Calgary is quickly growing into one of Canada’s hippest cities, competing with our famous eastern neighbours. One sign that a city has achieved cool status is its friendliness to the hookup culture. If you’re looking to get laid, the number of solid hookup bars around should put a smile on your face. That’s not even to mention the numerous apps and sites where you can score Calgary hookups.
It’s true, our city of just over 1.3 million people is a great place for casual sexual encounters. Unfortunately, just because there are willing partners, doesn’t mean you always know where to find them. If you’re at the University of Calgary or Mount Royal, maybe hookups come easy. For the rest of us, the city can be a big, lonely place at times.
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the best Calgary hookup apps, sites and bars. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy a night out. From Britannia to Pineridge, these are the bars where people consistently turn up for late-night fun. You’ll also have improved luck meeting someone with our favourite apps and sites (even if you’re out in Carbon).
You don’t have to take our word for it. This list was made with the help of locals, so if you’ve seen anything we’ve missed, comment below. Also, tell us how our suggestions worked out for you.
Wherever you live in the city, these Calgary hookup apps, sites and bars are sure to improve your social life. Go on, get out there and have some fun.
The Blackfoot Hotel might not be your first destination in Calgary, but it’s worth the visit for the Lobby Lounge. Located on the top floor, this spot is one of the most sensual cocktail lounges in the city. Most nights, a piano player provides the atmosphere while the views bring the sex appeal. Hotel bars can be seedy, but the Lobby Lounge is anything but.
The food is also quite good and makes for a tasty lunch or dinner. If you aren’t looking for a meal, though, this lounge still has plenty to offer. The attentive servers will keep the craft cocktails coming while the cozy seats are perfect for two lovers. You can always head to the balcony for fresh air and a casual conversation. Whatever your plans, Lobby Lounge should be a stop on any sexy night out.
We have to start with Adult FriendFinder. This is the site that started it all. It might not have been the first site of its kind, but it was the first to do it well. AFF has been around since the 90s, though it really took off in the mid-aughts. In those two decades of existence, the best hookup site in Calgary has gained more than 90 million global users.
It's also where we have seen most guys have the best results.
Most Calgary hookup sites cater to a small audience. If you’re someone with niche tastes, that can be great. Most people, though, just want a simple site with the most options possible. That’s what AFF has to offer. It’s especially great for busy professionals. If you’re in your 30s or are interested in someone who is, you might as well make AFF your homepage.
The thing that works in AFF’s favor is its commitment to making hookups easy. Many other sites spread themselves too thin trying to be all things to all people. Every local who signs up to AFF is there for Calgary hookups, and that’s why it works. There’s a reason it repeatedly lands at the top of our annual list of the best hookup apps and sites.
We haven't found a faster or easier way to meet a lot of women for hookups in Calgary!
Whatever your age, however attractive (or unattractive) you are, whatever your preferences, AFF’s got you. The users on Adult FriendFinder cover the spectrum and then some. Find out why most Calgary singles (and singles around the country) say this is the only hookup site they need.
Head over to Inglewood for one of the best venues and hookup bars in Calgary. Lolita’s Lounge provides a stage for acts of all types. Friday nights are for jazz, while other nights get more eclectic (catch a magic or comedy show if you want). If you’ve been to Lolita’s just once, you’ve only seen a fraction of what it has to offer.
Though Lolita’s Lounge is a great entertainment venue, it’s also an intimate bar. Get a booth and get close and comfortable with someone sexy. On a nice day, take your drinks to the patio, maybe even have a meal. No matter your style, this unique lounge provides ample opportunities for sexy Calgary hookups.
Like we said above, there are a lot of great apps and sites for specific tastes. In Calgary, one of the biggest niches out there is guys seeking older women. Guys in their 20s are going crazy over the sexy, older women in the city (as are guys their own age or older). So many women over 35 are hot, experienced and uninhibited. Is it any wonder that Cougar Life has become one of the most popular Calgary hookup apps?
Thanks to its 7+ million users, Cougar Life regularly tops our annual ranking of cougar apps and sites. Guys can find older women easily, while older women can browse young dudes without feeling self-conscious. There remains a bit of social stigma around women chasing guys younger than them. On Cougar Life, no one is judging.
It actually doesn’t matter what your age is, Cougar Life is the highest quality app of its kind. Whether you’re in your 20s or your 40s, this is the best way to meet women 35 and up. If you’re lacking confidence, or you’re a little rusty, check out our course on wooing women over 30. You’ll be ready to make your move in no time.
Download Cougar Life today and find out why it’s blowing up in cities all across Canada.
