The Bank and Baron Pub

3.7
483 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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We welcome you to The Bank & Baron, reclaimed within The Bank of Nova Scotia building, which is recognized among one of Alberta's most historical. This grand space has been unlocked and a new downtown landmark awaits you.

The Bank and Baron is located in the heart of Calgary's infamous Stephen Avenue, the pulse of downtown. This avenue was named after George Stephen, 1st Baron Mount Stephen. He was the financial genius behind the creation of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the President of the Bank of Montreal and is remembered as one of the greatest philanthropists of his time. In honor of the significant history Baron Mount Stephen imparted into the fostering of Calgary's culture , we have brewed The Bank & Baron P.U.B.

The Bank & Baron is a place where a Traditional Public Urban Bar taps into a historical avenue destination. Crafting any event from a momentous occasion to an exquisite celebration can be effortlessly drafted.


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  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 483 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
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3.8
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4.1
Ambience
3.7
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Food was decent. One person at the table sent their food back to be taken off the bill. Deep fried pickles were the best thing out group ate. Service was crap. Ordered apps and the server didn’t come back until 1 hour later to take our orders or even check up on us. Not like it was busy at all either. Will not be returning or recommending this place to anyone.

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GregT
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Cold food, did nit even ask for our order. We had to ask if we could order.

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SarahM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Don't seat so many people if you don't have the staff to serve them. Took an hour to get our food because they only had 3 people working in the kitchen for a full bar plus a special event. The server rarely came around as she was running around.

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NigelB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner.

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DannaG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Great place for a drink. However, having it indoor is more preferable especially at night. We should have chosen indoor but we tried outdoor dining instead and it wasn't as good. But would definitely come back for sure.

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DinerDan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Worst Fish & Chips i ever had. The fries were actually pretty good but the fish was too mushy. At least we could eat the fries.

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StephanieB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience4

Not the place I have experienced before. Menu was drastically reduced, few good options and two of the four entrees were unavailable. Sadly a beautiful venue without much substance.

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Moiettoi
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Beautiful place to have a drink with friends but the food was below average. I had the poke bowl. It was blend, no taste. My friend had the "salade Niçoise" but it was EXTRA salty. She didn't finish it. My 2 other friends had the chicken club and it was "ok". I would go back a drinks and the ambiance but not for a meal.

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BlaineR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed it there and will return. Food was amazing.

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GrantW
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

My daughters 19th birthday

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vipCalgary
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

First restaurant meal after covid. We really enjoyed it. The service was excellent. We sat outside and it was very nice. It is beautiful inside. Their patio is great as well.

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Macd
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great job in isolating patrons, food was good and service was excellent.

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Renee
Edmonton
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Just in for appetizers and drinks

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karenP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

During Covid it was very quiet. It’s an awesome building. The decor is fantastic. I’m sure when Covid is over, it would be a very spot. Great location on Stephen Avenue.

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Rae8
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great steak & frites, my steak was cooked perfectly.

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Colin
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Bank and Baron. The venue is beautiful, the food is superb and the service is excellent. We had the nacho's, the wings and the gyoza. They were all cooked to perfection. We had a fantastic meal, and look forward to going again.

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vipatcf188
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Service was terrible. Hostess put in the wrong menu item. Not even so much as an apology. My girlfriend’s food finally came 20 minutes after they brought my meal. So much for a meal together. Food was mediocre at best. Only good thing about this place was the decor and ambiance.

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vipSandeyS
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always great service good times had by all

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TanveerP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Only reason we went to Bank & Baron was to sit upstairs. Was told rudely, that we couldn't. Food was very underwhelming

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vipLindsay
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Bank & Baron is an excellent after office hours stop for a great happy hour with happy hour food items that do not disappoint

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Cooyo
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Always a great place to stop by. $5 pints every day is tough to beat. Service is a little slow sometimes but other than that its a place I feel confident returning to

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AlvaroR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elegant and sophisticated atmosphere with beautiful attention to detail. Service was friendly and very attentive. The mimosas were great and the food was fantastic. Ordered the lobster roll and eggs benedict - both were excellent sized portions, fresh and full of flavor. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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marins
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

The building is amazing. The service was terrible and the food was not good. One in our party got food poising.

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Mighca
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1Food3Service4Ambience1

We were just glad to get out of there. The extremely loud music and booming base coloured our entire experience. We couldn’t talk comfortably across the table!!!

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Julz
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service! Point out Dhar our party of 5 arrived at different times and 2 were at a table at the back, 3 were seated at the front, and it took us 15-20 minutes before we realized that we’d all arrived but were seated separately.
Food was very delicious
Menu is small so easier to choose
Local beer on tap.

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UniqueExperience
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxed, quite with good food

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & ambience

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Christine
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Underwhelming. When I was served my drink in a glass that looked like it was grabbed from the dirty dish pile, I left. Gross.

I’ll try it again another time bcs hey, stuff happens and the old bank part is really cool.

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MamaJo
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Fish & chips were blah. Too much batter and greasy and fish wasn’t fresh. Unfortunately, four at our table ordered the same. Slow service. Music too loud, although waitress had it turned down. I think it got turned up again a little later.

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vipMarjorieM
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Went with a bunch of friends before a show at Theatre Calgary. I expected something entirely different. The service was ok - she was nice and accommodating- but the music was soooooo loud and the food fairly fair. Had never been there before but they advertise w Theatre Calgary. I wouldn’t go back- and neither would the 5 other people I was with. If you really just want to eat in a loud bar - it is fine but if you’re looking for anything else - more bistro or restaurant -like, this isn’t the place. At least it wasn’t for us.

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JanaK
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful building; we love these older building being redone into modern. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The place is good overall, but I found it a bit overpriced. I also felt like we were forgotten by the server and my stake arrived barely warm

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Music was too loud. Hard to have a conversation.

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WendyA
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The pub is ok at night, but I would not recommend for Sunday Brunch. In -25 degree weather the staff was late and we were left waiting outside. The meal was not great at all, and breakfast is pretty hard to mess up. Disappointed for sure!

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MART
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was great - unfortunately our first drink request (strawberry lemonade) and meal request (fish) was unavailable on this date.

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PaulN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience5

Cold by the door and they wouldn’t close, wines not available, beer was warm, they did try and the food was good but overall disappointing

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EarlF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a very enjoyable dinner and the service was excellent. Our server was very busy but attended to our table masterfully. And the beer was nice a frosty cold!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service were excellent! Was not overly impressed at the reserved table at the door where we were seated.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Overall it was excellent, food was great, ambiance was good and we had a good time.
Only slight negative was the service. I want to preface and say that it was very busy on Friday Dec 13th and I know our waitress was rushing between tables, and doing her absolute best to make sure orders got into the kitchen. She was excellent in this regard and was very nice and positive. However, whenever she was at our table asking if everyone needed anything else, she had a habit of only listening to one person's order and then leaving. There were 6 people at our table and often she left in such a rush that the remaining 5 of us were not able to order additional drinks/ food. At one point while ordering additional drinks she turned around halfway through our table ordering and went to the bar, we had to call her back over as two people at our table still had not ordered food or drinks at this point (This was their second time trying to order with her). Understandably it was busy, and she was doing her absolute best and I commend her for staying positive and upbeat the whole time. But we would have ordered a lot more drinks or food had we been given the chance to.

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MarvinC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Service was too slow. I had a double cheese burger and it was over cooked. The cheese was low quality and the mayo seemed to be under a heat lamp as the top was separating.

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The Bank and Baron Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (587) 293-9688.

The Bank and Baron Pub is rated 3.7 stars by 483 OpenTable diners.

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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