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National on 17th

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American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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550 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B1, Canada (Formerly National 17th Ave)
+1 403-229-0226
11:00 - 02:00
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Calgary, Canada
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just stopped by to watch the Oilers win their game against SJ. We were very surprised. Nice place, good crowd, good beer! Will go back if I am in the area.

Thank Doug O
Montreal, Canada
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Don't get me wrong this isn't a bad spot but we were told it was ''the''hangout'' on Thursday night for professionals in their 30s but it was packed with a young crowd. Lots of beers, selection is amazing but if you want your classics such as Guiness, they don't have it. Beautiful places, well decorated and organized. Long bar. The... More 

Thank Dom T
Calgary, Canada
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530 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stopped in late one afternoon -- sat on the patio - and tried to order some drinks and food. The service was very slow and not friendly at all. Once we finally received our food it was pretty mediocre. Wouldn't rush back.

Thank Altius10
Edmonton, Alta
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped in for a happy hour beverage. Right away we were impressed with the selection. Over 70 brews to choose from. I liked that they were Canadian microbrews. We did not order anything to eat here. Otherwise I may have given it a higher rating. The ambience is fair. Quite noisy with the high ceilings and the seating not... More 

Thank troutfly88
Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Outstanding Service and 25 cent Oz beer and Buck a Shuck oysters every day from 3 to 6 PM, and awesome music. Crazy good deep frid mars bar.

Thank Sean B
Oakville, Canada
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Beer selections were great and the food was really, really good especially the clam chowder and the fish tacos, pulled pork also great!

Thank Grenny18
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I don not usually give bad reviews, but unfortunately, i had a bad experience with this place..we sat outside...the table we sat on wasn't clean...bees were flying all over us....we had to wait for like 15 minutes till a waitress showed up...she was serving so many people at once that she forgot all about our order...we ordered Steak and frites...we... More 

1 Thank AE1084
New York
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

My boyfriend and I came here in August 2016. We had trouble finding many restaurants that were open late for dinner (we got there around 10pm - we're from NYC so we're used to places being open well into the next morning). But this place was open, and we had a seat at the bar. The bartender was very knowledgeable... More 

Thank Pamela B
Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Always make a point to come to this restaurant when I'm in Calgary. They have absolutely delicious food and their drinks are amazing. Love the modern hipster atmosphere. Feels very Canadian. Love it. Service is always amazing.

Thank Sammilynn16
Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Some friends and I went here during stampede on a Friday night, luckily we got there early enough (just before 8 pm) that we only had to wait a couple minutes to be seated. Many of the tables here are long bench style that you share with others. They have 72 beers on tap, and I think almost all or... More 

Thank dave p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B1, Canada (Formerly National 17th Ave)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-229-0226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?