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“Friendly busy bar with loads of character ”

Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall
Ranked #565 of 3,806 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: US$8 - US$20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse, Canadian
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 90 Ave SE
Transit: There is a bus stop in either direction within 1 block or less; however, you may only cross at the lights. The LRT Stations are within a 15 minute walk in either direction.
Description: Calgary's iconic country restaurant, nightclub, and Stampede hot spot presents some of the biggest names in Country Music and is the Official Hospitality location of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association! Ranchman's specializes in authentic western barbecue including succulent steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and the famous Stampede beef on a bun. Following dinner, stick around for a night of live music, cold drinks, dancing, and great times as Ranchman's plays host to the hottest country nightclub experience in Calgary! Ranchman's is a 14 time winner of the CCMA County Club of the Year award. The likes of Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, Paul Brandt, The Band Perry, Doc Walker, Jason Aldean, Dean Bordy, Emerson Drive, Kenny Rogers and many more have rocked the Ranchman's Stage! Strap on those hats, dust off those boots, and saddle up for a truly unique country western experience.
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick bite of food and to catch some hockey. Bar is cavernous with loads going on, found staff firendly enough, and plenty of specials available on beer. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a few drinks in this fun cowboy club. Great dancing, love music and a fun way too spend a night in Calgary!

Thank AlexGuthrie
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Visited Calgary in mid July. Attend the Calgary Stampede and had to check out the Ranchman's Cookhouse. This place is always packed during the Stampede. We actually were staying just a few blocks away and wanted to check it out and get some dinner as well. Most of the people were there for the party, live music and dancing. The staff was friendly, ask questions about our travels. The food was good and we enjoyed our time in the dancehall.

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Thank SearsPoints
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

The live bands, the music, the drinks, the people, the food and the BULL!! So much fun to come here with a group of people, and if you are brave, ride the bull!!! A must see for anyone visiting Calgary!

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Thank louisedavis158
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting Calgary for the opening ceremonies at the Calgary Stampede on our vacation from Toronto. My wife, our hostess from Calgary and myself wanted to go dancing at Ranchmans on Saturday the day after the Stampede started. We expected the place to be busy as there were so many tourists in town.
We drove to Ranchmans and we're directed to a dusty field to park even though the regular parking spaces were closed off. We noticed that the large tent was set up at the rear of the main building as there was a concert booked that required pre booking. We walked up to the main building but the doors were locked. We were able to enter the front patio so we went in and ordered a beer
I asked one of the waitresses if I could look inside the building even though it was closed for a special booking. No one was inside yet but the security would not let us look inside?
After our beer the girls asked to use the washroom but security would not let them and told them to use portable toilets outside!
We were so disappointed that we decided to leave.
It seemed strange that the Ranchmans would close the building to the public on a Saturday during Stampede week as many tourists head there for the experience. I consider the decision to book a private event during this time to be very ill thought out as there would have been many tourists to fill up the facility.
Unfortunately we were leaving Calgary the next day so we missed out on our two stepping that we had hoped for

3  Thank Jim B
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