Social Beer Haus

4.3
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CAN$30 and under
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Social Beer Haus is located on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary: 218 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5. Now that you know where we are located, WHY hangout with us?

First, let’s talk — food and drinks! Are you a lover of southern smoke texas style bbq, as well as craft beer, whiskey and wine? Yes? Awesome! In a nutshell, that’s our food identity.

Secondly, when you hang out with us, our focus is to make you feel more than welcome. Most importantly, we are creating a super fun atmosphere where everyone can socialize and be HAPPY! This is WHY we are working on launching a games room on our upper level within the upcoming months. But for now, you can party on the main floor.
What 35 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Unbelievably loud!!!!!! The patrons were enjoying themselves, so happy noisy. The booming bass almost drowned them out! My husband and I had to shout directly into each others ears to be heard. Ruined what would otherwise have been a lovely evening.

j
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Ordered one of the platters. Corn fritters were good, pork belly and burnt ends were delicious, salt and pepper wings were so salty and peppery it was hard to eat. I'll come back and try more items for sure.

LS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, not crazy busy, great service! Will def be back

MM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and the service is on point

p
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great event but I think an all you can eat style would be better! Still it was good and fun night.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the Crab & Crawfish boil, will definitely be back for the next one!

Social Beer Haus
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you very much for your review! Our next boil is Sunday February 23rd and tickets are available on event brite! Hope to see you there!

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c
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

This was my third time here for lunch with my customers and co-workers. Love the ambiance, great service overall, but sadly, I likely won’t come back except maybe for evening beverages. The food just doesn’t cut it. All three times I found myself thinking “I wouldn’t order that again”. Same for most of the people I’ve brought with me. When your server guesses exactly what’s wrong with the food my customers didn’t eat off their plates, you know it’s something they’ve heard at least a few times before.

Too bad, because the space is great.

LP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good ! And so many choices of beers. We were welcome by Latesh and the bartender Shelby who were really nice ! Spent a nice night at social beer haus and will go back again !

MJ
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

I’m not sure exactly what happened here, but it took over 20 minutes for us to receive our drinks, and that wasn’t even with the order of food. I was there at 430, ordered at 455, drinks arrived at 520. The waiter did apologize, however we decided to go somewhere else. Just a note, big difference a couple doors down... the other place had served us (food and drinks) within 10 minutes, just in time for happy hour.

Social Beer Haus
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi MizzJ, First and foremost, I apologize for the experience you had at here at Social. We set a high standard on serving our customers quickly- especially during Happy Hour. Unfortunately, we missed the mark with your table and that's simply unacceptable. I really hope you give us a chance to make it up to you. Hopefully we can set a time where we can show you what a night with us is supposed to be like. Thank you Colin P.

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N
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved the atmosphere while watching the World Junior hockey game. Our bartender was awesome!! Made great margaritas and was super friendly. The smoked BBQ was tasty and the beer selection great. I would definitely recommend.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food4Service2Ambience5

Too many dude servers, stop it

WP
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic brisket. Texas twinkies are great the pork belly was great. Excellent Texas smoked food here. Definitely recommend to friends.

B
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply fantastic brisket. Creole corn is a must if you're into spicy food. Great place.

A
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an excellent experience! Brought some friends from out of town to this hidden BBQ gem on Stephen Ave. The second we walked in we were greeted by a lovely hostess who took us to our table and even told us a bit of the interesting history of the building! We ordered some cocktails which all were awesome (I recommend the shark caesar! It was like a prawn cocktail with liquor!). We decided to switch to beer and found out they have these super cool mini wooden kegs that serve as a pitcher for the whole table! What a neat idea. We ordered a texas platter which came with smoked brisket, pulled pork, smoked St. Louis ribs, smoked whole chicken and pork belly burnt ends. The meat was all very delicious and cooked to perfection, to enhance the culinary experience was the sides, macaroni and cheese done just the way my mama used to make it! Biscuits and sausage gravy (so nice to see this dish up in Canada as it is pretty much a staple fro any American from down South) and fried hushpuppies! Everything was wonderful and we will be coming back very soon to try other menu items.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and great service. Beer selection is outstanding

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was good and reasonably priced, they had to change a keg making us wait 15 minutes for 2nd beer, would have been a 5 for service if we would’ve been asked to pick different beer...

