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About The Bank and Baron Pub

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.


125 8th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1B4
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Canadian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 4pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - Late

Friday: 11am - 2am

Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00am

Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm.

Please note that we do not reserve our patio.

Minors welcome until 4 pm.

Cross Street:
1st St SW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(587) 293-9688

Website:
http://www.bankandbaronpub.com/

Entertainment:
Live DJ every Saturday night

Parking Details:
Telus Convention Center

Executive Chef:
Brian Petit

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Minors welcome until 4pm daily

The Bank and Baron Pub Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4.2

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4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
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Good for Groups (6)
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Great for Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
People Watching (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
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Authentic (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

great service - good food and great atmosphere the interior of the old bank is stunning. It was fairly quiet while their for lunch - I could see it being a bit loud if it was busy. Would be a great place to host a party on the upper level..

Tags: Business Meals, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was excellent (Keisha)
Food was tasty
Music wasn't that great for the environment
Cool place, loved the historical aspects

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The service was fast and the food very tasty. Everything was warm specially on a cold day.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I really enjoyed The Bank and Baron. I was there on a Saturday and found it a little too dark and loud. I was with some girlfriends for my birthday and would have preferred the environment be more tailored to socializing. The food was great and so were the drink options. Friendly staff and reasonable prices.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went with a group of 15 people, had to call the waitress, who was rude, several times to remind her to come take our orders. Food was below mediocre, no one finished theirs nor bothered to take it home with them. Half the table didn’t get water or drinks after asking for them several times, we were forced to share cups of water with one another. All this happened despite the fact that the restaurant was basically empty. Was forced to pay 18% gratuity despite the fact that we barely had a waitress for the night. Had to wait for about an hour to get our bills and it took another 40 minutes for the waitress to get change for those who needed it. Terrible experience, wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Only upside was that it was a nice ambience and looked decent.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Good customer service experience. Great food and value.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

spectacular room with lots of intimate spots to sit and chat. attentive staff. great for parties and business functions with a private space upstairs for 150, smaller function spaces on the main level and downstairs by the old vault. overall a very impressive transformation.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Love how an old bank building has been transformed. It’s just lovely. Food very good so was the service

Tags: Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Had a delicious lunch with family. Server was very good and food was excellent.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Good food and good atmosphere. I think they were short staffed and managed it as well as they could. I would go back and try again

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was very good. Beer menu was adequate. Great environment for a business meal.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Went for wings specials. Good size and tasty wings. Can't beat the price. Good ambiance. Will go back again.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Went on a Wednesday for the 25 cent wings & 5 dollar Big Rock draft. Also had a nice cobb salad. A good location before an Arts Commons event.

Tags: People Watching, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Exceptionally professional and friendly service ! Best value wing night in the city (on Wednesdays)

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Business Meals, Great Beer, Casual
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had a great time at the Bank and Baron celebrating a birthday! Good food and service!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Very interesting interior as a converted restaurant from an old bank. Huge bar situated in the middle of the venue and 2nd floor balcony seating that wraps 360 degrees around the main floor. We had an energetic server who was practically the only server there for the evening so it made things a little slow but overall a place I would go again.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Nice place! Good atmosphere, unique bank building :)

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 11, 2017

This was the second time I have been, and it was great service both times. It had good food and an excellent atmosphere in a lovely building.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 7, 2017

great atmosphere every time and the staff are couteous!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

I had the curry vegetarian dish and it was quite bland. Not sure if I would order it again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 7, 2017

If you are with less than 5 people, is awesome but if you are with more, is terrible,..... There are other better options.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Special Occasion, Vegan, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Service was painfully slow and took over ten minutes for any drink to be brought to the table. Food was great. Lighting was so dark it was hard to read menu or see the group of people around us.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day. Food was both creative and tasted very good, reasonably priced. Loved the historic Bank of Nova Scotia conversion to restaurant. Despite not being very busy in the afternoon, server barely paid attention to my family. At the end came the surprise 18% tip because my family size (wife, me and six kids) is 8.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 12, 2017

This was my first dining experience at this pub, I quite enjoyed it. It was super easy to make a reservation online and the website was super easy to navigate. I really enjoyed the ceasar drink, the tooth pick with sausage, olive, cheese and pepercini was delicious and added great flavour and decor to the drink. I would definitely dine here again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Attractive use of an old bank building, Menu and food is terrible.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on April 25, 2017

We visited for poutine week and had the Reuben poutine. We tasted 5 throughout the week and this was the best by far! Can't wait for next year.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Definitely a sports bar. Lots of large tvs. Lighting was dark. Had to go by bar where there was some lighting so could read menu. Popular spot for Stanley Cup playoffs on a Sunday evening. Had a difficult time getting the attention of the male waiter. Beef and bison chili excellent. We were there April 23rd and as of today May 1st nobody at Bank and Baron have acknowledge our visit under reservation for Greenwood so haven't received Open Table points.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Amazing. Would highly recommend this restaurant and pub!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Lunch for Big Taste 2017. Very good value, food was excellent, dessert was absolutely delicious, service was attentive and I enjoy most of their $5 pint selections.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 23, 2017

This restaurant offers a great ambiance and a fun atmosphere. The food is great and the 1/2 price wine on Thursday is a plus! I would not recommend it to a large group that does not have 2-3 hours of time to spare as they have difficultly being able to provide the service to so many, during the busy lunch time hours. Our server was a lovely girl, but did not know quite how to deal with our need for prompt and quick service so that we could get to our meetings. I will definitely return to the restaurant , but I will not be able to convince the rest of my group to come there again unfortunately.

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food was okay, loved the old style look of the bank made into pub. Service was slow and for the amount of food we ordered our table was very small, crowded and a bit dark.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Really neat atmosphere in an old bank. The downstairs is really neat with the old safe!

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Went on a Thursday night to meet up with a couple of old friends and take in the remarkable restoration of the building, hence the 'energetic' rating. The upstairs was closed (from where you can better appreciate the restoration) and there was no area of the downstairs that was quiet enough to talk without having to almost shout. However the food we had (dry ribs, mussels, pizza) was good. The service was so-so. We had to ask at least twice the get water refills.

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Food was really good, however the service was extremely slow and the restaurant wasn't busy at all.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Service & food were excellent. Great place to celebrate our son's birthday!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Healthy, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Loved the choices on the menu. I would call it an upscale pub menu. Everyone was happy with their choices.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Food was outstanding as always, although service wasn't the standard we are used to at the B&B. Server did not return to see how things were and we had to ask for one of our party's drinks more than once and I would have liked another glass of wine during my meal, but she never came back until we'd been done for a while. We'll just look for our usual server next time - typically service here is excellent.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 1, 2017

The food was very good. Had quinoa salad, curry bowls and steak sandwiches. Service was good and for a business lunch we were in and out in just over an hour. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Would recommend this restaurant as the choices seem to suit a wide variety of people and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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