Half Hitch Brewing Company Restaurant & Taproom - Cochrane

4.2
120 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
Half Hitch Brewing Company is a family owned and operated brewery and restaurant based in the fine town of Cochrane, Alberta. We focus on brewing Alberta"s finest craft beers. Our restaurant features a unique barn house experience that prominently features the brewery as the showpiece.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Gastro Pub, Brewery
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00m - 11:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - Midnight, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(403) 988-4214
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gradey McMahon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Griffin Road East
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Parking details
Parking is available in our private lot as well as street parking.
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Entertainment
Check in for various live entertainment nights.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 120 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service, great food and great drink varieties

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GJ
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again one of our favorite dining destinations in Cochrane gave us a great meal! We brought friends with us who had never been there before and they agreed with us that the food and everything about HH is great!

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DG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and beer. Love the open country atmosphere. Service was excellent.

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S
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A gem of a find with great beer and also great food. Good vegetarian options. Very authentic atmosphere. Highly recommend this place to friends and family and they all agree.

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WK
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food is always amazing.
We have been a number of times this summer and every experience has been beyond expectations.

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d
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was very friendly and personable, and provided us with excellent service. The meals were delicious and the food was served in a timely fashion. A great place to eat, and a good place to try local beers.

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WD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We had meat loaf and a couple of flat bread menu items and just didn't like any of them.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and awesome food made for a great night. It was really busy but that didn’t cause delays in service or effect the quality of the meal.

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HC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and of course the best craft beer in alberta! Thanks for making my mom’s birthday a special one!

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PN
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The service from Emelia was great. She explained all the options, and the beer samplings etc. Emelia also checked in with us periodically to make sure we had what we needed. She is your Rock Star.

The food, albeit somewhat acceptable, was far from exceptional. My wife and I each had the steak sandwich, which was "stringy/fatty" and was actually difficult to cut, and therefore chew. Our son had the 3 meat platter, which although a large helping, he felt it was marginal at best. Our other guest had the BLT which she quite enjoyed.

The fries with the Parm cheese were great.

Great ambience. however, guests should know that it is 'open air' concept in that windows are open, so once our meals arrived we had to accept the fact that 6 or so flies each would be on our food awaiting a good swat.

Perhaps with a price increase the quality of the product could improve.

Paul N.
Edmonton

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WH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We’d had such wonderful food on the previous occasions we’d eaten at Half Hitch, we were very disappointed and surprised by the lack of flavour and poor quality the 7 of us experienced on this visit. I don’t know if or when we’ll be back. I sincerely hope our recent experience is not the new normal for Half Hitch.

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NB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met up with some friends for a nice meal on the patio. The weather was fantastic so the patio was quite busy; the staff really hussled and made sure things ran smoothly. It was nice to dine somewhere that didn’t only offer generic items on the menu; everything was unique to the restaurant and all our meals were great.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Brisket sandwich was horrible. Meat was dry and had barely any sauce.

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KW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, a great experience! I like the menu and the service was excellent!

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Neat place - good food, great beer.

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EW
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Awesome spot! Great service - food took a LONG time - tasted great though but a little tough with 2 young kids and waiting over an hour for food!

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RE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always have a great time Half Hitch! Everything from the food to the service to the ambiance, no complaints on our end.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Brussel sprout appetizer was unique and tasty. Entrees were good too but so much food I had to take mine home! The server was mediocre and seemed annoyed at the beginning of the meal when we didn’t order alcoholic drinks right away (I’m pregnant and hubby needed to browse the selection more). Then my husbands beer didn’t come until 1/2 way through the meal as the server forgot and it was given to someone else. Overall though we were happy and will be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was a bit slow and by inconsistent servers. The meal tasted good but the meat (pulled pork/brisket) was fatty and inedible. The entertainment took a long time to set and warm up, which we found annoying. Not sure we’d recommend or be back, other than the beer sampler was tasty and of good value.

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E
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was great except for the road construction and the two young ladies “witching” beside us-the restaurant, service and food were great! We will be back!

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N
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for mothers day and it was great.
Nice plating and the food was fantastic.
Had poutine, burger, steak sandwich, and pickle fries (they actually look like fries)

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DS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service! Relaxing on the deck in the sun was a perfect way to celebrate the day.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went there for Mother's Day lunch this year. The service was a bit slow but the food was quite good. We enjoyed our afternoon with the kids.

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MH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Arrived at the Restaurant and found that the Open Table booking was not received at the restaurant. The hostess seated us despite no reservation and the restaurant was busy. Very good service.
Thanks

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D
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great prosseco - the pulled pork was fatty and the brisket was tough and gristly - not sufficiently cooked. The ambience and service were outstanding and mothers got a 50% discount. Lots of potential it needs work on the food side.

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OT
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It was just ok

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HC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome! Thanks again

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A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The Half Hitch is a superb little restaurant. My companions very much enjoyed the varieties of beer and we all enjoyed the food. The service is excellent and everyone is very friendly.

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MM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the steak sandwich. It was perfectly done and was thick rather than a thin piece of meat. Liked that the bread was minimal in size - more like a crostini.

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LW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Just the service was pretty slow that day. Do not know why and unfortunately we only had an hour and 30 minutes.

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SM
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is great just miss the tator tot poutine

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both times we have visited the food and atmosphere have been amazing. We will be going back for sure. Totally worth the drive!

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GJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again they met our expectations- I still maintain they serve the best steak sandwich I have found anywhere in a long time!

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A
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Not to loud and great service. Beer was good and food good, recommend lobster crab dip.

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time and the food was soooo good ! Friendly server too !!

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GB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The 6 ladies thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The food & drink were consumed with a cheer & a smile of deliciousness!

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M
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was tasty, Caesar drinks were Awesome! Will definitely go again

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GJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They continue to put consistent good food out of the kitchen! Craft beer is excellent also!

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KG
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Ordered the bison short ribs and got the pork ribs. The pork ribs where alright, but was looking forward to the bison. Informed waitress but said I would continue with the pork.

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