A modern craft cocktail lounge serving Asian-inspired fare, Raw Bar is an intimate yet lively space in the heart of downtown Calgary. Located at Hotel Arts, Raw Bar exudes sophistication, modernity and great taste from the menu to the finely curated art and décor.
Happy Hour – Tuesday – Saturday 4-6pm, $6 feature wine, beer and classic cocktails + 50% off select small plates
Half Price Wine Friday – 50% off bottles of wine
Fridays at Raw Bar - Enjoy $1 oysters from 4-7pm
FREE PARKING – Our guests receive complimentary self-parking at Hotel Arts in both our above ground surface lot, and our heated underground parkade.
It was a great experience! I cant wait to go back. Eating a meal pool side in the winter was fun.
Flavors where amazing! It was a great dining experience!
Good ambiance, food was good overall, service was phenomenal.
Amazing all round. Will definitely be back again soon! Ordered the YYC Taste menu and went back for late night eats and had fish tacos. All mouth watering! Dawn A.
The food was excellent.
The service wasn't the greatest.
For a Saturday evening at 6 p.m., with a few tables the service was slow and painful. I assume that's what happens when the restaurant isn't buzzing, the servers also do not feel motivated to work. Water glasses weren't refilled unless you literally asked because they can't assume that you want your water refilled... Dessert menu wasn't offered, simply asked if we wanted anything else. It's strange that the patrons have to initiate the service. We might as well just serve ourselves.
Went on Valentines with friends and each person received their bill in a cute Valentines card. Nice touch!
It was really good but there was literally one waitress for every table and we still had to wait 45 min for our main course
Food was great! We’ll be back again soon. Great atmosphere and location.
Sat poolside and it was marvellous!! Calgary’s hidden gem. Can’t wait to return with my bathing suit
Food was disappointing-had the fried chicken (dry), breaded broccolini (dry and tasteless), sushi (tasted like store bought sushi).
Beet salad was delicious and pretty, but beets cut into circles like onion rings are tough to eat with chopsticks.
Cocktails were delish.
The cocktails were amazing, the food was spectacular and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Raw bar is awesome. It's Rawesome.
Awesome decor and ambience, delicious food, attentive service, and unbelievable quality for your dollar. Will definitely be back!
One of the best restaurants i've been to in Calgary
Great experience and service! Highly recommend Raw Bar for small events or parties
Friday was our first visit to Raw Bar and we will definitely be back! We had a great time and it has to be one of the best happy hours in the city. We tried most of the small plates as well as the oysters and everything was fantastic. A hidden gem for sure!
Hi DonnaY, Thank you for the fantastic review! Looking forward to hosting you again for happy hour and Oysters. Cheers, Dilan Conway Raw Bar GM
Food was great. Service was very slow. There was nobody else in entire place, so I wonder what it would be like if busy?
We arrived early enough to order off their happy hour menu. The food was very unique and very good. They were able to easily recommend items that were gluten free, even from their happy hour menu. The service was spectacular even though there was a huge event going on in another part of the hotel. The menu is very different than any other restaurant I have dined at. I would recommend this restaurant. It is also located an easy walk to the Calgary Stampede grounds or a very quick and inexpensive taxi ride.
We went for happy hour, share plates were good value. Service was slow, overall it was a decent experience
Excellent service. Food was great. The oysters were my favourite.
Amazing service and fantastic happy hour!
Hi MeanJean, Thanks for the great review! Looking forwards to hosting you again during happy hour. Regards, Dilan Conway Raw Bar General Manager
Best happy hour in calgary! The service is always amazing.
Honestly, the experience did not live up to my expectations. For the amount you're paying and the small amount of food you get, you would expect the food to be absolutely delicious. It was just alright, really nothing special. You're much better off going to Cactus. Seriously. Our server also hardly talked to us. Sometimes he would just simply gesture at things, stare at us, and then walk away. He did not make an effort to welcome us which you would expect from a higher end restaurant. Overall, it was somewhat disappointing.
Good food; portions a little small; flavours were quite exceptional. Happy Hour bar prices were extremely reasonable and drinks were of good quality.
Our server was awesome. Best happy hour in the city.
Great spot. Service was a bit slow and found that it wasn't that busy either. Great cocktails and great food! I'd definitely go back!
Hi jpoww, Thank you so much for the great review, Net time you come in we will be sure to make the service a little quicker for you. Looking forward to having you in again, Cheers, Dilan Conway GM of Raw Bar
The food at Raw Bar has been excellent every time we go, especially tonight. Their revamped menu has a wonderful assortment of dishes of unique and interesting flavours. Their fried chicken is the best we have ever had! We would definitely recommend this restaurant for dinner for any occasion!
I was really looking forward to my reservations over the past weekend but was disappointed in the service received. I called ahead the day before to see if the patio would be open. The gentleman who answered the phone informed me the patio would not be opened until Saturday. I came on Friday and the patio was opened! Oh well, I guess you guys pushed for the renovation completion early which is fine. What I didn't appreciate was waiting for someone to notice me waiting to be seated at my table. I felt because of the rush to get the patio open, they may have been short staffed. I had been walked by multiple times by staff, none of them asking if I had been helped. I had to go to the patio for assistance. I waited for more than 10 minutes before giving up and looking for help. Once seated, we were sat in the worst table, next to the exits where the servers were rushing out to the patio when there were empty tables in the restaurant that was ever occupied the 2 hours we were there. Our server didn't come by often, food was forgotten (which the server apologized and gave it to us on the house - thanks!), and he didn't stop by in the last 15 minutes of happy hour to see if we wanted anything else. Good thing we thought ahead and ordered an extra happy hour drink the last time he came to check up on us. The only thing that was great was the food. I will hesitate to come back again.
We had a great time at Raw Bar. The service was outstanding! I just wish the pool had been open. The only thing that could have made it better was that we enjoyed our wine outside.
Hi StaceyS Thank you for the amazing review! The pool and patio are now open, we would love to see you back enjoying the sun and some wine out there. Regards, Dilan Conway Raw Bar GM
Food was all good, but nothing exceptional. Service was very good.
Food is very good (family-style meal; "large plates" are pretty large, so careful when ordering or you might not be able to finish everything; one large plate and two small ones are enough for two people), other that that it was very tasty
This is one of the best Happy Hours in the city: Half price bottles of wine, 1/2 price “small plates” and (on Fridays) buck-a-shuck for oysters (max 1 dozen). We tried a number of the small plates and enjoyed a dozen oysters each. All of the food was delectable and beautifully presented. My dining partner is vegetarian, so we appreciated the large variety of meatless dishes on the menu. The wine selection available for the happy hour deal was also nicely varied and of excellent quality and value.
Haven't been here in some time and thought that we were due. The menu has changed a little (food and drink) but everything ordered from the small plates section was fantastic! Must tries are the Peking Duck Salad Roll & the BC Albacore Tuna Carpaccio. Be sure to ask to sit in Mark's section. He really made the meal.
The food exceeded expectations. Waiter’s wine recommendation was excellent.
The food and drinks are amazing, and the staff are enthusiastic and engaging.
We had the most kind and sincere server. Definitely going back!
Aya was a great server and all of the rest of the staff always go above and beyond to make our night out fantastic!
Outstanding and innovative food and drinks for Happy Hour. Great service and staff. Always a pleasure to visit such a great Canadian establishment! we’ll be back soon!!
Met with girlfriends after work - a great place to relax, order a bunch of delicious appetizers and catch up!
Great service and food.