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Black Betty Burger & Winebar
Black Betty Burger & Winebar

Black Betty Burger & Winebar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blackbettybwb.com/
  • Email: eat@blackbettybwb.com
  • Phone: (403) 265-4230
  • Hours of Operation: Open Mon-Fri 11am till late.
    Saturday 6pm till late .
    Sunday Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Burgers, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Derek Wilkins
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Coming soon! Please visit our website for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Kittleson (403) 265-4230
  • Entertainment: Featuring live music every Wednesday for Wine Wednesday.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Inquire within or email eat@blackbettybwb.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Ave 1st Street
  • Public Transit: C-Train and most major bus routes within one block.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Daytime public parkades in surrounding area such as James Short Parkade located on 5th Avenue and 1st Street SW.

    Street parking is also available by meter during business hours.
A word from Black Betty Burger & Winebar
Black Betty Burger & Winebar is pleased to offer Calgary a new twist on the traditional burger joint, providing a casual yet upscale dining and entertainment experience showcasing a unique contemporary menu with a substantial beer, wine and cocktail list. We will be featuring live music and exceptional happy hours within our French inspired decor meets Hollywood walls. Think classic rock haven and wine cellar all in one.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Burgers were very tasty but the rest of food tasted average. Paying $2 for glasses of still (tap) water was not well received and my group will not return because of that."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Our server had to make 2 trips to the table and had to ask 4 times to repeat that we wanted project to start. We ordered a bottle of wine and was brought 2 glasses, then was told that they keep the bottle at the bar. When I asked for the rest of the bottle, it was half empty (clearly more that 2 glasses were out of it) and the manager argues with us about it. One of our meals wasn't even ordered and the server had to ask my friend what they ordered so she could place the order after the rest of us already had our meals. Worst dining experience in a long time!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Decent menu and quick service made lunch in under an hour. Burgers are good, prices ok. Top floor is very noisy as is most of the lower. Can be tough to have a conversation."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "inconsistent when it comes to service, overall slow service once you are seated. very noisy, not a place to go when trying to have a conversaton our clients do not seem to like this place, when ever it is suggested"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "with great burgers... decor is reminiscent of a speakeasy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The beef tataki was like thick cut bacon. Gross. Service was horrible. The waitress was MIA (even though it wasn't overly busy), rude, walked away before hearing the answers to her questions (she would ask: " How is everything?" And be gone before I could reply), she didn't bring the change and I had to walk around to find her."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I went with the of my friend for a late dinner to avoid paying cover at the door and was quite pleased with the food. The big betty saladwas delicious as well as the onion rings. I don't remember much about the burger I split with my friend. We were able to enjoy our dinner and then go dance the night away once they opened up the dance floor. More of a electronic vibe then I expected but still really enjoyed the night!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The ambiance of this restaurant was awesome! Very sexy and fun! Hostess was excellent and very accommodating, I ordered the shrimp po boy sandwich and it was really lacking any seasoning whatsoever. My date's burger was better than my sandwich but nothing to write home about. The sticky toffee pudding (called the hot mess) and brownie were very delicious. I would go back for wine and dessert anytime but probably wouldn't order a main."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The location downtown is convenient. Food was good, i think the burger was good however the fish burger was drowned in the mayonnaise sauce. We were downstairs, which is ok but no window. Service was great and very friendly. Reservations with open table well."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great ambience, with live bands on weekends, and fantastic service is just the beginning. Delicious burgers with unique toppings and twists await at this fantastic downtown venue. Paired with a wide selection of beer, wine, or cocktails, and with tasty appetizers to whet your appetite, Black Betty is a fun place to get together with friends and/or spouses for a supremely satisfying supper and entertainment."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Black Betty Burger & Wine Bar is a great spot for a business lunch if you want a more casual atmosphere, great food and great service. Nice alternative to Stephen Ave."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was awesome coupled with great service and an amazing ambience! First time there and will be definitely be returning more often! Be sure to book in advance because I noticed it fills very quickly over the lunch hour."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My Dad and I went for dinner and he anticipated it being smaller portions and ordered a bunch of sides. We were blown away by how enormous the portions were- not to say that it wasn't great quality, it was just way too much food. I had the cajun shrimp sandwhich and it was a lot of bread."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "After 2 trips to Black Betty for business lunches, I am sold! Great place, excellent food, great service. I highly recommend the Breakfast Burger - but be warned, you're gonna get messy!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Nobody in our group had been there before, and it was a great experience. The food was excellent, great service from our server. Would definitely go to again."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I had high hopes for this Burger Bar and ended up being a bit disappointed by my burger. That said, I found that the appies were very delish (Endive Bites and Naan Bread with dips). My companions enjoyed their meals - mac & cheese, soup and salad and a burger. I found that my bun lacked texture and disintegrated after a few bites and the (Merguez) burger was missing any flavor. Overall, this is a decent place though and I'll go again but try something different."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Have been to BBs quite a few times now - all items on the menu (that we've had) I would recommend. Preparation of my steak was more cooked than I'd prefer, but still very edible."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "By far the BEST burger I've had in a long time! Can't say enough about the quality of beef, as well as the flavour. Outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great location, great ambience. The restaurant, the lower level especially, is a great retreat from the 21st century hustle and bustle. Leave your smart phone at your desk for an hour and soak in the history of the Lougheed building with some friends and enjoy top level service and great food."