Below is a list of the top and leading pubs in Calgary. To help you find the pubs located near you in Calgary, we put together our list based on this rating points list.
Calgary’s Best Pubs:
The top-rated pubs in Calgary:
- Kensington Pub – a family-owned English pub.
- Dixon’s Public House – has a selection of over 30 beers plus fine wine and liquor menu.
- Jamesons Brentwood – offers refreshing cold beer from their 30 taps and 15 taps pour local craft beers.
- Side Street Pub & Grill – one of the newest additions to the dynamic and fun-loving community.
- Rose & Crown – a very comforting with a warm yellow color and dark wood pub.
First on the list is Kensington Pub. They are known to patrons as “KP” or “K-Pub.” An English pub wherein the summer, the establishment’s brick walls are covered in green vines and its sign features the jowly face of Bufford, its English bulldog mascot. But the pub’s real charm and the reason people keep coming back is the staff. A family-owned pud where regulars and new customers come in and are treated like family. Beefy Cornish pasties, sausage rolls, and plowman’s lunch are just a few bestselling entrees. Kensington Pub also offers a long list of cocktails, wines, spirits and 14 domestic and international beers on tap. Brews include traditional Guinness Stout pint, and Tokyo Drift IPA from Calgary’s own Last Best Brewing & Distilling.
Traditional English Comfort Food
Address: 207 10A St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1W7
Phone: 403 270 4505
“Great to stop by for a beer or drink in general. It’s one of the best neighborhoods pubs out there, this place never disappoints. Atmosphere, decor, and ambience is old English pub. The service is fantastic with friendly staff. I had, Marsha ,who is friendly and knowledgeable. A place to comeback for sure.” – Blaine Rutherford
Dixon’s Public House
Dixon’s Public House is a maritime styled public house is the original neighborhood pub in the southern community of Midnapore. With its warm intimate atmosphere that caters to all, this is a place to gather, share stories, laugh, and have a pint or two. The fireplaces roar in the winter and the patio is popular in the summer. The HD Tv’s with stereo sound are always playing their patrons’ favorite sporting events or music channels.
Their extensive menu holds traditional and popular meals such as our Yorkshire Tidbit & Chicken and Leek & Bacon Boxty. For the more contemporary customer the selection of soups, salads, wraps, and sandwiches is divine. They have gluten-free buns and wraps that are available upon request. With a selection of over 30 beers plus fine wine and liquor menu and happy hour from 2 to 6pm weekdays and 4 to 6pm on weekends, makes them a favorite local pub.
Traditional Neighbourhood Tavern
Address: 15425 Bannister Rd SE #24, Calgary, AB T2X 3E9
Phone: 403 254 1200
“Great Neighbourhood bar with good food. I had the Range Burger and fries and Gravy. Two Paddies Bacon, Brisket, BBQ, fixings, Wow it was Incredibly Delicious. Ill be back” – Chad Coopman
Jamesons Brentwood is a casual neighborhood pub in the heart of Brentwood Village Shopping Centre Across from the University of Calgary and they have something for everyone including 7 vlt’s for their patrons’ gaming pleasure. Guests are always welcome with friends and family for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just to quench their thirst. Brentwood strives to provide delicious quality comfort food that goes far beyond basic pub fare and boasts a variety of modern delights and traditional Irish food made from scratch and local suppliers are used wherever possible. Guests can indulge in a refreshing cold beer from their 30 taps and 15 taps pour local craft beers.
30 Cold Beer Taps and 15 Taps Pour Local Craft Beers
Address: 3790 Brentwood Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2L 1L1
Phone: 403 220 9888
“We came to this place for dinner. This spot was recommended to us by a friend. Well, we were not disappointed. The staff members welcomed us with a smile and we had an excellent feeling. The meal was tasty. We had a great time and we will visit this place again. Keep it up.” – Sam Arther
Side Street Pub & Grill
Side Street Pub & Grill is one of the newest additions to this dynamic and fun-loving community. Located halfway down Kensington’s most popular side street, Kensington Crescent. At Side Street, they are proud to offer guests a wide range of options to help them relax after a hard day at work or play. From their Foosball table to their Golden Tee Live and Big Buck Hunter Live they have a wide range of distractions and entertainments to help guests relax and enjoy themselves.
Pub Grub, Beer, and Cocktails
Address: 1167 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1X7
Phone: 403 270 3880
“Great food, great atmosphere and great service! Not to mention the owner and his family are awesome people! This is my favourite pub in Calgary. Support local!” – Sean S
Rose & Crown
Last on the list is the Rose & Crown pub. Originally a funeral home built in the 1920s, the historic building was made into a bar in 1986. When renovating, the owners only changed what was needed to make it a functional bar. On the third floor, guests will find the original wallpaper and many artifacts that have been there since the first owners. Walking into to the Rose is very comforting with a warm yellow color and dark wood, it is the perfect place to grab a pint after a hard day of work. The Rose is rated one of the top four haunted places in Calgary. From its previous use as a funeral home it is no wonder that it is believed ghosts occupy some of the space.
Address: 1503 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0Y1
Phone: 403 244 7757
“The Rose & Crown is a very good bar. Great specials on food and drink. Located just of 4th, it is in a very good location downtown with a great atmosphere!” – Blake Gyles