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
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.
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!
I also found
Lounge Central 899
Opus On 8th
gypsy Bistro-Wine Bar
are these too "posh" / night cluby/ or just bad?