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Fun Things to Do in Edmonton for Night Owls

Fun Things to Do in Edmonton for Night Owls

Let’s face it, not everyone can be a morning person. In fact, some of us here at Best in Edmonton live for the nightlife! 

If you’re looking to do the same, we have you covered – our team pooled all of our fave things to do at night and we’re sharing them with you!

1. Enjoy live music and drinks at The Black Dog Freehouse  

Website: https://www.blackdog.ca/ 

Address: 10425 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A1, Canada

Operating hours: Monday-Sunday: 2 PM-2 AM 

Happy Hour: Monday-Saturday: 2 PM-7 PM 

Contact: +1 780-439-1082

If you’re looking for a good place to unwind after a grueling day at work, The Black Dog Freehouse is a fantastic option. They have weekly DJs, open mics, a patio that overlooks Whyte Avenue, and a lower-level room if you’re looking for somewhere more intimate and chill. 

Plus their drinks are strong and delicious. We love their Well Highballs – make sure to try that when you go! 

Pro Tip: Check their website for the scheduled DJs per day! 

2. Check out The Cabin Pub + Party’s Pour Your Own Tap wall

Website: https://thecabinyeg.com/ 

Address: 11606 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0N2, Canada

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM-2 AM 
  • Saturday-Sunday: 11 AM-2 AM 

Contact: +1 780-454-9928

They have one of the biggest Pour Your Own Tap walls we’ve ever seen, with over 22 beers and two kinds of wines – so yes, sign us up! Plus we love the outdoorsy vibe of the place and the amazing party weekends.

It’s definitely a fun place to forget your worries and chill with your friends after a long week at work.  

Pro Tip: Upcoming events can be seen here

3. Buy an Instagram-worthy cocktail at SODO on Jasper

Website: https://www.sodoyeg.com/ 

Address: 11011 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0K7, Canada

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Wednesday: 5 PM-11 PM
  • Thursday-Saturday: 5 PM-12 AM

Contact: +1 587-410-7362

Whenever we drink here, we can’t help but take a few snapshots of our cocktails because they look too pretty to gulp down. Just by checking their Insta, you’ll see what we mean. 

Our current favorite? Their Watermelon High – a cocktail made with fresh watermelon, gin, Aperol, lemon juice, and basil leaves. (The burst of flavor is astounding!)

Pro Tip: Reservations here are available but limited. So make sure to call ahead of time if you’re expecting a huge group. Tables are saved for walk-ins on a nightly basis. 

4. Have some beer and a perfectly-cooked steak at Underground Tap & Grill

Website: https://www.undergroundtapandgrill.com/ 

Address: 10004 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1R3, Canada

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Thursday: 11 AM-12 AM
  • Friday: 11 AM-1:30 AM
  • Saturday: 3 PM-1:30 AM

Contact: +1 780-425-1880

There are nights that call for an ice-cold beer and grilled food with your friends. If it’s that kind of night for you, don’t miss out on Underground Tap & Grill – which is one of our go-to’s in the city. 

It’s a basement-level tavern with a lot of great choices for both local and international brews. Plus, we love their tenderloin steaks! 

Pro Tip: They have vegan and gluten-free options here as well! 

5. Try something new here at Baijiu 

Website: https://www.baijiuyeg.com/ 

Address: 10004 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1R3, Canada

Operating hours: 

  • Monday: Closed 
  • Tuesday-Thursday; Sunday: 5 PM–12 AM
  • Friday-Saturday: 5 PM–1 AM

Contact: N/A 

Asian-inspired food and cocktails at Baijiu?  Count us in! Aside from their great offerings (their ginger chili chicken wings are to die for), we love the ambiance of the place because it’s relaxed and fun. 

So whether you’ve got a hankering for dumplings, music, or good drinks, Baijiu has it all. 

Pro Tip: 

  • No minors are allowed after 9 PM 
  • Walk-ins only except for large party requests

6. Dance the night away at SoberUp Club

Website: https://soberupyeg.ca/ 

Address: 10524 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2R8, Canada

Operating hours: Friday-Saturday: 10 PM-2:30 AM 

Contact: +1 780-708-6187

This club comes alive on Fridays and Saturdays and is honestly a great place to go to when you want to unleash the party animal in you. After a long hard week, we’re sure you deserve to dance to local DJs, laugh with your friends, and down some shots! 

Pro Tip: Reserve a VIP table for you and your friends here.

7. Sign up for bottle service at The Luxx 

Website: https://theluxx.ca/ 

Address: 10341 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4E7, Canada

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday; Sunday: 9 PM–2 AM
  • Friday-Saturday: 8 PM–2:30 AM

Contact: +1 780-243-4722

If you want to go to the club, but want a more private experience, then try signing up for bottle service at the Luxx. With this, you’ll get a VIP booth for you and your friends – so yes, no lining up and you get premium seats all night long! 