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Okay, so it's not all about the wine. Black Betty's does not disappoint when it comes to their burgers or salads - creative, delicious and filling! If you still have room after dinner, make sure to try one of the decadent, delectable desserts. Oh, and the wine list is pretty decent and doesn't get much better at half price on Wednesdays."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Chose a 'bad' day to go for a burger - there was an Olympic hockey game on, which meant some confusion, slow service and a VERY noisy lunch. Food was good as usual."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Best Burger in Town, oh wait "best" gets thrown around a lot - but yup I mean it. Black Betty's menu is ridiculously good, it never ceases to amaze me what the chef's can dream up and concoct here. The Butter Burger made with real bone marrow butter is excellent but I am a sucker for the cowtown burger myself. Oh and the honey drizzled onion rings taste twice as good as they sound. The staff is amazing, always accommodating and on the ball and the usual theme days i.e. pin up gals is brilliant. If you haven't eaten here, then you need to stop reading my review right now, make a reservation and go eat a fricken burger please; cause if you don't you'll probably stub your toe or something."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Burgers were great and onion rings were super delicious. We had the mozza balls and nachos to start and they were both delicious."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Thought it was a great place - first time I have been there. The food was great and I liked the atmosphere. Tables were spaced out enough so that the noise was resonable and it was a busy lunch hour. Overall very good and I would definitely recommend and return."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Black Betty's as a late Valentines date night. It was fantastic! The food was so good and the portions were more than plentiful. The place gad a great vibe about it. Like dance club turned restaurant and the music fit the decor. It wasn't very busy when we went but I wouldn't eat more people to rake away from the great service :)"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was great! Had reservation but given the worst table in the place :( Will return though :)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great menu, from appies to dessert absolutely amazing! Can't wait to Find an excuse to go back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The new menu looks great. Lots of new choices. They have a bigger burger selection so of course, we went for a burger! Great tasting burger, fries were excellent, onion rings nice and crispy. The only criticism about the whole meal was the BUN! Why showcase a great burger on a cold, white bun that resembled some mass produced cheap bakery item? It may have been improved if it had least been buttered and toasted but it was cold and dry."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed the lunch food on offer and the service was generally very friendly and efficient. The facility atmosphere itself though feels more suited for dim light and late night drinks than lunch and was fairly noisy."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "many selections are great - but everytime i get an absolute favorite- the menuchanges - so be prepared ot try somthing new - it is always good"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Great burger and the fries are excellent. The service was Ok and had a pretty good drink menu. Definitely would go back, we went on a Saturday night and the place was practically empty."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My first time at Black Betty and it was a hit. The staff were courteous and professional while being fun, attentive but not too attentive. I was there for a business lunch and everyone enjoyed their food and wine, wine wednesday is an inspiration! I've already recommended Black Betty to several friends, and made a plan to go back soon!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The burgers here are fantastic! But the truffle oil and Parmesan fries really take the cake! The service was amazing and they had some great gluten free options for my friend. We are definitely going back (I'm still dreaming of the fries)."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "A group of us meet once a month for lunch. The food is really good, (sandwiches, burgers and steak), a fabulous selection of wines but a little expensive so we go on $5 Wednesday where a glass is more than half price during lunch. We usually get the same person so the service is outstanding. Recommend the place for lunch any day."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Betty's Burgers never fail to please my tastebuds. The service was quick and friendly and the atmosphere was busy! Side note: I feel like the decor could be vamped up a little more. But really, it's already a great veune."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I went to Black Betty because I'd read that they do gluten free burgers (I'm a severe celiac). When I inquired about their gluten free options, the waitress noted a bunch of suspicious things on the menu. I asked her if she was sure that these items were gluten free, and she said "that means no dairy right?". Frustrated, I asked to speak to the manager. When I inquired about his gluten free options, he said (making it obvious I was inconveniencing him) that they had gluten free buns but all of their hamburgers had bread crumbs in them. "if you really want a burger we can make you a custom one with no bread crumbs. But let me know because it'll take the chef 20 extra minutes." We paid for our wine and left without ordering any food."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great service, I just wish they would improve their steak quality."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This is the third time I've been to Black Betty in the past few weeks and I've yet to get a decent table. 1st week - lost my OpenTable reservation and said that seems to happen quite a bit - we are better off to call, but they still got us a table, sort of in the hallway, 2nd time, a small bar table, and this time, we booked for 3 people, so had a table for 2 with an added chair. That said, the server did a really good job (was her first day), was very attentive and apologetic about the table and lack of room on it, handled our special orders really well. The food is always very good for hearty, comfort food with a twist. I'd definitely recommend it - but call to make your reservations."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Great location, great ambience & Great food. What was missing was good service. It took them over 10mins to take our drink order and the place was maybe 60% full. I would recommend this place for the food, but the "service" needs some improvements."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We found the food and service to be good. However, the restaurant was very noisy. It was difficutl to hold a conversation with out guests. After the lunch hour, when most people left, the restaurant started blasting music again, so I would not recommend this venue for a client lunch."
    Dined on 1/16/2014