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MKT Fresh Food Beer Market
MKT Fresh Food Beer Market

MKT Fresh Food Beer Market Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mktbeermarket.com
  • Phone: (780) 439-2337
  • Hours of Operation: DAILY @ 11AM

    In order for us to provide the best possible guest experience here at MKT we only reserve a portion of our venue to ensure there is seating available for our walk-in guests. Our reservation policy is as such:

    LUNCH Monday through Friday 11am-4pm
    DINNER Sunday through Wednesday 5pm until late. Thursday through Saturday only large party reservations after 4pm, first come first serve for any smaller parties

    PATIO We do not reserve seats on our patio. It is on a first come first serve basis at all times.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: CHG Corporate Chef - Paul Shufelt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catering is available through our 'sister company' CENTURY CATERING & EVENT PLANNING. Please log onto our website @ www.centuryhospitality.com or call 780.424.0702x201 for all inquiries.
  • Entertainment: Saturday Night Live - live music & a dance floor, every Saturday starting January 2014!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Saturday Night Live - Live music and dancing every Saturday!
    Tap That Thursday - all draft beer, $4, all day

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gateway & Whyte
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 80 car parking lot reserved for MKT patrons
A word from MKT Fresh Food Beer Market
THE FOOD- It’s locally sourced and as fresh as we can get it; picked from local farms and moved from the field to our kitchen as quickly as possible to be put in the hands of our talented chefs who have created a menu chock full of honest flavour.

THE BEER- Expertly chosen, carefully stored, and perfectly poured, our beer selection is among the finest anywhere, with 120 different brands available we’re sure to have a variety that suits you no matter your tastes.

THE EXPERIENCE- Food & beer is a good start, but MKT has a lot more to offer. Our bar is stocked with every wine, spirit, and cocktail you’d expect from a high-end establishment. Our location gives us beautiful patio seating in the heart of Whyte Avenue’s entertainment district and from time to time, we’ll have live music & unique events to round out the nightlife experience.

