Patio Season

It looks like the sun is here to stay in YYC and that means it’s safe to say we’re in patio season! Whether you’re in the mood for coffee, wine, or spirits, there are plenty of options to choose from. Check out these fabulous spots and enjoy a refreshing drink #intheloop.

Relax and recoup at Distilled Beauty Bar, our favourite “sip and spa” hideaway in Marda Loop. Sip on a glass of wine or try out something from their special Love Local menu while getting pampered with beauty, hair, or medical services.

Address: 2408-34th Avenue SW
Phone: (403) 685-0119

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Are you looking for a cozy spot to unwind and enjoy a delicious meal? Look no further than Le Comptoir, by François – a warm and inviting French café with an outdoor covered patio featuring a cozy fireplace. Visit them for an evening of great food, drinks, and company. With their charming continental atmosphere and delicious cuisine, you’ll feel like you’re in France.

Address: 1928 34 Ave SW
Phone: (403) 455-4550

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Our very own Marda Loop Brewing Co. is kicking off patio season with a covered, heated (good for unpredictable Calgary weather), and pet-friendly patio! They’ve got snacks, sharables, and bigger bites to fill you up while you enjoy the outdoors. Don’t miss out on the beautiful YYC weather (and be prepared for it to change suddenly)!

Address: 3523 18th Street SW
Phone: (403) 764-7008

Relax and get out a board game! Visit the Brewers Apprentice for a patio date complete with all of your favourite games! With a super cool slightly hidden patio, unwind after with a charcuterie board and more than 50 beers to choose from their fridge or on-tap.

Address: 2232 33 Ave SW in the upstairs courtyard
Phone: (403) 703-8735

Visit the OG of Marda Loop and head to OJ’s for a casual drink and snacks on their patio!
Always a great spot and more than 25 years of history in Marda, OJ’s is a popular spot to be on a hot sunny day! Old time regulars have seen a lot of changes from their patio chairs in 25 years, but the food and beer is as good as ever!

Address: 2047 34 Ave SW
Phone: (403) 242-4040

You don’t need a passport to visit Avitus Wine Bar for an unforgettable evening of French wines, mouth-watering cheese dishes, and a relaxed South of France vibe. Come and enjoy the evening breeze while sipping on the best wines in town.

Address: 1934 34th Avenue SW
Phone: (403) 909-9795

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If you’re looking for a great spot to enjoy some food and drinks, you should definitely check out Merchants Restaurant and Bar. It’s got a really cool neighbourhood vibe, and its patio is the perfect spot to soak up some sun and breeze while you chow down on their famous pizza, pasta and more!

Address: 2118 – 33rd Ave SW
Phone: (403) 452-4001


Last Run of the No. 7 South Calgary Streetcar

It was a typical Sunday, November 7, 1948, the suburban quiet occasionally interrupted by the familiar squeak and rattle of the old South Calgary streetcar.  By Monday morning’s rush hour (such as it was back then), a diesel bus was temporarily on the route.

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