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The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar, Calgary, AB
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The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar

4.3
4.3
338 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
The Derrick is an affordable, locally sourced restaurant that features a food menu comprised of traditional classics, seductively smoked meats and a spirit menu with an emphasis on gin, all paired within a cozy atmosphere that should make you feel right at home. The Derrick is open for, corporate lunch, a lively happy hour headlining the areas leading drink specials, dinner and late night Cocktails. So, put your feet up or join the party, welcome to The Derrick!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (403) 475-7226

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ming Shen

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private dining for groups up to 100 for birthday or special celebrations or corporate business meetings.(Use of a projector is available).

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    8th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Centennial Parkade (608-9 Ave SW/823- 5 St SW)<br /><br>Street Parking also available.

  • Entertainment

    Our entertainment will range from blues-rock, country-blues, rock, rhythm and blues, hip-hop with occasional live music performances from local artists.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 338 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Lively

  • Calgary

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Calgary

    Lively

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  1. DD

    DaveD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of Gin, food was Awesome and Great Atmosphere!
  2. SM

    SapphireM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great unique space! Reminded my friend and I of Dawson City. The food and drinks were amazing and our server was very kind and knowledgeable.
  3. SP

    SamP

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased with our overall experience yesterday! Will absolutely be returning!
  4. JR

    JennR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Ambiance was rated lower only because it was so cold in the restaurant! The need some heat, especially for Calgary winters. Food was fantastic.
  5. S

    Sinclair

    Calgary

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, with good portions, and was ready quicker than expected. Cocktails were amazing!
  6. DD

    DeeD

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were delicious, very unassuming! We will definitely go again!
  7. AR

    AndrewR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic! Our whole table had a great time, food was awesome and we'll be back!
  8. R

    Rachel

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t believe I haven’t been here before! Excellent service and recommendations. We just came for drinks but the menu looked nice. I appreciated the decor and it wasn’t overly loud but still a good vibe
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Quite surprised with The Derrick. First time for us dining there, and when we first walked in, it looked a bit more casual than what we were expecting and hoping for. But the service and the food definitely made up for it. The staff were extremely accommodating. I had to make a reservation change the day before and not only did the staff help me out over the phone but the manager also followed up with my email to double checking that everything was sorted out. The service is really great at this place. I definitely will be returning.
  10. KR

    KathyR

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, and genius cocktails. I will definitely be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went to the Globe Theater across the road and decided to eat here afterwards. Delicious food and a friendly atmosphere.
  12. B

    Briony

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great spot for a drink, some very unique cocktail combinations! We did not eat here just went for cocktails and enjoyed the venue and drinks! Would go back
  13. BG

    BenG

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Beef tartar was good. Waited over twenty mins for our first drinks. And it was under half capacity. Duck was dry, not sure how you do that. The olives in the martinis were awful, dry and hollow items. Who takes the pimentos out of the olive? 🤷‍♂️😂
  14. RV

    RachelVee

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, the waitress was very personable and her energy was magnetic. Restaurant had very fun decor. Enjoyed the food and the drinks very much.
  15. A

    Allie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good happy hour deals, but restaurant seemed understaffed. Ordered a bottle of sparkling wine as wine bottles were advertised as half off only to learn when we got the bill that sparkling wine wasn’t included. Would have appreciated the server letting us know of the exclusion when we ordered.
  16. J

    Jennifer

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Took a while for a server to come. The only bartender was swamped and it took upwards of 30 mins for drinks. Another server came to check on us and gave us a free round though which was much appreciated. The food came before our first drinks and is just ok. Come for the drinks and a casual environment. I doubt I’d go back though.
  17. BA

    BehroozA

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Best Cocktail Bar ever, perfect ambient. I would recommend it to everyone.
  18. YY

    YYCfoodie

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Never again. There are so many better places in Calgary. Twice I have been here months apart and experience was same. Terrible service. Food great but portions small. Over priced for what it is. Way too loud. It is like the Derrick is trying to be a fine dining place and a fun raucous bar at the same time and failing at both.
  19. G

