It looks like 17th Avenue in Calgary is once again becoming the Red Mile!
When the Flames head to the playoffs, the iconic strip of restaurants and bars gets very busy, painted red with all the pre- and post-game hockey jerseys.
The Calgary Flames pulled it off and hopefully 17th Avenue will stay red well into the playoffs.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to dine before the game, grab a drink after, or the most fun place to watch it on TV, we’ve got you covered.
These are the best 17th Avenue spots to check out on the Red Mile.
Whiskey Rose Saloon is the latest addition to YYC’s nightlife, with a “Polaroid-inspired neon country” aesthetic and live music bringing the Broadway feel of Nashville to the Red Mile.
This will be the first true Red Mile experience for the new spot, and we can’t wait to see the energy it will bring.
Address: 1012 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
National on 17th is a Calgary institution and without it you wouldn’t feel like you’re on the Red Mile. Whether partying on the wraparound patio or indoors enjoying one of the many craft beers and TVs inside, this place is going to be packed.
Address: 550 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
The ship and the anchor
This place is a low-key watering hole, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it during the playoffs. The terrace is large and the staff is super friendly. It’s an iconic neighborhood pub looking forward to celebrating a (hopefully) long playoff streak.
Address: 534 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
With a bright and airy space that pays homage to porches found in Miami, Porch has one of the best patios on 17th Ave. This venue is the perfect place to sip drinks, people watch and celebrate the Flames.
Address: 730 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Lulu Bar is another super fun place that’s so new it’s never had a real Red Mile experience. With a long and wide patio space with a Hawaiian feel, it’s a great place to grab drinks and food. Go before or after the game, hopefully to celebrate.
Address: 510 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
The only thing that could make Margs and Tacos even more fun would be wearing a Flames jersey while you enjoy them.
Address: 723 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
One night stands
This popular party spot has a throwback vibe with the colorful plastic light, neon signs and an old-fashioned wooden bar with a few TVs that are ideal for watching the game in case you can’t find tickets.
Address: 520 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
This is the very first brewpub and bar on Calgary’s Red Mile. The four-story brasserie is a massive 15,000 square foot space, complete with an outdoor patio.
Address: 728 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Chemistry Steve’s Beer Joint
Do you like Flames? Do you like beer? Then check out this bar which also offers $6 snacks like wings, poutine and toddlers.
Address: 718 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
This pinball arcade/sandwich/bar is the place to try for those who want to party on the Red Mile when hockey just isn’t enough for them.
Address: 501 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
The bars and pubs are great after the game, but if you’re looking for a fun atmosphere that also has amazing pre-dinner food and drink, look no further. Lonely Mouth is a relative newcomer to 17th Avenue, offering a wide range of modern Japanese food and drink.
Address: 528 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Pigeonhole is one of our favorite restaurants in town for its sophisticated decor and unpretentious menu. The cocktails are delicious, the service is friendly, and the menu provides an experience suitable for all types of Flames fans. Looking for expensive caviar? Would you just like a few hot dogs and fries? Everything is here.
Address: 306 17th Avenue SW, Calgary