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Guidebook for Calgary

Food Scene

Excellent French fair - perfect for a romantic dinner or night out with friends. We had a terrific server and the food was absolutely delicious!!! Steak & Frites is one of their most popular dishes and definitely worth trying.
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Cassis Bistro
2505 17 Ave SW
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Excellent French fair - perfect for a romantic dinner or night out with friends. We had a terrific server and the food was absolutely delicious!!! Steak & Frites is one of their most popular dishes and definitely worth trying.
Yummy hole in the wall restaurant that serves amazing Korean food. Perfect for groups and families. Relaxed and casual restaurant. TIPS: Leave your jackets or bags in the car if you don't want to smell like bbq!
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Bow Bulgogi House
3515 17 Ave SW
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Yummy hole in the wall restaurant that serves amazing Korean food. Perfect for groups and families. Relaxed and casual restaurant. TIPS: Leave your jackets or bags in the car if you don't want to smell like bbq!
Amazing Lebanese food fresh from the oven. The portions are big so come hungry. Best part is that all the items on the menu are decently priced. No tables at this establishment so be prepared for take-out or eating your food while standing.
Little Lebanon Pita Pies & Donair
3515 17 Ave SW
Amazing Lebanese food fresh from the oven. The portions are big so come hungry. Best part is that all the items on the menu are decently priced. No tables at this establishment so be prepared for take-out or eating your food while standing.
Really delicious pastas and amazing cocktails! Smaller portions are served here but the food is quite rich and heavy. Really cool decor and ambience as well. If you feel up to it, head towards the back for their secret wine bar, Frenchie's
Bread and Circus Trattoria
616 17 Ave SW
Really delicious pastas and amazing cocktails! Smaller portions are served here but the food is quite rich and heavy. Really cool decor and ambience as well. If you feel up to it, head towards the back for their secret wine bar, Frenchie's
One of my fave spots for coffee and baked goodies. I always order the Indian Latte with one of their large cookies! usually open til 10 PM. Parking available for free at the back entrance.
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Caffe Beano
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One of my fave spots for coffee and baked goodies. I always order the Indian Latte with one of their large cookies! usually open til 10 PM. Parking available for free at the back entrance.
One of the busiest coffeehouses in the city! Very cool interior design and the cutest washrooms too. This place gets packed and will always have a line but there's lots of seating outside too if you want to people watch!
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Analog Coffee 17 Ave
740 17 Ave SW
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One of the busiest coffeehouses in the city! Very cool interior design and the cutest washrooms too. This place gets packed and will always have a line but there's lots of seating outside too if you want to people watch!
Who doesn't like macarons? No one . They also offer macaron making classes perfect for a girlfriends day out!
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Ollia Macarons & Tea
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Who doesn't like macarons? No one . They also offer macaron making classes perfect for a girlfriends day out!
If you like pizza then this may be the best spot to have it. The food here is excellent which is why it's ALWAYS busy. Be prepared for long waiting lists especially on weekends. If you must absolutely have a slice ASAP, then head over next door to their TAKEAWAY shop.
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Una Pizza + Wine 17th Ave SW
618 17 Ave SW
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If you like pizza then this may be the best spot to have it. The food here is excellent which is why it's ALWAYS busy. Be prepared for long waiting lists especially on weekends. If you must absolutely have a slice ASAP, then head over next door to their TAKEAWAY shop.
