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Last Best Brewing - Last Best Brewing & Distilling, Calgary, AB

Last Best Brewing & Distilling

4.6
4.6
559 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
We’re Last Best Brewing & Distilling, Calgary’s most unique brewpub, and the fourth location in the Bearhill Brewing Family of Breweries.It’s our privilege to be the community liaison for beer, and beer culture, and we don’t take this role lightly. The beers we make are a direct reflection of the values and personalities of you – our customers and our community. We believe that pubs should be hubs that bring people together; a place where we can grow community, and the culture of beer, in a fun and interactive environment.

Our beers are fresh and delicious because we make them in-house using the best ingredients for everything we produce. Which isn’t hard here in Alberta – we are literally surrounded by a sea of barley, making (in our opinion) Calgary the Last Best opportunity for the craft brewing industry and brewers like us.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (587) 353-7387
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Durant
  • Catering
    From Cocktail Style Events to Sit Down Dinners. We can cater to any style of event.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a variety of private and semi private spaces to host your next event. Our space can accommodate groups from 30 people up to 300 people. Please reach out to our Events Coordinator for more details. We look forward to hosting your next event!
  • Private party contact
    Ashlynn Harris: (587) 353-7387

What 559 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Lively

  • Calgary

    Lively

559 Reviews
  1. Oscardave

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a very good time and the happy hour offers many choices. I highly recommend this brewery when asked about gems in Calgary.

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  2. KelliBYYC

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Last Best before heading to a show. We had a glitch with our timing and had to cancel our food order. Our server and the manager couldn’t have been any nicer. They made a situation that could have been very uncomfortable into one where we left happy and will definitely go back again. Great selection of food and beverage options.

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  3. TomH

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go to before a Flames game. Service was great and the food was excellent.

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  4. FrancoisD

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive and friendly service. Beer offers explained clearly and testers offered to ease selection. Best Burgers yet eaten in Canada. Overall excellent experience and value.

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  5. AkSt

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for birthday drinks and our server was so friendly!

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  6. JustinF

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place we huge! I didn't know how much space there was in there. Food was good, although on the pricy side. Beer was great and staff were friendly. Very bright - Awesome for business lunches

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  7. BrentD

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, and great atmosphere. Great place to take out of town guests to sample local brews.

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  8. craeanne

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We really wanted to like this place. The ambience is perfect - it's a really inviting, almost cozy cabin vibe which we loved. We waited at the door to be seated (per the sign and because we had a reservation) for longer than we would have liked. We're eventually awkwardly greeted and brought to our table. Our server was prompt to our table with water and a beer sampler, but was again slightly awkward, did not make conversation or tell us much about the menus. We ordered drinks and appies while we waited for the rest of our party. The appies were great (cheese dip and the dry ribs). The other couple joined us and waited quite awhile before we flagged someone down to get our server. We were then informed our server had left and this was our new server. Weird. But okay (weird in that we were not informed prior to and that we had to flag her down for her to come to our table/introduce herself as our new server). We ordered more drinks and our meals. The chicken burgers looked amazing. But the chicken was not great and the burger just fell apart when trying to eat it. The brisket was okay - but nothing to write home about. The side Mac and cheese however was fabulous. The Thai bowl had amazing potential but was too salty (like where it's like spicy salty) so was happy to be able to wash it down with gin. Overall, I would say it was a mediocre experience but wouldn't necessarily write the whole place off as I do feel they were having an off night.

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  9. AmandaP

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is pub food and then there is last best pub food, we arrived to find small samplers of one of their many inhouse brewed beers. 7 of us dined during a business meal and everything from the Brisket, to the Thai bowl to the Last best power bowl (best we have ever had), was incredible. Service is always on point, I have been here on busy weekend nights and it never disappoints. This will be our new go to lunch spot 10 OUT OF 10

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  10. ScottB

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Craft beers they have are great. Good building layout and great patio section. Food is not that good. No one should make a Caesar salad with Kale! Call it a Kale salad. And Pizza was average at best.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was terrible. She didn’t advise of specials or happy hour or soup. Just asked if we wanted to order. When I asked about drinks; she told me to scan the QR code and read. Someone else brought our food, picked up plates and wine/beer glasses and then we sat at an empty table for 30 minutes before I just got up and went near the bar to find someone so I could pay and leave. We made a reservation and hoped it would be a good first experience. I wouldn’t go back or recommend it. We dine out weekly and haven’t had service that bad in a very long time.

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  12. Emma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, server was really helpful with choosing beer flight.

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  13. LisaM

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were delicious! The value and presentation were definitely worth the trip.

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  14. NicholasB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was phenomenal but learned I am definitely not a fan of new age craft beers. Table reserved was in a high traffic area but the attendance from the waitress was on point. Good location for a date or group event but not a location if you’re looking for something more intimate.

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  15. MLK75

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very poor service. It was a busy evening but the sever was not very good. Brought the wrong drinks, did not come back to check on drinks did not bring the bill for an extended time period. Food was adequate, wings were over cooked, pickle chips were soggy and presentation was poor. Chicken wings were presented with a dip spread on the corner of the plate, by the time the plate arrived at the table, most of the chicken wings were in the dip.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rich was fantastic, great chat & recommendations. The pizza was 10/10, the Thai rice could do with some work (rice wasn’t fresh and a little hard). Beers were great. Music was great!!! I will come back here for sure 😀

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  17. BethanyL

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tony and Richard were both outstanding. Nachos were delicious, didn't care much for the chicken sandwich, was a bit over done. 9/10 Overall, will be back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Right from walking in until we left we had a great time! Service was top notch and our server was excellent in explaining the different beers that they brew in house. Nice variety of menu options (beverages and food). The food was hot when it came out and delicious. Would recommend for a fun evening out.

