10 Best Places to Get a Burger & a Beer in Calgary, Alberta
Looking for the best places for a burger and beer in Calgary? Look no further! Here’s a list of YYC best places to grab a pint and a patty, and the best restaurants, pubs, breweries, etc. for burger and beer specials.
By The Beer Community on May. 28, 2019
Beer and burgers go together like peanut butter and jam, and with the craft beer scene booming in Calgary right now, there is no better time to hit up your favourite restaurant, bar, brewery, etc. for a pint and a juicy burger. Here are JustBeer’s top ten favourite spots for a variety of beer and burger options.
Boogie’s Burgers: 2129 33 Avenue SW
Second location: 908 Edmonton Trail
Boogie’s Burgers, A.K.A. Calgary’s “burger emporium”, is known for “serving up hamburgers that don’t just delight one’s palate but seduce it for all eternity”. Not only do they have 15 different burger options, but Boogie’s Burgers also sells bottled Lucky Lager and a variety of cold local draught beer.
Did we mention they have a dog-friendly patio?
Clive Burger: 736 17 Avenue SW
Located right on 17 Avenue, Clive Burger serves up fresh, classic American burgers. Whether you’re shopping along 17th or hitting up pubs, Clive Burger is a great place to stop in for a burger and a beer. Check out their rotating selection of craft beer and small batch sodas.
CRAFT Beer Market: 345 10 Avenue SW
Second location: 100 Anderson Road SE (Southcentre Mall)
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Holy Grill: 444 5 Avenue SW #200
Second location: 827 10 Avenue SW
Holy Grill can be difficult to find if you don’t know about it already. This breakfast and burger joint is hidden on a second level along 5th Avenue. While enjoying a burger, crack open a brew from Holy Grill’s selection of bottled beer.
Last Best Brewing & Distilling: 607 11 Avenue SW
Head over to Last Best Brewing from 2pm – 6pm for $2 9oz beers and $5 18oz beers to pair with Last Best’s burger and sandwich options. With cool decor and a fire-pit filled patio, you won’t regret spending your night at Last Best eating burgers and drinking beer.
Local on 8th: 310 8 Avenue SW
With tasty food and a great atmosphere, Local on 8th is the place to be on a Friday night on Stephen Ave. Or hit up Local’s everyday happy hour from 3pm – 6pm and 9pm – close for a $4.50 14oz draft or a $7 20oz pint. Pair your beer with one of Local’s four burger options.
Paper St.: 630 8 Avenue SW #102
Paper Street believes if you’re skipping what’s being served on the street across the world then you’re missing out. Paper St. is about sharing memories, dishes and flavours. Order the Paper St. Classic Burger along with any Molson Beer on Monday, a Corona on Tuesday, a Lagunitas brew or New Castle on Wednesday, Rickard’s Red or BC’s Granville Island beers on Thursday, or a Heineken on Friday.
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Prairie Dog Brewing: 105D 58 Avenue SE
A brewpub like nothing else in Calgary. Head over to this 200-seat brewpub for a sample of Prairie Dog’s list of craft brews and a tasty, juicy burger to pair with it.
Ship & Anchor Pub: 534 17 Avenue SW
Head over to the Ship & Anchor Pub on 17th Avenue for a variety of burger options. Ship & Anchor pub also has an extensive beer menu, filled with Alberta-local brews. Enjoy your pint and patty on the Ship’s outdoor patio.
St. James Corner: 1219 1 Street SW
While munching on a St. James Corner bacon cheddar or lamb burger, you can enjoy beer specials and day of the week (except Tuesdays). On Monday, have a $5 Budweiser or Bud Light. $5 Trolley 5 beers are offered on Wednesday. If you’re an IPA lover, head over on Thursdays for $5 Alexander Keith’s. Friday night is for $7 Stella Artois, while Saturday you can sip on $5 Wild Rose draught. Thinking of getting day drunk on Sunday? St. James Corner has all day $4 happy hour on select beers.
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