rooftop bar @ SIMMONS

4.4
113 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
*Closed for the season, see you next spring!*
Drinks + Pizza + Good Vibes
Located in East Village and housed on top of the historical Simmons Building along the Bow River, The Rooftop Bar @ Simmons was named as Calgary’s Best Rooftop patio.
Where the rosé is flowing and buckets of beer are hitting the tables. This landmark has the only uninterrupted panoramic view of the Bow River and downtown lit up city scape. With our sister restaurant, CONNIE AND JOHN’S PIZZA offering delivery directly to your table, built in heaters, a glass encased fireplace and live music on feature nights help set stage for a unforgettable time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 113 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This is an awesome patio with a great view! Staff was wonderful and all safety protocols were followed.

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Xen360
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience4

Unfortunately the menu was lacking quite a bit in both drink and eat options but also understandable considering the world at the moment. But I must commend the staff. They went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and for that reason alone I would be back even if just for a drink. I was blown away with how incredible they were. Kudos to whomever snatched them up as they made a cold drizzly hungry day into a really enjoyable experience.

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NixGG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food menu selections limited and not as expected. The bar selections were good

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vipLauraH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the Bow, tables spaced out well, good food & drinks

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Cameron
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a beer and some pizza and to enjoy the view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday drinks and pizza on the rooftop. Great spot to watch the walk path. Wish they had a few more menu items but pizza was fresh and really good!!

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BabaC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you want it to be. Great view. Heaters if needed but the sun shines warm enough. Great service and pizza is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great location good food and drinks.

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MarkP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were seated next to the service entrance to the bar area. When we were seated, there were other open tables that we could have asked to be moved to. Being our first time here, we didn't know about the traffic. We will know this for our next visit.

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jasu
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on lovely date night. September night was getting slightly cooler but the patio heater was awesome. Excellent food, wine and views. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended

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SanciaT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect range of food (from snacks to meals), drinks (colourful cocktails to a classic beer), with great views, heaters so you don't freeze outside, and fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and we enjoyed our time! Food and wine was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome happy hour, which turned into all day happy hour 😊

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AlexisGrace
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute favourite spot in Calgary. Food is amazing and so is the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great views Of the water and river! Beautiful patio with a great vibe! Pizza was pricey. Limited menu.

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PhilipR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved the outdoor, rooftop patio with an actual view of the river (that's so rare in Calgary!).
Our server was excellent - super friendly and attentive.
I saw staff doing a solid job of disinfecting tables between customers.
A couple of us weren't thrilled with the prices. Many bars and restaurants are offering specials in these tough times. Although, since the patio was basically full on a Wednesday night, I guess you probably don't see a need to offer deals.
I'd definitely go back, but would never be a 'regular'.
Nice job on the setting/ambiance for sure!

JB
JodiB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our night on the roof top! Beverages were good. Food was good.

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AnnT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Had to wait 10 minutes just to get someone to take our drink order and they weren’t even busy. Waiter was nitro very friendly don’t think he wanted to be there

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StevenA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This bar is unique to Calgary and absolutely the best place to be on a hot day. We had a few beers and a slice of pizza, which was delicious. Highly recommended!

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KariK
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

I've been disappointed with the food of Charbar overall for the last couple of years. One of my favourite restaurants is Charcut by far and the cured meats that are such a wonderful part of what I know to be Charcut seem non-existent at Charbar/Rooftop @ Simons and yet the ambiance of the upper patio overlooking the Bow is Spectacular!

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JodyO
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place can’t believe I have never been there. Will come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Well we were on time for our reservation but the table was t ready for 20 minutes.

The nachoes werent cooked all the way... and the Caesar salad was wilty...

The pizza was the only saving grace and our server was good.

Just was disappointing because we got married on the roof top in 2016 and wanted a nice night and didn’t go to plan.

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friday
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful rooftop. Decent pizza. Wonderful server!

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SethM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely view, lots of space to social distance. Server was lovely! Bathroom and surrounding area was a touch messy, but would visit again.

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vipMattyoman121
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always! Thank you.

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carolea
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great location.......makes one feel you’re on vacation in Calgary! Pizza was excellent! Drinks a little expensive, but we knew that ahead of time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

No shade and smoking hot. Otherwise enjoyed the reservation.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had the burgers. Potato wedges where great and the salad was good. the burger patties were less than satisfactory, and below what I thought we would get for food quality at this restaurant. Service was very good, the burgers, not so much.

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DateDay
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The price was steep for a Caesar salad at $19. The pizza was great at a good value. Atmosphere was awesome with the views of the river, buildings and people watching.

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TammaraF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best rooftop by far!! Watched the sunset, and a band was playing by the river!

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DenisB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very simple menu, very well done. Love the location. The staff are great. We had to tear ourselves away. We really appreciated being able to make a reservation for lunch on a patio.

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EllaM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, especially our server. She had a lot of patience. Thank you so much. Enjoyed our time.

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marinas
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The view was spectacular!!! Although stuff was very nice I had to wait for my dream for 30 minutes, Drink was delicious but the food was gross

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

July 26th, 2020. Food has really gone downhill. I have now tried the burger and the rooftop pizza; they are both low quality items which are overpriced.

Please bring back a better menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were four people, we got there and we asked for a table with the view which was empty when we asked. We were told, there is a reservation for 6 people coming. Later the table was occupied by two guests only. We felt that was really nasty service. We were there at 6 pm to 7:30.

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vipSirEatalot
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall great place. If your visiting town or want to have a late afternoon or evening cocktail with a fun view it is hard to beat this place. You definitely pay for the view. Service to the seat was great, and food came out fast and well presented. Food is really great. One criticism though is the price of the drinks vs the service to get them. For example, $10 for a can of beer (can only buy tall boys individually) is steep. I’d be fine with that, but when I ordered one of the $10 cans, it took 10 minutes and no class was provided. It wasn’t really busy, and I guess I just expect more for the price. You can’t buy small cans unless you buy a bucket of beer. Draft is $10 for a 16oz, which is easily the most expensive in town. Happy to pay a little more for the view, but this still seems a bit high.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They did a great job. Even with a tornado warning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and view!!!

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ElaineS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service and ambience was great. Also felt very safe. We were hoping there would be more food options (at least more appetizers/salads etc) but the pizza we had was still tasty. Only downside was the amount of bugs that came out after sunset and when the music turned off. Would suggest keeping the music playing even after the kitchen closes and also maybe turn the heat lamps on.

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CarolH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Not a lot of food choices for vegans ...

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rooftop bar @ SIMMONS is rated 4.4 stars by 113 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.