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Safe and interesting things at night in Calgary?

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Safe and interesting things at night in Calgary?

HI again all, I will be in Calgary for work for a week. possibly two, with only evening time to myself, starting next week. I will have a car and my GPS but don't like to drive long distances. Can anyone recommend spots that I could, as a baby-boomer woman traveling alone, visit around dinner time during the week? I should mention that I am very partial to live Irish music. I might be staying at Hotel Alma on the University campus but not sure yet. Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: Safe and interesting things at night in Calgary?

Keep in mind that it will be light until about 10:30 PM. So I wouldn't worry at all about anything around dinner time!

There's a few Irish pubs downtown: James Joyce and Ceili's are both on 8th Ave downtown. Kilkenny Irish Pub is just north of the Brentwood LRT station (which is very close to the U of C). There's probably a few others around.

Most pubs will have live music during the Stampede week.

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2. Re: Safe and interesting things at night in Calgary?

I'm not sure if you'll still be here for Stampede Week - it goes from July 8-17 this year (with a few pre-Stampede events on Thursday, July 7).

The Atlantic Trap & Grill showcases Irish & folk music, amongst other genres. This page, with links to the bands that they feature, might be helpful:

www.atlantictrapandgill.com/calgary/bands.php

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3. Re: Safe and interesting things at night in Calgary?

Thanks! Actually, I miss my return trip there by a week when looking at the Stampede schedule which is too bad for me! I will look for these music venues though!

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