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Bear's Den Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian
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600 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
+1 403-762-4581
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Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

This is a nice, mellow, well managed hide-away. Pleasant, super cozy and clean. Staff are always super nice... which is so rare in Banff now. Enjoy some tasty food or a warm bevvie by the fire....

Thank Surfshark
Banff, Canada
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We went to the Bear's Den to see a friend do an acoustic set and were not disappointed. We had a few cheap drinks as well as the platter which was lovely and very filling. The music was great too. Great for a cheap night out.

Thank Leigh1980
Canberra, Australia
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219 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

It is one of those places where you walk in and think "Why am I going here?". But the staff were great, the local craft beer was good and surprise, surprise the food was good. Not what was expected when we entered but it was all good in the end.

Thank PW03
Melbourne, Australia
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139 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We had a drink here after dinner and listened to the guitarist. The staff were good too. The bar food is a gear selection of snacks, perfect for the atmosphere

Thank Jennie1963
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We arrived at 6pm on a Thursday night and waited over 3/4 of an hour for a table. It started to rain and I saw a table outside that was free. I asked if we could sit there. The waitress said that they stop waiting on tables outside when it rains. 5 minutes later they were leading another party out... More 

Thank Betty R
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Went in to have a pint in the late afternoon, was lightly grunted at by the bartender as I sat at the bar. I sat there for ten minutes and watched her walk past me time after time as she went in and out of the bar without once taking my order or even dropping off a menu, after ten... More 

Thank bravescot79
Waunakee, WI
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136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

A good restaurant with good family dining, good selection, and close to the shopping. Be prepared to get there early since it tends to fill up quickly around meal time

Thank Mike R
Oshawa, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

We have been here several times over the last three years.We have always enjoyed the meals we had.Cozy and a friendly place to have supper.

Thank susan g
Bozeman, Montana
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

Although the tables are close together and it felt a bit crowded at first, the great service and good food are worth a bit of coziness.

Thank ncbp70
Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

I am a Calgary local and I travel to Banff often. I really enjoy the Inns of Banff as a reasonably priced, clean hotel and it never disappoints. However, upon my fourth trip here I decided after a long day of snowboarding with some friends to hit up the pub in the basement. This was a big mistake. The service... More 

Thank LilKungFo13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $22
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-4581

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?