You know the drill. It's Thursday evening, and your phone is blowing up with notifications from your group chat, trying to make plans for the upcoming weekend. We all know how impossible it can be to make plans in a group chat, but what makes it even worse is when you all have different interests.
It's bound to happen in every friend group; one person is always down to get reckless and dance, another just wants to get drunk on a patio, and someone else is down for something super lowkey, casual. How can such different people agree on plans?
To make your life a bit less complicated, we've created a list, categorized by type of friend, for you to narrow down your options. Where will your crew end up this weekend? Let's find out:
For Crazy & Wild, click "Next"
Crazy & Wild
Society // 11607 Jasper Ave
If you're into hip hop, Society is where you'll want to go. They play everything from Old School to Dancehall, and are open on Wednesdays if you need a night out in the middle of the week.
Knoxville's Tavern // 10736 Jasper Ave
Saturdays are for the girls. Not only does Knoxville's offer Ladies Night on Saturday, they also feature Throwback Thursdays and Fireball Fridays, so you and the crew can get lit all weekend.
Avenue // 10888 Jasper Ave
Avenue is the perfect place to start or finish a night in Downtown Edmonton. Playing everything from electronic to old school, you'll definitely be dancing all night.
Envy // 8882 170 St
Get your shopping and your clubbing done all in one. Envy is located in West Edmonton Mall, and plays a great mix of music for you and your squad to enjoy.
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Chill & Lowkey
Central Social Hall // 10909 Jasper Ave
Central is the perfect place to come with your crew or to make new friends. The vibe here is very laid back and casual, but you can definitely still dress up to pose for cute Insta photos.
Woodwork // 10132 100 St
Woodwork is the ultimate drink and chill spot. The cocktail menu is constantly changing, but the bartenders always have great recommendations and even better drink-making skills.
CRAFT Beer Market // 10013 101A Ave
Although CRAFT is definitely well known, its atmosphere is super lowkey and chill. Canada's largest selection of draft beer is sure to have you coming back time and time again.
The Wine Room // 10525 Jasper Ave
Looking to be lowkey and boujee? We've got the place for you. The Wine Room is the ultimate girls night spot, as you get to dress up, sip on some wine, and catch up with your best friends, all at a reasonable price.
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Adventurous & Outdoorsy
Beercade // 10544 82 Ave
Where the best parts of adulthood and childhood combine. Beercade is more than ideal because you can get drunk while playing all of your favourite old school arcade games.
El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar // 8230 Gateway Blvd
You know what they say about tequila... This place definitely isn't just for chilling. If you're looking to have an adventurous night, we highly recommend you end up at El Cortez.
MKT Beer Market // 8101 Gateway Blvd
MKT is one of Edmonton's favourite patios during the warmer months. It's aesthetic is super cute and outdoorsy, which makes it perfect for your adventurous friends.
Sugarbowl // 10922 88 Ave
Another super cute patio for the warmer months, Sugarbowl is always serving up the tastiest drinks. If you've got a sweet tooth, this one's for you.