The Bank and Baron Pub

4.0
380 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian
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Hours of Operation

Monday: 11am-10pm

Tuesday: 11am-10pm

Wednesday: 11am-11:30pm

Thursday: 11am-12am

Friday: 11am-1am

Saturday: 12pm-2am

Sunday: 12pm-9pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS ON OUR PATIO.

Minors welcome until 4 pm.
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Phone number
(587) 293-9688
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Brian Petit
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
1st St SW
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Telus Convention Center
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Special Events & Promotions
Minors welcome until 4pm daily
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, The Bank & Baron Pub can accommodate all your special event needs.

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What 380 People Are Saying
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n
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Literally every beer on draft was flat.

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

The restaurant was very quiet for a Thursday lunch. Service was slow, meal was slow getting out to us. The meal was tasteless, couldn’t get salt or pepper because there was no one around. When leaving we noticed the patio was busy - guess that were all the service was. Won’t be back anytime soon.

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good steak sandwich. Patio was a great spot to people watch and hang out with friends

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PM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat on the outdoor patio, very enjoyable. Service was excellent, would highly recommend the Chicken Mulligatawny soup.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food and ambience were fantastic. I’ve had some pretty mediocre at best meals here in the past so was pleasantly surprised this round. Unfortunately, consistent with every prior experience I’ve had here, it was understaffed for lunch and service was rushed and impersonal. Still pretty pricey for what you get but all things considered it did it’s job this time around and if the right occasion comes up, I will probably be back.

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LL
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is gorgeous but the prices are high and portions small. They had no specials during the 10 days of the Stampede, except a $5 light beer. Yuck.
The staff was really great though and we enjoyed ourselves even after spending a small fortune.

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OT
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The prices are really quite high compared to other places on Stephen ave.

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J
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Food was ‘OK’, service was iffy. Great happy hour pricing on chicken wings though. Nice table outside overlooking the busy and interesting street.

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TL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Happy Hour rocks. Food was good. Atmosphere was awesome. Our waitress was sloooow. Not the most attentive. I included $1 for a tip but honestly I feel I should not have even done that.

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WC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I was pleased that I could have a gluten-free burger, which I enjoyed.
My husband was disappointed that his steak was only warm.
The waiter apologized but did not offer any compensation.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Was disappointed that it was so noisy, we were a group of friends gathering together after many years of not seeing each other. The service and staff were great but it was too noisy to hear each other and there was no other space that they would let us sit in. Food was good

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LS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening!!

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OT
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great. Our server was amazing and the food was delicious. We told her we had theatre tickets and she was very prompt and accommodating.

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JJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

No service at all

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good service, no complaints. The employees are very kind and welcoming. The interior of the restaurant is also very nice considering it used to be an old Scotiabank.

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u
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

When we came in it was quite empty. We waited a very long time to put in a drink order, then waited a very long time for the drinks to arrive. Then we waited for a long time to have our order taken for food. Then we waited for well over an hour for the food to arrive. At this point it was starting to get busy. Our server did not offer us more drinks, we did ask another server, but overall most of us had one drink in around a three hour period. I asked for the burger to have extra crispy bacon (keeping in mind a burger and fries is $20, I don’t think this was unreasonable). When the food arrived, I specifically asked our server if the burger I was receiving was the one with crispy bacon. She paused for a second, then said it was. It wasn’t. That went to the person beside me. We switched and the food was excellent, around the table. I did mention it to her at the end of the meal, when we got the bills. She said it was the fault of the kitchen, as they had told her that. No apology. Overall, some of the worst service I have ever had in Calgary, but perhaps it was an off night. We would return for the food.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was great, had a reservation for inside; managed though to scoop a table on the patio after I got checked in. Wonderful service, seemed to have a better turnover in tables outside on the patio than I thought there'd be. In the shade of the building at the supper time, still nice though with the warm weather finally. Had heaters set up on the patio but didn't need them while we were there.

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C
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We've been before and enjoy the ambiance and the food. Service was beyond abysmal this time. Like worst restaurant service ever. We watched our drink order sit at the bar for over 10 minutes before finally asking the host if he could grab them for us since our waitress was M.I.A. Our food was delivered by a busser - we still didn't have utensils or napkins. Waitress never checked back in with us after taking our orders. Waited over 10 minutes for pepper. Truly a terrible service experience.

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ME
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Their poutine was okay fries gravy and cheese amazing , the additions not so great

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came here for poutine week and not only was the poutine amazing but so was the entire experience! Beautiful place to have lunch and the service was great! We will be back for sure!!

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RI
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great, service was very attentive and the building had a great atmosphere to it. Will definitely come back someday. A little noisy but not too surprising in an early Friday evening.

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PM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food

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K
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had a great evening. The waitress was friendly and service was perfect. The decor in this building is outstanding. Enjoyed the architecture complete with good food!

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MS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Place is nice to go with friends. Good food and awesome service! Keep it up!

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KH
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very good experience. Food was good, service was good ambience was good. It was a little dark for me, but I am older

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EW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Service was slow and not the most pro active which made lunch too long for a weekday; lunch deal was good value and good beer specials; soup was not great but beef dip was spot on.

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WG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food was just ok, some options over priced for what you get

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Went here for Valentine’s Day and couldn’t ask for a better restaurant to spend the evening. Such a stunning building and the food was amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for somewhere neat to go out for a change. Amazing food and the service was pretty good.

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TM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good service and food, a little pricy for what I would consider pub food

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

This place was great, great ambience and food. Gorgeous location and the drinks are also a good price. Love it! highly recommend.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A group of friend and I went our for dinner for my birthday, place was fantastic. Great food, awesome service, great prices for right downtown would be great for any night out !!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very unique and interesting environment, big fan of the bank theme, will come again

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D
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

The service was absolutely terrible. We talked with the manager about the service and he basically blew us off. The food was less than okay for the price.

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IP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great (smile and quick, right order every time). Drinks were good- standard as well as hand crafted.
Food was so so...though chef entertained our special requests for garnishing. Dry ribs were pathetic, wings too dry, nacho were no better than just chips!!
Wouldn’t be my top pick!

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ME
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice comfortable booths I could have say there all night!

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S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

A colleague and I hosted a client for lunch. When the client said he was in a rush, the server proceeded to put a rush on his meal, and only his meal. As opposed to rushing all three meals, the client's showed up 20 minutes before ours did. He was finished and gone before ours showed up. It took over an hour for our meals to show up. Disappointing. Server and the manager were oblivious to the delays. We watched other people get up and walk out as they were tired of waiting for their lunch.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The service was poor. It took almost an hour and a half to be served our meals at lunch. Once the lunches did arrive there was still one missing that then took another 15 min. No real apology and then an added 18% tip because we were a group over 8 people!

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Out of towers , got there early . Very , very impressive interior followed by friendly service and good food . Great beer selection as well !

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NW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had great service and food, we got there early enough to get a table on a Sunday dinner night, although didn't get too noisy or loud when it did get busy, however, the potential is there as it's all open area of course. It is a bit pricier then your normal fare but worth it once a while!

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KL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

We were there for a stagette, about 25 of us. Great location, loved the look of the building. Food was good, but service was really slow and our waitress seemed overwhelmed (despite it not being very busy).

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