Inside Bar 1912, one of the Stampede ground’s best-kept secrets
Cocktails that change colours? Green tea-infused gin?! Calgary, you’ve been served. Game-changing lounge Bar 1912 in Stampede Park is challenging the way people see the historic site.
When we think Stampede grounds, we typically think horse stables and cowboy hats, right? Right. This might be true for at least 10 days of the year, but what about the other 355? Bar 1912 is a new joint that, despite its location and a twangy affiliation, is sophisticated and chic as all hell.
The decor here is seriously plush, and the cocktails are curated by imaginative mixologists. It’s by no means a Saddledome concession, no shade to Pocket Dawg (we love you).
Now, their dinner menu may appear quaint, but like wise folk often say, it’s about the quality, not the quantity! Order from a small but mighty selection of upscale eats which include options like Shrimp Provencal and Kobe-style pork chops with beets, mashed potato and green beans.
Their drink menu? Well, that’s a different story. This thing is pretty extensive. Fun fact, Bar 1912 actually has the largest selection of scotch and bourbon in Stampede Park.
Our favourite is the Opening Act, which is a mix of Crème du Violette, lime juice, prosecco, rose water, and butterfly pea flower. It tastes as magical as it looks, and looks as pretty as it tastes, but if you’re not a total sucker for pink anything and everything, you can check out the entire menu here. We can almost promise that you’ll find something you’ll rave about the next day.
Check it out, Calgary! But, maybe consider leaving the oversized belt buckle at the door?
Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary