17th Avenue SW



Known as the Red Mile, 17th Avenue SW holds the distinction of being the Calgary Flames party-zone ever since the 2004 run to the Stanley Cup Finals. This stretch of road runs east to west, just south of the downtown core, essentially from the Scotiabank Saddledome to 14th Street SW, and is regarded as one of Calgary's best walkways and shopping districts. It is also one of the most tourist-laden communities in the city, especially during Stampede week.

Much of the street is dominated by popular sports mega-bars, such as Melrose Cafe & Bar (known as the heart of the Red Mile), and popular meeting spots, such as Caffe Beano, Nellie's, and Streeps Teahouse. This community brings out a broad assortment of Calgary's out-and-about crowd. But 17th isn't without its fair share of hiddem gems and local favorites. In fact, you'll find some of Calgary's best patios, shops, pizzas (see: Wicked Wedge), and treats here. It's a good place to stroll, especially if you need a little break from the Stampede grounds.

Of course, 17th is a trendy, shopping-focused area. So, if money is tight, try chilling out at Tompkins Park, located on 17th ave and 8th street. This park is great for people watching, and it has nice benches and a small gazebo that are located near the street. What's best, it's very near Kawa, which is one of Calgary's best espresso bars.

17th has a huge variety of restaurants. If you want vegan, try the Coup; Lebanese, try Shwarma Knight; or, if you really want indulgence, head east to Crave Cupcakes, a Calgary must-try. Legendary!

One of the local's favorite pubs is the Ship & Anchor, which offers a great selection of brews and an awesome patio. Or, try the Rose & Crown, which is another great pub.

Nightlife

Melrose Cafe and Bar
Brava Bistro
Silver Inn
Mercury (The)/Eight Restaurant
Regal Beagle, (The)
Buon Giorno's Restaurant
Atlas Specialty Supermarket and Restaurant
Kashmir (The)
Byblos Kitchen
Sombrero Restaurante Mexicano (El)
Vagabondo Restaurant
Caffe Beano
Spicy Hut (The)
Morgan's Pub
Van's Pizza and Steak House
Da Guido Ristorante
Stavro's Steakhouse and Lounge
Homestead Restaurant & Pizza Place
Studio Cafe
Bean There Coffee Bar
Bailey's Neighborhood Pub
Philip's Forbidden Flavors
Blends Coffee Roasterie
Nicastro Foods Cappuccino Bar
Central Grand Restaurant
Wildwood Pub
Urban Bakery
Terra Nova
Charlie's Wine Bar & Grille
Extreme Pita & California Yogurt
Istanbul Cafe
Blue Rock Wine and Cigar Bar
Jojo Bistro Parisien

Attractions

Harrison Galleries
Scotiabank Saddledome
Devenish Heritage Ltd
Gallery San Chun
Art Mode Gallery
Bearclaw Gallery
Calgary Flames
Rubaiyat
Sebastian Yoon Fine Art
Single Onion

Restaurants

Da Guido Ristorante
Nick's Steakhouse and Pizza
Ship and Anchor Pub
Stavro's Steakhouse and Lounge
Atlas Specialty Supermarket and Restaurant
Byblos Kitchen
Silver Inn
Caffe Beano
Nellie's
Blue Rock Wine and Cigar Bar
Terra Nova
Charlie's Wine Bar & Grille
Halftime Sports Bar & Grill
Illichman's Sausage House
Istanbul Cafe
Spiros Pizza
Kim Mai Vietnamese Restaurant
Oishii Village
Paros
Nicastro Foods Cappuccino Bar
Melrose Cafe and Bar
Kremlin (The)
Urban Bakery
Village Pita Bakery Limited
Kyoto 17
Jojo Bistro Parisien
Pescatore (Il)
Morgan's Pub
Wildwood Pub
Kashmir (The)
What's Up
Lina's Italian Market
Pho Kim: Kim's Vietnamese Noodle House
Ercole Restorante Italiano
Mercury (The)/Eight Restaurant
Van's Pizza and Steak House
Buon Giorno's Restaurant
Homestead Restaurant & Pizza Place
Brava Bistro
Regal Beagle, (The)
Central Grand Restaurant
Spicy Hut (The)

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