If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Edmonton guide is just what you want. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Edmonton for hanging out and kicking back in. From long-lived mainstays like Billiard Club to busy places like Metropolitan Billiards Café that get lots of 10Best reader approval, we present the top bars in town and offer details about them all. What's the energy like? How do the bartenders pour? Are most bars located in the Downtown area? No fear - we share all the facts!

Bunkers Sports Pub

If you're not wanting to get fancy for a night out, Bunkers Sports Pub is the place for you. With theme nights plus food and drink deals nearly every day of the week, there is always a good reason to come to this Edmonton dive bar. Bunkers...  Read More

Finnagan's Bar Bistro & Billiards

A popular north-east sports bar, Finnagan's boasts 18 pool tables and a host of TVs showing everything from hockey to American football to cricket. There's also NTN trivia, darts and great pub grub (burgers, steaks, pasta, pizza and lots of...  Read More


A traditional decor of stained glass, dark wood, and memorabilia envelops diners at this Irish pub. The bar occupies a place of prominence in the center of the area, and a stone inscribed with runic symbols pays homage to the pub's name. The...  Read More

Black Dog

This establishment toes the line between being an alternative venue and a traditional pub. You'll find it a great equalizer, welcoming suits and skateboards with equivalent gusto. The three-levels encompass the main floor with its bar, as well...  Read More

Billiard Club

If you're tired of the same old bar routine, standing around, hoping to meet someone new, the Billiards Club is a fun alternative. Shooting pool gives a focus to the evening and lets you hone your skills and your understanding of physics. The...  Read More

Iron Horse

For true Albertan ambience, this establishment is superb. Housed in a renovated Canadian Pacific Railroad station, the Iron Horse pays homage to the steam engines that helped make the west the vibrant region that it is today. Inside, the place...  Read More

Metropolitan Billiards Café

Classier than the usual pool hall, Metro is decked out with hardwood floors, leather couches and a granite bar, plus 15 Brunswick tables. Oilers games (sports of all kinds, actually) are shown on strategically located TVs, including several big...  Read More

Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant

The name of this place (pronounced "kay-lee") refers to a gathering of people who've come together to play music, drink and dance. The pub couldn't be more appropriately named. When you come in, the bar faces you immediately, advertising the...  Read More

Atlantic Trap & Gill

Fun and casual, this comfortable place brings a bit of coastal ambience to Edmonton. You can sample it in the beer-lightened fish-and-chips or in clam strips, mussels, prawns and lobster. Beer, of course, is a perfect complement to the robust...  Read More

Brewsters Brewing Company and Restaurant

A small Canadian chain with locations in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Brewsters is great for hanging out with friends, but if it's a meal you're after this is a great choice, too. There are plenty of things to keep you occupied: pool tables, NTN...  Read More