When the temperature skyrockets, there is nothing more refreshing than sipping an ice-cold margarita. It is the thirst-quenching summer drink that we all love. So instead of lounging at home, it is time to enjoy the sunshine with your BFF. To make planning easier, here are bars with the best margaritas in Alberta that you need to try.

The province is already re-opening restaurants and bars. After weeks of being cooped up indoors, it is time to get outside and sip cocktails with your friends. 

Sometimes after a long day, all you want is to wind down with a cocktail the size of your head. While we can't promise it won't give you brain freeze, we know all the best spots to go.

When it comes to this summertime drink, we prefer them frozen instead of on the rocks. But, picking one flavour can be a challenge as there are so many tasty options.

Do we opt for the classic lime, or something more adventurous?

While most of these spots are in Calgary, one must stop in Edmonton is Julio's Barrio.

They can serve you a flight of three different refreshing flavours. Or, if you are looking for a budget-friendly option, they also sell pitchers perfect for sharing.

Here are all the spots you need to visit before fall:


Address: 723 17 Ave. S.W., Calgary

Why You Need To Go: As of Friday, June 19, they will be open to the public. While there make sure to order the chilli coconut margarita. It is sweet with a little kick of heat.

Poolside Lounge

Address: 119 12 Ave. S.W., Calgary

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you are on a tropical getaway as you lounge next to the pool sipping their classic margarita made with Cazadores Reposado, Cointreau, lime and agave nectar.


Address: 723 17 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: They are open again to the public, so you get your hands on their mouthwatering tacos and refreshing margaritas.

Each month they have a different featured margarita, but you can't go wrong with the Cadillac. It is classic lemon and lime flavours but you'll get notes of candied orange. Be warned, you are going to want to order it on repeat, it is just so tasty.


Address: 1424 17 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can get $5 margaritas on tap every day to enjoy on their patio.

Container Bar

Address: 1131 Kensington Rd. N.W., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Now open with 50% capacity you can enjoy soaking up the sunshine with one of their refreshing slushy cocktails.

Julio's Barrio

Address: 10450 82 Ave. N.W., Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: Julio's Barrio is a margaritas lover's paradise. They have so many different flavours and sizes and even sharing pitchers.

For those of you who can never pick one flavour, you'll want to order their margarita flight that comes with three tasty flavours.