10 Best Places to Get a Burger and a Beer in Edmonton, Alberta
Looking for the best places for a burger and beer in Edmonton, Alberta? Look no further! Here’s a list of YEG’s 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 Jul. 18, 2019
Beer, burgers and french fries make up the perfect meal. With the craft beer scene on the rise in Alberta, there’s no better time to pair a pint with a thick, juicy burger. If you’re looking for the best spots in YEG to find a beer and a burger, here are JustBeer’s favourite locations!
11248 104 Avenue NW
1st RND’s signature burger patties are all natural, hormone free, antibiotic free, gluten free, 100% Alberta beef chuck, seasoned to perfection, and smashed to order. Try one of their home run burgers, or build your own with all your favourite ingredients. With over 75 brands of beer and various rotational taps, 1ST RND has one of the largest and most diverse beer lists in Canada.
Burger & Beer Pairing at 1st RND:
1st RND has an extensive burger menu with lots of different options… it’s hard to choose just one. Try their ooey gooey mac and cheeseburger with a Big Rock Traditional Ale.
10548 A 82 Avenue NW
DaDeO brings the exciting taste of New Orleans to Edmonton in the form of a retro 50’s style diner. DaDeO has vinyl booths, mini-jukes, great music, amazing Louisiana grub and tasty beer. If you’re not in the mood for Po’boys or Gumbo, DaDeO offers their Bayou Burger, topped with herb mayo, tequila salsa, melted cheddar, lettuce and tomato.
Beer & Burger Pairing at DaDeO:
Match DaDeO’s Bayou Burger with Alley Kat’s Aprikat. The Aprikat is crisp and not overly sweet. It will bring out the greasy flavours in your southern burger but will not overpower it.
Duggan’s Boundary Irish Pub
9013 88 Avenue NW
Located in the charming Bonnie Doon neighbourhood, Duggan’s Boundary is the perfect gathering place for locals and Edmonton visitors. Once you enter this charming pub, you will feel as though you’re truly in Ireland, with its warm woods, cozy booths and outstanding Irish fare. With five different burger options (and over 10 additional toppings) and a great beer menu, Duggan’s Boundary Irish Pub is the perfect spot to hit up while craving a burger and a beer.
Duggan’s Boundary Irish Pub Burger & Beer Pairing:
While you may not think to order a Mexican beer at an Irish pub, but a cold Sol will cut through the fat in the Lamb Burger and bring out juicy flavours of the caramelized onions.
10363 104 Street NW
Located in one of Edmonton’s oldest buildings in the Warehouse District downtown, The Mercer Tavern provides an inviting pub-style experience, offering authentic casual cuisine using fresh locally sourced ingredients. On the menu, Mercer offers three different types of burgers and offers tons of local, draught beer.
Burger & Beer Pairing at Mercer Tavern:
While Mercer offers a Classic Burger, a Beyond Veggie Burger, our favourite is the Mushroom & Cheese Burger. If you’re looking for the perfect brew to pair with your Mushroom & Cheese Burger, opt for Blindman’s Longshadows IPA.
8101 Gateway Blvd NW
MKT, Edmonton’s fresh food and beer market, is the place for the ladies looking for a night out, the group buddies looking for a place to watch a game, the couple looking for a date with gourmet, local food, and the beer connoisseur wanting to try local and unique beers. Order the MKT ‘Brgr’ with your choice of fries, soup, caesar salad, mac and cheese, poutine, or potato salad. Granville Island Brewing taps are on special for $5 on Tuesdays, $3 Okanagan Spring 1516 Lager is served on Wednesdays, ALL Alberta beer taps are sold for only $2.94 on Thursdays, and on Fridays Kronenbourg taps are on special for $6.
Beer & Burger Pairing at MKT:
Granville Island Cypress Honey Lager is the perfect beer to order with the MKT ‘Brgr’. This bright, hoppy honey lager will compliment the classic flavours in this burger.
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10308 81 Avenue NW
Along with a variety of beers brewed on site, Situation Brewing offers a Lamb Burger, a Veggie Burger, and the ultimate Untamed Situation Burger. The Untamed Situation Burger features a bison and wild boar patty topped with smoked cheddar, bacon, pickles, lettuce, crispy onions, and spicy fig ketchup.
Situation Brewing Beer & Burger Pairing:
The Untamed Situation Burger is a beast of a burger and needs a beer that will only amplify its flavours and promise to to try and overpower them. Pair this burger with Situation’s Frau Lisa Vienna Lager.
10251 Jasper Avenue
The Hat Resto Pub is one of Edmonton’s oldest bars, having first opened its doors in 1912. With over 10 different burger options, The Hat is the place to go when searching for a burger and a beer. They have unique, local beers on tap, as well as macro beers you know and love. Don’t forget to save room for The Hat’s classic french fries.
Burger & Beer Pairing at The Hat:
The Hat’s Mad Hatter Burger features tons of barbecue flavours. Great Western’s Original 16 Canadian Pale Ale is the perfect beer to pair up with a rich burger.
The Next Act
8224 104 Street NW
Many people visiting Edmonton think that MEAT, a local favourite, would have some of the best burgers in town, but it’s actually their sister restaurant next door, The Next Act, that you should add to your beer and burger bucket list. The Next Act has one of the best burger reputations in Edmonton. At The Next Act, which is just a short walk north of Whyte Avenue, you can try The Understudy burger, a PB&J burger, and so much more. As well as their eccentric burger menu, The Next Act also offers an extensive beer menu featuring many local, craft beers.
Beer & Burger Pairing at The Next Act:
The Agent burger is topped with bacon, crispy onions, blue cheese dressing, and hot sauce. Fahr Out Pilsner is the perfect brew to match up with these strong, rich flavours.
The Rec Room
2065 8882 170 Street NW
Join The Rec Room in West Edmonton Mall from Friday, March 29, 2019, to Sunday, September 29, 2019, for every Toronto Blue Jays home game. Enjoy a burger and a pint of Budweiser or Bud Light for only $20 during all Jays home games one hour prior to the first pitch until the end of the final inning. After you’re finished with your burger and beer, head over to The Void and challenge your friends in an out-of-this-world battle in a truly immersive hyper-reality experience.
The Rec Room’s Beer & Burger Pairing:
If you’re not much of a baseball fan, or you’ve missed the Blue Jays Home Game Special at The Rec Room, don’t worry — there are still tons of burgers and beers to go around. Stop by Three10 for their spectacular Three10 Burger and pair it with a crisp Stella Artois.
10922 88 Avenue NW
The Sugarbowl is known as “the sweetest place in Edmonton”. The Sugarbowl has been providing a unique atmosphere and delicious food to Edmontonians since 1943. In this time it has taken many different shapes, from a burger joint in the 40s and 50s to a coffee house through the 60s and 70s, finally evolving into the full-service bistro and neighbourhood pub that you know today. The Sugarbowl serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. With over 160 craft beers and 15 rotating taps, The Sugarbowl drink menu is the one to beat! The Sugarbowl also features three different burgers, The Veggie, The Beef, and The Lamb. At The Sugarbowl, there is something for everyone.
Burger & Beer Pairing at The Sugarbowl:
The Sugarbowl is known for having an abundance of Belgian craft beers. If you’re ordering The Beef Burger, pair it with a pint of Delirium Tremens.
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