IF you're into bubble tea, this cute spot is awesome. Try the drinks that come with the salted tops - you won't regret it!
Presotea
614b 17 Ave SW
IF you're into bubble tea, this cute spot is awesome. Try the drinks that come with the salted tops - you won't regret it!
If you have IG, then you'll likely see at least 1,000 posts on their desserts. The lines are usually non stop which makes this a great spot to people watch along 17th Ave.
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Made By Marcus- 17th Ave
1013 17 Ave SW
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If you have IG, then you'll likely see at least 1,000 posts on their desserts. The lines are usually non stop which makes this a great spot to people watch along 17th Ave.
After you party along 17th, the french fries are required...sad but true. This should have been categorized under ESSENTIALS :)
McDonald's
1422 17 Ave SW
After you party along 17th, the french fries are required...sad but true. This should have been categorized under ESSENTIALS :)
Hands down the BEST BUREK in town. I can't live without the cottage cheese burek! And so inexpensive at $5/large slice...oh and they have other yummy fresh breads and cakes too!
European Bakery & Deli
515 17 Ave SW
Hands down the BEST BUREK in town. I can't live without the cottage cheese burek! And so inexpensive at $5/large slice...oh and they have other yummy fresh breads and cakes too!
A VEGGIE restaurant for my veggie friends! Cool little hangout spot called MEET is part of the establishment.
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The Coup
924 17 Avenue Southwest
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A VEGGIE restaurant for my veggie friends! Cool little hangout spot called MEET is part of the establishment.
Italian restaurant with a nice patio. Head over for $10.99 All Day and All Night on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday!
Fiores
638 17 Avenue Southwest
Italian restaurant with a nice patio. Head over for $10.99 All Day and All Night on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday!
Fast casual Thai food that's delicious and quickly prepared! Perfect for takeaway!
Tuk Tuk Thai
636 17 Ave SW
Fast casual Thai food that's delicious and quickly prepared! Perfect for takeaway!
Romantic Italian establishment perfect for date night! The pastas are fantastic and well priced too.
Buon Giorno Ristorante Italian
823 17 Avenue Southwest
Romantic Italian establishment perfect for date night! The pastas are fantastic and well priced too.
Excellent spot for casual dining, patio drinks, and large group reservations. They also have wicked Happy Hour offers all week long.
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Cibo 17th
1012 17 Ave SW
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Excellent spot for casual dining, patio drinks, and large group reservations. They also have wicked Happy Hour offers all week long.
Right at the Casel - perfect for enjoying coffee with a fresh croissant from Little French Market
Vélo Café
2505 17 Ave SW
Right at the Casel - perfect for enjoying coffee with a fresh croissant from Little French Market
Fantastic Korean fusion restaurant in the corner of 4th Street and 17th Avenue SW. Perfect for group gatherings or date night.
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Anju
344 17 Ave SW
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Fantastic Korean fusion restaurant in the corner of 4th Street and 17th Avenue SW. Perfect for group gatherings or date night.
Really yummy and inexpensive buffet for lunch. Himalayan fair if you haven't tried it yet, you should!
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Himalayan Restaurant
3218 17 Ave SW
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Really yummy and inexpensive buffet for lunch. Himalayan fair if you haven't tried it yet, you should!
Odd spot since it's also a gas station, but the food here is actually delicious and fresh to order. Don't skip the calamari!
Kreta Souvlaki Greek Food
2623 17 Ave SW
Odd spot since it's also a gas station, but the food here is actually delicious and fresh to order. Don't skip the calamari!
