Edmonton is a growing city. With the population approaching 1 million people, the number of singles looking for Edmonton hookups is growing every day. You can tell it’s true by the sheer number of hookup apps and sites. Everyone is looking for a hookup, and they’re searching online and in bars across the city.
More people means better odds for hookups, but options aren’t always your friend. Sure, there are a lot of Edmonton hookup apps here, but most of them aren’t worth a look. Similarly, hookup bars in Edmonton are a dime a dozen. When you’re looking for a quickie, you want quality over quantity. Wasting time and money is no one’s idea of a good night.
Whether you’re in Riverbend or Jasper, we’ve got the goods for you. With the help of locals, we’ve compiled a list of the absolute top Edmonton hookup sites, apps and bars. These are the locations and websites that actually get results. Even if you’re coming into town from Lindbrook or studying at MacEwan, this list is for you.
Have a read, try them out and let us know how they work in the comments. If you have suggestions for any we’ve missed, tell us down below.
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Our favorite spots to find Edmonton hookups
We live in a big city with a diverse population, so great sex is never far away. Here are the Edmonton hookup bars, apps and sites that can’t be beaten.
The Bower is a classy and cool bar to have fun and get laid in Edmonton
If you’re out on Jasper Avenue, you have to stop into The Bower. This combination dance club/cocktail lounge is one of our city’s hippest spots and most original Edmonton hookup bars. When you’re looking for someplace to score a quick fling, you want a place that draws a crowd. The Bower fits the bill.
On various nights throughout the week, you’ll find DJs blasting R&B, soul, disco and more. The dancefloor gets hopping early and doesn’t let up until the wee hours. If you’re looking for a more subdued night, the Bower still has plenty to offer. Order a cocktail and have a casual conversation on one of their comfy settees. Great nights start here.
Using AFF is Edmonton's best hookup app (try it free)
Getting laid in Edmonton is a lot easier than you might realize. Sure, everyone goes through a dry spell from time to time. If you know where to look, though, those spells will be few and far between. At least half of the hookups are starting online now and you need to be there too!
Out of the two best hookup apps in Edmonton AFF has been the most successful lately, especially for single guys. Tinder is still decent but it's become more about relationships.
If you haven't experienced how simple and easy finding hookups can be on a legit site like AFF you're missing out on a lot of opportunities!
AFF has become really popular, has a LOT of Edmonton users, and is the hookup app we've seen work the best lately. If you haven't check out their free trial below you're really missing out on a lot of options. Even if Tinder hasn't worked out for you AFF can deliver solid results.
The best Edmonton pickup bars we've tried
We’ve listed our go-to hookup bars, apps and sites, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only good ones out there. Here are a few more suggestions to find easy hookups in Edmonton.
It’s easy to meet fellow singles at Cook County Saloon
Voted Canada's top country club 13 times by the Canadian Country Music Association since 1981, this is a great place to let loose with fellow singles. Even if country music isn’t your thing, Cook County Saloon is worth going to just to meet girls.
DJs play country hits from every decade with some current top 40 thrown into the mix for a bit of variety. From line dancing to more traditional club moves, the dance floor here has it all, including a lot of sexy ladies.
Occasionally you can catch live artists performing as well, which is another big draw, as is the mechanical bull. Male and female patrons alike try to last eight seconds as the crowd laughs and cheers. Throw in a lot of great drinks, and you’ve got one of the best places to pick up girls in Edmonton!
Get your pick of singles and beers on tap at The Black Dog Freehouse
Drop by any time from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. and you're sure to have a great time at this beer garden. The Black Dog Freehouse is a go-to for many Edmonton singles thanks to the friendly crowd, live music events and the flowing beers. Whether you're here to get drunk or get laid, The Black Dog is here to guide the way.
Grab a seat at the patio and cozy up to the bevy of single ladies that frequent the place. Make it a game to guess which beers they like. Who knows, with your charm and warm smile, you might score lots of hookups in Edmonton here.
Clementine mixes well with your night
Cocktail lounges are an aphrodisiac. We firmly believe that, and one big piece of evidence is Clementine in the Oliver neighbourhood. This cocktail lounge is one of our favourites in Edmonton, largely because it delivers fantastic drinks and a cozy atmosphere. The creators of this bar understood that providing a great night out is all about the right mix.
You can come to Clementine for an intimate date and get to know your companion over cocktails or wine. If you’re more the wine and dine type, the food on offer is also excellent. Mature women are quite fond of Clementine, so if you’re looking to impress your Cougar Life hookup, come here. You’ll be in for a good night.
The best clubs for finding hookups in Edmonton
If you’re looking for girls who know how to cut loose and have fun, look no further than Edmonton nightclubs. Here are the best of the best:
Y After Hours Club is the best place to find cool hookups in Edmonton
When other bars are shutting their doors, the die-hard partiers always head to the Y. This is the best place to pick up girls in Edmonton after hours. There are always a lot of girls on the dance floor — probably because they can get in for half price before 2 a.m. While it’s open until 5 a.m., we definitely recommend being there by 2 a.m. at the latest though. That will give you the chance to meet girls while they’re still half sober.
