10 great Happy Hour deals to check out in Calgary now

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There are some great restaurants in Calgary, and one great way to get to know them is through their Happy Hour. With the prices knocked back on beer, wine, and cocktails at some of the city’s most popular spots, it’s not hard to enjoy an earlier evening out without busting your budget. Throw in some fab food specials, and dinner is solved–or at least your appetite is curbed.

Here are 10 great Happy Hour deals to check out in Calgary right now.

Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro

What else would you imagine would be on the menu for Happy Hour at a wine and cheese bistro but wine and cheese? And Divino has a great Happy Hour for both, with selections changing weekly (they post the new week’s wines on their site). Happy Hour runs 3 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, when their selected wines are just $9 a glass, and their cheese boards are half price.

Address: 113 – 8 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-410-5555
Twitter@Divino_Bistro
Happy Hour: Monday to Friday 3 to 6 p.m.

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Bar C

Bar C is launching a Happy Hour program from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Friday. The deal: Their entire wine list 50% off during Happy Hour. Hello, awesome! Head there on Tuesdays for their “Buck-a-Shuck” oysters and really make an evening of it.
Address: 340-17 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-984-3667
Twitter@BarCFoodDrink
Happy Hour: Tuesday to Friday 4 to 7 p.m.

Proof

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Head to proof any (or all) of six nights a week to enjoy red and white wine for $7 per glass, a feature beer for $5, $7 “classics” cocktails (like a Martini or Old Fashioned), and a feature cocktail of the week that is under $10. Happy Hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Address:  1302 1st Street SW
Phone: 403-246-2414
Twitter: @proofyyc
Happy Hour: Monday to Saturday 4 to 7 p.m.

Vintage Chophouse & Tavern

Step up your Happy Hour game with a sojourn at Vintage Chophouse & Tavern, where 3 to 6 p.m. is officially known as the “Cocktail Hour.” You’ll find Village Beer pouring for $5 each, a special “feature glass” 6 oz wine pour for $9 (ask your server for details) and a trio of food specials so you can have a little steakhouse glam at economy prices.
Address: 320 11th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-262-7262
Twitter@vintagechop
Happy Hour: Daily 3 to 6 p.m.

Goro + Gun

At Goro+Gun all you need are some $5 bills, and you can have a fantastic and eclectic modern Japanese Happy Hour feast. Their $5 Happy Hour is on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. and you can order from an impressive food and drink list with everything just $5 a pop. Enjoy their Ramen Burger, features sashimi, or Tuna Poke, for example, along with a glass of their featured wine, Sapporo, or an Omakase Cocktail (kind of a dealer’s choice)–among several other options.

Address: #245 – 225 7th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-237-5596
Twitter: @goroandgun
Happy Hour: Monday to Friday 3 to 6 p.m.

Posto

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Benny Board (Photo courtesy Posto)

Head to Posto, the pizzeria and bar in Calgary’s design district, for a chic Happy Hour, where on weeknights you can enjoy half-price bottles of wine, $5 pints of craft beer, and a “Benny” antipasti board.

Address: 1014 8th Street SW
Phone: 403-263-4876
Twitter: @PostoCalgary
Happy Hour: Monday to Friday 4 to 6 p.m.

Township Bar & Grill

Township offers a “modern take” on food and drink, and there’s nothing more in the now than getting great deals on good food and drink. Weeknights you can hit Township for a great set of beverage specials, including $4.50 domestic bottled beer, $1 off all pints, $8 cocktails, and $1 off wine by the glass. Cheers to that!

Address: 181-250 6th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-265-3837
Twitter: @townshipbg
Happy Hour: Monday to Friday 3 to 6 p.m.

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CRAFT Beer Market

CRAFT Beer Market’s Happy Hour test drive earlier this year went so well, they’ve opted to keep it running until the end of April. Normally a $5 Happy Hour, they’ve knocked it back to $4. It includes all local draft (over 25 options), wine on tap, and well highballs.

Address: 345 10th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-514-2337
Twitter: @craftbeermarket
Happy Hour: Monday to Friday 3 to 6 p.m

Cibo

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Calgary’s cherished Cibo has a lot of ways to save on your bill for a delicious night out, including their regular Pizza Happy Hour, which is Monday to Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., when you’ll find $5 pizzas, $6 house wine, and $6 Mill St. drafts. You can also hit them up for a late night “Happy Hour” of sorts; for the last hour of service, (or until they run out of dough), the regular pizza menu is half price.

Address: 1012 17th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-984-4755
Twitter@cibocalgary
Happy Hour: Monday to Friday 3 to 5 p.m.

Anejo

Drinks and tacos on a discount: Need we say more? Fine, we will. Anejo’s “Halfy” hour puts all their tequila and all their tacos at half price, as well as $5 Margaritas and beer. Killer good deal.

Address: #2, 2116 – 4th Street SW
Phone: 587-353-2656
Twitter: @AnejoYYC
Happy Hour: Daily 3 to 5 p.m.

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