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Flames Central - Virtual Arena

219 - 8th Avenue SW., Calgary, Alberta T2P 7N2, Canada (Downtown)
(403) 935-2637.
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Ranked #1,475 of 2,892 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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12 reviews from our community

58% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is a nice place to watch and concert or game but unfortunately the service is soooo terrible. Our waitress took 1/2 hr to bring drinks everytime. There was so much trouble trying to get the bill paid and organized. The manager came over and gave us crap and then at the end finally realized it was their machine that... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is my third time here. Why? My buddies booked it. 8:30 reso. Got here at 8:33. Took 14 minutes before a waitress asked us for drinks!!! Like they didn't know we were coming? The only thing worse than the service is the food! Hence the third strike!

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We attended a fund raiser for a worthy cause last night at Flames Central, had a great time mainly because of the band- Borderline. The glitch was the guys clearing tables would take your drink if you turned your back for one second...even if the glass was 3/4 full...I was quick enough to snatch one back at one point and... More

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Calgary, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

This is a very popular bar, lounge,restaurant. Tons of Flames hockey on display Large screen TV's Good food, fairly good service. It was quite busy when I was there, a good place to see people watching or to take someone wanting to see the locals and some tourists in action. Central location.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Spending the weekend in Calgary on business is something I've done before, and often I use the opportunity to find interesting restaurants or entertainment. This time, I found the need, on a Saturday night,to find a location where we could watch the UFC on pay per view. Anderson Silva, the middleweight champion, and probably the best MMA fighter in history,... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Giant screen, 2 bars on each side, many other TV's to follow non main attraction scores. In the heart of downtown a place for sports fans to enjoy.

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Victoria, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

A converted theatre, this place has loads of seating and more Flames paraphernalia than you can shake a stick at. Sometimes you can even get free foam fingers at the door. Huge screens everywhere and sirens and lights for the goals. If you're in town and can't be at the game, this is your place to experience it.

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Denver, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Really quality sports bar! Good food - good service. what more could you want!

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

We went there to see the Flames play and have some food and really liked this place. It was a great time and the food was awesome as well. The waitress was top notch and my wife and I had a good time. One thing that I noticed was that everyone here does their jobs. The Manager is on the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Went to flames central for a concert which I bought the tickets through ticketmaster. The seats where suppose to be reserved seating. Got there and had to wait outsider in -25 weather for 45 minutes just to get through the door. Then once inside could not even find a place to stand. Packed in like sardines, standing room only. Left... More

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