Walking into an establishment that people have been celebrating in for 111 years is something to get excited about. Since 1904, the space has seen the names CNR Café, Rail town bar, the Richelieu pub, and most recently, Denizen Hall. One belief still rings in true; 103 Ave and 103 St is a hub of entertainment and enjoyment for the citizens (and visitors!) of Edmonton.
After making your way past the stained glass windows and through the saloon doors, you will find yourself distracted by the hand-painted ceiling mural imagined by a local artist. This renaissance mural is reimagined with a twist of weird, and it lies over top of the oversized and rustic bar top, the corner stone and anchor of Denizen Hall. Tables to fit all sizes of groups surround the bar. Offbeat velvet paintings and taxidermied animal heads tie the tavern style room together.
How fun is this?! The 27-piece arcade has original games like Pac-man, Donkey Kong, and Street fighter II, and classics such as House of the Dead, The Simpsons, and Konami’s X-men. The arcade is centered by the quintessential pieces of an authentic arcade, six pinball machines.
Across from the arcade lies the stage that The Suitcases (their all-local membered house band) takes over every Friday and Saturday night playing hits from all genres and decades. Weekdays and evenings offer a pub atmosphere built around the newly renovated kitchen that is creating waves on the comfort food front. Their hand-crafted menu featuring southern favorites such as country fried chicken, smoked ribs, pulled meat sandwiches, and other succulent original recipes. If that's not enough, they throw in some daily drink, food and token specials too!
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Open every long weekend Sunday.