The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar

4.7
221 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.6
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went out for drinks and an appetizer. The bartender was attentive, made some great drinks and our cheese/meat board was done well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The culture and professionalism was second to none! I feel very appreciated when I am there.

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Dub62
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!
Our meal was outstanding!!
Service was professional and fun!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & fun atmosphere. Will definitely come again!!

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JimH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best smoked meat sandwich west of Montreal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really nice am ambience, interesting food and tasty cocktails.

LC
LaurenC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great drinks. Overall an amazing time.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good drinks and delicious food. Service was perfect.

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FaliceC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and presentation -- very good prices too!

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JanelleC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had almost every drink on the menus plus the featured ones of the week. We had fun with it and wrote them all down and rated them 1-5 stars. Almost all of them were a 5. We also asked for a homemade one that the bartender could make up with a certain ingredient in it and he nailed it. Fantastic drinks. Fantastic service. Fun experience.

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Zach
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!! Possibly the best deep fried pickles I’ve ever had. Great open space for seating, food/drink/service was great, would go again!

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WesC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place not too big of menu, food is great staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Great atmosphere.

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Pimientik
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good, I had the Korean chicken, and it was delicious. Andy was our waitress, and she was so great.

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EmilyL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Cocktails were fantastic, service was good, ambiance was nice, food was disappointing. I would recommend going there for cocktails and the beef tartar but stay away from the mains. I had the striploin with coconut beans and squash. The squash was hard and unappetizing, beans were chalky, steak was nothing great. My boyfriend had the duck with potatoes, and carrots. The duck was over cooked and dry and the potatoes seemed like they'd been cooked the day before. So yes, just go for cocktails and get dinner somewhere else down the street!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing drinks, and amazing service!

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vipAdam
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night, most patrons were respectful of the covid guidelines, and the staff were great. The drinks were awesome. I’d recommend going at the happy hour, when the value is a little better.

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vipGoodfoodseeker
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional! The food was unique and full of flavour. The cocktails were amazing - Smoke comes out in a lantern full of smoke! I need to go back and try more of them! The staff were friendly and efficient. The atmosphere was perfect for date night - catching up with my husband after restaurants being shutdown for so long. Can’t wait to go back!

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oliviac
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The drinks to start are amazing. My husband had the smoke which he enjoyed very much! I had the apricot sour and that was delicious. We then enjoyed the beef tartare, was very taste.

I had the duck main and my husband had the steak, was very large portions and delicious.

We had a second drink each, again amazing. The John lee hooker and the payday.

We had the mousse dessert to finish.

Our waitress was very sweet and on top of things.

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LDolhan
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So creative! The cocktails were so fun, we had a hard time deciding. The chef here is a hidden gem. The food was creative but not pretentious. So delicious!! Great value for what you get. Our server Angela was incredibly knowledgeable and had great recommendations. I WILL be back.

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onehappycowgirl
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the old movie on the TV, the rustic, vintage decor and mix of soft rock, blues and country music playing in the background, I have never felt so at home.

We are big wild game hunters and we also have are own beef ranch, so we can be a bit critical, words cannot describe, what a amazing experience we all had, I went with my daughter and husband for a night out and new experience, we were not disappointed, my daughter had the Caesar salad with Montreal smoked meat, she loved it. She also loved all the non-alcohol drinks, due to a medical reasons, she can’t drink so with all the non-alcohol drinks on the menu, she didn’t fell left out, my husband had their special elk ribs with truffle mash potatoes, the elk was melt in your mouth and now I need to learn how to make the truffle mash potatoes, I had the duck breast, and it was perfect, so tender and seasoned perfectly, the truffle mashed potatoes a favourite and the Carrots hands down the perfect choice.

Our WAITRESS was amazing and helpful,I loved how she took the time to explain the dishes and drinks we ordered, we never felt forgotten, are water glasses were always full and are dishes cleared promptly. She also asked before ordering if there were any allergies.

