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Below Deck Tavern

Bar, Pub, Canadian
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221 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B7, Canada
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

I fell in love with this place in 2012 and it has remained the place to go for cold beer and great conversations. Just a homey feel and welcoming environment. No loud music or kids to ruin the atmosphere. It is just s cool place to chill.

Thank Dennis B
Calgary, Alberta
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I usually only post positive reviews but my last experience here was bad enough that I doubt I'll ever return. A few of us went for lunch, more people from our office saw us on Stephen Avenue and joined in last minute so we had a group of about 12. It was empty and there appeared to only be one... More 

Thank Raven57
Calgary, Canada
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Awesome little pub with a neat Nautical feel, prices are decent and a perfect place to pre drink or post drink for flames central.

Thank CBertagnolli
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

We got sick of all the bars and restaurants that were trying to be something they are not and then stumbled across the below deck tavern. People drinking and having fun, bar staff who you could talk to and who were very open and friendly, good beer and great music. We are definitely coming back.

Thank JasHUK
Tucson, Arizona
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466 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Loved the ambiance of this place. Just what we were looking for. Server was great and recommended appetizers, yummy! Fried pepperoni and some kind of cheese bread. Was adequate place for our drink and snack.

Thank Shane S
Beverley, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Went with friends for a couple of beers, not much veggie choice! Open mike night band not bad, liked the character!

Thank mark g
Regina, Canada
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

The staff is great especially Ray what a hoot! Good food and beer selection, with live music and dart. What sets this place apart from other East coast bars is they are who they are they are not trying to force the atmosphere to feel like you’re by the sea. It’s fun, welcoming with great staff like the east coast... More 

2 Thank Kevin F
Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

My husband and I wanted to treat our 19 year old son with dinner and drinks out to celebrate his completion of first year university finals. Our first choice was packed and noisy so we wandered down Stephen Avenue Mall and decided to try "Below Deck". It was an unfortunate mistake. The first clue should have been that it was... More 

Thank Dawn-World
Kiel, Germany
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Went here with friend a couple of time for the 'muscle-special', ' wings-special', but mainly to watch the Oilers play, because one of our friends is a huge fan. Even though the owner is and Oilers fan, we had the feeling if he is not in the game is shown just on one of the screens- or if you ask... More 

Thank sustue
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place on our first night exploring and stayed for a few beers. Staff-Jenna was so welcoming and made is feel very much at home. She was happy to offer advice and we decided soon into our visit that we would be back! We went back the next night and was remembered and greeted like friends. Very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
Phone: 403-452-3832

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?