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The Bank and Baron Pub, Calgary, AB

The Bank and Baron Pub

3.6
3.6
507 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
We welcome you to The Bank & Baron, reclaimed within The Bank of Nova Scotia building, which is recognized among one of Alberta's most historical. This grand space has been unlocked and a new downtown landmark awaits you.

The Bank and Baron is located in the heart of Calgary's infamous Stephen Avenue, the pulse of downtown. This avenue was named after George Stephen, 1st Baron Mount Stephen. He was the financial genius behind the creation of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the President of the Bank of Montreal and is remembered as one of the greatest philanthropists of his time. In honor of the significant history Baron Mount Stephen imparted into the fostering of Calgary's culture , we have brewed The Bank & Baron P.U.B.

The Bank & Baron is a place where a Traditional Public Urban Bar taps into a historical avenue destination. Crafting any event from a momentous occasion to an exquisite celebration can be effortlessly drafted.


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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (587) 293-9688

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Troy Wall

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, The Bank & Baron Pub can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (587) 293-9688

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    1st St SW

  • Parking details

    Telus Convention Center

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 507 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. N

    Nimo

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service - keep up the great work. I will definitely come back.
  2. M

    Momma

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    No one to greet us as it wasn’t busy. We just sat at a table. There were 3 servers but they just were chatting and laughing and goofing around at bar. One server was serving a table. Didn’t even look at us. We waited for a bit and just left. I realize it was late but we would have had a few drinks.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    2 at our table had undercooked steak and I had to eat around my undercooked chicken. We are not big complainers so we didn’t mention it except for the one chewy/really bad steak… just won’t go back.
  4. CB

    CarlaB

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were excited to try Bank and Baron because of the historical location. Unfortunately it did not meet our expectations. We had to make several beer selections before we found one they actually had available, we were seated in a dark corner under the stairs where they had to move a coat rack (there was hardly anyone there, so not sure why we couldn’t sit in a neat location in the space), the fries were waaay too salty, and there was no toilet paper in the bathroom stall I used. We were confused why no one was on their patio or in the restaurant on a Saturday night when most other restaurants along Stephen Ave were busy, but our experience explained why…
  5. DR

    DeirdreandRobertC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place for happy hour ! Excellent food and service . The steak bites are to die for ! The service was outstanding !
  6. AM

    AdamM

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Cool venue and great people watching on the patio, but service was really slow and food was very underwhelming when it did arrive.
  7. SS

    SusanS

    Denver

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Unfortunately, this place lacks sufficient staff. We waited way too long for service, and while our waiter was very nice, the food was just okay.
  8. N

    Nd14

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    We were charged for extra alcohol but didn’t notice till after we paid. The food was very bland and plain. I added chicken to my Caesar salad and was astonishing that it was half the price of the salad additionally. The dressing was bland. The beef dips were really bland as well. My drink was 50% water and the waiter never filled my drink up again so I had nothing till we were all done I have been here a few times. Not sure why this experience was so terrible
  9. CV

    CourtneyV

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    They were closed for a private event but I was able to make a reservation a few days prior? They seated us anyways, but I would have preferred to know about the event in advance since it was incredibly loud. The food was okay. Had I known about the private event I would have made a reservation else where. Overall I was disappointed.
  10. S

    Sammy

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Love the old bank building, menu looked good, had the gnocchi but it was just okay, slightly overcooked (Keeping in mind this is a hard dish to make). Love the wine selection, and overall moodiness of the building. Asked the server to tell us about the ghosts in the building but she had no interest. Overall was an okay business meal but could have been better. I would go back to try it again at a less busy time.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Unfortunately it seems the day we went to the pub was a day they were short staffed. Can’t be too upset as the manager had shared what was going on but still made for a poor experience. Hope maybe to find our way back to this place again for a do-over.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Never got to eat there. Showed up for our confirmed reservations and they were closed for a private party. Ruined the entire night as all the restaurants in the area were booked up. Terrible service!
  13. JD

    JDMF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We made a reservation for a family dinner to celebrate my birthday. When we arrived we waited for a very long time before the waitress, who did not seem very happy to even be at work, came to greet us. When she was told about the reservation, she didn't seem to know what was going on and had to go speak with the manager. When we got inside the table was unfortunately not going to work out as members of our group have mobility issues and cannot sit on bar stools. It took two more problems before we had to instruct the young lady to have the manager come over to speak with us. When I told the manager that we'd asked for mezzanine seating, we were told that it was reserved for larger events and a spend limit was required. This information is not on the website anywhere and it would have been useful to know. After we spoke to the manager about changing tables, a booth was offered, rather sizeable, I'd estimate 8 people could sit there. There was a single person sitting in it but our group were the ones who were asked to choose somewhere else to sit, without even consulting the other person about the issue. We ended up leaving the restaurant disappointed and with a sour feeling about it. I would not recommend this restaurant nor it's staff with their cavalier management and unenthusiastic staff. Find a better spot to go.
  14. CM

