Although Calgary has a relatively short history when it comes to BYOW, it really is a great way to enjoy your favourite bottle of wine. We’ve rounded up four distinct restaurants that offer free corkage depending on your mood and the occasion:
Pizza Bob’s Classic Pies (2610 Kensington Road NW)
If you are looking for a relaxing pub experience (perfect for a weeknight), give Pizza Bob’s a try. The staff is super friendly and the thin crust pizza has resulted in many devoted customers over many, many years. Pizza Bob’s also offers gluten-free crust. Free corkage every day.
Diner Deluxe (804 Edmonton Trail NE)
Although best known for its amazing weekend brunch that has people lining up from the early hours of the morning into the afternoon, Diner Deluxe in Crescent Heights offers a trendy diner experience that is perfect for a laid-back first date. Nearly all their menu items are made from scratch and local, seasonal ingredients are used whenever possible. Free corkage every Wednesday.
Farm (1006-17 Avenue SW)
We can’t think of a better way to start the week than with cheese, charcuterie, and a bottle of wine. Farm is the restaurant associated with Janice Beaton, purveyor of some of Calgary’s best cheeses, and offers free corkage on Mondays.
The Belvedere (107-8 Avenue SW)
Looking to impress a client or your most notable someone? There’s a reason The Belvedere has been winning awards for its food, wine, and service more than 10 years. Although you should really give the wine list a try, The Belvedere offers free corkage every day (one bottle per couple).