Anyone that wants to learn about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Calgary has definitely come to the right place. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed.
A list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in town will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Calgary wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find a map for the area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other blogs about where to drink alcohol in this part of the world.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Calgary
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Calgary:
- Dave’s Liquor Store at 1540 16 Ave NW
- Global Liquor Store at 7248 Ogden Rd SE
- RB Canadian Liquor Store at 7204 Fairmount Dr SE
- 5 Vines at 105 Mahogany Centre SE
- Silver Springs Liquor Store at 8060 Silver Springs Blvd NW
- Sunridge Park Wine Spirits Cold Beer at 2763 Sunridge Way NE #106
- L Liquor Store at 2112 54 Ave SW
- Richmond Hill Wines at 3715 51 St SW #108
- Craft Cellars at 1345 32 Ave NE
- Kensington Wine Market at 257 Kensington Rd NW
- Metrovino Fine Wines at 722 11 Ave SW
- The Cellar Wine Store at 137 8 Ave SW
- Vine Arts Wine & Spirits at 1310 1 St SW
- Bricks Wine at 902 9 Ave SE #101
5 Vines is committed to supplying a fantastic range of fresh craft beers, superb wines, and premium spirits to your area. For a large assortment of top-quality goods at everyday low and competitive prices head to L Liquor Store who excels at exquisite wines, scotches, and cognacs in addition to daily favorites.
Richmond Hill Wines is one of the oldest independent wine stores near you that imports over 2,000 different products from all over the world. They sell their drink collections at low prices through their retail shop and a network of boutique wine retailers throughout the neighborhood.
In-store shopping, curbside pick-up, and local delivery are all possible at Metrovino Fine Wines. For orders above $100 you will be eligible for free delivery within the city limits.
If you are celebrating a special event, looking for the perfect gift, or simply want to try something new The Cellar Wine Store is an excellent option. One of their experts would be glad to assist you in finding the perfect bottle from their extensive collection.
Vine Arts Wine and Spirits has established itself as one of the premier boutique liquor retailers in the country that sells a one-of-a-kind selection of wines, specialty spirits, artisan brews, bitters, cocktail in your area and is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 9pm and on Sunday from 12pm to 6pm.
Bricks Wine hosts private tastings for groups of 6 to 12 people that cost $65 per person which includes a welcoming sample, 6 wines, and an interactive tasting led by their wine specialists complemented with cheese and charcuterie. Their hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 7pm.
Breweries & Beer Bars In Your Area
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- 948 Brewing at 541 Kingsview Way SE #104
- Inner City Brewing at 820 11 Ave SW
- Citizen Brewing at 227 35 Ave NE
- The Dandy Brewing Company & Tasting Room at 2003 11 St SE
- Bitter Sisters Brewing at 510 Heritage Dr SW
- Two Pillars Brewery at 910 Centre St N
You can dine-in in the taproom or terrace of Citizen Brewing every day from 11am to 10pm. The Dandy Brewing Company and Tasting Room provides a one-of-a-kind brewery experience complete with a full-service restaurant that serves a delectable menu of exceptional drinking cuisine, a curated range of cocktails, wines by the glass, and up to 20 taps of Dandy beers created on-site.
Bitter Sisters Brewing produces all of its beers in-house and is open on Monday and Tuesday from 3pm to 10pm, Wednesday to Saturday from 11:30am to 10pm, and Sunday until 8pm.
Wine Bars In Calgary
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- Frenchie Wine Bar at 616 17 Ave SW
- Winebar Kensington at 1131 Kensington Rd NW
- Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar at 909 10 St SE
- Bridgette Bar at 739 10 Ave SW
Frenchie Wine Bar features 20 seats with a focus on one-of-a-kind small producers who support organic and biodynamic processes. Outdoor dining, takeaway, and delivery are possible at Winebar Kensington and there are also gift cards available for purchase.
Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar brings you the ideal atmosphere for relaxing alone with a cup of coffee and pastries or socializing with friends over a bottle of wine, beer, and a cheese platter. You can visit them between 8:30am and 4pm Monday through Saturday. The Bridgette Bar has a curbside menu that is available from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesdays through Saturdays.
Wineries & Vineyards Near You
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
- City & Country Winery at 544 38a Ave SE
- Village Craft Winemaker at 358 58 Ave SW #05
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in Calgary can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- Proof at 1302 1 St SW
- Posto Pizzeria & Bar at 1014 8 St SW
- Klein / Harris at 110 8 Ave SW
- Leopold’s Tavern at 6512 Bowness Rd NW
The Proof can accommodate any private event for groups of up to 45 people and is open from 2pm to 12am on Sunday and Monday but until 1am Tuesday to Saturday. They boast one of the best daily happy hours in your area from 4pm to 7pm with 20-oz pints for $5, bottles of wine for $35, and any pizza with a glass of wine or pint of beer for $18.
You can visit Posto Pizzeria & Bar for happy hour after 10pm. Klein / Harris is an independent restaurant concept inspired by Canada’s unique richness and their great local happy hour runs from 12pm to 8pm Tuesday through Saturday.
You can read more of our posts on:
- Edmonton Wineries & Breweries
- Winnipeg Wineries & Breweries
- Vancouver Wineries & Breweries
- Seattle Wineries & Breweries
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Calgary
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Calgary.