FREE HOUSE | Local Beer & Food Hall

4.6
114 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
We are a casual beer hall with a passion for fresh local food and awesome local beer. We opened our doors in Calgary’s Kensington neighbourhood in January of 2020.

We feature 24 rotating beer taps and a menu that focuses on North American Cuisine​ — think a sophisticated twist on traditional Canadian comfort foods. We always pride ourselves on making all of our dishes in house from scratch, using the best local producers and farmers as much as possible.

Our mission is “Eat - Drink - Be Local! We aim to connect our community with local craft beer & breweries through fun experiences and fresh food.” We believe that every person that joins our team and every guest that walks through the doors becomes part of our family as we grow and evolve.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 114 people are saying
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vipSheppie
Calgary
243 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food

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vipKimZ
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Cute place. Enjoy the beers & food.

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Nickname
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch with our kids and we all loved it! Will absolutely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around experience!

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really good pub food; good service and atmosphere. We'll be back.

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vipSheppie
Calgary
244 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, beverages and service

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Gwen
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly service. Will definitely come back!

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Sailboatguy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nice selection of beers but the food quality whose down quite a bit from our pre pandemic visit.

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KarenM
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely casual evening at FREE HOUSE, exactly what we were looking for. Friend was not a beer drinker, so our waiter Taven suggested a fruity beer (and gave her a sample to try) which she enjoyed. We had traditional pub fare, a burger and steak/frites. The burger was great, the steak was tasty but a little tough though cooked perfectly to my liking. All in all a relaxing, enjoyable evening and will definitely go again!

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vipKylaH
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have been wanted to check the Free House out for a while and they did not disappoint! We were a group of 8 and the service was great and everyone loved their food. Will be going back for sure :)

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Ktrave
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer selection and food was great too. The pizza was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was not. Steak frites and charcuterie were very underwhelming. Good beer options. Wouldn’t go back for food

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The rooftop patio was closed when we first got there, but they were kind enough to move us up to the roof once it opened which I really appreciated.

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James
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Awesome rooftop patio! Good beers and great service.

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Calgarygirl
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I made a reservation and asked for a patio table (which I know they won’t guarantee). They stuck us in the back of the rooftop in a corner. We had to ask to be moved to one out front which was available and felt like it was ‘in the mix’ of the energy of people. We waited for a server to get a drink for at least 20 min. Drinks were tasty. Food was horrendous. Chicken wings were under done, as was the calamari. The chicken sandwich sounded good in theory but was a piece of chicken rolled and douced in hot sauce. Salad was soggy. Looked like it had been made hours ahead of time and left to wilt. The ambiance was fun, once we asked for a good table. I was honestly very disappointed that the food was really poor. I was kind of embarrassed I asked my friends to go there with me. For the price of the drinks and food I just expected much better quality. I hope they just had a bad day. Took a chance. And it did not deliver unfortunately…

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JasonC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is sooo good. The staff is very friendly but make sure you tell them what you plan for the evening. We had a shared started and some bevies and they seemed surprised we wanted to order more food. Aside from that everything was great and we had a great time. The duke of Earl flat bread is dangerously good.

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vipLives2eat
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Good food. Great selection. Remembered me from the last time I was there which was last summer!

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vipSheppie
Calgary
244 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu, great service, what an amazing beverage selection

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JasonM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal! Unfortunately they never had one of the beers we wanted on our flights but the server switched it to something that worked.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Awful service. Felt ignored. Received our food at spectate times when ordered together, had to remind waitress multiple times about missing food. Dishes were never cleared during service and when we asked for the bill it took 35 mins to arrive

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch! Sat on the front patio and could hear the live music playing in Kensington! Amazing drinks even better food 🤘

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Ania
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had no clue it’s exist. A huge positive surprise- recommends to check it out for sure.

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TerraP
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the rooftop patio and food was great!! Staff was very friendly

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Becca
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service was extremely slow and it was a Thursday night. It took at least half an hour for us to get our drinks and by the first hour, we still didn’t get our food. It took a long time to get our bill after it was requested. We also had an item charged that we didn’t order, so they had to go back to fix it. Food and drinks were good, but there was just so much waiting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a nice meal and conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menu on open table is very different than what was presented at restaurant which was a turn off. We only had a drink then left because we didn’t like the menu that offered.

FREE HOUSE | Local Beer & Food Hall
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thanks for your feedback, we have reached out to OpenTable with our new menu so that they can update what we are offering right now. We try to stay as seasonal and local as we can with fresh produce so our menu changes quite regularly.

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vipAncsa
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time on the patio and were really impressed with the space, food, and service.

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SonjaH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great time , thank you very much. Loving setting and great beer.

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vipLaura
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Service and food was great. Recommend to sit on roof top patio!

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AliD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great beer!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by everyone that came to our table - our lovely server, bar tender and chefs!! Loved knowing how many things were grown on their roof top as well, we will for sure be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food just as good as the beer selection. We had a wonderful evening.

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vipHayleyH
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat this rooftop patio! Food was delicious, view was beautiful and service was not only good but entertaining. Will come back just to visit with Libby! What a sweetheart.

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Lindz
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am very pleased with Free House and cannot wait to go back! Love that they have gluten free beer and great cocktails. Food was outstanding. Patio is beautiful!

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JasmineN83
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, family friendly, great beer on tap and great stuff great environment

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vipSheppie
Calgary
244 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu is fabulous and im so happy you're back

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Marest
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Well shared the calamari and although they have changed the way they have cooked them, they were still delicious. The fun guy pizza was delicious and being on the rooftop patio just topped off the experience

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vipWendyK
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice rooftop patio, with a great happy hour and good service. There is a big selection of beer on tap, cocktails and ciders.

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DougC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Did not eat food. Great rooftop spot, enjoyed the location.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fun night out with the girls for drinks!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from FREE HOUSE | Local Beer & Food Hall using the Order Online button. FREE HOUSE | Local Beer & Food Hall also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. FREE HOUSE | Local Beer & Food Hall also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 452-1339.

FREE HOUSE | Local Beer & Food Hall is rated 4.6 stars by 114 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.