Best Patio: The Ship & Anchor Pub

Captured by  Neil Zeller

Captured by Neil Zeller

The Ship and Anchor Pub is a well-known Calgary institution, welcoming patrons from near and far. It is very much a venue for every kind of person, hence probably why they’ve won countless Best of Calgary awards for several years running. You’re just as likely to see a table of businesspeople enjoying a night out after work as you are to see bikers, hipsters and everyone in between. The Ship and Anchor is your friendly neighbourhood pub - simple as that.

However, due to its cozy atmosphere and convenient location on 17th Avenue, it is an extremely popular venue, sometimes making it difficult to find a seat on a weekend night. Every Saturday, the Ship hosts an open mic night with various bands and artists coming through, so grab your instrument and join in on the fun. If you do decide to head to one of these jam sessions, make sure to complete the experience by tasting their delicious food and killer beer selection. To see who is hosting the next open mic and when you can catch the next open jam session, visit the Ship and Anchor’s live music schedule here.

FIRST RUNNER UP: NATIONAL ON 8TH

SECOND RUNNER UP: CHARBAR