Whether you need a break or want to feel like a tourist in your own city – there’s nothing that’ll get you into the staycation spirit quicker than a lobby sip. Here in Alberta, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to stunning accommodations, but even more so when we’re talking hotel bars in and around Calgary.

The best part? You don’t even need to check in to enjoy them! Here are just a few of the best in the area.

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Hawthorn Dining Room at Fairmont Palliser

 

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Named one of the best bars in Calgary, Hawthorn serves a wide variety of crafty cocktails, small plates, afternoon tea – and ambiance. Check it out and take in the beauty of Calgary’s most impressive hotel, the Fairmont Palliser, without even having to check in!

Where: 133 9th Ave SW, Calgary
Instagram: @hawthorndiningroom

The Wilde at The Dorian Hotel

 

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Have a special occasion coming up or just want to celebrate a long week well done? The Wilde is a sophisticated spot with stunning decor and a small menu with elevated items like duck, bison, and panna cotta – plus they have an incredible rooftop patio.

Where: 525 5 Ave SW 27th Floor, Calgary
Instagram: @thewilderooftop

Fonda Fora at The Westley Hotel

 

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Checking into Calgary’s Westley Hotel? Even if you’re not you have to check out Fonda Fora a chef-inspired restaurant that celebrates authentic Mexican cuisine, and the mom-and-pop shops where people really fell in love with it. This place is just as tasty as it is beautiful! 

Where: 630 4 Ave SW, Calgary
Instagram: @FondaFora

Freestyle Social Club at Hotel Arts

 

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Described as having an airy atmosphere, Calgary’s newest hotel bar – Freestyle Social Club is the perfect place to settle in for a few rounds with friends or a solo drink after work. Here guests can enjoy sharable plates, carefully crafted cocktails, and even a round of simulated golf! You have to check it out!

Where: 119 12 Ave SW, Calgary
Instagram: @freestylesocialclub

The Rundle Lounge at Fairmont Banff Springs

 

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Alberta’s Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is world-renowned for its beauty and incredible dining options – one of which is the Rundle Lounge, a stunning bar with cocktails, tapas, and mystery! Here guests can get lost in good conversation, a round of drinks – or a secret room hidden behind a bookcase.

Where: 405 Spray Ave, Banff
Instagram: @Fairmontbanff

And there you have it! 5 stunning hotel bars and restaurants in and around Calgary. Happy sipping and enjoy!