Guidebook for Calgary

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Guidebook for Calgary

Food Scene

This is the place that got me onto coffee with their Americano Misto. Also have great live music on certain nights, beers from around the world, and incredible snacks.
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Kawa Espresso Bar
1333 8 Street Southwest
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This is the place that got me onto coffee with their Americano Misto. Also have great live music on certain nights, beers from around the world, and incredible snacks.
For those that are into Vegetarian fare, this is second to none. I've seen many meat loving friends leave this place completely surprised by what they just ate. Also great cocktails.
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The Coup
924 17 Avenue Southwest
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For those that are into Vegetarian fare, this is second to none. I've seen many meat loving friends leave this place completely surprised by what they just ate. Also great cocktails.
Best pizza in the city, enough said!
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UNA Takeaway
616 17 Ave SW
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Best pizza in the city, enough said!
A excellent alternative to Kawa and just down the street. This has a great local feel on it's outdoor patio.
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Caffe Beano
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A excellent alternative to Kawa and just down the street. This has a great local feel on it's outdoor patio.
Excellent Italian restaurant and a solid option for Pizza.
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Cibo 17th
1012 17 Ave SW
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Excellent Italian restaurant and a solid option for Pizza.
If you're a beer lover this is a perfect option for you. Good food to go along with a brew, and a great rooftop patio.
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1410 World Bier Haus Restaurant & Lounge
1410 17 Ave SW
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If you're a beer lover this is a perfect option for you. Good food to go along with a brew, and a great rooftop patio.
Great option for locally sourced food from Alberta.
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Farm
1006 17 Avenue Southwest
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Great option for locally sourced food from Alberta.
Closest good value breakfast, diner style
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Galaxie Diner
1413 11 St SW
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Closest good value breakfast, diner style
Very solid breakfast and lunch option. Try to stop here whenever I can.
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Holy Grill
827 10 Avenue Southwest
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Very solid breakfast and lunch option. Try to stop here whenever I can.
If you're a fan of Mexican, this is a good quality stop. Good to have a taste for tequila before going here!
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Chilitos Taberna
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If you're a fan of Mexican, this is a good quality stop. Good to have a taste for tequila before going here!
Homemade beer and ketchup, among other things. Definitely worth checking out.
District Pub
607 11 Avenue Southwest
Homemade beer and ketchup, among other things. Definitely worth checking out.
Open mic night is my favourite time to head to Koi.
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Koi
1011 1 Street Southwest
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Open mic night is my favourite time to head to Koi.
If you like Indian food, this is an excellent choice
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Moti Mahal Restaurant
1805 14 Street Southwest
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If you like Indian food, this is an excellent choice
Regarded by many as the best steak house in the city
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Charcut
899 Centre Street SW
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Regarded by many as the best steak house in the city
This is a local favourite for Mexican fushion. The guacamole alone is worth going for.
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Anejo Restaurant
2116 4 Street Southwest
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This is a local favourite for Mexican fushion. The guacamole alone is worth going for.
A excellent destination during Oktoberfest or if you're just in the mood for some good quality beer drinking!
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WURST
2437 4 St SW
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A excellent destination during Oktoberfest or if you're just in the mood for some good quality beer drinking!
A great coffee spot that's worth the trip. Fresh ground coffee available for take away as well.
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The Roasterie
314 10 Street Northwest
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A great coffee spot that's worth the trip. Fresh ground coffee available for take away as well.

Everything Else

This park is a quick bike ride away and is perfect for relaxing, throwing a frisbee, great photos, and even swimming when it's warm enough.
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프린시즈 아일랜드 공원
698 Eau Claire Ave SW
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This park is a quick bike ride away and is perfect for relaxing, throwing a frisbee, great photos, and even swimming when it's warm enough.
If you're a pool shark, it's worth a stop here.
Olympic Billiards
If you're a pool shark, it's worth a stop here.
Best Montreal smoked meat in the city
Myhre's Deli
1411 11 St SW
Best Montreal smoked meat in the city
My favourite place for a workout. You can also swim, run on the track, play basketball, badminton, volleyball or take part in a spin or fitness class.
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렙솔 스포츠 센터
2225 Macleod Trail SE
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My favourite place for a workout. You can also swim, run on the track, play basketball, badminton, volleyball or take part in a spin or fitness class.
The famous Bernard Callebaut has a chocolate outlet nearby
Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut by Cococo Chocolatiers / 17th Avenue
847 17 Ave SW
The famous Bernard Callebaut has a chocolate outlet nearby
If you're a tea lover, this is a place you won't want to miss
DAVIDsTEA
843 17 Ave SW
If you're a tea lover, this is a place you won't want to miss
Location of the Calgary Stampede. Runs from the second to third weekends in July every year.
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캘거리 스탬피드
1410 Olympic Way SE
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Location of the Calgary Stampede. Runs from the second to third weekends in July every year.
If you're into the spin craze, One Cycle is worth checking out
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One Cycle Spin Studio
2115 4 Street Southwest
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If you're into the spin craze, One Cycle is worth checking out
Another spin option where you can find yourself in a worthwhile workout class on the stationary bike
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YYC CYCLE SPIN STUDIO - Kensington
1117 Kensington Rd NW
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Another spin option where you can find yourself in a worthwhile workout class on the stationary bike

