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The Bear Street Tavern

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Thu, 4/18
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Veggo
Tomato sauce, asparagus spinach, artichokes, red
The Cheeseburger
BBQ​ sauce, beef patty tomato, caramelized onion and fries
Apres Platter
Jugs of Draught
Gluhwein Mugs
Prize Giveawayes From Soul Ski and Bike
$8 - $17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Bar, Pizza, Pub, Canadian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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All reviews pizza salad pulled pork nachos mac and cheese fish tacos chilli bison sandwiches big bird wheeler hut you gotta eat here thin crust sat at the bar beer selection soup of the day busy place wait for a table
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Reviewed yesterday

Great, friendly service and fab pizza and tacos. Loved the atmosphere. We’d definitely go back, thank you!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank bruisyard
Reviewed 5 days ago

We strongly recommend trying Bear Street Tavern. We stopped in for a quick dinner while doing spring skiing. We went early on a Saturday evening and still had to wait about 20 minutes because it's so popular. The setting was informal with tables, a bar...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MnNuke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pizza place - they give you house oil and honey to dip your pizza in. It is family friendly with a pub feel. The Mac and cheese and the pizza was really good. We also had great service. We would return if we visited...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Exploration758371
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bar with wooden tables and chairs and sports on screens is still a step up from the usual bar eatery in Banff. We ate here one evening and one lunchtime. Pizzas, tacos and salad in the evening, with great sandwich choices in addition on...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 502susanl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We moseyed in to The Bear Street Tavern for a Monday lunch before leaving town. To say we made the right decision would be an understatement. Everything on the menu looked fantastic as it arrived to the tables surrounding us. We ordered The Godfather pizza...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank estalsberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously, get the mac & cheese, you won't regret it. Unlike other mac & cheese that is typically very heavy (and delicious) this one was a bit lighter but still full of flavor. I would HIGHLY recommend :)

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank T1032VDemilys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a typo - it is delicious! Chicken wings are roasted, not fried. Pizza’s have gluten free options and you would not know the difference. We sat at the bar and were entertained by Matt. Great local who knows his stuff. Basically followed his recommendations...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank melissaw948
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Bear St. Tavern last night with my friends... a local favourite! We each got a calozone -- I had the Godfather! Went on a Tuesday since they are on special for $15 usually around $22 which is a little pricey in...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank hannorther
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in as a group of six adults and two young children. There was quite a lengthy wait before they were able to accommodate our group, so we just went for a wander around town and they texted us when they were ready for...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 404HappyTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and each of us had something different. Pizza, grilled cheese and the tuna melt sandwich. Everything was delicious except there was a bit too much cheese on my grilled cheese sandwich. Would I eat here again? Absolutely.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Karen b
June 21, 2018|
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Response from TheCriticalTraveller | Reviewed this property |
From what I understand, there is a Banff bylaw that doesn't allow dogs on patio's where food is servced. Some places allow you to have your dog on the outside of the patio, while you sit on the inside.
July 1, 2015|
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Response from PixAl | Reviewed this property |
For families, for adults, for everyone. Like most restaurants and bars in Banff, all are welcome and all are catered for. They serve alcohol, they have sports on the TV but it is not exclusively for people wanting those... More
March 8, 2015|
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Response from 1Gordonbleu8 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure but suspect a busy and popular restaurant like this in Banff WOULD have a gluten-free option. However, to be sure probably best to contact them directly for your answer.
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