Fancy but delicious pizzas ! Super close to the condo so this one makes the cut!
The Village Flatbread Co.
Fancy but delicious pizzas ! Super close to the condo so this one makes the cut!
Gotta have my tacos so this one gets pretty busy in the summer time too. They also have a great patio to beat the summer heat. Have a bulldog!
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Chilitos Taberna
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Gotta have my tacos so this one gets pretty busy in the summer time too. They also have a great patio to beat the summer heat. Have a bulldog!
I sure love their burgers here - easy to order and fast to receive. Lots of toppings you can add on. Always include a milkshake to your order :)
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Clive Burger
736 17 Avenue Southwest
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I sure love their burgers here - easy to order and fast to receive. Lots of toppings you can add on. Always include a milkshake to your order :)
You have to order the chicken and waffles - massive! It's too bad they let go of the FAT KID cake years ago - it was insane but seriously addictive. Great spot for a romantic date or group celebrations. Pigeonhole is also right next door if you feel the need to hop over.
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Model Milk
308 17 Avenue Southwest
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You have to order the chicken and waffles - massive! It's too bad they let go of the FAT KID cake years ago - it was insane but seriously addictive. Great spot for a romantic date or group celebrations. Pigeonhole is also right next door if you feel the need to hop over.
Tuesday Nights are TUBBY TACO NIGHTS, Wednesdays are TUBBY BURGER NIGHTS but this joint is popular for their crazy TUBBY DOG concoctions. I personally like SUMO, which includes Japanese mayo, seaweed salad, wasabi, pickled ginger, lightly toasted sesame seeds. YUM!
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Tubby Dog
1022 17 Ave SW
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Tuesday Nights are TUBBY TACO NIGHTS, Wednesdays are TUBBY BURGER NIGHTS but this joint is popular for their crazy TUBBY DOG concoctions. I personally like SUMO, which includes Japanese mayo, seaweed salad, wasabi, pickled ginger, lightly toasted sesame seeds. YUM!
Can't leave out a breakfast joint - this one's been on 17th for ages. It'll be a hit or miss but check it out anyways if you're craving for some breaky after a late night out.
Nellie's Cosmic Cafe
738 17 Ave SW
Can't leave out a breakfast joint - this one's been on 17th for ages. It'll be a hit or miss but check it out anyways if you're craving for some breaky after a late night out.
Here's another great coffee spot like Analog although you'll probably have a greater chance with scoring a seat here. Cool ambience and great java.
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Philosafy Coffee
632 17 Ave SW
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Here's another great coffee spot like Analog although you'll probably have a greater chance with scoring a seat here. Cool ambience and great java.
Love this place for a casual afternoon snack and drinks. They have a nice patio space that's perfect for the summer.
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Blanco Cantina
723 17 Ave SW
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Love this place for a casual afternoon snack and drinks. They have a nice patio space that's perfect for the summer.
One of the best of 2018! Beautifully decorated and I love their outdoor dining area. This is a great place to take your girlfriends for dinner/lunch.
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Calcutta Cricket Club
340 17 Ave SW
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One of the best of 2018! Beautifully decorated and I love their outdoor dining area. This is a great place to take your girlfriends for dinner/lunch.
Delicious and fast Vietnamese food!
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Pho Huong Viet 17Ave SW
3855 17 Ave SW
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Delicious and fast Vietnamese food!

