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Diners' Choice: Great for live music restaurants in Calgary / Southern Alberta

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Updated June 05, 2024

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A photo of Vin Room - West restaurant
4.7 (780)
CAN$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Aspen / Strathcona / West Springs
About the restaurant
Vin Room is Calgary's premier wine bar offering over 45 wines by the taste. With the help of the Enomatic Wine Preservation System, we can guarantee variety and freshness as well.

Our wines are complemented by our menu, focusing on fresh, local ingredients with a global twist. We offer tapas that are seasonal, wine focused and flavorful.

Vin Room West is located at 85 St SW and 8A Ave SW (take Bow Trail West to 85th Street SW and turn right)

We are a licensed restaurant. Children are welcome at Vin Room.
Patio (weather permitting) is available on a first come, first served basis. Our patio is dog friendly. We offer complimentary dog beds, dog amenities and furbaby fare for your furry friend.
Top review
Dined on May 27, 2024
We love this place--especially on Mondays when they have a dinner special feature. Last night it was cream of mushroom soup and tenderloin steak with Yorkshire Pudding--so YUM! Such a nice selection of wine, too. Hubs did a bold red flight and loved it.
A photo of The Palomino Smokehouse restaurant
4.7 (141)
CAN$30 and under
About the restaurant
Barbecue season never ends at the Palomino Smokehouse!! Situated in the heart of downtown Calgary with the largest smoker in Western Canada. All of our meats are smoked low and slow everyday as we go through pounds of BBQ classics such as Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork and Ribs. Our Smoked Chicken, New Orleans style Catfish Po'boy, award winning Chili and rib-sticking Macaroni & Cheese are also extremely popular with the locals. All of our BBQ sauces (House, Chipotle and Carolina Mustard) and Rubs are made in-house and are gluten free. On weekends we feature the famous Cowboy Brunch, our BBQ-inspired take on breakfast classics which are available for both early and not-so-early risers. We feature a large selection of beer, whiskey, bourbon and other spirits to quench your thirst.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Always love an after work drink and then some at the Pal.
A photo of The Eden restaurant
4.7 (444)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
About the restaurant
A family owned & operated "blue collar" bistro located in the heart of Inglewood; honoured to be serving menus curated by the talented culinary team led by Chef Dirk McCabe.

Tuesday to Thursday 1130-9
Friday 1130-10
Saturday 10-10 (BRUNCH 10-2)
Sunday 10-8 (BRUNCH 10-2)
HAPPY HOUR wednesday - sunday 2-6
Reservations & Walkins always welcome.

Fridays 8-10pm ~ no cover
Stay tuned for updates by signing up for our emails edenbistro.ca !
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Such great food. The service is delightful. It was very quiet tonight, but it’s not as always like that, i heard.
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A photo of Alvin's Jazz Club restaurant
4.7 (1244)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
About the restaurant
A throwback to the quintessential New York City dining experience of the 1930’s & 40’s, with a modern approach. Enjoy expertly curated wines, spirits and specialty cocktails.

Located in the heart of Westman Village in Mahogany, we are Calgary's favourite venue for live jazz, amazing food and drinks.

We are open Tuesday to Thursday at 5:00pm until late Friday to Sunday at 4:00pm to late with live entertainment every night. Come enjoy our Sunday Jazzy Brunch 10:00am to 2:00pm. Enjoy our fabulous Happy Hour from Tuesday to Thursday 5:00pm to 6:00pm and Friday to Sunday 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

5 Hour Complimentary Parking Available - Please Register at the Host Stand
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Could not make out the lyrics of the song the singer was singing. The Acoustics was not great.
A photo of Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey restaurant
4.7 (654)
CAN$30 and under
About the restaurant
Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey is a bbq joint in the heart of Kensington, Calgary, Alberta. Smoking our meat from 10-14 hours, people love our brisket but we have a selection of meats, trays and sides to choose from. Join us inside or out if the weather permits, or on our backyard whiskey garden open year round. Drinkwise we’ve got the largest whiskey list in town, and an ever-evolving cocktail list anchored by our smokey old-fashioned. We’ve also got a bunch of beer on tap, with some local favourites and international selects.
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
We had a great time celebrating our son’s 18th birthday along with a group of his buddies. Everyone really enjoyed the food and the service was top notch! Only thing I would say is the disappointment I felt when the table next to us walked in with a birthday cake for their celebration and yet when I called to ask about bringing in a cake or cupcakes for our celebration I was told Hayden Block doesn’t allow outside food brought in for any reason. When speaking with the people next to us they said they asked and were told they could. So sadly, our son wasn’t able to enjoy a cake along with the singing for his special birthday. 🫤
A photo of South Block Barbecue & Brewing Co. restaurant
4.6 (476)
CAN$30 and under
About the restaurant
South Block is a North-Carolina inspired BBQ hall and brewery on the edge of Mission, in Calgary. Upstairs you’ll find a large dining room, 20-seat bar, and a year-round indoor/outdoor beer garden. Downstairs hosts our stage, live music hall, and brewerey – where we brew our entire draft lineup from classic staples like our Pilsner, Lager, and IPAs, to our unique seasonal Peach Bourbon Ale and Mango Wheat Ale.

