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The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar, Calgary, AB

The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar

4.6
4.6
385 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
The Derrick is an affordable, locally sourced restaurant that features a food menu comprised of traditional classics, seductively smoked meats and a spirit menu with an emphasis on gin, all paired within a cozy atmosphere that should make you feel right at home. The Derrick is open for, corporate lunch, a lively happy hour headlining the areas leading drink specials, dinner and late night Cocktails. So, put your feet up or join the party, welcome to The Derrick!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (403) 475-7226
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Ming Shen
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining for groups up to 100 for birthday or special celebrations or corporate business meetings.(Use of a projector is available).
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    8th Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Centennial Parkade (608-9 Ave SW/823- 5 St SW)<br /><br>Street Parking also available.
  • Entertainment
    Our entertainment will range from blues-rock, country-blues, rock, rhythm and blues, hip-hop with occasional live music performances from local artists.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Blow Out Hour "Happy Hour"

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Fri - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    The DERRICK's Blow Out Hour - Happy Hour": Join us for "The DERRICK's Happy Hour Blowout" from 2:00pm to 6:00pm every day! Enjoy daily specials, including: $4 off all COCKTAILS 1/2 PRICE GIN $3 OFF MARTINIS $5 BUBBLES $5 BEER On Wednesdays, don't miss out on 1/2 PRICE WINE! Please note there is a minimum charge of $5. Come unwind and savor the flavors with us!

    Blow Out Hour "Happy Hour" photo

What 385 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary

    Canadian

385 Reviews
  1. SusanW

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An out of the way, charming gin bar/ restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised. I really liked the ambience and food.

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  2. LauraD

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tried out the Derrick for the first time for their 5 course Valentines Dinner with gin pairings. Food was outstanding. As was the gin, the cocktail and the service. I’ll definitely be back.

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  3. AndrewM

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks and service were great. Bathrooms could use some work! Disappointing when it seems nobody cares about that part…..it all adds up.

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  4. MRCalgary

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was lacklustre otherwise I would have rated higher. Maybe we just had bad timing as our previous visit here was wonderful. Food was really good and reasonably priced. I'd give it another go, if you're looking for a casual place to eat it's a neat spot. Funny enough, none of us drank gin that night but the cocktail list had tons of really unique drinks!

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  5. TonyM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visit this place everytime I’m in time and it never disappoints. Took our 18 year old for his birthday and he loved it, server was the best and the food is top notch. .

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is straight forward and delicious. A cool rustic atmosphere.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Will be back again soon

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  8. AndrewA

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I visited the DERRICK with a friend for the first time the other day. The staff were friendly and checked in on us several times to see if we needed anything and how the food was. The food was very good and the atmosphere was casual and relaxed. I plan to go back and try some other items on the menu and maybe sample some of their unique drinks.

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  9. SheldonF

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Missed our appetizers. We let it go. Food came, was sub par at best. I had the tomahawk veal. For a $40.00 plate I expected more. Wife felt the same about her plate. Went on New Years Eve and the ambiance was a bit loud but o.k. Music was awesome so that was a takeaway, but ya, in no hurry to go back. Meh.

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  10. DianaW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was there for a team event. Food was great. Good service and nice/quiet environment.

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  11. KevinB

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great inventive cocktails, and tasty food for a great price. The ambience is kinda ruined by all the bright halogen lighting but overall had a great dinner.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The BBQ chicken sandwich was incredibly tasty, the price points are surprisingly affordable considering the area, ambiance and care put into the menu. Small menu so you know everything is done well. Smaller portions which I actually thought was perfect for lunch.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely unreal service, food was incredible, environment was on point and already looking forward to my next visit.

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  14. JohnP

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in there. Barman and server were excellent, very nice to meet you. Atmosphere was great, food was good, a bit fancy for us but that’s ok. We would come back.

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  15. AmandaQ

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We received outstanding service! Amazing server and she knew all about the Derrick and very knowledgeable about their Fin and the food!

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  16. Mike

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always top notch. They also do a great job at keeping lunches timely.

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  17. GeorgeG

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere, food and staff were outstanding. Will be bringing more of my clients throughout the year and beyond.

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  18. Mark

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Great potential but just no atmosphere and not very busy/lively..

