We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Design District Urban Tavern

$$
Beltline
Pub, Gastropub
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
607 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0E1, Canada
403-233-2433
Website
Add hours for Design District Urban Tavern and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 26 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best server in calgary!

I have gone to district a few times with friends, my girlfriend and work colleagues. It seems like any of those groups fit perfectly at district. Admittedly the kitchen has ebbed & flowed in quality, but from what I understand they now have a new chef at the helm and he is turning out greatness... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2013
Jaewes
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
Add Photo

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

...and take it with me wherever I move. They have great brewed in house beers, and amazing food. The food sets the bar high because it's original, and hits all the right taste notes. Typical bar foods are reinvented here, and I'll be honest that it's difficult to say no to a place that has a bucket of bacon on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The food is unique to your average pub fare and everything I have tried so far is amazingly delicious. I am always looking forward to my next visit. Their specialty cocktails are great as well. The servers are always very friendly, knowledgable and are great about giving suggestions on menu items and drinks to try. Overall the food is amazing,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The food at the Urban Tavern was excellent. We really liked the fact that any ingredient that could be sourced locally was. There were some very unique dishes, great beer and a long list of poutine flavours. We're definitely looking forward to going back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I love this place. My only complaint, AT ALL, is that it gets crowded and seats are grab 'em as you can get 'em. That makes it hard to get a seat! However, the food is spectacular. The menu changes on a regular basis based on what's in season. They also pickle vegetables in house and they are SO YUM!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Before this was The District I had visited the previous establishment @ this location. Inside the decor hasn't really changed but the atmosphere sure has. Was pretty noise when all the tables had filled up, which lent itself to a cozy booth experience. I liked their vibe with in house made items like ketchup, pickles & bacon, though other then... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I have gone to district a few times with friends, my girlfriend and work colleagues. It seems like any of those groups fit perfectly at district. Admittedly the kitchen has ebbed & flowed in quality, but from what I understand they now have a new chef at the helm and he is turning out greatness. I went in last Friday... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
europe
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Atmosphere: noisy even the place is nearly empty. Food: fries, crab cakes and beef ribs were exagerately greasy. Service: slow, rude, inefficient. Value: very expensive. Beer: chilled.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

As far as pubs go, I generally go to District more than anywhere else. The atmosphere is laid back and friendly and all the staff are really great. The happy hour is definitely worth it and is a nice break from the drink gouging that goes on in nearby downtown. Their beer is delicious and the food isn't bad either... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Good menu, good people, and always dependable. I particularly enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich and the charcuterie menu.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
1,065 reviews 1,065 reviews
705 restaurant reviews
376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We ordered multiple poutines which no one loved but didnt hate, the main even was definately there meat and cheese platters. We went through 4 setups, waitress was quick with bar drink refills. Was busy all night long, truly a good time.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Design District Urban Tavern also viewed

 

Been to Design District Urban Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Design District Urban Tavern

Address: 607 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0E1, Canada
Phone Number: 403-233-2433
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Beltline
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Pub, Gastropub

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 607 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0E1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Beltline
  • Neighborhood: Beltline
  • Phone Number: 403-233-2433

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Design District Urban Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?