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“Irish pub”
Review of The Bear and Kilt

The Bear and Kilt
Ranked #187 of 3,573 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Irish pub”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Headed here for drinks after watching the ice hockey. Drink wine from a cask- it wasnt as bad as anticipated. Ate a platter of ribs, wings, sweet potato fries and cost about $27. Fed 5 of us - we were just after snacks. Drinks were reasonably priced. Table service was poor, bar service was good. The pub is a bit dreary and old. Could do with a face lift. Would not go back- mainly because i would prefer an up beat bar.

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  • English first
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English first
BC
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Average Pub”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Good location down town, and interesting to be down stairs. 2 dart boards with lots of action. Fair selection of beer on tap. Food was OK - nothing special.

There are a bunch of Pubs all along that strip. This is the only one we had time to go in to. Would check others out before going back. Not bad - just not great.

Service was slow and not very attentive. Nice enough people.

Average is as good as this one gets

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Leavethesn0wbehind
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Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
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35 restaurant reviews
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“Poor service and not celiac-friendly”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

I usually enjoy a good pub, and from their outdoor sign, it looked like this might be a good place to try out - it wasn't. The day I was there, the server ignored me for so long I actually approached her to ask if there was anything she could suggest on the menu that would be (or could be adapted to be) gluten free. The rather rude answer was - nothing. For a non-celiac person, or a group that is partying and not fazed by bad service, this might be an okay choice for beer and cheap food, but it was not for me.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank AhaTraveller
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“World's Best Hot Dog?”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

This was a fine pub, but that's just what it was. I had to try the world's best hot dog and it was so buried under stuff it was hard to tell. The elk burgers were good and the beers were cold. Service was spotty and on the slow side.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank ace4444
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Calgary
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“standard pub, friendly staff”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

god selection of beers on tap. Right downtown on 8th avenue (downstairs). popular for downtown crowd after work. Standard but good pub fare.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank VinceInCalgary
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