Hooters (Barlow Trail) – Calgary, Alberta

Hooters has always been a restaurant franchise that had made a nice name for themselves, so when we heard that Hooters was closing their Calgary locations – we had to try it before they left!

We went in quite late – and Hooters does close at 10pm, so we pretty much just made it in time for their last call. We sat down and ordered their Fried Pickles which wasn’t what we were expecting as we normally think of spears of pickles – but it actually grew on us! It was pretty good!

Of course, we don’t go to a place like this and not order wings, so we had a some Salt and Pepper Wings and we had a few of their Hot Wings. Their wings were pretty decent in size and they were fried quite nicely. The hot wings was awesome as it was covered in hot sauce – making it a saucy, delicious mess!

Our overall experience here was quite decent! It wasn’t busy, but they still had a few tables. The service was really nice and the food was decent. It’s not a bad place to sit down for some pub grub!

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Hooters

2730 23 St NE
Calgary, AB
(403) 264-4668

Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill – Calgary, AB

One evening, we decided to relax at the Sharks Club at Deerfoot Meadows, and the bar was really nice and large. Parking was a bit tough to find but we managed to get a good spot regardless. This restaurant/bar is really large and spacious – and we enjoyed their patio upstairs.

We weren’t here too long so we just had some drinks and appetizers. We started with their wings Oven Roasted Chicken Wings in both hot, and salt & pepper flavours. The wings were quite decent, backed really nicely. We came on wing night and just ordered a bunch and they were very enjoyable! Even though baked, they had a really nice crust on the outside and juicy on the inside.

We also tried an order of their Pepper Prawns which are prawns sauteed with peppers, chilies, onion and garlic. The prawns were very flavourful and not over cooked. I enjoyed them, and normally a great dish to share!

Overall, the place was really nice to just sit back with drinks and wings! We had a great time and we’ll be back when it’s not so busy so it’s easier to find parking.

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Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill

7995 11th St SE
Calgary, AB
(403) 250-5973

Woody’s Taphouse – Calgary, Alberta

I’m always looking for a new hang out place after work or whatever for a casual drink and appetizers. I stumbled into Woody’s Taphouse as I wanted some wings! Wing they have here and they’re pretty good!

We sat down and ordered a drink and I actually opt’ed for a non-alcoholic drink that was girly – called Shirley Temple! I know, I was probably drunk to begin with to order something like that, but it was a delicious fruit drink!

We ordered wings as it was wing night, and I really enjoy Lemon Peppered Wings lately as my favourite wing place has tons of delicious options such as lemon pepper. These wings were well seasoned and has crispy skin and juicy meat. It’s not a meaty wing, but they are good!

We also tried a saucy wing, their Honey Hot Wings and it was saucy. It’s defintely a tad more “sweet” than “heat” but it’s a nice sauce. It’s more like Franks with honey – not the best not the worst! But, for it’s price during wing nights, it’s a great deal! I love their wings as they’re so crispy, so I don’t think I’d choose this flavour again… but there’s other options to pick from!

Overall, the prices are right and it’s a nice casual atmosphere for whatever you may be in the mood for. Their specials are great – so be sure to check their featured menu prior to going! It’s a great deal!

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Woody’s Taphouse

4307 130 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
(403) 257-1666