Pro Tips: 

  • Reservations fill up fast, make sure to call in advance. 
  • As for pricing, each bottle costs around $200 – $500 when you avail of the bottle service.

8. Enjoy themed nights at 99ten

Website: https://www.99ten.ca/ 

Address: 9910 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1H5, Canada

Operating hours: Friday-Saturday: 9 PM–2  AM

Contact: +1 780-452-7333

If you’re a fan of music, 9910 is one of the best event places to be. On Fridays, you’ll usually catch live DJs playing techno or house music. 

While Saturdays are reserved for events and live bands. We can’t recommend them enough if you want a fun weekend you won’t be forgetting any time soon. 

Pro Tip: Follow their Instagram so you’ll be up to date on the schedule of performances. 

9. Party hard at The Bower

Website: https://www.thebower.ca/ 

Address: 10538 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 2A3, Canada

Operating hours: Friday-Saturday: 8 PM–2  AM

Contact: +1 780-423-4256

The Bower is one of our favorite places when we need a solid night of music, drinks, and partying. They have a wide selection of cocktails, beer, wine, and bar snacks – so whatever your go-to drink is, they probably have it. 

Pro Tip: They make a mean negroni. You also can’t go wrong with an old fashioned. 

10. Play a round or two of mini golf at Monster Mini Golf Edmonton

Website: https://monsterminigolf.com/edmonton/ 

Address: 3414 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6R5, Canada

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Thursday: 12 PM-9 PM
  • Friday-Saturday: 12 PM-10 PM
  • Sunday: 12 PM-8 PM

Contact: +1 780-756-5533

Pricing: 

  • Kids – $11.00
  • Adults – $13.95
  • Seniors – $9.50

Aside from great bars and clubs, Edmonton also has fun activities open after dark such as this arcade and miniature golf course in Gateway Boulevard. 

They have 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf with colorful artwork on the walls and animated monsters greeting you at every turn – which is a fun surprise for kids and adults alike. Show your competitive side while they blast old and new tunes from their internal radio station. 

Pro Tip: They have laser tag, bowling, a ropes course, and VR activities here as well! 

11. Jazz lover? Try Yardbird Suite

Website: https://yardbirdsuite.com/ 

Address: 11 Tommy Banks Way NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2M2, Canada

Operating hours: Shows are usually at 8 PM-10:30 PM

Contact: +1 780-432-0428

Hear delightful music from established and up and coming jazz musicians at Yardbird Suite. We love the casual and intimate vibe here, it’s really an unforgettable experience. 

This facility was established in 1957 and is the only facility of its kind in the country. They hold around 75 concerts a season and have weekly night jam sessions as well. 

Pro Tip: You can watch the shows virtually as well! Check out the deals for membership

12. Get ready to laugh your socks off at Rick Bronson’s The Comic Strip

Website: https://wem.thecomicstrip.ca/ 

Address: 8882 170 St NW Unit #1646, Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2, Canada

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 11 AM-10:30 PM 
  • Sunday: 4 PM-10:30 PM

Contact: +1 780-432-0428

If you love stand-up comedy, we highly recommend you pay The Comic Strip a visit. Owned by award-winning comedian, TV host, producer, and writer Rick Bronson, the place showcases top talent in stand up comedy. 

It’s one of the best places if you want to eat, drink, and laugh your heart out. Just make sure to check out their website to see the schedule of shows. 

Pro Tip: Recording equipment of any kind (including smart phones) is not allowed during performances. 

13. Have a drink or two at Thirsty Camel Pubhouse Kitchen Argyll

Website: https://thirstycamel.ca/ 

Address: 6825 83 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 2X9, Canada

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday-Tuesday: 11 AM-10 PM
  • Wednesday-Thursday: 11 AM-11 PM
  • Friday-Saturday: 11 AM-12 AM

Contact: +1 780-413-1883

This is one of our favorite neighborhood pubs. They have a full food and drink menu – so you have lots of options. 

We love their burgers and dry ribs but we’re sure you’ll find your perfect bar snack when you go here. Aside from good food and drinks, we like that they have a homey and casual atmosphere. 

Pro Tip: 18% Gratuity is added to parties of 6 or more. 

14. Experience a blast from the past at Beercade

Website: https://beercade.ca/ 

Address: 10544 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4, Canada

Operating hours: Tuesday-Sunday (5 PM-2 AM) 

Contact: +1 780-699-2383

Retro video games, rustic-chic interiors, and drinks? Heck, yes!

If you’re up for a major throwback moment, the Beercade is definitely a good place to spend your evening. They have A LOT of games like House of the Dead, Jurassic Park, Mario Kart and even a 6-person Daytona racing simulator.

Plus they serve good craft beer and bar snacks. Our personal favorites are their potato pizza bombs and wings. 

