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Saddle Up Here are the best country bars in Calgary!

Saddle Up: Here are the best country bars in Calgary! 

Feel like puttingon your cowboy duds? It’s time to shine those boots and practice your most cordial “yee-haw” – Calgary’s finest country bars are waiting for your grand entrance! 

We’re here to point you in the right direction, to the best places in our city where you can tap your toes in time to the banjos. Saddle up because this is going to be a more thrilling ride than the one on a mechanical bull!

1. Cowboys Dance Hall 

Address: 421 12 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1A5, Canada
Contact details: +1 800-282-1376
Operating hours:

  • Sunday to Tuesday – closed
  • Wednesday – 9 PM to 2 AM
  • Thursday to Saturday – 8 PM to 2 AM 

Cowboy Dance Hall offers a vibrant atmosphere perfect for anyone looking for a night filled with dancing and music. It’s basically like a nightclub, but the allure of the top country music steals the spotlight. 

Located inside the Cowboys Casino, visitors can also indulge in a round of slot machines, poker, and the like. 

2. Woody’s Taphouse

Address: 500 Country Hills Blvd NE, Calgary, AB T3K 5G9, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-226-2666
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, & Sunday – 11 AM to 12 AM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 2 AM 

Established in 1996, Woody’s Taphouse has been a go-to for country lovers near the Country Hills area ever since. It’s a lovely community-centered establishment, so you’re bound to make new friends during your visit. 

Aside from the welcoming atmosphere, plenty of their loyal patrons also enjoy the exciting events this bar comes up, with including live music sessions, karaoke parties, sports viewing events, and such. 

While doing those exciting activities, you can indulge in their delightful offerings of bar classics like burgers, chicken wings, and beer. 

3. Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall 

Address: 9615 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2J 0P6, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-978-8787
Operating hours:

  • Sunday to Tuesday – closed
  • Wednesday to Friday – 5 PM to 2 AM
  • Saturday – 3 PM to 2 AM 

Enjoy the vibrant dance floor at Ranchman’s while watching thrilling live performances on stage. If you’re up for the challenge, you can even hop on the mechanical bull and see how long you’ll last. You can even try to beat our record of 1 minute and 17 seconds – but we bet you can’t. 

And when it’s time to fill up your energy with a quick bite, we suggest getting the jalapeno poppers. It’s certainly a spicy treat but the cilantro sour cream really balances the flavors well. 

4. Palomino Smokehouse

Address: 109 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3E6, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-532-1911
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 11:30 AM to 10 PM
  • Friday – 11:30 AM to 1 AM
  • Saturday – 12 PM to 1 AM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 11 PM 

Because of the exciting variety of entertainment options it offers, Palomino Smokehouse has become an ideal destination for those looking for an invigorating live music experience. 

To go with that excitement, this thrilling establishment also offers an array of delectable bites including bar favorites like chicken wings, burgers, ribs, and such. 

5. Wildhorse Saloon

Address: 500 6 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1S9, Canada
Operating hours:

  • Monday – 2 PM to 2 AM
  • Tuesday – 1 PM to 2 AM
  • Wednesday – 6 PM to 2 AM
  • Thursday & Friday – 11 AM to 2 AM
  • Saturday – 4 PM to 2 AM
  • Sunday – 5 PM to 2 AM 

Wildhorse Saloon reigns supreme as the ideal destination to celebrate the Calgary Stampede – the city’s outdoor rodeo event that happens annually. 

Yet even on normal days, they still manage to host equally exciting parties where you can enjoy a great time with like minded folks. Grab a delicious slice of the Double Zero pizza, take a sip of one of the local brews, and who knows, you might even catch us in the crowd at some point! 

We’ll be the one shaking our booties like there’s no tomorrow! 

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