    Ginny

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    I would definitely go back; and I think the only reason why I didn't give a higher mark for service was because there was only one waitress on and the restaurant filled up so quickly and she was absolutely run off her feet. We gave her a good tip because she was clearly stressed and overworked - she got absolutely slammed. I assume the kitchen staff was the same. We would try it again; hopefully when it's either less busy or there's more staff on. We felt very badly for the waitress who did the best she could do! The average rating wasn't against her as she did her best.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food and service! Biggest downside was a bit quiet so the atmosphere wasn’t there! But on a busier night would be perfect
  21. D

    Diner

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We contacted an establishment participating in beakerhead (an all ages event) looking for a place to go mid-day with our minor, and they did not answer the actual question and were quite rude...So on a long shot we sent a message to the champagne lounge and they replied immediately letting us know that we could take her into The Derrick. The kind response was appreciated more then I can express and I am so greatful. Amazing staff!! Thank you all so much!!
  22. KK

    KimberlyK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch spot to meet with colleagues and enjoy unique salads and other food options. Will do lunch here again!
  23. RC

    RobC

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there for lunch, will for sure return for another visit
  24. EM

    EMail

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Really nice bar. Great food. Nice drinks although kind of small. Great singer - love live music. Service was pretty poor. There were five people in the restaurant and the server still ignored us for the most part. Didn't check to see how everything was... Just saw her when she took our order and brought our food. She was nice for the small interaction we did have though.
  25. F

    Flee

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, drinks, and happy hour price! Away from noisy crowd on Stephen Ave.
  26. S

    Sinclair

    Calgary

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service, fresh and delicious food, and a well maintained and clean environment.
  27. RW

    RoseW

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there in a Wednesday and it was quiet. But the quality was still very high and great service.
  28. DB

    DBee

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    There are many other places we could have gone but wanted to try this place. It was mediocre, the beef sandwich looks delicious on the menu but we found it very smokey. The drinks were good. They have a nice big patio which was nice to see in a quieter part of the downtown core
  29. BC

    BradC

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It's good and reasonable food prices for downtown.
  30. S

    Swainer

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to lunch with a friend/client, and this place was phenomenal. The pricing was great, the food was amazing and the service was excellent. Thank you so much!
  31. AP

    AmandaP

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best drinks in town!
  32. SR

    ScottR

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place. Great drinks and food. WHat more could you want!
  33. S

    Sunnydelightz

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Like the drinks. The fried cheese curds were good. Bit spicy. Truffle fries were bsuperb. Brussel sprouts were okay. Also liked the broccoli. Could use more mushrooms.
  34. AR

    AlRich

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Don't eat the Montreal Smoked meat sandwich. All fat, no meat. Perhaps the restaurant should consider Costco smoked meat from Schwartz's as an alternative. Still digesting the fat eight hours later.
  35. m

    marcom

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, always
  36. S

    Sinclair

    Calgary

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The ambience was not quite what you expect from a Gin bar. Oysters were good, but the wings were poorly done and very tiny. Cocktails lacked garnish but were tasty.
  38. JO

    JeannaO

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's honestly good. Not pretentious, it's like a cocktail bar in a place that sorta looks like a dive bar... In a good way. It's homey and happy. Ths cocktails have a funky spin that make the standard cocktail have an elevated sensory experience, which is really fun, but I can see why the more picky consumer would be put back. Personally, I loved it. The food was great. And it came out fast. The service was great, it was like we had two or three servers, so we were well taken care of. Will return.
  39. HF

    HannahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartenders sure know their stuff! Delicious cocktails, great service, and the food was excellent.
  40. L

    Lanac

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We were very excited to Try This place out. Got There On a Friday night and we were the only ones there. That usually gives me A bad vibe but we stayed. Had a drink, however, the guys behind The bar were way more interested in chatting amongst Themselves rather Than serving us. We had planned to eat there but because of the service we left and had a great meal elsewhere.

FAQs

The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 475-7226.

The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 338 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 3 times today
Google Map for The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar

620 8th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1E3

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Centennial Parkade (608-9 Ave SW/823- 5 St SW)<br /><br>Street Parking also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ming Shen

  • Entertainment

    Our entertainment will range from blues-rock, country-blues, rock, rhythm and blues, hip-hop with occasional live music performances from local artists.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 475-7226

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private dining for groups up to 100 for birthday or special celebrations or corporate business meetings.(Use of a projector is available).

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