After a long week of work, deadlines, and stress, sometimes all we need is to just kick back and relax with our favourite drink and some snacks. Although it's tempting to just change into your pj's at 6pm and set up camp in front of the tv with a glass of wine, why not treat yourself ad get out into the city?

The only thing more relaxing than sipping on a glass of wine is sipping on a glass of wine overlooking a gorgeous view of our gorgeous Calgary. Here are some of the best places in town to have a drink or two with a view: 

Sky 360

Where: 101 9 Ave SW

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Sky 360, located at the top of the Calgary Tower, is an upscale restaurant that slowly rotates, giving you a 360 degree view overlooking the city and beyond. It has absolutely breathtaking views. Not down to spend $$$ on a full meal? Why not just go for drinks and appetizers?


Where: Simmons Building, 618 Confluence Way SE

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Charbar, located in the beautiful old Simmons Building, has a rooftop patio with an absolutely stunning view of The Bow. Whether you're looking for a casual beer with friends or a restaurant to take your S.O.'s parents, this place is very versatile.

River Café

Where: 25 Prince's Island

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If you're dreaming of sipping on a drink while immersed in nature, River Café is the place for you. Located in Prince's Island Park, this spot has a gorgeous view of the river and a rustic vibe.

1410 World Bier Haus

Where: 1410 17 Ave SW

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This rooftop patio serves up great views of 17th Ave. AKA, people watching central. Plus, since its a "bier haus", you know it's guaranteed to have tons of beer options! It's the perfec tplace to catch a good sunset, too!

Murrieta's Bar & Grill

Where: 808 1 St SW

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Located in the heart of downtown, this is the perfect place to hit up on your way home from work either with your coworkers or with friends! It's not too well known either, so you can avoid the crowds!

Julio's Barrio 

Where: 1110 Memorial Dr NW

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Looking to slam a view drinks rather than sip? Julio's Barrio has you covered. Indulge in their signature "bulldog" while munching on some tacos, all the while taking in the gorgeous views of the downtown skyline!

National on 8th 

Where: 225 8 Ave SW #360

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When has National ever been anything less than a solid time? National on 8th has a great rooftop patio in a great downtown location, making it a prime spot to have a few brews with friends!

Vin Room Mission

Where: 2310 4 St SW

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Alright stop everything you're doing and get yourself down to this patio. Why? Because it's dog friendly. So not only do you have great views of 4th St, but also even better views of some fluffy friends.


Where: 11 McKenzie Towne Ave SE

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This gorgeous outdoor patio is the perfect place to watch a gorgeous sunset (which happens almost every night in this amazing city). It's a casual atmosphere so grab some friends and head down to Brewsters for a good time!