Best Neighbourhood Pub: The Ship & Anchor

photo by  Brendan Stephens

The Ship & Anchor

One of Calgary’s oldest pubs, The Ship & Anchor has character. The rugged atmosphere makes it feel like a home away from home, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy a beer without having to think about that pesky to-do list. Pub grub, comfort food or a cool crisp beer, this bar will supply you with a variety of dishes to suit your liking. Try their deep-fried pickles and grilled cheese for that pub vibe or taste their lemongrass chicken for casual dinner out with babe.

The Ship, as it’s known by its trusty regulars, hosts a true variety of Calgary’s finest. Bikers, businessmen, college students and hipsters all converge at this pub for casual drinks, small musical performances or a rowdy Saturday night filled with drinking, debating and go ol’ dancing. Their tagline rings true: If a pub could drunkenly hug you, this one would.


534 17 Ave SW. Calgary, AB

(403) 245-3333