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Reviewed 24 October 2023

Food was exceptional. Great flavours, fresh, and good sized portions (not over sized pub food). Service was friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend going here to eat. We did not try anything from the bar.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Management Team, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2023

Thank you for the amazing review Melissa! Hope to have you back in again soon. Nathan Moore General Manager LOCAL Public Eatery, 8th Ave.

Reviewed 12 October 2023

When visiting Calgary for the recent Stampede, has a great afternoon shopping ,dining, drinking and generally enjoying the atmosphere along 8th Avenue. There are too many bars and music playing places to mention, but the overall vibes during the Stampede make it a must visit...part of Calgary!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Management Team, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2023

Thank you for the great review Phil! Nathan Moore General Manager LOCAL Public Eatery, 8th Ave.

Reviewed 25 May 2023 via mobile

It was a great day on the patio watching all the activities on Stephen Ave. Service was attentive and the food was delicious. Thanks to the manager, Brynne, for pleasantly interacting with customers. I loved my tacos and the Local burger was tasty.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Management Team, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2023

Thank you for the great review! Nathan Moore General Manager LOCAL Public Eatery, 8th Ave

Reviewed 26 March 2023

We found this location as we were out and about exploring the streets of Calgary and we heard a great music vibe emanating from their location. Upon entering entering, the place was empty. I guess we day drinkers were early but we were on vacation...and our servers and bartenders were awesome. Great beer selection, cocktails and service. We stayed for awhile and the bartender was quick to get to know us and shared some personal stories from his experiences when we told him about our next location on our journey. We had a great time and the atmosphere was great. I think we showed up early for the party but I’m guessing whatever time you arrive here that they will welcome you like a local. Great time.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 February 2023

Got a decent selection of beverages but food and service is below par. Not sure why they do this, maybe they assume that people will be there for the location. Leaves you thinking why would the management not take notice of the issues and do...something about it.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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joeyrestauarants, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2023

Hi Abir. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts. I'm very sorry that we missed the mark during your visit. It sounds like your experience was way off from our typical LOCAL standard. Abir, I'm hoping you would be willing to...More

Reviewed 28 July 2022

one of the few places on Stephen Avenue open for lunch on Sunady was a complete trainwreck. The order was wrong and they ended up comping it. The hostess stopped seating folks due to the poorly staffed kitchen. avoid unless you just want to drinkMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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joeyrestauarants, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2022

Hi Mark. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. I assure you it goes a long way in our continuous efforts to provide amazing experiences for our guests. I sincerely apologize that we dropped the ball with your food order....More

Reviewed 25 March 2022

Curtains of darkness descend from ancient hewn stone columns, alighted by candlelit lanterns from Trafalgerian warships, guide the intrepid sailor of Bird, Neuron, and personal scooters to a galley of sublime quality feasts. Indoor stained glass masterpiece windows allow those awaiting in the foyer to...behold a field upon which patrons feast on Crispy Chicken Sandwiches - definitely the best chicken sandwich available at any location in downtown Calgary. The highly trained and extremely friendly staff (in my case, Rachel and Isabelle) helped me to choose the best items on the menu to match my unique and slightly eccentric dining preferences. Beckoning the diner to the ramparts of the Quebec fortress-esque bar, the Marquis de Montcalm guides the diner on a self-exploratory and self-identifying introspective reflection, resulting in solutions to Microsoft Excel linked databases powering Power BI presented web services to manifest realizations of data visualization. In the case of the intrepid diner, the unique atmosphere resulted in a epiphany-induced realization of correctness in PBI relationship building. Thus the diner invests not only in an unforgettable experience of fantastic cuisine, but also in a business consultation to aid in realizations of pivot table and data relationship discovery achieving new levels of transparency and comprehensibility in web service based business communication, further resulting in a measurable improvement in clarity of analysis results of electoral results.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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joeyrestauarants, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2022

Thank you for the incredible review! Your poetic prowess knows no bounds. Until next time for a Crispy Chicken Sandwich Nathan Moore General Manager LOCAL Public Eatery, 8th Ave

