It might not sound that big given the name, but Commonwealth Bar & Stage actually has more than enough room to function as two venues in one. The large stage and dance floor is used to accomodate both touring acts and DJs, while a separate bar — on a different floor — allows for two events to happen at once. Theme nights are also quite popular, with the Saturday night party boasting modern tunes playing upstairs and vintage tracks downstairs, Wimbledon Wednesdays featuring ping pong and live music, and Wonder Years Thursdays filling the converted warehouse with the sounds of the '80s, '90s, and '00s. Oh, and don't forget to hit up Tubby Dog - Commonwealth's own food stand - while you're there.
There are plenty of big-name hotels in downtown Calgary, but if you're looking for something a little more unique, the Hotel Le Germain Calgary is a great choice. Each of its rooms — ranging from luxurious Superior rooms all the way up to full-on Apartment Suites — features impeccable, modern design, oversized bathrooms, and first-class amenities like an in-room espresso machine and HDMI/USB hookups for the TV. Also on site is the Santé spa, a large fitness center, a comfortable lounge, and the award-winning Charcut Roast House, with literally dozens of other dining and drinking options just a short walk away.
We're not 100% sure that there's anything truly revolutionary about it, but we do know Beer Revolution is one of the best places to grab a pint in Stampede City. This cleanly-designed bar and grill boasts 24 taps that change on a regular — meaning multiple times per day — basis, with digital beer boards that list the currently available brews, along with info like ABV, the date they were tapped, and the price. The food is also pretty good, with pizzas made using 00 Italian flour and cooked in a brick oven at 700 degrees, along with other bar staples like fries, ribs, wings, pretzels, and nachos. And should you live farther north, there's now a depot in Edmonton, as well.
What happened when naan bread met the taco? Well... the name says it all. The Naaco Truck is Cowtown's most colorful food truck, serving up four different styles of naan flatbread tacos: Bhaji (chickpea fritters), Goan (beef vindaloo), Panchy Pig (5-spice pork), and Delhight (butter chicken). All four come with toppings tailored to their various flavors, possibly even supplied from the garden on the roof. Also on offer are Mogo chips, a variety of iced teas, and S'moresas — their take on the s'more. Lest you feel bad about eating from a gas-guzzling vehicle, rest assured that the Naaco is also the first LEAF certified food truck in Canada.