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The Best Stampede Bars & Watering Holes

Posted by Ryan MacDonald on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 2:00pm.

Best bars and clubs during calgary stampede

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)

Cowboys - "The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Boots On" - is one of Calgary's most celebrated clubs, period - country or otherwise. Put on your boots, grab your hat and check out the crazy Stampede scene there. 50 Cent, The Sheepdogs and Snoop Dogg are among the artists who will be getting things into full swing. Like Ranchmans, Cowboys will also open a massive tent during Stampede.

Calgary Roadhouse (840 9 Ave SW)

Dubbed "Calgary's hottest nightclub", things will certainly heat up at the Roadhouse during stampede. Check out their massive party tent, which will pretty much turn part of 9 Ave. into a block party. The Roadhouse will have live music every day and one of the best Stampede vibes in Calgary.

Nashville North (Stampede Grounds)

Situated smack dab in the middle of the Stampede grounds, Nashville North, you won't find a bigger party in Calgary during the Stampede. Renowned country artists like Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, George Fox and Brett Kissel will be churning out country & western hits while party goers two-step and swill beer like there's no tomorrow.

Marquee (4630 Macleod Trail South)

The Marquee is a little removed from the Downtown core, but the party will be just as hopping. A favourite stop for pub crawls, the Marquee will host "The Official Calgary Stampede Hip Hoop and R&B Showcase" on July 10, which will be packed, so if you want to check it out, get tickets now

Flames Central (219 8 Ave. SW)

With its awesome location on 8 Ave, you can't go wrong by popping into Flames Central. It has a large dance floor that will be packed every night. Rest assured Flames Central is a great place to kick up your boots and cap off a fun day down on the grounds.

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