Reviewed 7 November 2020

I went to local on Stephens last night I sat there waiting for table for over 10 minutes as the staff walked past me and even looked at me but when two white guys came in that’s what they got there attention. I will be...taking this further your service is trash lMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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joeyrestauarants, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2020

Hi Strisha. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I'm deeply concerned about the service you experienced on Friday. Please accept my sincerest apologies. If you're willing I'd like to connect with you further to get some more details and get...More

Reviewed 21 September 2020 via mobile

Fraternity environment, wouldn’t recommend for anything other than for late night drinking things. Late night menu or other was subpar. Lots of seating with a great location.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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joeyrestauarants, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2020

Hi Kurtis, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. If you're willing, I'd love to get a few more details on your experience with us, as it sounds like we missed the mark in some areas. Please send me your contact...More

Reviewed 28 July 2020

This restaurant has done a wonderful job in normalizing COVID. Was able to finally get out and enjoy a patio lunch with my wife while still feeling safe. Thank you for your hard work, we appreciated it this weekend !

Date of visit: July 2020
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joeyrestauarants, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! Hope to see you back in again soon. - Nathan Moore, General Manager | LOCAL on 8th Ave.

Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

As always. Excellent hospitality!!! Staff is always caring and courteous. We had a good time. I have been coming here regularly and have enjoyed every visit. I will highly recommend it whether you are a Calgarian or a visitor to YYC. Must visit!!!

Date of visit: January 2020
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joeyrestauarants, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2020

Hi Vinod. Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! Hope to see you back in again soon. - Nathan Moore, General Manager | Local 8th Ave.

Reviewed 10 December 2019 via mobile

An excellent place to spend time having drinks and lunch or dinner. Best service. Best food. Best staff. Awesome atmosphere. Good crowd. Casual or you are on a suit. Suitable for both. Young and old. From Calgary or a tourist. I would highly recommend @localon8thave....My most favourite place in downtown Calgary.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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joeyrestauarants, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2019

Thanks Vino!!! We love having you in. Looking forward to seeing you and Puja soon! All the best over the holidays!

Reviewed 21 November 2019

My husband and I had one day in Calgary at both the start and the end of our trip to visit Banff and Jasper parks and we went to Local on both days! We happened into the restaurant on the first day of our trip...for brunch and were immediately pleased with the complimentary mimosa offered to us as we asked for a table. Our server was as nice as could be and genuinely seemed interested in hearing about what brought us to town and shared her tips for our travels ahead. It was a Sunday, and very quiet downtown, which meant the restaurant was pretty quiet too. I had their house Caesar which was just the right amount of spicy and savory and my husband had a local IPA. After an eggs benedict with avocado and an ahi tuna sandwich with a side of poutine we were stuffed but happy! Almost a week later we were in Calgary again and found ourselves wanting to return! This time we came during the happy hour/evening rush but again, the server was kind and attentive and my husbands sandwich and my salad were very tasty, The atmosphere was so different with lots of groups of friends and the room was a buzz so you almost felt like you were in another restaurant, but both experiences were awesome. Thank you x 2!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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joeyrestauarants, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2019

Kate, Thank you for choosing LOCAL on 8th Ave. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We will be sure to share this wonderful feedback with the team. Thank you and hope that you drop in again soon.

Reviewed 29 October 2019

We stopped in with a group for after work drinks. They have a good selection of cocktails and beer. They make a great Moscow Mule using FeverTree Ginger Beer. Service can be a bit on the slow side but overall a good place to hit...up after work.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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joeyrestauarants, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. I will be taking your feedback and using it to coach and develop our leaders and service team to ensure consistent speedy service for you, and all of our guests. Thanks again, hope to see...More

Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

Good place to visit. Beer is tasty, but I would not recommend wings in hot souse, they are not good Calamari is

Date of visit: October 2019
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joeyrestauarants, General Manager at Local 8th Avenue, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2019

Thank you for the review, we can accommodate many different wing flavors, please ask your server next time you are in. Thanks again,

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I,m sorry but I can,t say for sure whether minors are allowed in or not. I used the place at nightime and saw no minors in there, i also used it at lunchtime and...............didn,t see any minors in. I didn,t see any... More
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