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The Perfect Girls’ Night Out in Calgary, Alberta

by Karen Ung
The ingredients for a perfect girls’ night out are good friends, good times, and good eats. Follow this recipe for a perfect bachelorette party or birthday party in Calgary, Alberta (with some of our top picks for drinks, dining, and dancing). To make it extra special, book a limo or party bus with the BleizerIDE app!
Calgary skyline

Spaaaah: Start the celebration with a massage or mani/pedi at Riverside Spa. With six side by side pedicure stations, eucalyptus steam room, Swiss showers, & semi-private lounge, Riverside offers an amazing day spa experience for groups. Lemonade, tea, and cookie in the Crystal Lounge are a nice extra. If you need more than a nibble, catering is available. Make your bachelorette / birthday party group booking here110 Point McKay Crescent NW (shares entrance with Riverside Club).

Riverside Spa Pedicure Stations
Riverside Spa Pedicure Stations
Riverside Spa Cookies
Enjoy tea and cookies before or after your treatment!
Riverside Spa Lounge
Riverside Spa Lounge

Get your eat on: Model Milk is leading Calgary’s locavore movement and serves up delish dishes of local produce and meats in a refurbished dairy barn (hence the name). Their signature cocktails, like Catcher in the Rye, are equally impressive. Reservations recommended at this hotspot in the heart of 17th Avenue SW. 308 17 Avenue SW.

Model Milk Calgary
Model Milk’s decor is farm chic!
Model Milk Calgary 2
Sunday Supper is a multi-course meal served family style with a different menu each week.

Mix it Up: Learn how to stir, muddle, smoke, and shake at Shelter Cocktail Bar Mixology Class. The 90-minute class also includes “comprehensive history of cocktail culture,” three cocktails, bar snacks, class competitions, and a takeaway cocktail survival guide. Sign up for a public class or book a private class (minimum: 8 people) here1210 1 Street SW.

Shelter Cocktail Bar
Shelter Cocktail Bar
Image Credit: Phil Crozier
Shelter Cocktail Bar Smoked Cocktail
Learn how to make a smoked cocktail at Shelter Cocktail Bar’s Mixology Class!
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  • More great drink spots: Erin Baird of Alberta Adventure Girls, recommends “Bridgette Bar, Ricardo’s Hideaway, Betty Lou’s Library, The Tea House, [and] Proof! There are so many with awesome decor. ALSO! There is a new arcade pub called Greta Bar and a brewery that’s 80s themed called Revival.” Model Citizen and The National rooftop are also a lot of fun.

Dance the Night Away: 

  • Commonwealth Bar & Stage is a two-storey warehouse turned nightclub with a distinct sound on each level. Check their Events calendar for upcoming shows. 731 10th Ave SW.
  • HIFI Club is a triple threat: live music venue, dance club and art gallery. Expect to see some big names on Saturday nights! 219 10th Ave SW.

Sleep it Off: Make Hotel Arts, Calgary’s boutique hotel, your home away from home. In summer, party poolside (reserve an area just for your group!) and enjoy luscious libations and morsels from Raw Bar. From now until February 2019, take advantage of their Stay and Shop promotion: Get a $75 The CORE, Chinook Centre or Cross Iron Mills gift card per night stayed between Thursday and Sunday. More details here119 12 Ave SW.

Settle in to a sweet luxury suite at Hotel Arts
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The Hotel Arts pool is a happening place in the summer!
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Chill poolside at Hotel Arts
Image Credit: Hotel Arts

Refuel: Brunch at Vero Bistro ModerneChef Jenny’s amazing French and Italian inspired creations will delight your senses. Fresh organic produce, meats, and eggs – and creative flair go into every dish making Vero’s the number one restaurant in Calgary and fourth best in Canada! 209 10th Street NW.

Vero Bistro Moderne eggs benedict
The “Traditional” Eggs Benedict at Vero Bistro Moderne is divine!

Vero Bistro Moderne
Vero Bistro Moderne’s modern decor

Get a ride with your new favorite designated driver: Treat the birthday girl or bride-to-be to a limo ride with BleizerIDE, “your next chauffeured ride”! Simply download the BleizerIDE app and book your sedan, SUV, stretch limo, or party bus from 3 hours to 3 months in advance. Drivers are fully licensed operators, so you can expect excellent service. For my sister’s post-elopement celebration, our driver even rolled out a red carpet! Book by the hour, point-to-point, or name your price. Save $12 off your booking with promo code PLAYNOW.

BleizerIDE Escalade red carpet
Thanks for the red carpet & great service, BleizerIDE!
BleizerIDE Escalade Calgary
When we finished dinner at Model Milk, our Escalade was waiting outside.

Wishing you a fantastic girls’ night out! If you have any questions about things to do in Calgary, please leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Cheers!

Disclosure: We received a free limo ride from BleizerIDE for review purposes, but all words and opinions are my own.

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