ONE18 EMPIRE

4.5
871 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American

ONE18 EMPIRE is a whiskey inspired bar and restaurant with a strong focus on shareable, locally inspired cuisine, masterfully paired with our select onsite reserve.

With over 300 whiskeys, ryes, bourbons and scotches served by our seasoned bartenders, ONE18 EMPIRE cultivates an engaging and activated bar experience for locals and out of town patrons alike. Along with our vast collection of whiskey, ONE18 EMPIRE also offers a wide range of craft beers, wine on tap and a selection of whiskey tailored cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 871 people are saying
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anna was an amazing server! Some of the best service I have ever had in Calgary. She is a gem!
“Choose your own adventure” Old Fashioned is fab!

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Eatdrinkandbemerryman
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal and great service. Old fashions like no where else!

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Chantal
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Un peu décevant ce soir. Le service n’était pas au point. Il n’avait pas les choix de vin que nous avions choisi pr deux fois. La nourriture était correcte sans plus. C’était meilleur il y a deux ans.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food.

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Bakersman
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always! Great food, friendly staff, and the best old fashioned in Calgary.

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Nick
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

First time here. Slow start, about 30 minutes waiting for drink order. Service seemed to lack training, minimal engagement. Perhaps they were busy and understaffed. Appetizer was very tasty. Mushrooms on toast. Entrees we’re average. Burger and trout. Trout was overdone. Side of veggies were very nice.

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RahulK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would love to see the bar remain open longer

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Adam
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner experience overall. Excellent atmosphere and service. The Trout was delicious, only surpassed by the Old Fashioned!

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Keith
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, drinks were great, and the service was great. Honestly had an amazing night.

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JamieM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and we loved it! Great ambiance, smoked build you own old fashions were delicious and fun experience. Service was friendly. We will be back.

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JulietB
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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RobertF
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing. The good was great and we will be back. I will also recommend to friends.

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ZeldaSilver
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Fun menu. Great service. Can’t wait to go again!

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vipPenelopeK
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our sever was great! Cocktails were great. Food was only ok. Not like it used to be. Person that delivered the food to the table just dropped it on the table and left, very odd. Used to be a destination for their burger. Sadly, not anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing drinks. Thank you for the night!

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JeffK
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Food was fantastic. Highly recommend the Wagyu beef tartare. Piri Piri chicken Sandwich and roasted mushroom bucatini pasta were very good too. But the cocktails are the star of the show. Order anything that involves their smoked glass approach. You won’t be disappointed

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JOSEPHH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here yesterday (10/24/21) for a birthday dinner and it was amazing. Definitely will come back again!

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Kitty
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was yummy. Drinks were yummy. The service was great!

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SeC1
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for cocktails - especially anything bourbon or whiskey. Delicious apple style food too, good for sharing

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vipJordanS
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Worst Thanksgiving Ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here all the time to dine and drink old fashions. Food is always amazing whether it’s dinner or brunch.

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RachelC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great (though portions are small) & the cocktails are amazing!

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RochelleL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a GREAT night. The table side Old Fashion drink is very fun. Great food & service!

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MattB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun!!! Get the premium discovery whiskey flight. The One18 burger was tremendous.

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DavidG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Overall the evening was a disappointment, we booked a table for 6 to enjoy dinner with friends, the day before the reservation we were called and told our table would be on the patio (no problem) though it could get cool and they had only a few heaters, there was also live entertainment to celebrate pride week (again no issue and sounded fun). On arrival we were seated on a sectional sofa around a low table. Not really conducive to enjoying a relaxing dinner! Drink service was very slow as was the food (limited to what could be eaten on your knees so some options not practical ) and one order was wrong… Luckily the evening was pleasant as no heaters were in evidence. Overall not a great experience and it’s unlikely we will return.

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vipAnna
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu but always good!

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Ohmtee
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One 118 is amazing. Staff and food were top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Enjoyed my birthday eve here!

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ButterflyWings2
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The ambience and the cocktails were amazing! However we were disappointed with the food. We ordered appetizers, but they never arrived. When the main course arrived, most of the food was cold. Our waitress apologized and offered to swap the cold food, however, at that point, we had been waiting for a while and were quite hungry, so we continued to eat our food as we did not want to wait any longer. We would certainly go back for their cocktails but not their food.

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NabilaA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was super slammed and I really appreciate that the server went out of his way to get the kitchen to whip me up dessert as they were out of what I wanted to try. The server was so personable and kept on checking on us to make sure we were okay. Highly impressed.

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Private
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience, very friendly staff and the old Fashions are amazing. Never had a smoke old fashion before and it takes a great drink to amazing levels

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Ilsa
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect service. Food great. Cocktails a bit pricey, but excellent.

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vipSunny
Austin
46 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The experience was almost close to the perfection. We will be absolutely there again

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vipCalgary
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to sit outside. The rooftop is spacious with a great view of Stephen Ave. The food and service have always been great.

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vipJuniceD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance (especially the playlist). The salmon poke and salmon entree were delicious!

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Danes
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Such fun! Servers were AMAZING and very knowledgeable , super accommodating with regards to food allergies too!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely amazing

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vipRickC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the rooftop patio for the summer time but still love the cozy indoor dining space!

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CharmaineM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great patio view but very slow service. Drinks were slow to come.

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oceanlove
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing roof top patio, great drinks, nice vibe and ambiance.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ONE18 EMPIRE using the Order Online button. ONE18 EMPIRE also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 269-0299.

ONE18 EMPIRE is rated 4.5 stars by 871 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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