The Bank and Baron Pub

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421 reviews
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  • Happy Hour
  • 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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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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w
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

i waited 20 minutes till the hostess finally came over and asked if i wanted a drink..yes..then waited another 10 mins and finally asked a waitress if she was for our table..told no..but she came back and said she was....she was very good after that. my cousin ordered the house white-on wed half price..they had run out..it was 4:30 ..seriously? i ordered the gyozos...they came....and i waited at least 5-10 mins for cutlery...needless to say the goyzos were slightly cold by then..anyway....after that..cousin ordered soup...but it took at least another 15 mins...all in all...bad bad bad...oh and my other cousin a pizza..that was raw in the middle...anyway...

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OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I love reserving a table at bank and baron cause then you get the booths (usually). They're more private and great for 3 to 6 people.. also they have happy hour options that are tasty and varied enough though not too numerous.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really nice environment. Fun atmosphere Enjoyed watching the sporting event there but tv’s could be a bit bigger.

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AV
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

The atmosphere of the pub is great. Service was also great. The food was basic pub food which I expected a slightly higher quality. Everything was great but the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food and drinks tasted good. It’s a really neat looking space. Service was mediocre, but not the worst.

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RM
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Had the steak and it was a perfect size, some vegetables on side would be great...
Rice bowl was really big but it was also good.

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MP
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great space, great specials for wings and beer. Would recommend for sure

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CC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food was good and the location is terrific. Server forgot my starter salad but it was super busy. Decent place

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HP
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. The servers were awesome and we reay enjoyed our meal. Thank you

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OT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The food was ok but the service was so poor.

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OT
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The restaurant was busy and we were sat between the bar and booths which was loud and busy. I asked in my reservation for a quiet table which this wasn’t, I bought this to the staffs attention and they immediately apologized and moved us to a quiet section that wasn’t open yet where we received fabulous service, and good food. The staff were attentive friendly professional and responsive we left a tip commensurate with our great satisfaction with the level of service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First experience here and I absolutely loved it. Will definitely come here again!! :)

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j
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Went there for after work drinks on a Friday. First time visiting. We had Keisha as our server and she was great, very attentive and quick. Would go again.

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W
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food - unfortunately the table next to us was annoying because of their language. We could have moved I guess.

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G
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was great with large group.

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K
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

I have been wanting to try Bank and Baron for a while and unfortunately I was disappointed by the experience. I made a reservation and when we showed up we realized they had just finished an event and the entire place was quite chaotic. We waited by the front door for 15 minutes before anyone even approached us. We got our drinks about an hour after we arrived and food about 40 minutes after that. The food was hot which by that point was a pleasant surprise. The waitress did the best she could based on the state of the place. She was friendly and definitely helped with the initial frustration. The floor was littered with dirty napkins and the tables surrounding us were not cleaned off the entire time we were there. I wish we would have been warned that they had a large event happening that night that was scheduled to end the exact time we made the reservation. We probably would have waited and tried Bank and Baron another day and perhaps had a better experience. There are so many great places to eat in Calgary and this experience was very mediocre in comparison to several other options.

The Bank and Baron Pub
Responded on March 11, 2019

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize that your first experience with us was a negative one. We take full responsibility and should have blocked off the reservations until at least 9pm rather than 8:30pm so we could have had more time to prepare the space after our anniversary party. We hope you come back soon to give us a second chance!

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Our server started out great, but then she was mostly absent after our order was taken. Maybe she had too many tables? We never received our appetizer and she never came to offer us another beverage, which I would have bought! Food and ambience were great.

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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.

The Bank and Baron Pub
Responded on February 18, 2019

Hi Kristine, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I would like to apologize for your most recent experience with us. The Bank & Baron strives to provide excellent food and service and we are disappointed to hear that we missed the mark. To help us improve on future service, please send us an e-mail through the contact form on our website to further discuss your last visit. Thanks so much!

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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.

The Bank and Baron Pub
Responded on February 18, 2019

Hi Jocelyn, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. As teacher's convention is a very busy day for us, we do limit reservations to a standard 2 hours in order to give other guests the opportunity to dine. The other empty tables were likely reserved as well. We do apologize for this inconvenience, however if you do decide to join us again next year, I would be happy to make a note that you would like to reserve a table above and beyond the 2 hours. Thanks so much!

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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 9, 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.

The Bank and Baron Pub
Responded on February 18, 2019

Hi George, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We would like to apologize for your most recent experience with us. It is very important for us to provide exceptional service and we are disappointed to hear that we missed the mark. If you could please e-mail The Bank & Baron through the contact form on our website, we would love to discuss further so that we can work on improving future service. Thanks so much!

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A
Calgary
21 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 January 31, 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 26, 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 17, 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 5, 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 December 31, 2018
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

The Bank and Baron Pub
Responded on January 3, 2019

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We understand our two top tables are small, however you are welcome to request a larger table for your next visit. We would be happy to accommodate this request!

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AD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

The Bank and Baron Pub
Responded on January 3, 2019

Hi Ash, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It was our pleasure hosting your group and we would be happy to have you back soon! Happy New Year!

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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.

The Bank and Baron Pub
Responded on December 12, 2018

Hi Phillis, We'd like to apologize for your experience with us at lunch today as this is not typical of our kitchen. We pride ourselves in providing excellent quality food and service and are disappointed to hear that we missed the mark on both this afternoon. If you'd like to discuss further, please send us a message through our contact form on the website. We hope you'll give us another chance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 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

The Bank and Baron Pub
Responded on December 8, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize that your most recent experience with us was less than excellent. We always strive to accommodate all guest requests and we're sorry to hear that we fell short. If you'd like to discuss further please feel free to send an e-mail through our contact form on the website!

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

Kayla our server took amazing care of us all night.

The Bank and Baron Pub
Responded on December 8, 2018

Hi Leanne, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we think Kayla is great too! Hope to see you back again soon.

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NA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 23, 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.

The Bank and Baron Pub
Responded on December 8, 2018

Hi Natasha, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it as it helps us improve on future service. We strive to offer great and efficient service and we're sorry to hear that we missed the mark. Please send an e-mail to our management team through the contact form on our website before your next visit. Thanks so much!

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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 10, 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.

The Bank and Baron Pub
Responded on November 15, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We hope you and your daughter enjoyed Theatre Calgary and that you'll be back to visit us again soon!

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NH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 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.

The Bank and Baron Pub
Responded on November 15, 2018

Hi there, We'd like to apologize for your most recent experience with us. Generally guests who make a reservation will also have a designated spot beforehand unless the guest asks otherwise when they arrive. Please send us a message through the contact form on our website if you'd like to discuss further. Thanks so much!

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DP
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Amazing fried chicken!!

The Bank and Baron Pub
Responded on October 30, 2018

Hi Denise, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear you love our fried chicken as much as we do! Hope to see you again soon!

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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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