With three floors and DJs serving up a variety of electro, house, breaks, techno and top 40 mashups and remixes, it’s easy to spend a lot of time dancing. When you get tired, head to the cool off area to catch your breath and chat with some sexy Edmonton girls doing the same.
Partiers can always be found at Privé Ultralounge
This 6,000-square foot venue is hopping every Friday and Saturday night thanks to its state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and top DJs. Because it’s so busy, it can be worth a few dollars to get your name on the guest list. You can even take the VIP experience to the next level with concierge bottle service.
This high energy club attracts a younger crowd, so there are always a lot of 20-something girls to choose from. Open until 2 a.m., the well-decorated interior and reasonably priced drinks are also big draws. So prepare to have a lot of fun with lots of fellow singles.
Best places to meet sexy Edmonton girls during the day
If lower-key meetings are more your thing, these are some of the best places to get laid in Edmonton during the day.
Meet co-eds at Good Earth Coffeehouse
From coffee and espresso to exotic teas and cold, handcrafted drinks, there really is something for everyone at Good Earth. Perhaps that’s why you’ll see so many university students hanging out and studying here.
Open until 7 p.m. during the week, you can’t go wrong with the from-scratch baked goods or the mac and cheese. It’s hard for customers to resist the soups, salads and flatbreads too. Perhaps that’s why so many hot girls are here — they can get a healthy and delicious meal and a great place to work or study.
Hookup with Edmonton cowgirls at Rainmaker Rodeo & Exhibition
If you’re on the hunt for some sexy cowgirls, you’ll be sure to find them at this annual event. Held every May at the St. Albert Kinsmen Fairgrounds, the Rainmaker Rodeo & Exhibition attracts people of all ages to watch some of the best rodeo performers in action. While this is a family-friendly event. There are always a ton of single girls there watching shows, browsing the vendors’ marketplace and enjoying the midway.
There’s always lots of good music on the concert stage and, as the evening progresses, the crowd is strictly adult, with an 18+ rule enforced. Previous performers include Aaron Pritchett, Kim Mitchell and George Canyon, so you know you’re in for some good performances. So head out with a buddy or two, chat up some lovely ladies and enjoy the show.
Lock Stock - Find the hottest hookups in Edmonton
We know how frustrating it can be to try and find hookups at bars. It's crowded, the drinks are overpriced and you can barely hear each other over the music. If you're after a more laidback chance encounter, Lock Stock gives you exactly what you need and is a solid spot to find instant hookups many nights of the week.
Warm-up with a latte, nibble on some scones and scout the area for some women. You'll always find them in Lock Stock because it's such a chill place. Whether you're looking for an older woman who wants to unwind after a hard day or a younger lady looking for her daily caffeine fix, she'll be at Lock Stock for sure.
Buff up and meet girls at Full Force Fitness Club
Full Force Fitness is one of the best gyms for meeting girls thanks to its variety of fitness classes. From Hells Bells, a freestyle kettlebell workout, to its full-body synergy boot camp, there are always a tonne of girls ready to sweat it out. Aside from getting a great workout, the camaraderie these classes foster give you the perfect entry to strike up a conversation with the cutest girls in the class.
Aside from the hot girls that work out here, we also like Full Force Fitness for its membership plans. The $24.99 bi-weekly membership plan allows you to try your luck without getting locked into something that’s long-term. So, even if you strike out, you’re not stuck working out here long-term.
Other great spots to get laid in Edmonton
Save the time and energy and find great Edmonton hookups with Tinder. Just make sure you don't come off as needy or boring.
Tinder can be pretty decent still
Spend any time with the coeds from MacEwan University or the University of Alberta and you’ll see a clear trend. Hookup culture among 20-somethings is all about digital access. Sure, people of all ages use hookup sites and apps, but the younger generation uses them almost exclusively. Of their favourite Edmonton hookup apps, Tinder reigns supreme.
Every Millennial (and younger) has tried Tinder at least once. It’s the most meme-able app out there, and it gets results. Of course, if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve tried Tinder and been underwhelmed. If you haven’t had much luck with Tinder and you’re wondering what all the hype is about, we can explain.
Tinder is an app that puts all the focus on your pictures. Hookup apps, in general, do tend to be mostly about looks, but on Tinder, that’s all it’s about. The users with the most success are between the ages of 18 and 28 and very good looking. For guys, that means being in the top 15% of looks. Choose your profile photos wisely, they’ll make or break you. If you can clean up pretty nicely, you’ll get laid plenty.
Women have it easier on Tinder. As long as you’re remotely good looking, you’ll get plenty of attention. The female users of Tinder find their phones blowing up every few minutes with new matches and messages. The deluge is so great, the hottest women don’t even bother responding.
We’ve heard a rumour Tinder is trying to shift toward being a relationship app. Honestly, we don’t know why they’d bother.
Map of all the best spots to find hookups we covered
Now that we've gone over the best options for finding Edmonton hookups you need to plan out how you're going to spend your nights. Use the map below to planning out your dating strategy and ensure that you're not wasting any time. Hit a few different places each night and get solid results.
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