Pro Tip: Make sure to check their website for specials and promos. The current ones are:

  • Fire Tuesday ($2 Hot Dogs + $2 Phillips Tilt Lager), 
  • Appy Wednesday (½ Price Appys + $5 ALL Phillips Draught)
  • Thursday Zaaas ($5 Everything + ½ Price Burgers) 
  • Yard Sale Weekends ($10 Triple Yardis)
  • Sunday Funday ($4 Highballs + $4 Jameson Shots)

15. Watch local and international comedy acts at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club Edmonton

Website: https://yukyuks.com/edmonton 

Address: 13103 Fort Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 1C3, Canada

Operating hours: Thursday-Saturday (7:30–10 PM) 

Contact: +1 780-481-9857

Catch talented professional and amateur comedians in their element at the Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club branch here in Edmonton. Open toward the end of the week, this is the perfect Friday night activity for you and your friends. 

We love that they have a wide range of snacks and drinks to choose from as well. We enjoy their signature cocktails and Korean BBQ drums the most. 

Although it goes without saying for those familiar with stand-up, we just want to remind you that the shows aren’t censored. You have to be 18 to enter the premises. 

Pro Tip: Seating is on a  first-come, first-serve basis. So arrive at the venue earlier if you can to get the best seats. 

16. Try dancing at Sugar Swing Ballroom

Website: https://www.sugarswing.com/ 

Address: 10019 80 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1T4, Canada

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Thursday: 5 PM-9 PM
  • Friday-Saturday: 7 PM-12 AM
  • Sunday: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Contact: +1 587-786-6554

Social dancing really brings people together. We swear something shifts in the room when the music starts playing and the people get into it – it’s a wonderful experience. 

We highly recommend the Sugar Swing Ballroom because of its lively community and their social dance events which usually fall on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Pro Tip: Aside from fun dance events, you can take it a step further and take dance classes at Sugar Swing Ballroom. They offer swing, tap, jazz, and house dance classes, etc. 

17. Enjoy a bite at Tzin Wine & Tapas

Website: https://tzin.ca/ 

Address: 10115 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9, Canada

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday-Thursday: 11 AM-7 PM
  • Friday-Saturday: 4 PM-12 AM

Contact: +1 780-428-8946

We can’t get enough of this local gem! There’s a reason why they were voted as the best tapas restaurants in town for more than a decade – their food is top-tier. 

If you’re not familiar with Spanish cuisine, “tapas” are known to be appetizers. Don’t let this term fool you though, the food here is still very filling. 

Aside from the tapas, they have paella, salads, and even falafels. Plus, we love that they have gluten-free options! 

Pro Tip: If it’s your first time and want to sample as much as you can, go for the ”Feed Me” package. You’ll get a 750 ml bottle of wine with it!  

18. In the mood for dry-aged meat and cocktails? Check out LUX Steakhouse & Bar 94

Website: https://centuryhospitality.com/lux/ 

Address: 10150 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4, Canada

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Thursday: 11 AM-11 PM
  • Saturday: 5 PM-12 AM

Contact: +1 780-424-0400

If it’s payday and you want to treat yourself to something fancy, LUX Steakhouse & Bar 94 offers the best steaks in town. To wash it down, they have signature cocktails, fine wine, beer, etc. 

The place is elegant and beautifully-designed with modern interiors and a chic ambiance. It’s a great place to have parties, gatherings, or even a dinner date. 

Pro Tip: They have great group lunch and dinner menus. Check them out here and here

19. Try the pizza at Blowers & Grafton (Whyte Ave)

Website: https://blowersgrafton.com/ 

Address: 10550 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4, Canada

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Friday: 11 AM-12 AM
  • Friday: 10 AM-2 AM
  • Sunday: 10 AM-12 AM

Contact: +1 780-250-3663

After a night of drinking, greasy food just calls out to you sometimes. We’ve been there. 

We love the pizza at Blowers & Grafton and it’s one of our go-to’s on Fridays. But there’s so much more to discover about this place than their wide selection of pizzas. 

Their food is just so satisfyingly good. They have nachos, garlic fingers, and lobster artichoke dip (a real winner, trust us). 

Pro Tip: They’re on Skip The Dishes if you want food delivered right at your doorstep. 

20. Check out The Canadian Brewhouse (Edmonton Downtown)

Website: https://thecanadianbrewhouse.com/ 

Address: 10338 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 4X9, Canada

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Thursday: 11:30 AM-12 AM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM-2 AM
  • Saturday: 11 AM-2 AM
  • Sunday: 11 AM–12 AM

Contact: +1 780-426-5555

If you want a great place to root for your favorite sports team while having ice-cold beer, The Canadian Brewhouse is the place for you. We love the energy of the place on game nights – it’s just electric. 

Pro Tip: Earn points when you visit The Canadian Brewhouse when you download their app! You may do so here