Calgary’s best wine bars to visit at least once


While it can be wine time anytime of the year, now that we’ve officially entered the warm season, it feels like it’s time to linger over a glass of wine. red (or white, or sparkling) with good friends.

So, as the patio season draws to a close and we may no longer enjoy chilled adult grape juice on a sunny patio, we are still spoiled for choice at YYC when it comes to wine options. .

And our list of favorite wine bars has even grown in recent years as amazing new places are always opening up in Calgary.

Here are some of the best wine bars in town worth checking out.

Gravity espresso and wine bar

Coffee by day, wine by night: is there a better combo? With locations in both Inglewood and Beltline, Gravity offers a killer latte, a carefully selected wine list, and live music. Whether you want to sit alone with a cup of coffee and concentrate on your work, or share a bottle of wine and a cheese board with friends in the evening, this cozy espresso and wine bar has everything you need. .

Address: 909 10th Street SE, Calgary
Telephone: 403-457-0697

Address: 1221 8th Street SW, Calgary
Telephone: 403-764-4770

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Wine room

Vin Room has three locations in Calgary to make sure you’re never far from the good stuff. Whether you’re in West YYC, downtown Mission, or at the airport, Vin Room serves great white, red, rosé and sparkling wine, plus some amazing dishes to pair with your drink. One of the largest wine bars in Canada, Vin Room has over 80 wines by the glass, so you’re sure to find something you love.

Address: 8561 8A Avenue SO, Calgary (West)
Telephone: 587-353-8812

Address: 2310 4th Street SW, Calgary (Mission)
Telephone: 403-457-5522

Address: 2016D Airport Road NE, Calgary (Airport YYC – International Departures)
Telephone: 587-353-1594

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French wine bar

Tucked away in one of Calgary’s 17th Avenue hotspots, Frenchie is secretly accessible through UNA Pizza + Wine. The 20-seat wine bar has a drink menu that features fun and sustainable wines from small, unique drink producers. Frenchie also serves an amazing cheese fondue and creative cocktails to complete your evening.

Address: 616 17th Avenue SO, Calgary
Telephone: 403-453-1183

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Moonlight & Eli

Wine and cheese go together perfectly, and Moonlight & Eli got it right. Located in Bridgeland, this champagne and fondue bar cooks up a classic Swiss fondue made from Gruyere and Emmental, with several dipping items included – although you can add many more bites for a fee. Pair your cheese fondue with bubbles, as this place has an extensive ‘Champagne & more’ menu. If you’re looking to create a very special night out, check out the Moonlight & Eli condo experience.

Address: 627 1st Avenue NE, Calgary
Telephone: 825-437-9202

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Embarcadero Wine and Oyster Bar

Named after San Francisco’s waterfront neighborhood, the Embarcadero Oyster Bar is a gourmet pub with a warm vibe and some of the best oysters around. Choose from their extensive wine list, including champagnes and sparkling wines and dessert wines, whites, reds and rosés, to find the perfect pairing for your seafood.

Address: 208 17th Avenue SE, Calgary
Telephone: 403-263-0848

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18th century living room

This Prohibition-era themed lounge was named after the United States’ 18th Amendment, which banned the sale of alcohol. Salon XVIII raises a glass to the past, serving amazingly delicious cocktails and wines. Check them out during happy hour (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.) for half-price glasses of wine, or Thursday for half-price bottles. And you’ll definitely want to try the red or white sangria at Lounge XVIII (or both!)

Address: 1005 17th Avenue SO, Calgary
Telephone: 403-454-7143

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Kensington Wine Bar

Take a seat in this cozy place where you can rosé all day or mix it up and try the moscatos, merlots or malbecs. The house also offers Pinots, Cabs Sauvs, Chardonnays and a Bordeaux blend, as well as many others. It is highly recommended that you create your own charcuterie board to accompany your glass of wine.

Address: 1131 Kensington Road NW, Calgary
Telephone: 403-457-1144

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