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The Libertine Public House

223 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #489 of 2,927 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, British, Canadian
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1st St. SW
Transit: C-Train 3rd St West Station
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English first
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I was attending a private function. The food that they served was average. There was a limited selection of alcohol.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great atmosphere for casual after work drinks or an easy lunch with colleagues. The menu is very diverse and changes pretty regularly. There's lots of options for vegetarians and gluten-free for those that require such dishes. Service is quick and pleasant. They also have great drink specials, especially during happy hour.

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Calgary, Canada
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106 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Average pub food. Meat is really bland and tasteless. I ordered the crispy chicken sandwich. Bread was bland and not toasted enough. Chicken was overcooked and way too greasy. Fries were greasy as well. You could almost smell and feel the grease in your mouth. We also had to wait about 40 minutes to get our meals. Way too long... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had a privet party for a charity at the Libertine upstairs area. With a full bank of Windows there is a great view of Stephen Avenue. The food and service was amazing. When there was hiccups the staff and management where their to make everything run smoth. With out the support and dedication of the staff this event wouldn't... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went with some colleagues for a business lunch and ordered the Chily-Lime Shrimp Tacos for lunch. Tacos were tasteless, the sauce didn't taste like chily or lime, and the salad was so old and wilted that it was draping the edge of plate. Really disappointing.

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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Attentive service and casual atmosphere made this the perfect place to end the week in Canada. The Duck Confit Club Sandwich was amazing from the first bite- rich and toasty and filling, perfectly paired with the Summer Ale. I'm already planning a return to Alberta and you can bet The Libertine is on my must eat list.

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Rochester, NY
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259 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stopped for a late lunch following the Pride parade and got an outdoor table to watch the parade aftermath. It was a fun scene. The duck confit club sandwich I ordered was very good and the bread was incredibly fresh. My partner's grilled salmon sandwich was very well spiced with good flavor though it could have been cooked a bit... More 

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toronto
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15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Been here a few times, twice for dinner - once for lunch. Their beer selection is really nice, and the food is not typical restaurant/pub fare. And it tasted good too! I will say that it was a bit loud at lunch, but not their fault as the place is popular at lunch time.

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London, United Kingdom
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100 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

There is a good choice of beer here and it is nice to sit in the sun on 8th Avenue. I had a 'Damn good burger' which was not bad but a little dry. The Caesar with it was good though (rather than chips). So probably not the best place to eat but a good place for a beer on... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We arrived at 11:30 a.m., with reservations, for a group lunch (12 people). We were promptly seated and our drink order was taken right away. We were then abandoned for over 35 minutes while our waitress helped behind the bar - completely ignoring our attempts to get here attention: even when she walked right past our table with a tray... More 

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Additional Information about The Libertine Public House

Address: 223 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, British, Canadian

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