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  19. BobbiH

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was a disappointment for all of the people in our party. My duck was cold to the touch and the vegetables lack lustre. My friends halibut was equally disappointing and even the pulled pork, which is hard to mess up, was not the best. For the price point, I would have expected much more. The service, however, was phenomenal. Great drink suggestions each time. I had the payday and apricot sour - delicious.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was virtually empty but we were seated directly under a speaker. The appetizers were good, we had the pickles, cheese curds and wings. One person was brought drinks not ordered. When asking questions about drinks or food the server did not seem to have any answers that matched what arrived. The mains were overpriced and average at best. Although the restaurants decor and atmosphere was fine we would not go back.

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  21. DMMN

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails/bar program, great apps, great service!

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  22. CalgaryGuy

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Has great potential. Not a great place if you require predictable service.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Noisy due to construction next door but food is excellent and service is good (although they were understaffed for lunch)

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  24. BobS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The live Blues Music was exceptional! We will be back. Service, food, ambiance was fantastic.

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  25. SamuelN

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Derrick/Untitled is my favourite cocktail bar in Calgary. Their menu is super fun and creative- every time my wife and I come round we’re torn between so many new things to try that all sound incredible, and so far, we haven’t had a drink that hasn’t knocked our socks off. This is a place to sit and savour a couple long drinks over good conversation. It’s definitely geared towards those who are already into specialty cocktails and will probably be inaccessible to those without prior knowledge, but if you’re willing to experiment then it will be a ton of fun.

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  26. LuisaP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak was tough ,unable to slice , hard to chew , ordered medium came almost grey color , told staff but no one offered to replace just a sorry , all good wont go back or recommend

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Felt lively without intrusive. Great selection of gins. Happy hour is an awesome time to go for half priced drinks. The food was delicious and quickly served. 5/5 we will definitely be eating here again.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our host this evening was very attentive, fun and knowledgeable about the menu. She did a great job helping us out and I’d definitely be back again another time!

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  29. Scully

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, at affordable prices. Cocktails we’re excellent, but almost as much as the meal itself.

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  30. BlancheS

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not a lover of smoked meats or bbq so only had salad, but it was very tasty indeed!

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  31. Femme

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was good, the server was good, not outstanding. Not memorable. The ambiance needs a lot of work here. It's very cold, rustic but lacks warmth big time! Some of the seats have lining coming out of the leather which just looks really low rent in a place that's trying hard to be upscale but is failing miserably at it. The music was way too loud for a lunch our crowd The food was incredibly disappointing From the presentation to the fries being way too over fried shriveled up pieces of potatoes to the tiny sandwich size Very sad that a $28 Sandwich is less tasty than a Starbucks one on the go and the presentation is lacking for that price point. I would rather be at the Palliser with a vibe than this overpriced dive Really disappointing spot, I won't be back to risk being unsatisfied by overpriced lackluster food and cold ambience & aesthetics

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we had was delicious. Loved the baked brie and steak! Service was great too!

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  33. Sammy

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food, the meats were amazing. One of the best steaks I've ever had at a restaurant. Love the wine and appetizers. Service is always friendly. Love the atmosphere, decor and the blues nights. Will be back again.

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  34. AndrewT

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reese the bartender was excellent. He was very personable. The waitress (Mia, I think her name is) was the highlight of my day. She reads the table like a pro, never interrupted but seemed to always be there when you needed her. Uncanny how spot on she was. So thank you for a great experience.

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  35. Diningoutisfun

    Calgary

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal and service. Will definitely be back.

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  36. ChelseyCoulson

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a very excellent business lunch, the Derrick was busy, but not overwhelming. Our server was very attentive, friendly and kind. We shared some appies, all were excellent and the gin selection is of course very notable! Looking forward to going again.

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  37. Sinclair

    Calgary

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and amazing food. Beef tartare was perfect and the smoked burger was flavourful

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  38. Donovan

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to grab food and drinks. Enjoyed that it was a quiet chill vibe and you could really have a good conversation with somebody. All of our food was great and drinks were better. No complaints.

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  39. NatalieD

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks and food were absolutely amazing. Would recommend to others and I’ll be going there again next time I’m in town

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  40. Shell

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for after work martini cocktails. Would welcome some more vegetarian options on the menu.

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FAQs

The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 475-7226.

The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 385 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar

620 8th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1E3

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    8th Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Centennial Parkade (608-9 Ave SW/823- 5 St SW)<br /><br>Street Parking also available.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ming Shen
  • Entertainment
    Our entertainment will range from blues-rock, country-blues, rock, rhythm and blues, hip-hop with occasional live music performances from local artists.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 475-7226
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining for groups up to 100 for birthday or special celebrations or corporate business meetings.(Use of a projector is available).
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