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Old Aug 13, 19, 8:43 am
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gcashin
 
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Agree with the comments above as a fellow YYC based member. A couple other nice walkable neighbourhoods across the river from Downtown are Kensington and Bridgeland. The East Village, towards the east of downtown is a nice stop between downtown and Bridgeland as well, with Charbar being a focal point. The downtown core (Stephen Ave) tends to be more business travelers in the evenings, so the locals migrate across the train tracks to the Beltline area (between 10 Ave and 17 Ave, or along 4 ST as noted above).

As far as rooftop views, the Calgary Tower is the most popular, but is a bit of a tourist trap. National on Stephen Ave has a rooftop patio that's fairly popular, but more of a mid-rise building so nothing spectacular. Lots of great patios along 17 Ave, with the Ship & Anchor being one of the ones in the middle (younger crowd). For nightclubs, there's a pretty wide variety and lots of opinions, so may want to narrow down what type of vibe you're looking for. Many of these tend to be along 10 Ave, with the Hifi Club, Commonwealth, and others being popular. National on 10th and Craft are also popular in the evenings, but more of a beer-hall type setup than nightclub. Twisted for LGBT bar or drag shows.

There's a great pathway system to explore along the river as well as the neighbourhoods, and the Lime/Bird scooters are a fun way to get around throughout the city too.
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