Crash Lobby Bar - Crash Hotel

4.4
34 reviews
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About

The Lobby Bar at CRASH is a unique venue focused in a vintage setting, great cocktails and unique food. Most tables are designed with high top seating or bar seating in mind. Great for groups, or having a cocktail prior to or after an event.

Small plates created by Chef Nathin Bye and his culinary brigade focus on unique flavour pairings that follow traditional classics with a twist. Find a Korean style short rib or a " Pork and Beans " on the menu, changing charcuterie & some of the best smoked Chicken Drumsticks in town! Bar food should be fun, creative, inexpensive and unique! CRASH Hotel aims to please.

Riley Steele has created a great drink menu that offers a huge variety of something for everyone! Custom martini's and cocktails are offered with an extensive list of liquors and spirits.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Dining Bar, Canadian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Daily: 4:00 pm-11:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Sundays unless an event at Rogers place
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Phone number
(780) 719-3807
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nathin Bye
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We are conveniently located across from the huge Edmonton City Center parking lot. Parking there is available around the clock. We also have street parking available that is metered.

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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine
What 34 People Are Saying
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B
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Crash Lobby Bar. Food great, service great, close to Rogers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is decent. It's a small menu, unique flavours. It would be nice to some fresh choices. I booked a reservation, but they had no record of it, even though I had a confirmation. They also said if we stayed, we had to be done in 1 hour because they had a private function

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k
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Crush

Downtown dining week has been a fun way for us to check out some new fine dining restaurants in Edmonton. We were a bit taken aback when we showed up at the Crush Lobby Lounge for our evening reservation - wait, this is a pub! And it’s St. Patrick’s day... We’re not going to get fine food and service here! We decided to stay for a drink and then wait for a table at Hardware Grill.

Our waitress (Chloe) was very nice and professional and, unlike other participating restaurants, they had taken the trouble to print a special menu for their Downtown Dining Week customers. It looked really good and so did the cocktail menu. We decided to stay and we’re glad we did.

The cocktails were good. One of us had the Dark and Stormy rum and ginger beer cocktail and the other had a perfect Sidecar.

One of us had the “Eat Your Veggies” salad appetizer. It was delightful - fresh, crunchy, delicious. One of us had a Brussels sprouts appetizer - this was a delicious hot dish, with bacon and popped pomegranate seeds.

We had the chicken and the flank steak entrees. The chicken was blackened with Jamaican spice, salsa verdi and coleslaw on the side, on perfectly prepared rice. The flank steak was surprisingly tender and very flavourful, with couscous, okra, and seared peppers.

We both topped it off with a lovely vanilla creme brûlée with a ginger snap cookie.

Great food, excellent service. We’ll be back!

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a
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Really disappointing food, drinks and service. Second time coming, really hoped drinks would be better but they weren't. While service and food went downhill.

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic AF

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Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent, much better than anticipated. Our food took quite some time to come but the waitress made up for it by removing one of the drinks from our tab. Overall a pretty good place.

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M
Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was really really good. Went for Edmonton Downtown Dining Week and for $30we got an incredible 3 course meal. Sat at the bar and the bartender/waitress was so attentive and quick. Really loved it and will definitely go again

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Tried it out for the first time because of Downtown Dining Week

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AB
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

first time going, overall very good place. reasonably priced menu. loved the charcuterie and the burger was amazing.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of my favourite spots in YEG. The humble looking menu never disappoints. Every dish is so well put together and the value, compared to other restaurants of this calibre, is incredible. Crash really doesn’t get the hype it deserves.

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d
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very impressed with the place,really nice for any event,classy and casual.

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B
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is our go to place before a game or event at Rogers Place. You can make a reservation. Small plates to share or for yourself. Love the Charcuterie plate and Salmon.

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G
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kind of a home in the wall place, but the food is absolutely top shelf. You will not be disappointed.

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S
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A hidden gem. Great food, comfortable for visiting and friendly knowledgeable staff.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing hotel and great "tapas" style food.

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SG
Edmonton
47 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

I think Crash has great potential. It is experiencing some growing pains as the wine we wanted was out of stock so the bartender had to run and get a bottle from a nearby supplier and they were out of the chicken lollipops ... which two people in our group had ordered. However, the food and wine we had were excellent. The pork and beans, short ribs and meatballs were all very, very good. We would try it again if ever downtown looking for a quick bite.