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  19. daxi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beer is breathtaking, service is stupendous, food is fantastic.

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  20. BonesHoffe

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for craft beer, good food & celebrating with friends.

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  21. Bueno

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick lunch, food and service was great as always!

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  22. TroyJ

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great patio and better food. Service was excellent and perfect recommendations.

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  23. MichelleD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! Food was excellent in quality, flavour and presentation. Darren provided great service. Definitely recommend and will go back.

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  24. JanKS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the nachos as a starter, and we were all disappointed with the fact they used little real cheese and more of the “cheese in a bottle” type. Also, the server had to be asked many times for things like extra napkins, a spoon for the guacamole, etc.

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  25. Erin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The employees were all very friendly and the food and drinks were great. The restaurant and tables were laid out in a comfortable and spacious way. Will definitely be coming back.

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  26. TammyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, service was excellent. Highly recommend the Last Best Bowls and the Fried Chicken Sandwich. Cool spot with an outdoor courtyard. We were seated outside in a corner at lunch so it was a bit loud with the speaker overhead. Will definitely visit again!

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  27. SteveB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    everything was great but the real standout was the service!

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  28. KATEP

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner! Great service! We enjoyed our evening!

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  29. AlyssaB

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last Best has great beers and great food. It's a great place to grab a drink or a meal or both. Definitely recommend.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good place I would comeback amazing service very fast and prices are good!

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  31. Katchka

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, food quality was the worst I have ever seen itt there. LB needs to dial it back in.

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  32. OnsiteT

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on Father's Day so it was busy at lunch. The service was good but we could feel they were stretched and the kitchen was very slow. Food was just OK. Brunch items were better than the regular menu. Burger at $22 is not comparable to the competition. Very basic. The brisket dishes were better but they needed to be on the smoker longer.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Felt like an actual queen with the service given for my bachelorette dinner. Good food, good drinks and amazing staff. Shout out to Dan!!

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  34. EdmoundH

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a business lunch with my team. I heard a mix of reactions to the food. Some were very well appreciated. Others were not so great. Myself I had the brisket dip, while on the drier side for a brisket the au jus made it very tasty, some sort of cheese would have unified the overall flavors nicely. One negative thing about the sandwich would be a little less burn on the bread would have been nice. The fries I could have left...I'd say half of them tasted stale and old, like I was given the remainder of a batch cooked earlier. In the end I overall enjoyed the food for the most part.

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  35. Rinny

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of 5 for lunch on a Sunday (4 adults, 1 toddler). The food and beer were both delicious - the Brew Barrymore Strawberry Hefeweizen is amazing! The restaurant itself was comfortable and not too loud. All in all, it is a solid choice for a kid-friendly brewpub! I would definitely recommend. The only thing that could make it better is an actual kids menu. The only reason they did not get a 5-star review from me is it took quite a while to be checked on at times, and they forgot my toddler's meal. They comped it for us to make up for it. :) Everyone makes mistakes! I'm eager to return.

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  36. EttoreD

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looking for a good burger for our date night and when we realized that the Last Best Brewing was just around the corner where we live . We decided to give it a shot . And what a great experience it was ! Service is off the charts , we had the ribs as starter and it was delicious . I tried the flight of gins ( that’s my drink) and it was excellent! I actually purchased a bottle after our meal . We both had the Best Burger . Delicious . It can get noisy but we were focused on each other and a great conversation. Totally recommend this place . We will be back

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  37. VeraH

    Edmonton

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for small and large groups. Excellent menu selection!

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  38. JohnM

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The mothers day brunch was one of the worst brunches I have ever ate at. Way overpriced and the food was undercooked and horrible. I used to eat here for lunch and found the food was decent. Not sure what has changed but won’t be back here for food. Beer is still legit!

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  39. Chug

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic service for their Mother's Day brunch! Food was good, kids were made to feel welcome. Appreciated the excellent service by staff who aren't used to doing a breakfast service!

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  40. JudithA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was impeccable. Noise was so loud but it was a hockey night. I had the mushroom pizza and hot wings with the beer taste, my taste buds were delighted

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FAQs

Last Best Brewing & Distilling does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Last Best Brewing & Distilling also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (587) 353-7387.

Last Best Brewing & Distilling is rated 4.6 stars by 559 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Last Best Brewing & Distilling

607 11th Ave SW, Last Best Brewing and Distilling, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    5th Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is parking along the front of 11th Ave. As well as the adjacent streets.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Durant
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (587) 353-7387
  • Catering
    From Cocktail Style Events to Sit Down Dinners. We can cater to any style of event.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a variety of private and semi private spaces to host your next event. Our space can accommodate groups from 30 people up to 300 people. Please reach out to our Events Coordinator for more details. We look forward to hosting your next event!
  • Private party contact
    Ashlynn Harris: (587) 353-7387
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