The KITCHEN STAFF was wonderful, I have a nut allergy and they took extra care to clean the kitchen before making my meal, so I can enjoy my food to the fullest experience.

The MIXOLOGIST cream of the crops, these gentlemen know their stuff, I believe they are the van Gogh’s of the spirits, I do suggest trying the “ smoke” the drink had a distinctive taste and was memorizing.

HANDS down The Derrick is 5 star’s in all its experiences, we will for sure be back again and again, and hopefully with friends when Covid is over.

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vipAdebisi
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here with family. Service was top notch. The cocktails and negroni were amazing! The best negroni we have had in Calgary. We usually order just one drink and move on to a different one next time but we went back to the same negroni because it was that good. The small plates were great. The large plates were ok.

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vipHugo
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great cocktails

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vipDanielaG
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Our server was quick to take our drink orders; I ordered a single gin and tonic and my friend ordered a double to which we were never informed that the price was literally double she ended up paying $20 for one drink a double Hendricks and tonic. I always drink gin and tonic and buy a bottle of Hendricks to have at home and I have never paid that much for a double, the bottle itself is ~$40. We were considering going somewhere else as we were very hungry and we were not asked if we wanted to order food and we expected our server to come back and check on us but about 10-15 mins went by after we received our drinks our table was not approached so we had to ask our server to take our food order. I am very easy to rate when it comes to service as I once was a server but the bad here; people were lovely not once rude to us but the time we had to wait for the food and the price of a double here were quite unreasonable.

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DarcyG
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any kind if gin you can think of and they've got it! I had the braised pork belly and my wife had the beet salad with an added piece of steak - both plates were very yummy. Too bad there's so few guests due to COVID to enjoy this place.

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the Korean BBQ chicken sandwich with a side of beet salad, as well as a cocktail . The food and drink were very good and reasonably priced. I will be coming back.

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AshleyP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The Derrik is my new weekly meeting place! We love it, and love the service...Franco makes a mean cocktail as well!!

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Eric
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small menu but good quality and good value. Friendly staff

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LeighD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Derrick is great. Staff is amazing and the food is excellent. Cocktails are the best in the city - along with Untitled. Will be back here again for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The baked Brie with blueberry compote & black garlic made us wish we had ordered one each rather than share—it was THAT delectable! I wish I had thought to take a pic, but go see and try for yourself.

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BruceF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken I have had in a very long time!!

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DSTAN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could remember our servers name, but she was awesome, very knowledgeable, and nice. Thanks for a nice time!

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ErinW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great services and delicious drinks! We will definitely be back!

SM
SineadM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, bartender was very knowledge. Would defiantly go again.

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Dex55344
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food we had on this occasion was only fair at best. I found it to be a bit bland.

The waitress we had was absolutely wonderful. Quite literally the best waitress I've seen in years. She was very knowledgeable about the gin options and proactively attentive and seemed to genuinely care about our enjoyment of the food and drinks. I would recommend this place based on the service alone.

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Erin
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My boyfriend & I had a wonderful time here for our latest date night. We were primarily served by two staff, one being a server and one being a bartender. Both were so pleasant and while ensuring we had everything we needed, gave us lots of time to chat and enjoy our food and cocktails.

Although we spent a bit more than we planned, it was worth every dollar to try some of the fantastic cocktails here! Each was unique and when the bartender recommended one off menu, of course we trusted him enough to try it.

The overall atmosphere of the place was great. While we were on a date, there were customers who came in as groups of friends and some who came as singles. Every party was welcome and this bar ensured no matter what type of night youre having, you will have delicious food, amazing cocktails, and excellent service. Would highly, highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, yummy food. Always enjoy the Derrick.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

meh service, good food, hot waitress

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vipKelseyN
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem! I am so glad we could experience the Derrick and their sister bar Unlimited in the same evening. A great experience, great coctails, amazing food and wonderful staff!

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 4.7 stars by 221 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.