O’Byrne’s Irish Pub
Every Tuesday, catch live Celtic music for their traditional Irish night. Live bands also play on Thursdays and the bar hosts an open mic on Sunday nights.
10616 Whyte (82) Ave., 780-414-6766
Big Al’s House of Blues
This is one of the coolest venues to hear the best in blues music with a state-of-the-art sound system. You never know what stars you’ll come across, as this blues bar frequently showcases Juno Award–winning artists!
15004 Yellowhead Tr., 780-482-0202
Open: Tue – Sat
Since 1957, this venue has been the home of Edmonton’s hip jazz scene. This classy joint features the best in jazz from local stars to international acts.
11 Tommy Banks Way, 780-432-0428
Open: Tue, Fri – Sat
New and Trending
Retro arcade games (yes, including Ms. Pac Man!) and classic twists on pub food make this recently renovated bar a comforting source of nostalgia for the traditional pub crowd.
Open: Mon – Sat
A massive high-definition video wall wows as soon as you enter this ultra-modern bar featuring some of the hottest DJs in Canada.
10888 Jasper Ave.
Open: Fri – Sat
This fashionable entertainment establishment caters to the trendsetting up-and-comers. They feature a variety of entertainment, from eye-grabbing spectacles to live instrumental performances.
Open: Fri – Sat
Evolution Wonder Lounge
A fun, upbeat club, Evolution Wonder Lounge caters to a younger crowd looking for an untamed dance floor. On Sunday nights you’ll be dazzled by the drag shows, featuring spectacular evening wear and lovely campiness from its flawless performers.
10220-103 St., 780-424-0077
Open: Wed – Sun
Buddys Nite Club
Edmonton’s longest-running gay nightclub, Buddys always accepts you as you are with incredibly friendly staff that make your night out a pleasure.
11725 Jasper Ave.
Open: Tue – Sun