At MKT we stick to giving you a genuine experience and our everyday shot at perfect food & beer.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent service and chef changed a dish to accommodate food preferences (ie vegetarian lettuce wraps)"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Excellent service, fun, upbeat ambiance. Very pleased to see so many gluten free options on the menu."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The music was RIDICULOUSLY loud, it was so obnoxious. My husband and I went for our 1st anniversary, and we could barely talk to each other. Everything else was great though!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great setting in a renovated CP Rail train station! The patio and indoor restaurant are both spacious with ample seating for large groups and loud conversation. They've got a great selection of beer on tap. We had the soft tacos, which are on special every Thursday, and the flavour of the fixings is excellent, but the uncooked corn tortillas were dry and uncooked -- I'd prefer mine cooked in some way. The plate of nachos was good, but expensive for the size."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food and the service was good. The music was a bit too loud and it was hard to hear our server and to have a conversation. Staff was friendly and the atmosphere was good."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Its a beauty of a building ( a old train station ) ... right in the heart of the southside / old Strathcona. Visited for lunch and dinner several times and never disappointed. The dinner is hour is busy..!! Make reservations...its shocking how this building can fill quickly, yet its huge dinner area. Its popular for a reason, the FOOD. Its creative and tasty. Its a must for top end bar & grill food. Ohh.. the beer list is near the biggest if not on tap in the city."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "MKT does not disappoint as on of the very yummy century group restaurants. An eclectic, delicious menu paired with a large and well-organized beer list makes this a fun place to go. We sat on the large patio and watched the world go by on Whyte Avenue, a perfect afternoon."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went to celebrate a couple of birthdays and have dinner, don't know that I would ever go back for the food. Lots of beer selection, okay to go have a beer but go elsewhere if you want to eat. No veggies unless you got the stirfry, first time I have had fish and chips without coleslaw"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great location, great drink /beer selection, if not the best in the city. Well ..after all this restaurant belongs to the Century Group of companies. So given that, its a good bet that you'll or friends of yours will enjoy. Its nice, also because the Whyte Ave., district is jammed with drinking holes. But this ones doesnt seemed full of young punks who can't hold there booze. Reservations are needed. I had wished that would apply to the patio, during summer, but thats not how MKT rolls. Over all its ..."good""
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Great food and service, very much had a sports bar vibe to it, so a great place to watch the big game. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We went for Mothers Day brunch. We arrived at 12:05pm. We did not get our food until almost 1:15pm. We were bored, and starving for over an hour. When we finally did get our food, the potatoes that came with the "all day breakfast" were as hard as hockey pucks. You could not eat them at all. I had asked my eggs to be prepared medium but they were prepared hard. We think maybe our food was left sitting somewhere for 30+ minutes. We don't really know why it took so long. We had ordered a side of Mac and Cheese which was forgotten. They did later give one too us free of charge so that was nice. I have been here before at night and it was fine. I suspect the kitchen was very short staffed or something. I will not go back there. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Met a friend for a Friday afternoon lunch. I couldn't believe how many types of beer they had on tap! Our waitress was fantastic, she offered us a couple of samples and once we had decided on a beer she recommended similar ones she thought we would also enjoy. She was spot on with her suggestions. Not only did we leave after enjoying a great meal, we now have new beer faves! I can't wait to share this place with friends."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Tried MKT for the first time on a beautiful spring night. There was great energy (especially with NHL playoffs on), and lots of staff to help. A fun location, and the patio was surprisingly large with enough room for whoever wanted to be there. The secondary bar on the patio is a great feature I haven't seen in many pubs/restaurants. The food was good, and I'm looking forward to trying a few more items in the future. The FREE Parking was very convenient, and quite extensive for a Whyte Ave establishment. I will definitely be back with friends."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We picked MKT based upon the location, building and bar list, and we weren't disappointed. The old train station is unique and it is visually appealing to train lovers. Our server was very professional, even while having to deal with two very difficult and rude customers who were seated right beside us. My only critique would be that because she was so busy she made us feel a bit rushed. The appetizer was the best part of our meal, but our entrees were nothing spectacular, and we found the entree macaroni and cheese to be pricey at $15, as the "side" my husband ordered for $9.00 had pretty much the same amount. Would we return? Yes for the appetizers, drinks and service, but not for dinner."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Mkt looks great, but the service is sad (wrong drinks delivered, wrong food delivered / medicore at best), and the overall experience was sad."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Were there for brunch (special occasion ) food was very disappointing. Eggs were over done waffle pancake thing was dry, Eggs benny were just okay. To bad, had been there before for dinner food was good. Maybe brunch is not their thing?"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Wonderful food and great atmosphere. Tons of great beer on tap. Very happy with the experience. Server could have been more attentive as to drink orders. Liked the live music."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Appetizers were on for $6 each until 6pm. This included their mussels that are usually $17 for a plate! Dined on appys and green beer. The ambiance was great as there was live music and the place was packed!! Will definitely go again =)"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The appetizers were on sale. We enjoyed sharing a number of different appetizers."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our server was terrible to the point of forcing us to consider leaving mid way through our evening. She was extremely unfriendly and made a point of letting us know she was not interested in serving us as she only made her way over to our table once she was waved down. At this point she would take our order while rolling her eyes and huffing and puffing. On two occasions she did not bring our order at all and we had to remind her at which point she denied us ordering anything at all."