D
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went back to try Social it out at lunch. The food was just as good as the first time. We had the flames burger, beef dip and shared some wings to start. Our server, Chelsea was very personable. She knew the menu and actually made the recommendation for us to try the wings. I definitely will return.

F
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service, food and atmosphere. Been twice and will be back a third time.

GB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience2

Music is ALWAYS too loud in restaurants at lunch. You can't hear what anyone is saying because of the music. Turn it down and I'll come back.

TA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

We reserved a table but the hostess gave away our table to a party of two. We event got there early to get our table. They had to sit us by the front door at the high top seating. I'm not sure we should have bothered with a reservation as they had given away our table.

Social Beer Haus
Responded on November 19, 2019

Hi Tara, Sorry we were not able to seat you early for your reservation as we were fully booked that day. All of our high top tables are 5 seaters and on this day our benches were all reserved for large parties of 15 or more. Did you request a specific table for your reservation? We are normally very accommodating for seating preference.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Our server was great, and there is a good beer selection, but the food isn't very good and is very over priced. The happy hour food isn't even a deal, its just smaller portions.

RW
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Generous portions, attentive service.

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s
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

First time visit. Brisket was delicious

ES
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Amazing selection of draught beer! Over 60 selections on tap, with almost all being craft brews from Canada! Amazing smoked food also, great value for your dollar. Would go back for the food and beer alone! The food was delivered quickly to the table, but the service itself was average. Despite average service the food & beer are worth visiting!

J
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Smallest chicken wings I have ever seen. Tasted good though. Took about 15 minutes to get a drink order after sitting down. The owner who helps to serve should maybe try to smile once in awhile.

D
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is larger than what it looked like from the outside. Lots of big screen TVs with multiple games playing. (Flames and NFL). We ordered the bigger than Texas platter. The food was amazing with lots of sauces to choose from. Our servers name was Taylor. She was extremely knowledgeable and had quite the sense of humour. She was engaging without being intrusive. I would definitely recommend this venue. A return visit will definitely happen.

D
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

Staff was a little aggressive, but it was an okay experience. Just a little green I think.

DD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Great selection of beer. Appetizers over priced ($12 for small plate of fried pickles). Average food and not smokehouse food as advertised. An okay place to have a beer and watch sports on TV

Social Beer Haus
Responded on October 15, 2019

Hi Doug, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We will definitely take your advice and take a look at the pickles portion. On our menu we offer 6 different kinds of meat offered by the 1/2 pound or by the piece which are smoked in house in our 500lb smoker. All meats on our menu including our wings and any meat found on our sliders, tacos, and salads are all smoked in house and pulled/cut fresh to order. Please let us know next time you are in so we can give you a taste. Cheers.

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IC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Service was ok. New system being implemented so it was slow. Took over 10 minutes to get our Bill.

Social Beer Haus
Responded on October 15, 2019

Hi ICEZSSO, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Yes we have recently upgraded to a new system as of last week and had some growing pains! I apologize it took as long as it did for you to receive your cheque. Please let us know when you would like to give us another shot! We have all the bugs worked out and would like to give you the proper Social Experience. Cheers!

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JA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The service was very slow which is not expected during a mid-week downtown lunch rush. Typically the expecation is much quicker. Food was flavourful, but the value was not there.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and excellent food. High top seats were oddly small, would recommend sitting at the low tables

GW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love how the venue is so spacious even when it gets crowded at lunch still have a lot of room.
The Hostess is so welcoming and smiles and makes you feel so welcome and I can see why she was
chosen. Nicely done. The servers are very friendly and accommodating and go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. Love the food nice to have a different selection. I will be back. Yum

C
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time! I was here last week and left a review that it wasn't the greatest time but back again on the monday and it was perfect. fast drinks fast food two thumbs up

C
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1Food5Service2Ambience5

Think the day I went they were short staffed and it took 45 min for a beer over an hour for food. Food was great etc just the wait time was really really long. Still go back tho sometime

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Best waitress I’ve had in years. Great attitude, worked hard, excellent service