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Thirsty Bear Kitchen + Bar, Waterton Park, AB

Thirsty Bear Kitchen + Bar

4.3
4.3
29 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Pub
The Thirsty Bear Kitchen + Bar just completed a massive renovation and is now one of the highest rated restaurants in Waterton Park! With an amazing gourmet gastro pub menu and Waterton’s largest selection of local craft beers on tap, the “Bear” is a must when visiting the park. We have live every weekend and an amazing heated patio right on Main St! No minors allowed, must be 18 years old.

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2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 859-2211

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

What 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. EG

    EvelinaG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, we enjoyed ourselves very much!
  2. S

    Steve

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Really enjoyed the live music by Eric Braun. The wings and the fish tacos were excellent and the service was great.
  3. JR

    JonR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Battle of Alberta hockey game and wouldn’t turn the sound on?! Roof was leaking pretty bad
  4. CZ

    CandaceZ

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Megan was so sweet, food was amazing, will definitely come back.
  5. T

    Tito

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great establishment with friendly service and great food. The beef brisket was wonderful. Great selection of beers! Live band made the evening that much better.
  6. C

    Carmen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Server would just say yes when the answer was no. I asked if a sandwich was a beef dip and she said yes, never had olives for a greek wrap, and serve was extremely slow and would never stick around to get questions from both of us. Never asked how our appy was. Sat with empty drinks more than once. Sub par at best. Could answer anything about the pub. Our server knew nothing about waterton when asked simple questions. Food was over priced. There is not many options so i guess go but hope for a better experience than we got.
  7. CG

    CherylG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great with live band and the service was good. The food was not great. The fish tacos were like nothing I have ever seen before a full piece of fried fish like large with a small tortilla wrapped around it. I actually took a pic of it as I thought it was a joke as fish tacos are usually cut up and seasoned. We also ordered veggie burger and it tasted like gummed up paste. Not good. Drinks and appetizers were good.
  8. PT

    PeterT

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome staff. Friendly service. Must visit.
  9. D

    Dean

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place, just should have been told about the extra $5.50 for replacing fries with salad. Other than that, very good all around.
  10. L

    Lolly

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The food was terrible. I had the lettuce wraps and they were over seasoned and chicken was dry.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food took about 1 hour to arrive
  12. AH

    AmberH

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    When we arrived we were told it would be a 20min wait for a table outside. We were totally fine with that and asked if we could sit at the bar for a drink while we wait. Bar service was quick but when we asked about ordering food (an appy) the bartender basically said we couldn't order food and then move to a table outside because it would be taking a server's table. So we said fine we'd wait till we got outside. We paid for our drinks and went out to our table with them (it only took 15min). When our waitress came over, she asked where we got our drinks and basically made us feel bad that we had brought our drinks from the bar even though the host and the bartender both asked us to pay at the bar before we left!! It was completely inappropriate for her to say and as a Lo g time waitress, I was not impressed. We were still going to order food and possibly another drink from the waitress so I'm not sure what she was worried about. She didn't come back after I said we did what we were asked to do so I had to stop another waitress to take our food order. The new waitress was great and the food/ambiance was fantastic. It was unfortunate that both the waitress and bartender seemed to be money hungry over one round of drinks.
  13. J

    Jleo

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good was really great, but to get a side other than fries is 5 dollars on top of a somewhat expensive meal. However, food was good. Service was excellent. Sangria is a must!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great evening out and the patio and restaurant are both nice to sit and enjoy. Dinner was VG another fish tacos and lettuce wraps.
  15. AT

    AngelaT

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    While searching for open restaurants in the Waterton area, the Thirsty Bear popped up with the option to make reservations. We did. And then we drove out to Waterton. And then saw that the restaurant was completely boarded up and not open for the season. Um, maybe, shut off your reservations system when you shut down for the season? Luckily the Red Rock Trattoria was open, we were able to get in right away and had an amazing Italian meal there. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice meal in Waterton.
  16. WH

    WandaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to Waterton regularly and this was our first time eating a Thirsty Bear Kitchen + Bar. We loved it and can hardly wait to try it again next year!
  17. SK

    bSKyyc

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Vacation weekend
  18. AR

    AshleyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Would definitely recommend this restaurant for younger adults. The menu was small but all the options sounded great.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It wasn’t very busy when we visited. Food was tasty and portions were generous. Great for a casual dinner.
  20. CO

    CindyO

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was great however service was terrible. Waited 15 minutes for a waitress. Needed to ask the hostess if she put us in a section without wait staff. Waitress that finally came was not friendly and acted like we were an inconvenience. Manager should be paying attention to the reviews as most indicate poor service.
  21. AW

    AmyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The burgers are amazing! It was a bit on the loud side as they had live music at dinner time, but not so bad that you couldn't have a conversation. Staff was friendly and accommodating, every thing was very clean.
  22. M

    Mathilde

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice concert and really good food!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Reservations were made well in advance and upon arrival we were told that they do not honor reservations...
  24. KE

    KENF

    Edmonton

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a great place for burgers and beers. Good atmosphere and friendly staff with great music. A large place and very comfortable with a nice patio.
  25. R

    Ruined

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The servers were friendly, food is good. The fish tacos and nacho servings are massive so go with an appetite.
  26. B

    Bill

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food selection and a good selection of beers.
  27. PA

    PAULV

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly, but slow service. Good bison burgers (a bit overcooked on the edges, but juicy inside). Loaded with everything imaginable.
  28. S

    Sharon

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great spot to hit while in Waterton. They had a great 'one-man-band' playing live music. The service was great. The Burger was soooo big and delicious! The only struggle was trying to figure out how I was going to get it in my mouth! Where there's a will, there's a way! You're missing out if you don't stop by!
  29. B

    Bryan

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing time at this pub. The Nachos are massive and delicious! The Patio was a great size and had a full height glass perimeter to block the wind and enjoy the street buzz. The live band was such a treat and really makes you appreciate music more when you’re not always listening to a radio playlist. Would make the drive from Calgary to hang out here in Waterton! Thanks Sam!

FAQs

Thirsty Bear Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Thirsty Bear Kitchen + Bar

111 Waterton Ave Waterton Park, AB T0K 2M0

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Waterton Park

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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