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The Ultimate Handbook to Calgary’s Hot Spots for Chicken Wings

The Ultimate Handbook to Calgary’s Hot Spots for Chicken Wings

Here at The Best Calgary, we would prefer that no culinary adventure is mediocre, which is why we provide only the best for our readers whenever we do one of our restaurant roundoups. 

To continue our mission of being everyone’s culinary godparent, we’re here today to point you to the right direction of where to get the best of the classic bar grub – chicken wings (cue angels singing). 

Prepare for a finger-licking escapade because we’re about to try the tastiest and sauciest wings in town in another deliciously messy adventure! 

1. Bootleggers Sports Bar & Grill 

Address: 3444 32 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6G8, Canada
Contact details:  +1 403-291-0507
Operating hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday – 11 AM to 2 AM
  • Wednesday – 11 AM to 1 AM

Bootleggers is an exciting hangout place in Calgary known for an extensive collection of entertainment including karaoke and billiards. However, their real claim to fame is in their delicious wings that are served with either blue cheese or ranch – your choice of adventure. 

You can choose from their wide assortment of flavors including hot honey garlic, apple BBQ, hot teriyaki, and more. 

2. Black Bull Pub

Address: 53 Hunterhorn Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2K 6H9, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-274-2855
Operating hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, & Sunday – 11 AM to 12 AM
  • Wednesday to Saturday – 11 AM to 2 AM 

The Black Bull Pub offers a relaxing setting for intimate nights, though this isn’t to say that this spot isn’t as lively as the last. In fact, it’s a popular spot to watch sports and make new friends! 

Here’s a tip to enjoy their assortment of wings to the fullest: visit on a Wednesday or Thursday for their wings madness special to get a plate for a better deal. 

Among their wide variety of wings sauces, our favorites are the hot parmesan and buffalo. In addition to that, the pineapple curry gives a surprising kick, but the interesting flavor combination surprisingly works! 

3. Buffalo Bob’s

Address: 3715 51 St SW #126, Calgary, AB T3E 6V2, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-686-1404
Operating hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday – 11 AM to 12 AM
  • Wednesday – 11 AM to 1 AM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 2 AM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 11 PM 

A visit to the friendly neighborhood pub Buffalo Bob’s wouldn’t be complete without trying their delicious wings. 

Perfectly tender and immaculately seasoned, their chicken wings know how to effortlessly steal the spotlight. The Szechuan is definitely a crowd favorite here at The Best Calgary, so we recommend that. If you still have plenty of room, be sure to try their nachos out as well!

4. Watchman’s Pub & Eatery

Address: 1109 17 Ave SW #100, Calgary, AB T2T 5R9, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-245-8888
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 10:30 AM to 2 AM

As the saying goes, you can’t go wrong with the classics! Watchman’s echoes this statement with a generous array of well-loved bar fare, including delicious wings that you can get for only CA$.45 on Wednesday nights. 

Aside from whipping up a delicious plate of delicious chicken, they also know how to host a great party with their exciting events such as trivia nights and live music performances.  

5. Mugs Pub

Address: 1330 15 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3V3, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-228-2530
Operating hours:

  • Monday – 1 PM to 1 AM
  • Tuesday to Saturday – 11 AM to 2 AM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 1 AM

While we’re tempted to keep this place all to ourselves, we think it’s time to let the public know about this wonderful hangout spot. Mugs Pub has been a center of many after-work hangouts, which is why it holds a special place in our hearts. 

The perfect companion for a dinner date here? The wings, of course (aside from our lovely colleagues). They offer classic sauces like ranch and gravy, but really, they’re delicious on their own.  

6. WOW Chicken Kensington

Address: 324 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V8, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-460-7557
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, & Sunday – 11 AM to 10 PM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 11 PM 

Korean cuisine is known for its amazing fried chicken, which is why you should only trust a list of the best wings in the city if it includes at least one Korean establishment! Here’s our entry for that!

It goes without saying that WOW chicken brings an exciting twist to the classic bar fair, making you really say “Wow!” as soon as you try it. 

You can choose from their 2 wings option – original crispy or seasoned. The original crispy is pretty typical (but delicious). Meanwhile, the seasoned is an obvious choice for those who would like to try different kinds of dips including soy sauce and garlic. 

7. Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub 

Address: 140 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A3, Canada
Contact details: : +1 403-263-7900
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 11:30 AM to 2 AM

Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub is a well-loved hangout spot recognized for its assortment of craft beers, which is basically the soulmate of good wings. 

As for those wings, they’re so delicious, they’re actually named the best chicken wings ever on their menu. These delicious creations are baked in their kitchen with a lovely addition of buttermilk ranch and come with sauces like honey garlic, hot, and salt & pepper. 

8. The Hose and Hound Neighborhood Pub 

Address: 1030 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S7, Canada
Contact details:  +1 403-234-0508
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 12 AM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 10 PM 

The Hose and Hound turned an unsuspecting firehouse from the 1900s into a stylish neighborhood pub we now know and love. 

They specialize in comforting bar classics, which can be perfectly paired with an ice cold beer. The wings stand out, of course, and you can choose either a dry rub (strictly spices only) or a sauce. We recommend the latter, most specifically their buffalo hot option. 

9. Bonasera Pizza & Sports Bar 

Address: 3525 26 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2B 2M9, Canada
Contact details:  +1 403-273-3151
Operating hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday – 10:30 AM to 12 AM
  • Wednesday to Saturday – 10:30 AM to 1 AM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 11 PM 

Their wings are actually as good as their pizza! Try their 12 pcs chicken wings – it’s sure to satisfy your craving for the classic snack best paired with an alcoholic beverage. 

For everyone’s delight, they let you choose from a variety of sauce flavors including cajun (our personal favorite), maple bacon, salt & pepper, Gree, and plenty more. 

10. Comery Block Barbecue 

Address: 638 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B4, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-453-7636
Operating hours:

  • Monday & Sunday – 11 AM to 1 AM
  • Tuesday to Saturday – 11 AM to 2 AM

Comery is an exciting local restaurant inspired by traditional Tennessee BBQ that also has great chicken wings.

If you’re looking to appease your taste buds with an affinity for spicy food, you’d like it here. You have the option to choose from different spicy levels, from mild and medium, to hot, crazy, or XXX! 

11. Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey 

Address: 1136 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P3, Canada
Contact details:  +1 403-283-3021
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, & Sunday – 11 AM to 1 AM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 2 AM

Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey offers fresh new ideas to the well-trodden road of chicken wings. 

Their smoked wings are extremely good, with excitingly rich flavors. Additionally, we always appreciate the delightfulness of how the meat easily falls from the bone. 

12. Big Al’s Bar & Grill 

Address: 1915 31 St SE, Calgary, AB T2B 0S8, Canada
Contact details:  +1 403-272-3477
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, & Sunday – 10 AM to 12 AM
  • Friday & Saturday – 10 AM to 3 PM 

Our exciting food venture took us to another lovely spot called Big Al’s Bar & Grill known for being a thrilling location for live music. 

Aside from its lively ambiance, their chicken wings, of course, are also worth the mention. Served with a satisfying addition of ranch and veggies, they come in a variety of flavors like tandoori, teriyaki, and hot.  

13. Moose’s Beanery & Bar Room 

Address: 779 Northmount Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2L 0A1, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-300-6670
Operating hours:

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

Moose’s is one of the bars we’ve been to recently and honest to god, we can still smell and taste their chicken wings. You could say it might’ve inspired us to write this article. 

Anyway, they call their wings double-cooked because they’re fried and grilled. We found that this creates interesting flavors and textures, like a crispy skin and juicy meat on the inside. 

Their wings also come in a variety of flavors, with lemon pepper being our ultimate favorite. 

14. Home & Away YYC

Address: 1207 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0V3, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-455-9789
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday, & Sunday – 11 AM to 12 AM 
  • Thursday – 11 AM to 1 AM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 2 AM 

Home & Away is an expansive sports bar in the city, offering a variety of culinary delights including the unbeatable classics. 

It goes without saying that their wings are definitely a showstopper. In fact, you might just willingly turn away at the pivot of an exciting game just to take another bite! And here’s a tip: their chipotle aioli chicken wings definitely won our hearts by a landslide. 

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