You may meet more people at a big-box grocery store, but little local shops like Bridgeland have friendlier singles. They usually come here because they're regulars and it's just part of their routine of picking out baked goods and organic produce. Because of this, you're more likely to strike up a conversation with some singles just browsing through the aisles.
When you're tracking down casual hookups near you popular markets like these are great options. You find a lot more people who take their appearance and health seriously in an environment that makes starting a conversation easy.
The next time you need to fill up your pantry, head to Bridgeland for more than just groceries. You might be surprised at how many hookups start in unassuming places like a grocery store!
You’re not going to find anything else like Untitled in Calgary. Hell, you might not find anything else like it in the province. Untitled is a “Champagne Lounge” and that’s somehow exactly what you think and so much more. This is a sophisticated and stylish lounge where everything is centred around exquisite bubbly.
Whether you’re bringing a date or looking to meet someone new, Untitled provides the ideal backdrop. If champagne isn’t your drink, you might be a bit out of luck. Give it a chance, though, because their champagne cocktails are spectacular. Among the many Calgary hookup bars, this one unquestionably offers the most original experience.
Rustic wooden interiors paired with industrial touches may be cliche for coffee shops, but you won't mind the typical look once you try their brews. Societe Coffee Lounge offers you a place to just relax with a cuppa after a hard day of work or school. Lots of singles have the same idea, so they hang out here pretty often too.
If you're tired of meeting the same old people at the usual bars or on yet another app, give this coffee shop a try. It's so easy to just walk up to someone, mug in hand, and start a conversation.
We’ve given you our absolute favourite local hookup apps and bars, but that’s hardly everything. Here are a few more reliable options for Calgary hookups.
If you’re using one of the good Calgary hookup sites, you need spots to meet up. Bars are the standard option, but a decent restaurant can be just as useful. That’s why we suggest Bridgette Bar, which, despite its name, is focused on great food. With items like Grilled Lamb Sirloin and Roasted Halibut, theirs is one of the best menus in town.
Even if you aren’t looking for a meal, you can show up late to Bridgette and grab a bite. We’re not talking bar snacks, either. Oysters and fresh pizza are just a couple of the excellent offerings. Of course, a hookup spot needs to have drinks, and Bridgette Bar’s drink menu is just as impressive. Change up your routine and bring your sexy companion for something tasty.
Beer and hookups go together like bread and butter. Not everyone likes colorful drinks, noisy bars and crowded spaces after all. That's why they head to beer gardens like National Beerhall. With a chill ambiance, an outdoor patio that's perfect for warm weather and a friendly crowd, you'll feel right at home.
Try some of their amazing beers and pair it with some grub. Don't worry, it's not your usual bar fare. The food in National is actually pretty good. With great food and even better beers, it's only a matter of time before you meet some singles for a night of naughty fun.
What can be said about Tinder that hasn’t been Tweeted or Instagramed a million times already? If you’re under the age of 40, there’s basically a 100% chance you’ve spent time on Tinder. It’s the hookup app that Millennials made massive, and the one Gen Zers are just starting to use.
We have to be honest, we used to love Tinder a lot more than we do now. That’s probably because we aged out of it. Tinder tends to work best for people between the ages of 18 and 28. You’ll find older people on there, of course, but they’re not having as much fun as the college coeds.
Another drawback to Tinder is it rewards being hot, and nothing else. You can write the most clever profile in the world, but if your pictures aren’t selling you, nothing will. For guys, that means you should be in the top 10-15% in terms of looks. Meanwhile, women anywhere in the top 50% do just fine. The absolute hottest chicks on Tinder might as well be bots. Most of them rarely respond to messages because they’re just there for the adoration.
Having said all of that, we can’t deny that Tinder is still a great place to arrange Calgary hookups. Even as the site tries to expand its focus toward providing relationships, it remains a hookup app first and foremost. If you’re young and fit, post your best pictures (maybe show a little skin) and you’ll have a ball.
We’re going to be honest: Vern’s is a dive. It looks grimy and hosts a mix of hard rock and punk bands. If that isn’t your scene, we completely understand. Consider, though, that sometimes the best place for a hookup is where everyone is having a good time. If that’s the criteria, then there is no question that Vern’s is a true hookup bar.
Vern’s is a bar where you’ll find college kids and 20-somethings throughout the week. The bands there tend to play hard and fast, and the crowds absolutely love it. Yes, it’s a far cry from Lobby Lounge, and that’s the point. Don’t be afraid to try something new. After all, Calgary hookups come in all shapes and styles.
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