Best Places in Calgary for a Date

Finding a new spot to take your date can be difficult and time consuming. Maybe…
Date Places in Calgary: Top Spots for Memorable Outings

Let’s face it. 

Finding a new spot to take your date to places can be difficult and time consuming. Maybe you’re new here or you’re just simply overwhelmed by all the options. We really do live in an up and coming city that has so much to offer (but seriously, thank goodness). Our team is big on supporting local, which is why we have created a list of our favourite places for dinner, activities and speakeasy bars in and around YYC. Visit us here: “Monolith Marketing“.

Check out our recommendations and wow your date with places on your next outing! 

Dinner

A foodie or not, impress your date with places and an unforgettable dining experience. These restaurants not only offer a tasty menu, but also include their own unique vibes. 

Ten Foot Henry

What to expect: a fresh vegetable focused menu, shareable plates, rustic vibes 

Location: 1209 1 St SW, Calgary, AB

Major Tom

What to expect: elevated menu, 40th floor views of downtown

Location: 700 2 St SW #4000, Calgary, AB

Fortuna’s Row

What to expect: contemporary Latin American dishes, shareable plates, dark & relaxing vibes

Location: 421 Riverfront Ave, Calgary, AB

River Cafe

What to expect: locally sourced protein & seafood entres, beautiful location

Location: 25 Prince’s Island Park, Calgary, AB 

Orchard 

What to expect: Asian & Mediterranean dishes, beautiful space with chandeliers & greenery

Location: 620 10 Ave SW #134, Calgary, AB

Teatro 

What to expect: Mediterranean dishes, award winning wine cellar, elegant space 

Location: 200 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

Porch

What to expect: stylish shareable cuisine, laid back summer porch vibes, intimate atomsphere

Location: 730 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB 

Lulu Bar 

What to expect: asain-fusion cuisine, refreshing atmosphere, reminiscent vacation vibes 

Location: 510 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Model Milk 

What to expect: refined comfort food, old exposed brick walls, highly energetic setting

Location: 308 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Eight

What to expect: innovative regional dishes, full engagement with chef during dining experience

Location: 631 Confluence Way SE, Calgary, AB

D.O.P

What to expect: Italian cuisine, intimate atmosphere
Location: 1005A 1 St SW, Calgary, AB 

OLEA

What to expect: mediterranean and western European focused menu, bright-modern vibe 

Location: 1520 14 St SW, Calgary, AB

Fire & Flora

What to expect: Canadian cuisine, vegetable forward menu, local & seasonal ingredients

Location: 227 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Luca Restaurant 

What to expect: Italian fare dishes, stylish dining environment 

Location: 524 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Activities 

These are for the ones who seek entertainment. With plenty to choose from, you can’t go wrong with one of these fun activities. 

Watch the Calgary Flames at the Saddledome

Location: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary, AB

Check out a live blues performance at Blue’s Can

Location: 1429 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB 

Take a ceramic class at Workshop Studio

Location: 2501 Alyth Rd SE, Calgary, AB 

Enjoy live jazz music at Alvin’s Jazz House

Location: 176 Mahogany Centre SE, Calgary, AB 

Get competitive with a game of bowling at National on 10th 

Location: 341 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB  

Take a cooking class at The Cookbook Co. Cooks 

Location: 722 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB 

Practice your swing at Launchpad Golf 

Location: 31 Heritage Pointe Dr, Heritage Pointe, AB

Pack a picnic and head to Prince Island’s Park 

Location: 698 Eau Claire Ave SW, Calgary, AB 

Kick back and watch a film at Plaza Theatre 

Location: 1133 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB 

Get your game on at the Rec Room

Location: 1180-901 64 Ave NE, Calgary, AB 

Share some laughs at The Laugh Shop

Location: 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary, AB 

Cocktail Bars

Maybe your date is more interested in sipping delicious cocktails somewhere. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for that as well. With most of these being on the DL, we can guarantee that your date will be very impressed with one of these spots.

Prickett Richard 

Vibe: dark & intimate speakeasy 

Location: 638 17 Ave SW #1, Calgary, AB

Paper Lantern 

Vibe: underground tropical & Vietnamese spot
Location: 115 2 Ave SE Basement, Calgary, AB

Betty Lou’s Library 

Vibe: American 1920’s Prohibition era with Paris’ Lost Generation speakeasy in old library

Location: The Devenish Building, 908 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB

Shelter 

Vibe: private speakeasy for a weary urban traveler looking to escape the outside world

Location: 1210 1 St SW, Calgary, AB

Bar Annabelle 

Vibe: vintage & warm speakeasy 

Location: 109a, 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Frenchie Wine Bar 

Vibe: French-focused menu, intimate hideaway 

Location: 616 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB (through Una Takeaway) 

Ajito 

Vibe: luxurious speakeasy with Japanese food & drinks 

Location: 7212 Macleod Trail SE #110, Calgary, AB

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