Where are the Best Pubs in Edmonton?

Posted by Terry Paranych on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 11:31am.

The Best Pubs in EdmontonWhen the evening comes and you're in need of a refreshing drink in Edmonton, one of Edmonton's best pub restaurants should be one of your first picks. With delicious drinks, unique foods, and exciting recreational activities, everyone is sure to find something they love in an Edmonton pub.

Elephant and Castle Pub and Restaurant

With 9 locations, you have many chances to visit this delicious restaurant. Whether you’re going for a juicy homemade burger or pint of cold beer; Elephant and Castle has exactly what you’re looking for. Open until the wee hours of the morning every day of the week, fresh beer is always served and good times can always be had every night.

As for the food, the dining area is impressive, comfortable and laid back. Serving American food at its finest from thick hamburgers to cooked-to-order steaks with thickly sliced fries complete with all of the salt and ketchup you could ask for. Affordably priced for any budget and gift cards for your friends and family, they have a lot to offer, even if you’re just passing through.

Elephant and Castle Pub and Restaurant can help you create memories and magical moments, and they are always prepared to take in a large crowd that wants to come in for some fun, delicious food and even a chance to stand at the mic or answer some hot trivia questions.

Try out Tuesday Trivia Nights, Open Mic Nights on Wednesday or Karaoke on Thursdays. There is a little bit of everything for everyone that wants to come out, have a few beers and a good time.

Glass Monkey Gastropub

Glass Monkey Gastropub is the brainchild of a chef and a wine expert. This new hangout is all about serving nothing but the best quality food available. You won't find any of the greasy stuff here. Rob Filipchuk, a former wine merchant, and executive chef Darcy Radies got together to bring something that was missing from the Lendrum area. When you dine at this pub it will be unlike any other dining experience you have had.

The menu is very easy to read as it is broken down into three parts: snacks, small plates and desserts. You can order as much or as little as you would like. Try out a variety of different snacks and desserts. Evaluate each one to see what you really like.

At your table you will receive a bowl with roasted almonds, two slices of smoked salmon, olives and horseradish. They almonds are absolutely delicious. They are smoked using salt and paprika, making them very tasty. However, it’s not the almonds that will have you licking your fingers, it’s the salmon. The salmon literally stole the show. It is succulent and will take your breath away. That's how good it is.

The small plates consist of things such as yakitori and fish tacos. There are also large pieces of fish that are cushioned by corn tortillas. The salsa and chipotle mayo give it a nice kick. The chicken skewers on the yakitori are very sweet and tangy. You don't even have to bite into it. The meat is so tender it will just fall off the skewer.

Last but not least, we can't forget dessert. If you love carbs you will love the Jack's Grill bread pudding. It may not be good for your waistline, but it sure is good to your taste buds. It’s sweet and very tasty. The rum sauce really takes it to another level. You will love it!

The Underground Tap & Grill

Do you love beer? Of course, we all know the answer to that question. If you are in Edmonton and have not made your way down to the Underground Tap and Grill you have been missing out. The Underground is home to seventy-two craft beers on tap, which is unheard of in Edmonton let alone Alberta.

The craft beers are separated into four categories:

  • Level 100 - For those new to beer and those that enjoy light beers with a light and crisp taste. One of the top beers in this section is the Full Moon Pale Ale from Edmonton.
  • Level 200 - For those who enjoy pale ales or something with a little bit more of a taste. A great beer in this level is the Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale.
  • Level 300 – Includes porters, stouts and more powerful tastes. A great beer in this category is Dead Man Ale from Oregon.
  • Level 400 – Includes higher alcohol beers and other specialities. A great beer, on this level, is Monk’s Indiscretion.

Do not worry, the Underground also has a great wine and cocktail list for those who don’t enjoy the hoppy goodness that beer offers you.

The Underground also features a full grill which is second to none, with great sandwiches and the excellent entrees. The entrees are big helpings that go well with both the beer and cocktail menus. They have a full week of specials including a very popular wicked Wednesdays special, which feature wings for $5 and 20 oz pours for $5. How can you argue with wings and beer for $10?  

Get down to the Underground and experience the best craft beer in Edmonton, while you are there enjoy a tapas and some loaded nachos and call it a night.

Next Act Pub

Hungry? Thirsty? In need of a break? Then it’s time to arrive at the Next Act Pub. Found on 104 Street Northwest in Edmonton, Alberta, this restaurant has rapidly become the talk of the town. Rated 4 out of 5 stars by over 70 patrons, it’s a pub style reprieve from the usual simplicity of dining.

Good food, great prices, and a fun atmosphere loaded with energy. These are the kinds of things diners are saying about the Next Act Pub. Whether you’re looking for a pint, a coffee, or a full meal, this watering hole has a little slice of heaven for everyone.

The food menu is a foodie’s delight. With snack, soup and salad, sandwich and such, and burger choices, there is sure to be something to tantalize your taste buds. Top it off with their baked-to-order jumbo chocolate chip cookie with ice cream, or order it first thing – no one will judge!

The brunch menu is perfect for the hungry diner in need of a break. It includes comfort food favourites like Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Steak n Eggs, and the Fruit and Granola parfait. There’s also a brunch drink menu with staples like Mimosa, Breakfast Beer, Boozy Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Lemonade, just to name a few options.

Finally, the Next Act Pub’s drink menu encompasses imports, domestics, draft, boozy drinks, and wine. The Rowdy Radler is a signature drink featured on the menu. Serviced in a mason jar, it’s composed of Stiegl Grapefruit Radler with 1oz. of Jim Beam bourbon.

No matter your intent – to drink, eat, or just indulge – there’s something for everyone at the Next Act Pub. It’s a casual yet happening place to hang out with friends or meet new people. It comes highly recommended by locals and visitors alike. Isn’t it time you dropped in for the next act?

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