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stylish Lounges in YYC

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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  1. Milk Tiger

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

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    1. re: 23skidoo

      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.

    2. 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!

      1. 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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        1. re: cellophane_star

          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

        2. Rush has a nice lounge area and it is Downtown.

          www.rushrestaurant.com

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

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              1. re: 23skidoo

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

              2. 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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                  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