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April 29, 2013 / By / , , , , , , , , / 4 Comments


Continuing our plan for more date nights, we recently headed out for a dinner date and evening at District Tavern. I had stopped in at District before during Stampede season for a quick drink & bite for lunch but I haven’t been in since so I was really looking forward to seeing what was new on their menus.

While I was excited to hear about their delicious selection of gluten-free options, Byron was angling more for the craft beers that are brewed in house. And our server was really excited about bacon. Seriously, there is bacon in almost everything on their menu. We ordered up some drinks, I got their happy hour Mojito while Byron slurped up some Ambush Pale Ale. Starting our meal with a half dozen West Coast oysters served up with some, you guessed it, bacon vodka mignonette. The oysters were fresh and tasty with a real kick to them with the vodka sauce.



The cool thing about District is that they have all of the menus on rolling chalkboards allowing the chef to change things out daily. Sounds like they love bringing in new fresh ingredients and switching everything up a bit! After finishing up our oysters and drinks, it was time for dinner. I ordered the District Burger with a gluten-free bun with sweet potato fries. Absolutely delicious – I would have this burger again and again. Byron went for something a bit more Southern-style – pulled pork on a bun and the house IPA.



I’ll definitely be back for Happy Hour & a burger. And maybe next time I’ll try out their legendary poutine menu!

Design District Urban Tavern
607 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB

all photos via @yuppielove‘s instagram


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  1. Stephanie says:

    This is one of the first places I ever ate at in Calgary! It’s been far too long since I’ve paid it a visit.

  2. Lindsey says:

    yummm! i have been wanting to try their caesars…my husband says they are amazing :)

    *new follower!*

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