5 Fun Things To Do in Calgary on Friday Nights 

5 Fun Things To Do in Calgary on Friday Nights

By Julia Leblanc

Tired from a long week at work? Well, Calgary is not the city to be bored in on a Friday night, that’s for sure. 

There are a lot of fun activities you can do that will blow your socks off. In this article, we listed some ideas for you to try on your next Friday night adventure with your friends. 

1. Go clubbing.

Go clubbing
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If you’re the type who likes the nightlife, you’ll definitely enjoy going out clubbing in the city with your friends. Calgary has a lot of nightclubs where you can party the night away. 

Clubs are great places for drinking, socializing, and dancing. It’s a great place to be on a Friday night and the perfect way to forget about the deadlines and responsibilities from the previous week. 

If you’re worried about your dancing skills, you can even get dance lessons in Calgary. 

2. Watch live music. 

If you absolutely adore music and enjoy a quieter scene, then watching live music might be for you. Calgary is home to talented artists and there are a lot of places where this talent is celebrated and shared among crowds. 

It’s a great way to connect with other people and listen to music that resonates with you. It’s a meaningful Friday night experience, for sure. 

3. Have a chill drink out.

Calgary has a lot of great places to just chill out, down a drink, and talk with friends and colleagues over food. 

You can check out the many rooftop bars, pubs, breweries, and sports bars in the city for your next hangout. 

Some good examples of places you can check out are Betty Lou’s Library, Shelter Cocktail Bar, Milk Tiger Lounge, and One Night Stan’s Bar Room & Divery. 

If you feel like staying in and drinking, there are also places that deliver drinks right at your doorstep. 

4. Throw axes at BATL.  

Now this is an activity you probably haven’t tried before. Ever since 2006, BATL has been the first place to offer an urban indoor axe-throwing experience. 

You can hire them for parties or simply book an evening with them for a fun date idea. What happens when you get there is they’ll make you sign in using your phone and then a coach will teach you the basics, safety protocols, and procedures on how to throw an axe. 

Just remember to wear closed-toe shoes and you’re good to go. This is surely a Friday night activity you won’t forget anytime soon. 

5. Watch a stand-up comedy gig.

Another great way to unwind is to attend a comedy gig at The Laugh Shop for lots of laughs and giggles that will help you forget your worries at least for a night. 

Enjoy the show over good food, drinks, and awesome company. It’s also a great way to make friends and socialize. 


That ends our list of Friday night activities. We hope we were able to give you ideas on what to do the next time you have no plans on a Friday. 

Any other activities we should try? Let us know in the comments! 

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