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Design District Urban Tavern

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Beltline
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607 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0E1, Canada
403-233-2433
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  • 11
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  • 9
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  • 5
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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 6, 2013
Jaewes
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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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Thank Morgan K
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 

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Thank MALYYC
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

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1 Thank R D H
Calgary, Canada
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

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1 Thank girlfoodie
Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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Thank mandeedavidson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 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 

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Thank Jaewes
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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.

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1 Thank longtravel09
Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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1 Thank TDF_Abroad
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

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1 Thank Reviewer599
Dallas, Texas
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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.

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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?