Nov 09

Dinner and a Show in Downtown Calgary

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Looking for a fun night out with friends? Maybe a date night after work? Whatever the occasion, here are some suggestions on where you can get a great bite to eat, and enjoy a show afterwards.

Paper St. and the Globe Cinema

If you are looking for a casual night out, why not combine the delicious and not-so-traditional food from Paper St. with a not-so-traditional film at the Globe Cinema. Paper St. prides themselves on their love of food, and it shows in their menu. Inspired by anything from personal culinary experiences to recommendations from guests, their menu is designed to flatter your inner foodie. The Globe Cinema dedicates themselves to supporting art house cinematic entertainment meaning they have shows that you generally can’t see anywhere else in Calgary.

Visit Paper St.’s website for more information about their menu and offerings

Visit the Globe Cinema’s website for showtimes and current films

The Metropolitan Grill and Theatre Calgary

Whether you already enjoy going to Theatre Calgary or this will be your first time, you probably didn’t know that the Metropolitan Grill offers a free appetizer or dessert when you show your ticket. The Metropolitan Grill is a premium casual dining establishment with an atmosphere that is ‘Full Of Life’. Combine that with an enlightening experience at Theatre Calgary, who dedicate themselves to providing stimulating, provoking and delightful programming, you will have a night you won’t forget.

Visit The Metropolitan Grill’s website to see their menu and deals

Visit Theatre Calgary’s website for details on what’s showing

Thomsons Restaurant and Arts Commons

Continuing with deals, talk about a convenient dinner and show located one block away from each other. Thomsons Restaurant in the Hyatt Regency Calgary offers free parking for anyone who is attending a show at Arts Commons as well as a three course menu designed to be quick. All you have to do is show your ticket, have dinner and park underground for the duration of the show. The Arts Commons building offers as many as five theatre shows at a time which means you can choose the show that best meets your personal taste.

Visit Thomson’s website to discover their seasonal offerings

Visit Arts Commons’ website to choose your show

The Oak Room and Vertigo Theatre

Located in the elegant Fairmont Palliser, The Oak Room is a great lounge to munch on some shareable plates or indulge in a three-course meal, depending upon your mood. Some flexible dining paired with the two performance venues at Vertigo Theatre gives flexibility to the entire evening. If you have a little extra time, you can also head up the Calgary Tower for a beautiful view of the city, with the breathtaking Rocky Mountains on the horizon.

Visit The Oak Room’s website for more information on the luxurious lounge

Visit Vertigo Theatre’s website for more details on showtimes

Workshop and Theatre Junction

Likely the most convenient, this lovely duo located in the same building will relieve the rush of moving between your dining choice and entertainment venue. Within Workshop, you can find performers, socialites, foodies and everyone in between, it is a great spot to meet friends before heading into the performance. Theatre Junction is also a unique location given that it is a not-for-profit, contemporary theatre offering unique shows that will surprise and delight you.

Visit Workshop’s website for more dining information

Visit Theatre Junction’s website for upcoming shows

The Barley Mill and Cineplex Eau Claire

Indulge your inner historian by stepping back in time at The Barley Mill to enjoy the ambiance and great menu options. They embrace their history through original lumber from the Alberta distillery that can be seen throughout the building. After a fantastic meal, the Cineplex Eau Claire is only a few steps away. With this convenient location, you can catch the opening night of the most anticipated movie of the year!

Visit The Barley Mill’s website for their menu and more information on their history

Visit Cineplex Eau Claire’s website for details on upcoming showtimes


For any other events that you may be interested in, head over to our events calendar here.

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