Sometimes you want to head out to a pub for an afternoon beer or cocktail. If you don't have kids, this is very easy, but once you have kids, it's not the easiest thing to do. Luckily, in the Calgary area, some businesses can operate as a pub-style spot without banning kids completely.
You can head out to enjoy a pint, while your child is in the stroller. Just make sure you bring along the right toys for your child and keep your stroller or other carrying contraption out of the way of the service staff. Here are a few great pub choices parents will enjoy in Calgary.
Kensington Pub - 207 10A Street NW
This pub provides one of the best English pubs in the area. You can enjoy plenty of great choices for your pint and it's normal to see kids here. Many in the area call this one the KP.
Red's In Ramsay - 1101 8 Street SE
This is a diner, not a pub, but it's a place you can hang out on the patio and enjoy a few beers. The kids can enjoy an ice cream float, as well.
Broken City - 613 11 Avenue SW
Broken City allows kids until 9pm and you can enjoy all kinds of fun here. They have a rooftop patio and provide plenty of all-ages gigs during the afternoons.
Oak Tree Tavern - 124-B 10 Street NW
Found on the second floor, the Oak Tree Tavern is a great place for the family. They provide a homey atmosphere with a deck perfect for warmer weather.
Local 510 - 510 17 Avenue SW
This hotspot is a great place to bring the kids because they provide just what you need. They have a large patio and an inside area perfect for your and the kids.
Home & Away - 1331 17 Ave SW
This fun pub is one of the most family-friendly on the list. Not only are kids allowed in the facility until 8 pm each night, but the menu includes many kid-favorite dishes. Plus, there are tons of fun activities that will keep the whole family happy. You can enjoy vintage and modern video games plus board games and you can check out many of the top sports games on one of the huge screens throughout the restaurant area. The drinks are top-notch and there are plenty of soda choices for the little ones too.
All of these pubs are perfect for parents. You can grab a pint after a playdate or you can just stop in for a cocktail while the kids enjoy something suited for them. If you're looking for a place that allows kids, try any of these pubs in Calgary.