The 10 Best Cocktail Bars in Edmonton

Whether you’re looking for the perfect place for a classy pre-party cocktail or a cozy corner to settle into, look no further than our top 10 places in town to kick back and enjoy an aperitif (or three!).


Bodega Highlands

Hidden in Edmonton’s Highlands neighbourhood, Bodega is an ode to Spanish tradition with a style that is both casual and sophisticated. If you’re looking for the perfect date night, snuggle up here. Spirit enthusiasts must try the gin and tonic.



Bar Bricco

Opened by the same crew behind Corso 32 and Uccellino, Bar Bricco is a 30 seater Italian wine and spuntini bar that is not to be missed. Take a seat at the bar and get ready to indulge in the best Negronis in the city.

Confederation Lounge

The Almanac

This dim boozy hangout is a quaint, French-inspired gastropub located smack dab in the middle of Whyte Avenue. The Almanac boasts a mature drink menu complete with craft beers, classic cocktails, unique spirits and a variety of wine choices. Take a seat at a booth by the window for the ultimate people-watching opportunity and stay for the live music in the evening.


Ampersand 27

After spending your day on Whyte Ave shopping ‘til you drop, Ampersand 27 is a stylish place to quench your thirst and dive into the sophisticated menu of eats. You’ll be impressed by their vast selection of liquor and the knowledge of those behind the bar. Pro-tip: Take a seat at the unique bar, which is a topic of conversation in itself.