ONE18 EMPIRE

4.3
853 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
ONE18 EMPIRE is a whiskey inspired bar and restaurant with a strong focus on shareable, locally inspired cuisine, masterfully paired with our select onsite reserve.

With over 300 whiskeys, ryes, bourbons and scotches served by our seasoned bartenders, ONE18 EMPIRE cultivates an engaging and activated bar experience for locals and out of town patrons alike. Along with our vast collection of whiskey, ONE18 EMPIRE also offers a wide range of craft beers, wine on tap and a selection of whiskey tailored cocktails.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 853 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Kitty
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was yummy. Drinks were yummy. The service was great!

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SeC1
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place for cocktails - especially anything bourbon or whiskey. Delicious apple style food too, good for sharing

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vipJordanS
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Worst Thanksgiving Ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Come here all the time to dine and drink old fashions. Food is always amazing whether it’s dinner or brunch.

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RachelC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great (though portions are small) & the cocktails are amazing!

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RochelleL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a GREAT night. The table side Old Fashion drink is very fun. Great food & service!

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MattB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fun!!! Get the premium discovery whiskey flight. The One18 burger was tremendous.

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DavidG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Overall the evening was a disappointment, we booked a table for 6 to enjoy dinner with friends, the day before the reservation we were called and told our table would be on the patio (no problem) though it could get cool and they had only a few heaters, there was also live entertainment to celebrate pride week (again no issue and sounded fun). On arrival we were seated on a sectional sofa around a low table. Not really conducive to enjoying a relaxing dinner! Drink service was very slow as was the food (limited to what could be eaten on your knees so some options not practical ) and one order was wrong… Luckily the evening was pleasant as no heaters were in evidence. Overall not a great experience and it’s unlikely we will return.

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vipAnna
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Small menu but always good!

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Ohmtee
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One 118 is amazing. Staff and food were top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed my birthday eve here!

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ButterflyWings2
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

The ambience and the cocktails were amazing! However we were disappointed with the food. We ordered appetizers, but they never arrived. When the main course arrived, most of the food was cold. Our waitress apologized and offered to swap the cold food, however, at that point, we had been waiting for a while and were quite hungry, so we continued to eat our food as we did not want to wait any longer. We would certainly go back for their cocktails but not their food.

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NabilaA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place was super slammed and I really appreciate that the server went out of his way to get the kitchen to whip me up dessert as they were out of what I wanted to try. The server was so personable and kept on checking on us to make sure we were okay. Highly impressed.

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Private
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice ambience, very friendly staff and the old Fashions are amazing. Never had a smoke old fashion before and it takes a great drink to amazing levels

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Ilsa
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Perfect service. Food great. Cocktails a bit pricey, but excellent.

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vipSunny
Austin
46 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The experience was almost close to the perfection. We will be absolutely there again

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vipCalgary
Calgary
36 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great to sit outside. The rooftop is spacious with a great view of Stephen Ave. The food and service have always been great.

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vipJuniceD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance (especially the playlist). The salmon poke and salmon entree were delicious!

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Danes
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Such fun! Servers were AMAZING and very knowledgeable , super accommodating with regards to food allergies too!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was absolutely amazing

RC
vipRickC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the rooftop patio for the summer time but still love the cozy indoor dining space!

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CharmaineM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Great patio view but very slow service. Drinks were slow to come.

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oceanlove
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing roof top patio, great drinks, nice vibe and ambiance.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great experience yesterday. Old fashioneds were delicious and a really unique experience. Our server Rita was absolutely amazing and provided a wonderful experience and a memorable date. Wonderful service, thank you Rita!

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vipfoodiefanatic
Edmonton
28 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just WOW. Loved the ole fashions and the restaurant staff were outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service , food and the BEST old fashions out group had the joy of trying !

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LeeH
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Anniversary

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GallopingGourmet
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fine meal with very attentive service. Loved the barrel-made cocktails too! Nice to be back again.

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MizzPrizzle
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The staff were very friendly, and the drinks were good too, in fact, better than I expected. We got there at 9 pm, so we felt a little rushed to leave, but things close by 11, so understandable. The vibe is more relaxed, "a place you visit before your night begins rather than ends." The music could have been much better, they were playing early 2000s, and it's simply unnecessary to revisit that era. They were amicable as they changed the music from country to hip-hip, but hip hop was trash - think Usher, Ludacris... The rooftop is on rent from the neighbouring Marriott, and so it will remain a more chill place for the summer and not try to rival the other rooftops in the vicinity (National). I have been there when there was a live DJ, and the music was phenomenal! Also, the backdrop of the older buildings on Stephen Ave is a treat.

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LewisB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food service and value were all amazing. Delicious drinks and friendly staff. Highly recommend eating here.

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M2021
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We went to your rooftop patio to experience the making of your old fashioned .
The server (guy) wasn’t very friendly to get our drinks . Almost annoyed that we were there. Finally we ordered our first drinks and appies . After , we ordered 4 old fashioned, he came back premade . I asked him , why he didn’t bring the barrel to make it in front of us and he said , it makes so much noise to bring it and other clients would complain. We were disappointed !
Then we saw the other servers they were making their old fashioned in front of their customers. Moving around the barrels and we could hardly the noise .
I brought it up to him and he came back with sarcasm (felt like it ) that he was basically giving me a free old fashioned . Which I didn’t really care , we wanted the experience that’s why we went to your restaurant.
We ordered more old fashioned because we like it , and he was finally making it front of us.
Later on , a server ( lady ) came and took our food orders. She was very nice and friendly . We had a great experience with her service . And we basically left a great tip because of her service .

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vipRosieLonglastname
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic service as usual.

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CurtisP
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Patio is great! Great views and a lot of chances to people watch if you are sitting along the railing. Perfect spot for a date.

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JONATHANP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Service was a bit slow in between visits but boy did they make up for it with the food. I had a professional chef as my date and she was really impressed with the quality of the food as well. I will definitely be going back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We were beyond disappointed with our experience. They were not staffed for the space they were using. Food took forever and we ended up not even ordering main meals because the warm queso dip came out cold (not even close to warm). Took a very long time to get drinks and somehow the third night being open out of stock of a drink ordered. This was our first night after our wedding the day before out just the 2 of us and we chose this place as we had such great experiences before. Will not be rushing back after this special occasion being ruined.

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vipJnlfromCalgary
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The drink service was a bit slow when we first arrived, it took about 20 minutes to get our drinks after we ordered them. The food came fairly quickly and was good; we had the tuna poke and beef tartare. The poke was a bit heavy on the mayo.

Our servers were switched a few times and we had Jennifer looking after us. She took great care of us and made sure the umbrellas were giving us shade on such a warm day.

They need more plants to break up all the cement. It would look very nice if they had plants and trees throughout rather than just around the perimeter.

I wish they had this patio all the time!

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Karim
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I enjoy this venue more and more with every visit!

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ZeeshanN
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was quite nice. Food top patio was amazing. Enjoyed it and will come back

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vipScottB
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Rooftop experience. Weather cooperated and the service was great.

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DrJaw
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A lovely patio setting with exceptional service and a meal that was well priced and delicious. Being one floor above street level affords a bit more privacy, a slightly better view, and a wonderful ambiance. If you are a whiskey lover... a must as the selection is exceptional and the staff very knowledgeable.

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You can order delivery directly from ONE18 EMPIRE using the Order Online button. ONE18 EMPIRE also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 269-0299.

ONE18 EMPIRE is rated 4.3 stars by 853 OpenTable diners.

ONE18 EMPIRE does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://calgary-marriott-downtown.myshopify.com/products/one18-empire-gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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