Shopping

If you're a cheese lover, this place will blow you away. They offer samples and you'll want to leave with something. Bring some cash though, it's not cheap!
Janice Beaton Fine Cheese
1017 16 Ave SW
If you're a cheese lover, this place will blow you away. They offer samples and you'll want to leave with something. Bring some cash though, it's not cheap!
Probably my favourite store. If you already know MEC you know it's a must stop for all things outdoors.
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MEC Calgary
830 – 10th Avenue, SW
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Probably my favourite store. If you already know MEC you know it's a must stop for all things outdoors.
My recommendation for all things skiing
Fresh Skis
108 10 St NW
My recommendation for all things skiing

Drinks & Nightlife

Best patio in the city, easy. Even in the shoulder seasons you'll be able to catch some great sun here. I've seen this patio open for a live concert in the middle of winter.
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The Ship & Anchor
534 17 Avenue Southwest
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Best patio in the city, easy. Even in the shoulder seasons you'll be able to catch some great sun here. I've seen this patio open for a live concert in the middle of winter.
For the mid 20s to 30s types, a great place to relax and meet some like-minded people.
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CRAFT Beer Market Calgary Downtown
345 10 Avenue Southwest
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For the mid 20s to 30s types, a great place to relax and meet some like-minded people.
Including ping pong and a bowling alley, this is a great spot to kill some time, or blow off some steam on the weekend.
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National on 10th
341 10 Ave SW
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Including ping pong and a bowling alley, this is a great spot to kill some time, or blow off some steam on the weekend.
I would only recommend going here if you're a karaoke lover...
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Ducky's Pub & Restaurant
2100 4 St SW
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I would only recommend going here if you're a karaoke lover...

Essentials

A very unique grocery store with an old school feel. Best feta in the city.
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Kalamata Grocery Store
1421 11 St SW
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A very unique grocery store with an old school feel. Best feta in the city.
This is my go-to spot for groceries. Quick walk from my place.
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Midtown Co-op
1130 11 Ave SW
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This is my go-to spot for groceries. Quick walk from my place.
A grocery alternative in the area, also very close.
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Safeway Beltline
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A grocery alternative in the area, also very close.
If you're a fan of all things organic, this has it all locked down. Also has great buffet style lunch and dinner options. I recommend the burritos.
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Community Natural Foods
1304 10 Ave SW
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If you're a fan of all things organic, this has it all locked down. Also has great buffet style lunch and dinner options. I recommend the burritos.

Arts & Culture

Improve comedy. Worth checking out if you have time.
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Loose Moose Theatre Company
1235 26 Ave SE
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Improve comedy. Worth checking out if you have time.
Calgary's Science Centre is accessed by car, bike, or train and isn't too far away from where you'll be staying
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TELUS Spark
220 Saint Georges Drive Northeast
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Calgary's Science Centre is accessed by car, bike, or train and isn't too far away from where you'll be staying
The home of the Calgary Flames and Calgary Roughnecks, as well as host to many other entertainment events. A 15 minute walk from my place.
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Scotiabank Saddledome
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The home of the Calgary Flames and Calgary Roughnecks, as well as host to many other entertainment events. A 15 minute walk from my place.
One of the best zoo's in Canada is also nearby.
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캘거리 주
210 St. George's Drive NE
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One of the best zoo's in Canada is also nearby.
Home to many performances, talks, and other entertaining events.
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Arts Commons
205 8 Ave SE
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Home to many performances, talks, and other entertaining events.
This venue hosts many live music events throughout the year. Many of the shows focus on local bands.
Republik Nightclub
219 17 Ave SW
This venue hosts many live music events throughout the year. Many of the shows focus on local bands.

Sightseeing

Really cool pedestrian mall that is most impressive midday during the week. A pedestrian haven in a car oriented town.
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8 Avenue Southwest
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Really cool pedestrian mall that is most impressive midday during the week. A pedestrian haven in a car oriented town.