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May 29, 2006 10:52 PM

BYOB in Calgary...but where?

  • c

I've surfed around, but can't find an up-to-date list of restaurants and their corkage fees. Does such a resource exist?

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  1. I found a site with user submitted BYOB locations a few years ago, but have never validated any of the locations. Might not be a bad place to start - hope it helps.


    4 Replies
    1. re: Yen

      I think Piq Niq had a no corkage night once a week - The River Cafe used to do it on Sunday - But you'd have to call to confirm.

      1. re: Gobstopper

        Big Fish is sans corkage on (I think) Wednesday. And last I heard Cafe Metro was free throughout the week.

        Any idea why places (the ones without extensive wine lists and seven-night-a-week demand) haven't dabbled with more enticing corkage pricing schemes? Why hasn't BYOB caught on here?

        1. re: ck

          When i was in Edmonton, we wanted to BYOB to a nice restaurant that used to allow it. The GM told me they didnt do it anymore because the ALCB required them to have a recorking machine that cost $1000, and to train all their staff on it. Said it wasnt worth the expense to him for the once a month that people asked. Not sure if this has any validity or not, but it's what i was told.

          1. re: Yen

            I haven't heard about any expensive machinery around, but I know that re-corkage is required at any restaurant with a liquor license in the province. (I believe).

      1. re: clouie

        . great find.. clouie - thanks for sharing!
        Teatro $35... bucks.. wow.... !

        Teatro Restaurant
        200 8th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K7, CA

        1. re: caseygirl

          I can't believe Anju is so cheap. That's almost for free!