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The Unicorn

$$ - $$$
Downtown
Bar, Pub, Canadian
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304 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-234-8816
Today
11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Drumheller, Canada
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came in before the flames game for some dinner and drinks. Very busy but was sat straight away. Probably not best place if you want a meaningful conversation as it's very loud but good atmosphere before game. Great food and served piping hot. The seating is Just a little cramped. Would come back.

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Thank LDJB89
Calgary, Canada
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203 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Tried the new Celtic basement and the main floor. Friendly staff, good beer selection, not the greatest for tv locations on those floors. Food was very good. Always very lively and noisy, great for after work.

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Thank Clint R
Wareham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We ate here one evening and the prices were very good value, the service was good and she told us about the meal deals they had on

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Thank Mike P
Brantford, Canada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great beer selection. Any place that has Rogue Dead Guy Ale on tap wins a spot with me....awesome relaxing lounge 3rd floor....cellar next time!

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Thank tommyvoo
Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Went for an impromptu supper after checking in to my hotel. A few ladies and I arrived and we're seated quickly. Friendly service. Our server checked up on us often and was very helpful with questions and suggestions. The prices of the food was great! Wednesday wing night was awesome! The food and drinks all tasted amazing! I recommend the... More 

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Thank Alyssa R
Alberta
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90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The atmosphere here is comfy and down home. It wasn't overly loud like a lot of places in downtown Calgary. Each of us had something different. I had a beef burger, my friend had an elk burger and my other friend had the fish and chips. All were delicious but I found the fries to be kinda soggy. The drinks... More 

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Thank Jewelzzz
Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I ate lunch here while in Calgary on the weekend. We had a couple of drinks, and ordered nachos with pulled roast beef. Beer was tasting like they hadn't cleaned the lines but the nachos with pulled beef were amazing. Also they made it with black olives which I'm allergic to and they gladly made us a... More 

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Thank Jeff W
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The Unicorn used to be a place with decent pub grub and a downtown drinking crowd, a lot of fun. The Libertine seems to have bought the name and signs of the Unicorn to rebrand themselves. In doing so, they took a great little spot called Below the Deck and called that the Unicorn, then the Libertine is now the... More 

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Thank Glynn P
Oakville, Canada
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218 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Stopped in for a quick evening bite. Upstairs they had a roasted pig and were carving it for pork tacos! Never seen that before. Very casual atmosphere. Good value. Service was good. I would visit again.

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Thank JarMarJHM
Great Falls, Montana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We stopped in on a Tuesday during happy hour & they were serving pork tacos, actual roasted pig! Good prices on food & drink, relaxing atmosphere.

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Thank Tabbycat1959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-234-8816

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?