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.
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.
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.
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. Locals wanting a surefire tool for easy sex turn to Adult FriendFinder, the best of the best of Edmonton hookup sites.
With its user base of over 90 million people, AFF is a global phenomenon. One of the most popular hookup sites around the world is also one of the best in Edmonton. AFF does one thing, and does it well: help adults hook up with other adults. This is a site for everyone. Whatever you look like, whatever your personal preferences, there’s someone for you on here.
Lots of other apps only appeal to young people or are aimed at particular niches. Adult FriendFinder is all about inclusivity. If you’ve reached your 30s and think hookups are a thing of the past, think again. AFF is filled with men and women who’ve left their 20s behind and are looking to keep the good times rolling. Don't be discouraged if you are in your 20's or want to meet people that age, there are a lot of them on AFF too.
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 opportunities!
Having first appeared in the 90s, AFF has been one of the most reliable apps since the mid-2000s. For the last three years, AFF has landed atop our annual rankings of the best hookup apps and sites. Most users say this is the one and only app they turn to for Edmonton hookups. Try it out tonight and put an end to your dry spell.
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.
We love older women. The experienced, sexy allure of a woman older than 35 is unbeatable. Young guys in Edmonton know what we’re talking about. This city is full of women who have left their 20s behind but not their sexiness. When guys are ready to move on from boring college girls, they head to Cougar Life.
Cougar Life is a hookup app for men of any age to meet women 35 and older. Guys in their 20s love this app, but men in their 30s, 40s and older also get in on the action. At the same time, for a lot of women, hooking up with a younger guy is tantalizing. Approaching a young guy at the bar can be potentially embarrassing, though, so these women use Cougar Life.
Cougar Life has earned the title of both the largest and highest quality app of its kind. When we put together our annual list of the best cougar apps and sites, it always lands high. Thanks to its user base of over 7 million, it is hugely popular in not just Edmonton. Users across Canada rave about how great this app is.
Some guys worry that they don’t have the skills to pick up a cougar. Fair enough, it does take confidence to make the right first impression. That’s why we offer courses on dating women over 30, so you can boost your confidence and have more fun. Once you’ve picked up a few new skills, download Cougar Life and enjoy one of the best Edmonton hookup apps.
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.
We obviously love cocktail lounges, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only game in town for hookups. Sometimes, the best place to make a new friend is at the friendly neighbourhood pub. They don’t come much friendlier (or livelier) than Kelly’s Pub in downtown. Equal parts pub, sports bar, dive bar and home-away-from-home, you won’t find a more welcoming joint in all of Edmonton.
Some nights, Kelly’s is a great place to grab a meal and have a nice conversation. Other nights, the hockey fans come out in force and get the place rocking. Come on the weekends for the best mix of crowd. Show up early on Saturday and enjoy their happy hour prices until 7 p.m. After that, the night could go anywhere.
If you've been unlucky with meeting single women, let Lucky 97 restore your good fortune. This Asian grocery store attracts women from all over Edmonton thanks to their huge range of products. From tropical fruits in the middle of summer to unique spices, you'll find them all at Lucky 97.
Of course, you'll also run into a lot of single women just going about their day. Flex your knowledge on lesser-known Asian dishes and she might just invite you over to cook for her. And we all know the way to a woman's heart (or pants)!
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 for easy Edmonton hookups.
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 Edmonton hookups here.
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. If you’re good looking enough, there is no easier way to set up Edmonton hookups.
Described as “rustic-chic” and located in a renovated building in the Warehouse District, Mercer Tavern is pure cool. While, to some, this newish gastropub may represent the hipster-ification of Edmonton, don’t dismiss it. This bar and restaurant does its upscale pub experience just right. It has one of the tastiest menus for food and drinks in the city.
Most people probably think of this as a place to grab a meal, and with good reason. The food is delicious. But Mercer Tavern is also an excellent spot to grab a drink late into the evening. On the weekends, you’ll find a drinking crowd who appreciate good cocktails and flirty fun. If you do arrive after the dinner hour feeling a bit peckish, don’t worry. They have a late-night menu to keep your energy up.
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