|Cuisine Type |||Irish|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, In Places, Live Entmt., Meet For Drink, Brewpub, Pub, Quiet Conversation|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Game In Season, Happy Hour, Internet, Live Entertainment, Local Favorites, Party Space|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||In the Lancaster Building|
|Cross Street |||Lancaster Building|
Profile Last Updated: May 30, 2008
An unobtrusive orange and blue crest on the north side of Stephen’s Avenue Mall at Second Street SW marks the entrance to The Unicorn, a fixture on the famous Calgary promenade since 1979. The logo is the legacy of The Unicorn’s founders, popular local folk band the Irish Rovers, who coined the pub’s name after their hit recording of 1967. The Unicorn is located on the bottom level of the historic Lancaster Building, and is accessible by elevator from the main floor and by a steep set of stairs from Stephen’s Avenue.
Pub Types Will Delight
Enter a world far different than the bustling, modern metropolis above. The Unicorn is outfitted handsomely with a huge solid wood bar, brass fittings and comfortably upholstered booths stretching around the entire pub, creating an intimate and comfy feel for those in the mood for a good conversation. At the same time, several more nooks and crannies fill to the brim with large groups of celebrators feasting on signature meals such as the Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Steak and Kidney Pie, Perogies & Sausage and the enormous Big Kahuna Burger, a double-patty tower of mushrooms, bacon and cheese that is served with a gut-busting side of poutine. There are also several Chef’s Special Lighter choices such as the West Coast Salmon Salad and the Veggie Burger. The Unicorn is an ideal downtown location to reserve for functions such as birthdays, meetings and retirements.
Countless Reasons to Keep Coming Back
Guests of The Unicorn are treated to free WIFI access, daily specials and happy hours, nightly features and Sunday breakfast deals. Among the 16 beers on tap is the pub’s own Twisted Horn Cream Ale, which many regulars swear by. The basket of fries, piled high with steaming, thick-cut potatoes, is best enjoyed with malt vinegar and a classic side of mayo.
Bar & Club Type: Irish| Pub| Tavern
Music Type: Folk| Irish & Celtic| Local| Rock