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B
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd time. Love the food! Charcuterie plate is awesome for sharing , also loved the mussels! Beet salad was delicious! My favourite is the salmon! Great location for concert or hockey game! Love the fact you can make a reservation!

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Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been wanting to come here since I read about it a few months ago. We were going to the Oilers view party so it seemed like the perfect time . I remember avoiding this building when it was The Grand Hotel 20 years ago . We ordered Brussel Sprouts and Bacon , St.Louis drumsticks to share, and my husband ordered the Crash Burger . Everything was yummy! I couldn't finish the Brussels as I was too full, the portions are huge ! The server was absolutely delightful ! I'd definitely come back .

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was unexpectedly great. Service was outstanding considering the imminent rush via Oilers fans.

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Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was just a relaxing gals night out to enjoy Downtown Dining Week. We ordered the mussels, chicken drumsticks, salmon and bacon brussel sprouts. Dessert was the cookies and cream cheesecake with sangria soaked winter fruits. This meal was absolutely amazing. The flavors were so well put together; combinations of sweet, salty, crunchy, tender, caramelized honey, the tender and juicy chicken, melt in your mouth salmon. Portions were generous and every dish was perfect for sharing. All of the dishes were culinary masterpieces. Compliments to the Chef. I would rate this as the absolute best meal I have ever eaten. And I have dined at Red Ox Inn, Wildflower Grill, Madison's Grill, Harvest Room, Zinc to name a few. Though the dishes were "Tapas" according to our server, each and every dish could easily stand on its own merits proudly along the dishes served at the list of fine dining establishments I have listed. This is a hidden treasure not to be missed! Thank you for a truly memorable dining experience!

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c
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit to this restaurant. Everyone in our party enjoyed and raved about their food choices. This is a great place to visit before and after a game or show. So close to arena! Have also been to denizen hall...also part of crash hotel but too noisy and busy for me. Plan to come before every oiler game! Hold a spot for 4!

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A
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

we love nathans food and the food and value and the waitress was sooooo nice!!!!! But we waited 20 min for a menu? service was tardy with all aspects of the meal! some attention to detail would make this place a gem! focus on seating folks! table settings brought out with food! drinks brought out as efficient as possible! staff according to needs! if its downtown dinning week u need more than 1 waitress! train your staff, smiles and pleasantness won't bring folks back! we watched 2 tables leave b/c they were not attended 2! we will b back but will others? thanks good luck hope to see these changes next time we run! shaif

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New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our table of two decided to try this destination for downtown dining week and we were not disappointed. Loved all the dishes tasted. The brussel sprouts were my favorite. Also would recommend the burger highly. Thought the mussels were tasty as well as the side salad. To top off the evening we enjoyed the decadent cheesecake. Service was professional but friendly. Will definitely be back. Try the Mexica A&W martini. Delicious!

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B
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the fact we could make a pregame reservation! Food was awesome charcuterie plate fantastic!

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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Edmonton downtown restaurants week. Everything ordered was great, from the mussels with cream sauce, grilled salmon, short ribs to the pork and. Beans with fried Kali and a slab of grilled pork. These dishes were meant to be shared. Topped off with the perfect cheese cake. A great chef and friendly staff. Will be back.

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Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The food at this restaurant was great. Several of us had the short rib and it was delicious. My only concern about the restaurant was there were no vegetarian choices. The server was able to say that the kitchen could make a 'salmon alternative' but we were unclear about what that was. Given that so many people are vegetarians I would expect a new restaurant with clearly skilled culinary staff to include something on the menu.

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TM
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem! Food was excellent and the service was great!

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely loved it! Would definitely recommend to others and go again.

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing. Loved the Brussels Sprouts (best dish), and the short ribs melted in your mouth. Service was very good (we were the only ones there). Suggest you get in soon - with food like this it will get busy

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Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A nice little place.
Good food at a great price.
Great service.

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Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so delicious! Split 3 plates between 2 of us which was a perfect amount. Our server was professional and super knowledgeable about the food, which added to the great experience.

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing crash burger and awesome beer selection. Will definitely be back soon!!

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K
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The short ribs are SOOOO GOOOD!! Great service and great wine!

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