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National 17th Ave

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American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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550 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B1, Canada
+1 403-229-0226
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Calgary, Canada
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487 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in late one afternoon -- sat on the patio - and tried to order some drinks and food. The service was very slow and not friendly at all. Once we finally received our food it was pretty mediocre. Wouldn't rush back.

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Thank Altius10
Edmonton, Alta
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped in for a happy hour beverage. Right away we were impressed with the selection. Over 70 brews to choose from. I liked that they were Canadian microbrews. We did not order anything to eat here. Otherwise I may have given it a higher rating. The ambience is fair. Quite noisy with the high ceilings and the seating not... More 

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Thank troutfly88
Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Outstanding Service and 25 cent Oz beer and Buck a Shuck oysters every day from 3 to 6 PM, and awesome music. Crazy good deep frid mars bar.

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Thank Sean B
Oakville, Canada
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Beer selections were great and the food was really, really good especially the clam chowder and the fish tacos, pulled pork also great!

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Thank Grenny18
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I don not usually give bad reviews, but unfortunately, i had a bad experience with this place..we sat outside...the table we sat on wasn't clean...bees were flying all over us....we had to wait for like 15 minutes till a waitress showed up...she was serving so many people at once that she forgot all about our order...we ordered Steak and frites...we... More 

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New York
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

My boyfriend and I came here in August 2016. We had trouble finding many restaurants that were open late for dinner (we got there around 10pm - we're from NYC so we're used to places being open well into the next morning). But this place was open, and we had a seat at the bar. The bartender was very knowledgeable... More 

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Thank Pamela B
Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Always make a point to come to this restaurant when I'm in Calgary. They have absolutely delicious food and their drinks are amazing. Love the modern hipster atmosphere. Feels very Canadian. Love it. Service is always amazing.

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Thank Sammilynn16
Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Some friends and I went here during stampede on a Friday night, luckily we got there early enough (just before 8 pm) that we only had to wait a couple minutes to be seated. Many of the tables here are long bench style that you share with others. They have 72 beers on tap, and I think almost all or... More 

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Thank dave p
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

this was during stampede week, so it may be different other times, but it was nicely busy, great atmosphere, fabulous beer selection - you wont manage to try them all in a visit. Food is good, especially the sharing plates, the best mozy sticks I have had. Really enjoyed the evening there and would go again

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Thank JLM3080
Calgary
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137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Stopped by for happy hour on Canada Day! As always National didn't disappoint! Got a seat on the patio and had a few pints to celebrate being Canadian!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-229-0226

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