The Bank and Baron Pub

4.2
404 reviews
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  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
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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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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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a Valentine’s Day 4 course meal. Food was all really good and service was great except following getting home me and my partner got sick really sick.

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KR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Kind of disappointed with my experience at the Bank and Baron. The food was mediocre and our server was extremely rude and impatient. If you want good service and more food for your buck I would not recommend this place. The restaurant itself was very neat looking...but again better places to eat in the downtown core.

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JW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was good and the service was prompt and efficient . The server knew her menu and her skills were good. She had a little bit of an edge to her that was something that surprised me. We were asked to leave our table by the hostess after we had been there for our lunch and an extra drink. This was a little bit disappointing to me as I had made the reservation weeks earlier. The hostess said that there was another reservation for our table coming so we left. There were lots of other tables open so I was confused. Overall our experience was good but Sadly we will not be coming back next convention.

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AM
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great first visit!! Lots of room. Big tables. Great menu and drink choices for everyone. Service was attentive and accommodating when we had one extra person added to our original reservation.

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GS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Considering that it was early, 530 PM and there weren't too many customers, the service was really slow. Waited too long for our ordering if first drink and then food.

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A
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great value visit on Thursday evening with half price bottles of wine and $10 pizza. Very attentive server, too.

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GC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best steak bites in town!! A neat atmosphere- take a peek at the vault in the basement.

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DL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service and food. Was a bit loud for our lunch meeting but that is to be expected when busy.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

My entree was very very spicy. It was not advertised as a spicy dish but when it came to the table it was not edible. Our appetizer was great and a great sharing size.

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PP
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Montreal Smoked Sandwich was outstanding! It's not traditional, but a great find!
My complaint is that it is a noisy venue, but to be expected for a pub.

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E
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Nice place for lunch; food was a bit salty. Wasn't too busy and noise level was fine. Unique building, but I always seem to get seated at those small tables squished against the bar. Great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Love taking people here for the first time, such amazing architecture!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Plates were really big and we had a tiny table so that was awkward, and we felt a little squished where we were

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AD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience I’ll make sure next time I book the managers room ahead of time. Thanks for everything.

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PM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Very disappointed in the lunch - one of us had the sliders, burger was so well done the edges curled up, one had the Thai Rice Bowl (our guest) noticed he left about half of it. I had the Heirloom Tomatoe Salad (the same tomatoes that I can easily buy at Safeway - the were mushy and hugely disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Had a reservation and then seated at a high table that was open... lots booths were empty.... server was friendly but slow...lots of patrons for pre Xmas party drinks... bartender was loud and used fowl language that guests could hear

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LM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kayla our server took amazing care of us all night.

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NA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We were a group of 8 people and the food and drinks were good, but the service was very slow. We were left with empty drinks a lot of the time and had to ask to be served.

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CH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Happy hour deals and service for our group was good. Love the huge booths!

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l
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My daughter and I were going to Theatre Calgary and this place offers 10% discount for theatre goers. Close to c-train and parking so very handy. The food and drinks were good and tasty. It was Saturday so not so busy at 6 PM which is good for speedy service and food delivery. Portions were generous. Thank you.

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NH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

It's a very silly process to resrve a table then to go and find your own at the resturant because it's was a Flames game night.

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DP
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Amazing fried chicken!!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Wedge salad came as dressing soaked lettuce on the plate. Server kept interrupting loudly and suddenly. Not good value, easy to avoid this place in the future.

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S
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Had a great evening with my gals here, we loved the ambiance and decor, very ‘Gatsby’. They even followed thru with my request for a small center piece at the table! The food was good and their sangrias are worth returning for!
Also loved the fact they you’re able to peek around an old bank vault on your way to the restrooms.
Thanks Bank and Baron Pub! Will be returning.

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n
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
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
4 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
32 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
5 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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