MKT Fresh Food Beer Market
MKT Fresh Food Beer Market

MKT Fresh Food Beer Market

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mktbeermarket.com/
  • Phone: 7804392337x
  • Hours of Operation:
    DAILY @ 11AM


    RESERVATIONS
    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: 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
MKT Fresh Food Beer Market reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (13)great for lunch (11)great for outdoor dining (10)vibrant bar scene (8)neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Always good for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My friends and I work all over the city so when we meet for lunch it is usually at MKT as it is so central, has parking and a good beer list and great patio in the summer. Always good service and drinks, the food is ok. But great place to go also the staff is great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Everything was very nice the service was great I just didn't enjoy my food choice but I have eaten here before and the food was very good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent service and chef changed a dish to accommodate food preferences (ie vegetarian lettuce wraps)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunshine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent service, fun, upbeat ambiance. Very pleased to see so many gluten free options on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but CRAZY LOUD music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great patio
    tulman
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MKT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Its FUN TIME
    spukspukVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful beer selection
    BulldogsRock
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 137 reviews are from the MKT Fresh Food Beer Market reviews archive.
  • Don't go for the food
    delicio
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy...
    spukspukVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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"
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great food and service, very much had a sports bar vibe to it, so a great place to watch the big game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • iceiceami
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Beer list
    raingram
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patio fun on Whyte Ave
    Drummerboy
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good For Drinks, Food Not So Much!
    luvgr8food
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday fail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Mkt looks great, but the service is sad (wrong drinks delivered, wrong food delivered / medicore at best), and the overall experience was sad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyable
    LisaBG
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for St. Patty's Day!
    PartyLover
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Appetizers were on for $6 each until 6pm. This included their mussels that are usually $17 for a plate! Dined on appys and green beer. The ambiance was great as there was live music and the place was packed!! Will definitely go again =)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The appetizers were on sale.
    MIchael
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The appetizers were on sale. We enjoyed sharing a number of different appetizers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Our server was terrible to the point of forcing us to consider leaving mid way through our evening. She was extremely unfriendly and made a point of letting us know she was not interested in serving us as she only made her way over to our table once she was waved down. At this point she would take our order while rolling her eyes and huffing and puffing. On two occasions she did not bring our order at all and we had to remind her at which point she denied us ordering anything at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beauty
    WillyTomato
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Great service and as always exceptional 4$ pint deal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, sub-par food
    Rebegibso
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good time!
    lmlpattersonVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We brought friends from out
    RJ01
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MKT...never again.
    Shawn
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Mac & Cheese Ever Valentines
    Scooper28VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The beer tasting was a great
    ali123
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The beer tasting was a great idea they have. the food was awsome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your typical Valentine's date
    KitO
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Four Friends Fabulous Find
    Freddy
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lot of beers in the menu !!
    Matt
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    it's unbelievable how many beers this place got !! try them all
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night out
    Tweeder
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We came in for brunch and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Beer
    BeerTaster
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Great place to try a ton of different quality beers, hang with friends, eat some grub and have a good time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal!
    RJ01
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Food was fantastic, place was lively and service was friendly- what more could you ask for on a Saturday night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always enjoy MKT
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food is always very good and it's a lively aptmosphere. They use very good ingredients, the staff is friendly and accomodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    My grilled potabella sandwich was great but our table had a complaint and it was handled poorly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu and Beer
    OutTownVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Menu was extensive and unique. Burger was one of the best I've had in many years. the beer seleciton is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.