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great service and as always exceptional 4$ pint deal"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We ordered the pork chop/sausage and the macaroni with king crab and we not incredibly impressed by their food. Definitely the type of dishes meant to be eaten after a few beers! That being said it is a GREAT atmosphere and a super cool idea, with many many different fine alcohol's to choose from. All in all an exciting place to try new things, and definitely a good place to stay and hang out for a while!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Generally a fun vibe. Once the band got playing, there was no chance for a conversation as the sound resonates in such a narrow space. Service was a touch slow as it was a Saturday night, but I was impressed with the liquor menu and the server's knowledge of the beers. I'll be going back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We brought friends from out of town and none of us were disappointed! We had great service and Chef Hans blew us away with amazing food! This is why we will be back- again and again!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I was somewhat dissappointed. It seemed that the place was just another flashy, expensive bar. When you walk in, you immediately understand the price of the food & drink. SOMEone's gotta pay for all that expesive countertop & lighting. Why not get it paid off sooner by appealling to a short term audience to pay out the nose instead of moderating the cost to the customer and thereby making want to return instead of just being one-time visitors? Just because a place LOOKS nice does not mean that the experience WILL be. The server we had was EXTREMELY pleasant, but the overall quality of the food was lacking. It was more FLASH than CRASH and I could have had better food at a less flashy, less expensive establishment."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Place has lots of craft beers and is reminiscent of Mercer Tavern. I went with 3 other people on Valentines and overall experience went smoothly. Until I got my food. I ordered Mac and Cheese which I think is a very safe best. Noodles, chews maybe bechemal sauce? I also upon the servers recommendation added crab to my Mac and Cheese. When I got my dish it was inedible the noodles were tough there was no cheese and the semblance of cream was think like glue and covered in pepper. The crab tastes like is was from an old can from Costco and they consensus of my table was it was "off". Not wanting to ruining the evening I didn't make a huge scene however server did nothing. Ending up paying 25 for something I didn't eat or take home."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The beer tasting was a great idea they have. the food was awsome!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Ever late on the draw, I didn't book anything for Valentine's dinner until about a week beforehand. After looking on OpenTable, MKT came up with a reasonable time (6 pm) for dinner, so I grabbed it. I had been there a couple times before for lunch, but never for dinner. Truthfully, given that it is a "beer market", and, to my recollection, more of a bar in my mind than a restaurant, neither of us were really expecting much from the menu. I must say we were both pleasantly rewarded with high quality meals of substantial portion. The fish tacos were great and the sliders more than filled me with meaty goodness. My wife's soup (beer/onion) was tasty and substantial, but a bit oily for her liking. The premium beer flight was the perfect finish."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We live on opposite sides of City and always on the hunt for a restaurant that is centrally located. We looked up MKT on Open Table and discovered we could place a reservation. Parking was no problem, we were greeted by friendly hostesses and were shown to a comfortable corner table. Our waitress MacKenzie was very knowledgeable about the extensive beer menu and offered free tasters based on what our tastes our. We were impressed with her choices. MacKenzie also advised that we still had time to get in on ordering half price appetizers which was an added bonus! The atmosphere was lively and loved listening a great playlist. The decor and seating is very unique. We will definitely put MKT on our revisit list! Great time!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "it's unbelievable how many beers this place got !! try them all"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Weather your on a night out with some friends looking for a high end pub experience with fair prices like most pubs or trying to impressed a date with your choice in going to a place that is all around amazing As it has the most Taps to choose from an great food while keeping the budget in mind You simply can't go wrong with this place"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We came in for brunch and were not very happy with the food at all. The home fries were way over seasoned to the point i couldn't eat them, too much pepper and salt and it over powered them I had eggs benidict and the holindays had broken and tasted very chaucky. My fiance had steak and eggs and his steak was very over done he ordered med rare and got well done. It took a long time to get our food so we didn't bother to complain, didn't want to wait any longer. I've herd this place is great from people who had dinner there, but for brunch I would take a pass."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This is the perfect place to go for drinks with friends, coworker or family. Has great food and a great selection of drinks. Lunch or dinner!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great place to try a ton of different quality beers, hang with friends, eat some grub and have a good time"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, place was lively and service was friendly- what more could you ask for on a Saturday night!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food is always very good and it's a lively aptmosphere. They use very good ingredients, the staff is friendly and accomodating."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My grilled potabella sandwich was great but our table had a complaint and it was handled poorly."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Menu was extensive and unique. Burger was one of the best I've had in many years. the beer seleciton is outstanding!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "great place to meet some friends and have a beer and some pub food. Very friendly service."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Went at 7 PM on a Saturday night. The place was maybe 1/4 full. Even though, sat at our table for 5 minutes without a single server acknowledging us. On top of that, there was a hockey game blaring from every TV - if we wanted to go to sit around watching a game, we would have gone to a sports bar. Poor service + too noisy = went somewhere else. Note: since we didn't eat, my food rating should be ignored (Open Table won't let me leave it blank)."
    Dined on 10/12/2013