The Calgary Stampede officially gets underway this year on July 4, and when it does, the city goes from hard-working oil and gas town to boot-stomping party central - big time! If you're looking for a fun place to have a few drinks and get into the Stampede spirit, here is our list of the best Stampede Bars in Calgary (in no particular order).
Ranchmans (9615 Macleod Trail SW)
Easily recognized as Calgary's most iconic country bar, Ranchmans definitely kicks it up a few notches during the Stampede. They open up a massive party tent with two patios and the drinks flow. This bar is a favourite with rodeo participants and the chuckwagon crews. Ranchmans has live music every night for the 10 days of Stampede.
Cowboys (421 12 Ave SE)
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