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7 Edmonton Activities Every Beer Lover Needs to Try

Whether you’re looking for things to do in Edmonton, Alberta with a group of friends or looking for Edmonton date ideas, if you love beer, you have to check out these places and activities!

7 Edmonton Activities Every Beer Lover Needs to Try

Finding things to do in Edmonton, Alberta isn’t usually a hard thing to do, but maybe you’re feeling like you’ve already hit up all the music festivals, art walks, and sandcastle competitions. If you’re looking for something that you can do while showing off your passion and love for beer, here are seven activities you should try.


7 Things To Do In Edmonton, Alberta If You Love Beer


Pour your own beer at Urban Tavern.

Urban Tavern, located on Japser Ave, is home to Canada’s Largest “Pour Your Own Beer Wall”. At Urban Tavern you will always find a balanced selection of different styles of beer available on tap and on the “Pour Your Own Beer Wall”. This includes 14 rotating taps which are focused on local microbrews and other small Canadian brands. Urban Tavern’s remaining 10 taps include a variety of national and international brands.



Spend a night drinking and challenging your friends at Beercade.

Not only can you enjoy over 50 craft beers on tap and a wicked burger menu at Beercade, you can also geek out. Beercade has over 100 vintage arcade games, everything from world class pinball to classics such as Mario Kart, Star Wars Pod, Air Hockey, and the ever competitive Basketball. Make sure to get to Beercade, located on Whyte Ave, early because there’s always a line to get in.



Grab a pint at one of Edmonton’s Board Game Cafes.

The Hexagon Board Game Cafe, located on one of Edmonton’s most popular avenues, offers not only a large number of fun board games, but also has a long list of local craft beers. Board Board N Brew Cafe and Table Top Cafe are also great board game cafes in Edmonton.



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Have some beers while hitting balls at The Batting Cages.

Located on 104 Street, The Batting Cages is a great place to spend any afternoon. For only a dollar per minute, you can hang with friends, practice your baseball or softball swing, and drink great, local beer. After your time in the cage, relax in the lounge and watch an MLB game on the big screen.



Plan a pub crawl on BRBN St. in West Edmonton Mall.

If you’re looking for something to do on a Saturday night in Edmonton, plan a pub/restaurant crawl along BRBN St. in Edmonton’s famous mall. BRBN St. boasts 15 of Edmonton’s finest restaurants, and they are all open to 2am. Some pubs and restaurants featured on BRBN St. include, Hudsons Canada’s Pub, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Earls, Jungle Jim’s, and so much more.



Pair a beer with your gourmet meal at Zinc in the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Zinc Restaurant is located at the Art Gallery of Alberta in downtown Edmonton. The Zinc menu features fresh Alberta ingredients fused with local artisan food products. Zinc offers a drink menu with a variety of local craft beer options.



Enjoy a pint and play games at The Rec Room.

Edmonton has two Rec Room locations, one located inside West Edmonton Mall, and the other located in South Edmonton Common. There are two spots in The Rec Room where you can grab beers; The Shed and Three10. After you’ve enjoyed your beers, challenge your friends at video games, pool, bowling, axe throwing, and virtual reality games.



Looking for more beer events in Edmonton? Want to check out some local craft breweries? Check out these links:

Alberta Craft Breweries List
Beer Events in Edmonton
Harry Potter Themed Pub Crawl in Edmonton
The Best Edmonton Wing Nights for Every Day of the Week


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