There’s no shortage of music venues in Calgary, so we’ve put together a list of 9 popular spots which are sure to provide you and your friends with great experiences.

Habitat Living Sound

Habitat Living Sound is a boutique electronic music micro-club. Despite it’s small stature, it has big vibes and is home to many of Calgary’s best up and coming as well as seasoned DJ veterans and international guests. Specializing in House and Techno in it’s many iterations, you will also find live electronic performances and off the beaten path genres of electronica. Habitat is DJ owned and operated – and as such, has a deeply curated and authentic atmosphere.

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Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Commonwealth Bar & Stage is an old warehouse converted to a revelrous night destination in Calgary’s downtown that is the only venue to feature two distinct floors of sound and a vintage fashion-forward aesthetic – the the simple purpose of delivering a good time with good music. The Commonwealth concept grew from a passionate music background shared by the owners (acclaimed DJs and producers) and the need for a mid-sized nightclub that would introduce creativity and discerning music to the standard nightclub model.

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The Hifi Club

The Hifi Club blurs the lines between live music venue, dance club and art gallery. Situated in Calgary’s Beltline district, The Hifi Club hosts leading local acts and some of the most influential artists from around the world, including Jamie XX, Flying Lotus, Diplo, Calvin Harris, Dillon Francis and many more.

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Bespoke YYC

Bespoke is a concept-driven venue where art, music, design and service all come together to provide an entertaining social experience to Calgary in a truly unique venue. True to its namesake, Bespoke is tailored to specification and no detail has been overlooked, creating a nightlife experience like no other. Powered by one of the only six Function One Sound systems in Canada, and aesthetically designed by world renowned PDlab. From international music artists & producers to premier bottle service, Bespoke has what you crave.

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Marquee Beer Market & Stage

Marquee is a dual concept venue with The Beer Market & Kitchen embodying the comforts of a hip craft beer house and The Stage & Club offering a state of the art in-house live music program. With over 13,000 square feet, cool rock era decor and ample free venue parking, Marquee is Calgary’s only all inclusive entertainment eatery.

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Cowboys Dance Hall

The originator of “where playboy meets country”, setting the stage for many of your greatest courtships and fondest memories; Cowboys has truly become a staple in Calgary traditions. Located at the gate of the Stampede Park, Cowboys Dance Hall and Cowboys Tent bring you the best in world class entertainment and world famous hospitality.

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Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall

Your trip to Calgary isn’t complete without a visit to Ranchman’s! The official hospitality location for the Professional Rodeo Association – Where the real cowboys hang their hats. Mix and mingle with the Pro Rodeo Contestants of the Calgary Stampede nightly. Choose to host your event at one of the 3 party venues; the legendary Ranchman’s, the Stampede Event Tent and the Front Party Patio. Ranchman’s features live country music daily, highlighting the top Canadian touring bands plus Ranchman’s DJ’s add a mix of top 40 and rock in between. Are you brave enough to ride the bull? Try your luck on one to three mechanical bulls.

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Broken City

On the old Electric Avenue, the rhythm and soul of rock and roll beats on at Broken City. Since opening in 2004, creative Calgarians have found a new home at Broken City, which has dedicated itself to hosting and supporting our diverse, independent arts and entertainment culture. Hosting a series of weekly events that capture the heart and imagination of our vibrant city: comedy, pub trivia, live music, DJ sets and home-spun karaoke all collide on the dance floor, imitating the cross-pollination for which the Calgary scene is known for.

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Ironwood Stage & Grill

The Ironwood Stage & Grill is an accessible, all ages, ~140 seat restaurant and lounge that hosts live music every night of the year. Located at 1229- 9th Ave SE, near downtown in the Inglewood district of Calgary, and there’s plenty of public parking nearby. Ironwood is a wonderful showcase of great music talent. The staff, food, and atmosphere is grand.

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