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mix_tape Jul 11, 2009 03:14 PM

Hi All,

My friends and I have been hooked on Mind and Vicious Circle for the past little while. Simple menu, laid back atmosphere with great drinks but we're getting tired of the same old. We're not picky on food but we do enjoy our cocktails too. Any good suggestions or hidden gems?

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    23skidoo RE: mix_tape Jul 11, 2009 04:48 PM

    Milk Tiger is great little place for cocktails. I'm not sure if they serve food.
    Crush has some interesting drinks too.

    Crush Restaurant & Bar
    1312 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3P8, CA

    Milk Tiger Lounge
    1410 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R, CA

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      23skidoo RE: mix_tape Jul 11, 2009 04:49 PM

      Where is Mind? I don't get out enough.

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        cancowboy RE: 23skidoo Jul 11, 2009 07:09 PM

        Ming? perhaps.

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        ennui RE: mix_tape Jul 11, 2009 05:38 PM

        Check out Taste - it's a new little spot on 1st ST in the Hotel Arts Expansion. Great small plates menu, very cool small wine list and cocktails. Looks great, too.

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          jsfoodchat RE: ennui Jul 15, 2009 10:35 PM

          I love the lounge in Hotel Arts too! I thought it was called "RAW BAR" but I could be wrong. It is a great room to be in!

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            John Manzo RE: jsfoodchat Jul 15, 2009 10:39 PM

            Yep, Raw Bar.

        2. alau2 RE: mix_tape Jul 11, 2009 06:08 PM

          Milk Tiger Lounge is my all-round favourite lounge in Calgary these days. They have great munchies (but not really a full dinner)... and waffles (!) if you have a sweet tooth. No ballcaps allowed.
          Food menu: http://www.milktigerlounge.com/pdfs/m...

          Winebar in Kensington is also fun -- with excellent food.

          Jupiter Lounge in Kensington is a bit of a hidden laid-back gem.

          Also try JaroBlue on 17th Ave SW.

          JAROblue Tapas & Lounge
          1314 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0C3, CA

          Wine Bar Kensington
          1131 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N, CA

          Jupiter Restaurant & Bar
          124 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N, CA

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            23skidoo RE: alau2 Jul 11, 2009 11:10 PM

            Jupiter's fun. The food overall is just OK, but you can get a spaghetti bolognese that tastes exactly like a UK-style "spag bol".

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              alau2 RE: alau2 Jul 12, 2009 08:35 AM

              PS: One of Milk Tiger's owners was a long-time bartender at Ming. Milk Tiger's cocktails are smashing.

            2. sarah galvin RE: mix_tape Jul 12, 2009 10:56 AM

              My favourite is JaroBlue on 17 Av near 12 St. SW

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                L.C. RE: mix_tape Jul 14, 2009 10:25 PM

                Trib is nice.
                But, sit at the bar upstairs.
                I suggest some truffle wings while your there...yum.

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