    CherM

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was OK. The building is beautiful and the food is decent. The service was good. Nothing exceptional other than the space itself. I’ll go again.
  15. N

    Nope

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    I won’t be back. Took 20 mins to get a drink. Food was pretty bad. Soggy pizza and the Cubane my hubby had was awful.
  16. BH

    BHilly

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Our group had an hour for lunch and service was so slow, took 1.5 hours. They served groups ahead of us, making us feel really unimportant. Food was subpar and even though we had a reservation they seated us in back in front of the kitchen. Do not recommend.
  17. M

    Maru

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    They have a big number of great tables; but somehow, they seat you in the worst spots possible!!
  18. M

    Moiettoi

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good service and food. We will go back for lunch for sure!
  19. ST

    SheilaT

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    "Would not recommend the fish and chips - the batter was very heavy and doughy. We were seated upstairs which had the advantage of being a bit quieter but I was disappointed as you don't get the open grand feeling of the lower level which is what I like best about this place. The beer was cool not cold and our poor server, worked hard but with having to run up and down stairs for food, pour and serve drinks - a lot for one person. Have been there on less busy nights and had a better experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Wing Wednesday is a good deal there. Decent spot to hit up after work.
  21. KP

    KevinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food had a great time and really enjoyed the atmosphere
  22. BK

    BKelley

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great building, quiet enough for a business lunch. Service was very friendly.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great experience.
  24. BP

    BrianP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    I don't know if tonight was the perfect storm but it started with the bar having no blender so we had to change our drink order - then no Bombay so change it once again. Food was the same - no fish and chips, then no Gnocchi and no mussels. So all in all we had to settle for 3rd and 4th choices. Service was good though they really did try. As well the place has retained all the grandeur of its original owner - the Bank of Nova Scotia. It was surprisingly quiet for a Flames playoff game.
  25. M

    Meaghanp

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food came out warm/cold inconsistent. Ambience was nice. Service was good.
  26. KS

    KenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The steak bites to share were the best I've eaten.
  27. M

    Matt

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Was embarrassed to have brought guests there for lunch. No one was there and the salads were very salty. Not a good experience.
  28. GD

    GregD

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, great service and good food. Lots of selection.
  29. S

    Sinclair

    Calgary

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, good food, and a great setting.
  30. CS

    ChristaS

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch there. The food was really great. Service was top notch and the margaritas were fabulous. Would definitely go here again.
  31. AT

    AllanT

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great friendly service, great food and pricing. Really cool décor. Will definitely be back.
  32. CA

    CAMH

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The atmosphere is great. They were out of money of the beer on tap on their menu. Ordered an appetizer which they were out of too. I ordered the fish and chips - portions were good though way to much fries. The fish was not crispy which was disappointing. Overall, Ok. Given the need to find parking, experience was not good enough to go again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We met here before heading to the theatre for a show, and it was a really cool experience. The ambience was awesome! Our waitress was great. The food was very good and a great value for the money. The band was just setting up to play as we were leaving, and we were bummed that we couldn’t stay for that. We will definitely be back!
  34. T

    Timewarp

    Calgary

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was bland, pricy for the quality
  35. S

    Sunshine

    Calgary

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Thanks for accommodating us in the managers room. It was perfect for our meeting. Special thanks for the text from Andrew and for responding to the multiple texts back. Really appreciate your commitment to service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wings were amazing and half price wine doesn’t hurts
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Food was decent. One person at the table sent their food back to be taken off the bill. Deep fried pickles were the best thing out group ate. Service was crap. Ordered apps and the server didn’t come back until 1 hour later to take our orders or even check up on us. Not like it was busy at all either. Will not be returning or recommending this place to anyone.
  38. GT

    GregT

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Cold food, did nit even ask for our order. We had to ask if we could order.
  39. SM

    SarahM

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Don't seat so many people if you don't have the staff to serve them. Took an hour to get our food because they only had 3 people working in the kitchen for a full bar plus a special event. The server rarely came around as she was running around.
  40. NB

    NigelB

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed our dinner.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Bank and Baron Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (587) 293-9688.

The Bank and Baron Pub is rated 3.6 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Bank and Baron Pub

125 8th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st St SW

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Telus Convention Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Troy Wall

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (587) 293-9688

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, The Bank & Baron Pub can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (587) 293-9688

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