Essentials

This one is a hidden gem! If you're craving a piece of France, head over here to do your grocery shopping. Everything French from the fresh baguettes to canned duck confit!
The Little French Market
2505 17 Ave SW
This one is a hidden gem! If you're craving a piece of France, head over here to do your grocery shopping. Everything French from the fresh baguettes to canned duck confit!
Definitely my fave spot! Buy Korean groceries, shop Korean beauty products and grab a quick Korean lunch at this amazing establishment. EXTRA TIP: they sell soju at the liquor store next door.
E-Mart
3702 17 Ave SW
Definitely my fave spot! Buy Korean groceries, shop Korean beauty products and grab a quick Korean lunch at this amazing establishment. EXTRA TIP: they sell soju at the liquor store next door.

Entertainment & Activities

If you need a good workout, come to the Killarney Aquatic and Recreation Centre. They offer fitness and aquatic classes all week long, but if you're not into classes, they have public swim times available as well. Adult drop-in pass is $7.75 and also offers babysitting services for a fee.
Killarney Aquatic and Recreation Centre
1919 29 St SW
If you need a good workout, come to the Killarney Aquatic and Recreation Centre. They offer fitness and aquatic classes all week long, but if you're not into classes, they have public swim times available as well. Adult drop-in pass is $7.75 and also offers babysitting services for a fee.
Wonderful yoga studio in walking distance from the condo for hot yoga. NEW CLIENT unlimited week is only $25 / drop in price is $20
Hot Yoga on 17th
2749 17 Avenue Southwest
Wonderful yoga studio in walking distance from the condo for hot yoga. NEW CLIENT unlimited week is only $25 / drop in price is $20
Keep fit even while on vacation! Lots of fitness and spin classes plus babysitting services are available at this location
GoodLife Fitness Calgary Mount Royal Village
880 16 Ave SW
Keep fit even while on vacation! Lots of fitness and spin classes plus babysitting services are available at this location
If you want a good sweat, these cardio kickboxing classes would be perfect for you! The instructors have high energy classes which will keep you pumped from start to finish. Unlimited 2 weeks for first timers are offered for $59 + cost of wraps $15 if you don't already own one. Regular drop in price is $20.
Rumble Boxing Studio
720 17 Ave SW
If you want a good sweat, these cardio kickboxing classes would be perfect for you! The instructors have high energy classes which will keep you pumped from start to finish. Unlimited 2 weeks for first timers are offered for $59 + cost of wraps $15 if you don't already own one. Regular drop in price is $20.
Pinball and Arcade Games ! What more do you need - BEER of course, which they have!
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PinBar
501 17 Ave SW
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Pinball and Arcade Games ! What more do you need - BEER of course, which they have!
Dubbed the GREATEST OUTDOOR SHOW ON EARTH - the festivities will take over YYC for 10 whole days in July. This is the time where productivity goes down for literally everyone but the parties don't stop . Pancake breakfeasts will be observed everywhere around the city. This year, the grounds pass is $18 at the gates.
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캘거리 스탬피드
1410 Olympic Way SE
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Dubbed the GREATEST OUTDOOR SHOW ON EARTH - the festivities will take over YYC for 10 whole days in July. This is the time where productivity goes down for literally everyone but the parties don't stop . Pancake breakfeasts will be observed everywhere around the city. This year, the grounds pass is $18 at the gates.
if you're in town for a bachelorette, this would be such a great idea for all your ladies! They also offer classes if you feel like getting your sexy on.
PoleJunkies Studio Calgary SW
2629 17 Ave SW
if you're in town for a bachelorette, this would be such a great idea for all your ladies! They also offer classes if you feel like getting your sexy on.

Drinks & Nightlife

HAPPY HOUR DAILY! The food and drinks are well curated and delicious. Food and drink all 50% off between 4pm to 6pm, seven days a week at the bar, barrels and hightop table. No reservations.
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Ox Bar de Tapas
528 17 Avenue Southwest
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HAPPY HOUR DAILY! The food and drinks are well curated and delicious. Food and drink all 50% off between 4pm to 6pm, seven days a week at the bar, barrels and hightop table. No reservations.
Always a popular spot with a great patio hangout. Daily Happy Hour 3-6 PM buck a shuck, 50% wine bottles and everything on tap for 25 cents/oz
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National on 17th
550 17 Ave SW
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Always a popular spot with a great patio hangout. Daily Happy Hour 3-6 PM buck a shuck, 50% wine bottles and everything on tap for 25 cents/oz
You can drink and not have to drive home - it's within a few minutes of walking from the condo. They have a great patio to hang out in the summers.
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Newcastle Pub
2703 17 Ave SW
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You can drink and not have to drive home - it's within a few minutes of walking from the condo. They have a great patio to hang out in the summers.
Great rooftop patio for the summer and they have a nice variety of beer on tap!
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1410 17 Ave SW
1410 17 Ave SW
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Great rooftop patio for the summer and they have a nice variety of beer on tap!

