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May Long Weekend On 17th Ave

Why not skip out on busy highways and cold nights of camping for some exploration of your home city this May long weekend? Head down to 17th Ave, where you can catch Calgary’s home team in round two of the play offs at one of your favourite 17th Ave pubs, or stop into a new cocktail bar to sip on inventive bevvies with your friends. Looking for something a little more low key? There’s nothing like a long brunch with bottomless coffee and decadent eggs benny at your favourite 17th Ave brunch spot. Just because you’re staying in the city this weekend doesn’t mean you have to stay at home! Check out our list below for a handful of things you can check ourt this weekend on Calgary’s favourite street.  


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Watch the Calgary Flames

The Flames kicked off round two of their playoff run last night against cross-province rival, the Edmonton Oilers. This battle of Alberta will see these two teams duke it out over the next week to earn their chance to play in the Western Conference Finals, and maybe, the coveted Stanley Cup playoff game. It’s been more than 30 years since these two Alberta teams have seen each other in the playoffs, so it goes without saying that both Calgarians and Edmontonians alike are ecstatic to cheer on their respective teams. We know who we’re cheering for on 17th Ave, and we even have a few recommendations as to where you can catch a game!  

Trolley 5, 728 17 Ave SW

Jamesons, 1230 17 Ave SW

Ceili’s, 933-A 17 Ave SW

Whiskey Rose Saloon, 1012 17 Ave SW

National, 550 17 Ave SW

Ship & Anchor, 534 17 Ave SW

Chilitos, 1309 17 Ave SW

Blanco Cantina, 723 17 Ave SW

Brown’s Socialhouse, 880 16 Ave SW #140

Lounge Eighteen, 1005 17 Ave SW

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Check Out a New Restaurant

There’s always something new popping up on the Red Mile, whether it’s a snazzy cocktail lounge or homey mom and pop style bakery. This month, 17th Ave saw the opening of not one, not two, but three new restaurants and cocktails bars on this iconic street. Nue Cocktail Bar caters to the ‘non-conformists’ with their assortment of bold and incentive cocktails alongside your go-to favourites. Moonlight Bar and Lounge gives off dance hall vibes with their regularly scheduled DJ performances, dance floor and bottle service. And lastly, at the far West end of 17th Ave, Lily Bistro opened its doors, and it serving up Asian-inspired tapas alongside their one-of-a-kind Bao bar.  


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Grab Brunch  

There’s nothing that says ‘long weekend’ quite like brunch with friends. Whether you’re curing a hangover or you’re getting the weekend started with a round of mimosas, a couple stacks of pancakes or an eggs Benny is never a bad idea. Here are five fantastic brunch spots to hit up this weekend on 17th Ave  

Maven, 1006 17 Ave SW 

Honey, 1324 17 Ave SW

Brown’s Socialhouse, 880 16 Ave SW #140

Universe, 1415 17 Ave SW

Trolley 5, 728 17 Ave SW


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Check Out Our ‘Business is Blooming’ Calendar of Event!

There’s less than two weeks left of our ‘Business is Blooming’ calendar of events, and we promise you don’t want to miss all the fun events, deals and more taking place between now and May 28. This weekend, you can attend a workshop at Passion For Glass, sip on happy hour deals at Cleaver or Whiskey Rose, attend a drag brunch at Maven, belt at Karaoke at Texas Lounge, sweat it out at a singles fitness class at MOVE and so much more. If you’re spending your long weekend in Calgary, then look no further than our calendar of events for an extensive list of fun and local things to do on Calgary’s favourite street. Find more events and details at the link below!  




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