The Best Place For Beer On Stephen Avenue
Social Beer Haus opened up in August of 2019 right beside the McDonald’s on 8th Ave SW (Stephen Avenue). They have a huge selection of beer taps, bottles/cans, cocktails, wine and whiskey. Their food focus is Texan style BBQ; big and bold with lots of smokey flavours. If you like hot wings, they have something called Salsa Suicida, which are only for people 18+ and older – and you need to sign a waiver before you’re allowed to eat them. Their wings are also gluten free! Check out their daily specials below, wings are half price on Wednesdays after 4:00 PM. They’re opening a bowling alley on the second floor, and eventually they’ll have a rooftop patio. Can’t wait, it’s a good watering hole.
- Website: https://www.socialbeerhaus.com
- Address: 220 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5
- Phone: (403) 474-6466
- Instagram: @socialbeerhaus
- Facebook: @socialbeerhaus
- Twitter: @socialbeerhaus
- Monday to Wednesday 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Thursday to Friday 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
- Monday to Wednesday 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
You can book a reservation through OpenTable.
Social Beer Haus also offers private bookings and their website has detailed event packages, which includes some pre-defined menu packages and prices if you want to book events there. On Wednesdays they have live music by house band Groove Theory, and on Saturdays nights DJ Wacho / DJ Chaula whom specialize in Spanish and Latino music.
There’s lots of room to sit! Their overall seating capacity is something like 260 people? Sitting at the bar is a good idea as their service is terrific (shoutout to Bobby) and you’ll have a good time chatting with them. In the back of their space is where the DJs/band set up. Lots of room for everyone. Kids are allowed every day until 9:00 PM.
They have 66 different beers on tap, plus a large selection of bottles and cans. Of all of their beers on tap, 43/66 are made in Alberta. Pints are actually 20oz, and they even have 32oz beer steins.
Something Social Beer Haus has that nobody else does are barrels of beer. They come in two sizes, 3 Litres and 5 L litres. Serve yourself from your own little barrel at the table. Good for groups of friends, or solo people who are really good at drinking beer.
Their cocktails are yummy. Try the happy hour $5 Southern Slush. It’s almost like a Bellini without the actual slush. Incredibly easy to drink.
Social Beer Haus only uses Alberta beef, and locally sourced produce.
All weekday food specials are available only after 4:00 PM.
1oz highball $5
2oz highball $8
14oz sleeve of beer $5
(after 6 PM)
2oz Margaritas $9
All Whiskeys $3 off
Wings 1/2 off
All beer flights $2 off
All beer barrels $10 off
Caesars $2 off
Texas Mimosas $10 off
All day happy hour
Their happy hour runs from Sunday through Thursday, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM and then from 9:00 PM till close. Full 20oz pints are $7, and they’re served in a 22oz glass to make sure you get a real pint of beer.
After 9:00 PM, 4 of their smoked meat dishes are 1/2 price:
- 1/2 lb slow smoked brisket
- 1/2 lb pulled pork
- 1/2 lb pork belly burnt ends
- 1/2 lb hot link sausage
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They’re Adding A Bowling Alley!
Coming in 2021 they’ll be adding in a bowling alley on the second floor! 10 lanes. Plus an arcade of some sort. We’ll update this blog post with photos once it’s open. After the bowling alley comes a rooftop patio. Can’t wait.
We really liked it and will absolutely be visiting again. The amount of taps available means they will be something for every beer drinker. A downside at this time is no Gluten-Free beer, although there is cider available, which is GF. Also, If you drink Wild Rose beer at Social Beer Haus, you’ll be helping charity! From their website:
“Social Beer Haus is honored to team up with Wild Rose Brewery in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Wild Rose Brewery will donate $10 of each of their kegs sold via Social Beer Haus that goes toward the charity.”.
If you’ve been, how would you rate Social Beer Haus?
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