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eblaze Jun 8, 2011 11:35 AM

I’m looking for suggestions for Bar Dining‎, Bar/Lounge place in Calgary.
Thinking of things attached to Hotels or restaurants
A place that we can relax/chat over cocktails with friends not a place for dinner but has Appetizers or Tapas
I feel like there should be tons of options but I would like some inside opinions

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    23skidoo Jun 9, 2011 06:26 PM

    More links

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    Raw Bar
    119 - 12th Ave SW (Hotel Arts), Calgary, AB T2R 0G8, CA

    Thomsons Restaurant - Hyatt Regency Calgary
    700 Centre Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6, CA

    Fuze on Fourth
    2116 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0H3, CA

    The Oak Room
    133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4, CA

    Ming
    520 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B2, CA

    Brasserie Kensington
    1131 Kensington Rd NW,#100, Calgary, AB T2N 4P4, CA

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      23skidoo Jun 9, 2011 12:42 PM

      Adding links

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      Rush
      207 9th Ave SW #100, Calgary, AB T2P 1K3, CA

      Winebar Kensington
      1131 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N, CA

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        23skidoo Jun 8, 2011 02:08 PM

        Crush is pretty good too, but I haven't been there in a while now.

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          23skidoo Jun 8, 2011 08:40 PM

          Nevermind; apparently they reinvented themselves as a beer & food place. I guess it has been like 10 months since I've been there.

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          eblaze Jun 8, 2011 01:49 PM

          I also found

          Lounge Central 899
          Opus On 8th
          Beat Niq
          gypsy Bistro-Wine Bar
          Brasserie Kensington
          Concept Lounge

          are these too "posh" / night cluby/ or just bad?

          1. Ryinz_YYC Jun 8, 2011 01:28 PM

            Rush has a nice lounge area and it is Downtown.

            www.rushrestaurant.com

            1. cellophane_star Jun 8, 2011 01:01 PM

              The Oak Room at the Palliser Hotel
              Vin Room ( more wine than cocktails)
              Ming on 17th (not sure what they do for food)

              And I heard Hotel Arts has an interesting lounge...?

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              Vin Room
              2310-4th St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1X2, CA

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                katidyd Jun 8, 2011 01:07 PM

                Another thought might be Fuze on Fourth...same area as Vin Room.

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                Vin Room
                2310-4th St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1X2, CA

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                crazy_eoj Jun 8, 2011 12:38 PM

                JAROblue is a great lounge with good tapas on 17th ave.

                Also Winebar in Kensignton is a nice fit for what you might be looking for but is obviously more focused on wine!

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                  23skidoo Jun 8, 2011 11:51 AM

                  Milk Tiger

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

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                    TSAW Jun 8, 2011 03:26 PM

                    I wouldn't call Milk Tiger 'stylish', where the servers wear lumberjack jackets and the toilets have swinging saloon doors. The cocktails are good though. I would say the food menu is limited.

                    I like Thomsen's lounge in the Hyatt (it's cozy in a 'lodge' sort of way). Jaro Blue is great. I like the cocktails at Raw Bar in Hotel Arts but the space is cold and reminds me of a cement box with curtains around the walls - check them out when the pool patio opens instead!

                    Brasserie is really busy right now. I went one time, and haven't been able to get back in since. It's always been full. Kensington Wine bar and Gypsy are good but don't seem to focus on cocktails, more on wine.

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