Behind the bar, we run a hand-crafted cocktail program and offer a whiskey list of over 200 varietals, including American, Canadian, Irish, Scottish, and Japanese whiskeys.

However, the biggest draw has to be our slow-smoked barbecue menu. Inspired by the flavours of North Carolina, our team arrives early every morning to smoke our famous brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and more for up to 14 hours.
Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Our server, Erin, was so much fun, very informative and knowledgeable of the menu and gave amazing recommendations. Our group sat in the patio area, that was well covered from the rain and the heating from above was extra nice to keep warm from the wind.
A photo of Mister M. restaurant
4.6 (259)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
Mister M is a modern-day supper-club that combines a retro 1970s ambiance with delicious French and Italian cuisine, a classic cocktail menu, and engaging entertainment options. With an immersive sensory experience, Mister M offers a unique and memorable night out for guests seeking a modern twist on a classic upscale dining and nightlife experience.

During the week Mister M. hosts an intimate dining experience on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On weekends, we host dinner shows with surprise live entertainment, dancers, and performers. Mister M seamlessly transitions from an elegant dining experience to a lively late-night atmosphere, the ‘AFTER-DARK’. With throwback DJs and entertainment until the early hours, on Friday, and Saturday. The After-Dark experience aims to transport guests to a different era, providing a nostalgic and unforgettable supper club experience.

Mister M.'s dress code is fashion-forward and upscale business casual.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Mister M. Is absolutely fabulous. The ambiance is amazing, the drinks are exceptional, and the service is stellar. This place is a hidden gem in downtown Calgary.
A photo of RENDESVOUZ restaurant
4.4 (435)
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
About the restaurant
Rendesvouz is Seton's newest and upscale dining and entertainment venue.
We are happy to announce that we are open daily for dine-in 7:00 am to late.
We offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, happy hour and late night dining options.
As well, we just launched our new Pizza Menu. Available for dine in, room service, take out and delivery through Skip the Dishes.
Live entertainment on Tuesday to Saturday evenings.
There is a cover charge for live music performances.
Please call 587-349-8653 to make a reservation or place an order for takeout.
Thank you for all your support.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great ambience! Amazing to eat and dance. The bad (45) was absolutely fantastic!! My pasta was too oily and not as flavourful as I had hoped. My friend also had the same dish and said the same thing. Service was great! Would come again and choose a different dish but wow. The band knocked it out of the park!
A photo of Melissa's MisSteak restaurant
4.2 (768)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
About the restaurant
Melissa's MisSteak serves Alberta Certified Angus beef including our signature Prime Rib, we have many options for the entire family and offer Live Lobster.
ALL YOU CAN EAT Prime Rib Buffet every Thursday for $34.
Large groups welcome as large as 500 people with many menu options available, for large groups please email groups@melssteak.com
We offer a quality dining experience and superior customer service. We are open for breakfast daily from 8:00 am and serve breakfast items on the lunch menu until 4:00 pm. Dinner service begins at 4:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm, bar service till 2:00 am.

You will find locals and visitors in Mel's sports bar, We have the most extensive sports setup in Banff, including Large Screens, VLT Games, Pool Tables, and Live Entertainment. View our Live Events page https://melissasmissteak.com/

Melissa's MisSteak has been serving the Bow Valley for over 40 years, Locally owned and operated please come see our spectacular views in the heart of downtown.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Friendly staff and delicious food. Highly recommend this restaurant!
A photo of National on 10th restaurant
4.1 (97)
CAN$30 and under
Beer Garden
About the restaurant
At National on 10th, we've maintained the charm of our 17th Avenue location while creating the best place to eat, drink, and play in the city's core. Take the stage in our karaoke lounge, go head to head in basketball in the aracade, head downstairs to bowl a few frames at our 8-lane bowling alley, or enjoy our sun soaked rooftop patio!
Top review
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Nice to have another rooftop option! Spacious, beautiful and fun up there! It’d be great for National to include alcohol free items in their happy hour, the server made it happen, which was awesome 👏🏽 but it was not the norm which is ridiculous
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