Ship & Anchor Pub

The Ship, as it’s known by the regulars, is one of the oldest pubs in Calgary and its many patrons still haunt the bar stools. The rugged atmosphere makes it feel like home away from home. The food is elevated from pub grub to home cooked comfort food and dishes you would never expect from a pub. The menu boasts of tasty meals like the cheesiest grilled cheese, crunchy deep fried pickles and lemongrass chicken that sparks a whole new flavour in your mouth.

Holding true to British pub tradition, Shippers range from children (during the day) to punk styled guys and gals, business men and women and fashionistas. You will be loved here no matter who you are. As their website states “If a pub could drunkenly hug you this one would”. Come for a hug on one of the most interesting patios in the city.

534-17th Ave. SW
Calgary, AB
(403) 245-3333

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photo by Brendan Stephens


  • Best Open Mic or Jam Night - Ship & Anchor

    For a lot of people the words “open jam” are cringe worthy, but the Ship and Anchor has always had a strong music culture, both through hosting shows and giving local musicians a place to drink on their nights off....Read more

  • Best Patio - Ship & Anchor

    While the pub itself is a draw, the Ship and Anchor expands in both size and appeal in the warmer months when its mammoth patio opens up. The sidewalk level patio is right on 17th Avenue and those picnic bench-style...Read more

  • Best Pub - Ship and Anchor

    Calgary is the kind of place that can feel like both a huge metropolis and a small town at the same time — and no one spot epitomizes that feeling more than the city’s unofficial neighbourhood pub, the much beloved...Read more