We've all been there. It's a Friday, and you're in the mood to go out, but not "out" out. You're willing to contour, but not apply fake lashes. You won't put on your best outfit, but you're not going to look homeless either.
"But where can we go if we're not going to the club?!", you may ask. Don't you fret, Calgary has a super awesome bar scene that's much more laid back than a night at Cowboys or Commonwealth, but still super fun.
Not a drinker? That's okay too! We've included some super fun booze-free options on our list for everyone to enjoy. Next time you're stumped for somewhere to spend your weekend, we've got you:
1. Escape Hour // 3016 19 St NE
Escape rooms are a popular, up and coming activity to do with your friends. Calgary does have quite a few, but Escape Hour is one of the best. They've got a total of four escape rooms, all of varying difficulties. Which can you solve fastest?
2. Skyline Luge // 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW
Never tried luging before? Why not start with the longest track in the world? Skyline Luge covers 1800 metres, and includes over 50 crazy twists and turns. This one will get your adrenaline pumping for sure.
3. Ducky's Pub & Restaurant // 2100 4 St SW
Make sure you've got your go-to karaoke song prepared. Ducky's not only has great food, they also have nightly karaoke. Even if you don't plan on singing yourself, it can be super entertaining to watch everyone else.
4. Grey Eagle Casino // 3777 Grey Eagle Dr SW
Feelin lucky? Test your theories and gamble some money away at Grey Eagle. It's not only a casino but also a popular live music venue, so be sure to check for future shows coming up.
5. Monster Mini Golf // 2020 32 Ave NE
First of all, how cute would this place look on your Insta feed? Glow in the dark mini golf is something everyone needs in their lives. For just $13, you can play a round.
6. Flying Squirrel // 572 Aero Drive NE
You're never too old for some classic trampoline fun. Flying Squirrel Calgary has 13 attractions, including dunk hoops, a dodgeball court, and a foam pit.
7. National on 10th // 341 10 Ave SW
Are you really a Calgarian if you don't go to National? One of the best roof top patios in the city, bowling, and amazing drinks, all under the same roof. The perfect place to get lit on a Friday night if you're avoiding clubs.
8. The Laugh Shop // 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE
As horrible as stand up comedy can be, I genuinely think it's good for the soul. And what better way to spend a Saturday night than laughing your ass off?
9. Vin Gogh Paint & Sip Studio // 118-7004 Macleod Trail SE
How frickin' classy? Paint nights seem to be the newest, trendy girls night theme, so why not throw in some wine and food to make it twice as fun?
10. Laser Quest // 9950 Macleod Trail SE
What better way to keep your inner child alive? Pay $9.50 per person, per game, or save a little by paying $21 per person for three games.
11. TELUS Spark // 220 St Georges Dr NE
TELUS Spark is always one of the coolest places to visit in Calgary. With new exhibits popping up on the regular, you're always bound to learn something new.