inspired Risotto. There is also an extensive wine menu which complements the exquisitely-prepared food. Dinner starts from Monday to Saturday from 5p.