Shopping

SHOES SHOES SHOES! A girl can never have enough pairs. "With so many great collections, the products carried by gravitpope are manufactured globally. These include Trippen (Berlin), Church’s (England/Italy), Cydwoq (USA), Moma (Italy), Fiorentini & Baker (Italy), Repetto (France), Chie Mihara (Spain), Coclico (Spain), Antipast (Japan), Stephan Schneider (Belgium), Comme Des Garçons (Japan); to name a few. Gravitpope also carries globally recognized Canadian brands such as Want les Essentiels, Arc’Teryx Veilance, Wings + Horns and Pearls Before Swine" Shop to your heart's content while you discover other amazing shops along this road.
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gravitypope Calgary
524 17 Avenue Southwest
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SHOES SHOES SHOES! A girl can never have enough pairs. "With so many great collections, the products carried by gravitpope are manufactured globally. These include Trippen (Berlin), Church’s (England/Italy), Cydwoq (USA), Moma (Italy), Fiorentini & Baker (Italy), Repetto (France), Chie Mihara (Spain), Coclico (Spain), Antipast (Japan), Stephan Schneider (Belgium), Comme Des Garçons (Japan); to name a few. Gravitpope also carries globally recognized Canadian brands such as Want les Essentiels, Arc’Teryx Veilance, Wings + Horns and Pearls Before Swine" Shop to your heart's content while you discover other amazing shops along this road.
Head upstairs to the second floor for all the women's wear and accessories. They offer well made clothes from dresses, skirts, tops, jackets, and statement pieces. They have a great sale section at the back area as well. Men can shop too in the main floor of the store.
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Purr
601 17 Avenue Southwest
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Head upstairs to the second floor for all the women's wear and accessories. They offer well made clothes from dresses, skirts, tops, jackets, and statement pieces. They have a great sale section at the back area as well. Men can shop too in the main floor of the store.
Thrift shopping is fun at this store - lots of inventory and great prices. You will definitely score some amazing finds here!
Danielle’s Consignment Boutique
908 17 Ave SW
Thrift shopping is fun at this store - lots of inventory and great prices. You will definitely score some amazing finds here!
If you love pens and stationary as much as I do, the back of the store is like a candy store for me! They have lots of inventory and you can also shop around for small gift items and cards at the front of the store.
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Reid's Stationers
710 17 Ave SW
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If you love pens and stationary as much as I do, the back of the store is like a candy store for me! They have lots of inventory and you can also shop around for small gift items and cards at the front of the store.
Since you're already doing some groceries at the Little French Market, stop by J Webb and pick up a few recommended bottles before heading back to the condo. Their staff are super helpful!
J Webb Wine Merchant
2507 17 Ave SW
Since you're already doing some groceries at the Little French Market, stop by J Webb and pick up a few recommended bottles before heading back to the condo. Their staff are super helpful!

Everything Else

The owners are so nice here! They even helped me load my laundry after in my car :) When I have large items to wash or for all my drycleaning needs, this is the place I go to.
Wash House The
The owners are so nice here! They even helped me load my laundry after in my car :) When I have large items to wash or for all my drycleaning needs, this is the place I go to.
Spend hours in this house looking through all the stacks of comics they have.
Phoenix Comic Books
2523 A 17 Ave SW
Spend hours in this house looking through all the stacks of comics they have.
Girls gotta get pampered too so here's one that's close to my condo. These are the packages they offer: BEACH BUM Mani + Pedi + Brows w/ Tint / $110.60 BEACH BABE Mani + Pedi + Brows w/ Tint + BB-Kini Wax / $158.20 BEACH BEAUTY Mani + Pedi + Brows w/ Tint + BB-Kini Wax + Facial / $226.80
BEACH healthy beauty bar
1909 17 Ave SW
Girls gotta get pampered too so here's one that's close to my condo. These are the packages they offer: BEACH BUM Mani + Pedi + Brows w/ Tint / $110.60 BEACH BABE Mani + Pedi + Brows w/ Tint + BB-Kini Wax / $158.20 BEACH BEAUTY Mani + Pedi + Brows w/ Tint + BB-Kini Wax + Facial / $226.80
I sure love their burgers here - easy to order and fast to receive. Lots of toppings you can add on. Always include a milkshake to your order :)
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Clive Burger
736 17 Avenue Southwest
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I sure love their burgers here - easy to order and fast to receive. Lots of toppings you can add on. Always include a milkshake to your order :)

Getting Around

Closest ctrain station to the condo - 10 minute walk
Shaganappi Point CTrain Station
Closest ctrain station to the condo - 10 minute walk