The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar

4.7
248 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!
What 248 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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DinnerDate
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed our meal at the Derrick. The beef tartare was delicious, along with the beet salad, and the Korean bbq chicken main dish. Both of our cocktails were tasty, as well! The restaurant is a touch dark inside but that goes along with the rest of the décor and theme. Would recommend to others!

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KristinG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would definitely go back. 10/10
Staff was rad and so was the entire bar area. Cool vibe

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KellyR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing! First time here and I was very pleased.

KD
KaileyD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

First time at the Derrick and we will definitely be back again! Thanks for a great evening!

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KatherineW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Great drinks, good atmosphere. Will go back again.

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DeclanR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

The service started well but slipped quite a bit. We ended up leaving. The servers we nice but we just didn't see them often enough.

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vipWillemV
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Derrick was fantastic, it’s a bar doubling as a restaurant in downtown Calgary. Their drinks are outstanding, and there were like 5 that I had a really hard time deciding between. Definitely best for Gin drinkers as that’s their specialty. Food was very impressive as well, their vegetables and meats are locally sourced and they both really shined this summertime. Duck breast and steak were our two favorites. They had a gin & tonic dessert concept in key lime pie form that was unforgettable. Service was warm and lots of interactions and recommendations, they said they hoped we’d stop by again and I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to if I’m ever in downtown Calgary again!

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onehappycowgirl
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipAmyN
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sit at the bar and do a gin tasting!!
Marco is the absolute best!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating my birthday with close friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was amazing! Smoked tartar omg!

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vipdavidi
Las Vegas
84 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic selection of gin and a great mixologist. Food was over the top as well. Beef tartar is a must

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to visit

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Wolfaslov
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really catered to a large party and forgot about us.
Took 20 mins for 2 beers to arrive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Loved the cocktails and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best service. Best food. Best host.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cocktail menu is impressively large, the happy hour a good deal, and the indoor ambience very inviting. I would definitely recommend visiting this great little place!

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Mel5
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I have only ordered their Gin Drinks, but I liked them very much. 1/2 price Gin during Happy Hour makes it easer on the pocket book to try as many as you like. "Smoke" is definitely my favorite Gin drink and has a unique presentation worth ordering. Good atmosphere - warm and cozy environment. I'll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server and hosting staff was amazing!

JC
JCanada
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe, interesting menu and very friendly staff

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Tash
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an absolutely fantastic time at the Derrick yesterday. Great food, great (and interesting!) cocktail menu, and fantastic service. I would definitely recommend!

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vipEselen
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fabulous and the cocktail list is long with many great options. My only feedback, if your going to have that long of a list, you should stock the ingredients. 2/2 cocktails I ordered, the waitress came back to say they were not available. HOWEVER, the bartender made alternate versions with similar flavours and they were both amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious and servers were very friendly and knowledgeable. Will be back!

AM
vipAl8M
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails, fantastic food and impeccable service.

KM
vipKimM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday with my kids!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food n drinks n love it there

KN
vipKelseyN
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We LOVE The Derrick!! I discovered this hidden gem on open table almost two years ago and this has become our regular date night spot. The food, drinks, staff and ambiance is always ON POINT!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went out for drinks and an appetizer. The bartender was attentive, made some great drinks and our cheese/meat board was done well!

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vipShaunaM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

The culture and professionalism was second to none! I feel very appreciated when I am there.

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Dub62
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food!
Our meal was outstanding!!
Service was professional and fun!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service & fun atmosphere. Will definitely come again!!

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JimH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have the best smoked meat sandwich west of Montreal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Really nice am ambience, interesting food and tasty cocktails.

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LaurenC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, great drinks. Overall an amazing time.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good drinks and delicious food. Service was perfect.

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FaliceC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and presentation -- very good prices too!

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JanelleC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had almost every drink on the menus plus the featured ones of the week. We had fun with it and wrote them all down and rated them 1-5 stars. Almost all of them were a 5. We also asked for a homemade one that the bartender could make up with a certain ingredient in it and he nailed it. Fantastic drinks. Fantastic service. Fun experience.

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Zach
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot!! Possibly the best deep fried pickles I’ve ever had. Great open space for seating, food/drink/service was great, would go again!

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WesC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place not too big of menu, food is great staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Great atmosphere.

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Pimientik
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so good, I had the Korean chicken, and it was delicious. Andy was our waitress, and she was so great.

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 4.7 stars by 248 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.