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lounge eighteen


Calgary's leading venue, bringing you a modern fusion menu & cocktails.

 

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lounge eighteen


Calgary's leading venue, bringing you a modern fusion menu & cocktails.

 

 

A Destination

Welcome to Lounge Eighteen, an escape from the status quo. Plunge into the undiscovered depths of your deepest desires.

Explore freely and indulge in the unknown.

 
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drink, eat, indulge


Extinguish all your worries with our handcrafted cocktails, and tempt your palette with one of our exciting dishes created by Executive Chef; Anthony Fernandez

 

Cocktails

drink, eat, indulge


Extinguish all your worries with our handcrafted cocktails, and tempt your palette with one of our exciting dishes created by Executive Chef; Anthony Fernandez

 

Cocktails

Our enticing menu is inspired by those who have risked it all for a good drink.

Bootlegging is a time of the past, but those who questioned the Eighteenth Amendment...intrigue us. The people of this era resisted with handcrafted delicacies in the name of their freedom.

Indulge in the history with our modern infusions and cuisine.

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the story


Artwork by Ruben Ireland

the story


Artwork by Ruben Ireland

Positive that alcohol was the bane of all evil and the main impetus for the fall of morals, members of the Anti-Saloon League and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union created a frenzy that sparked a political movement. A mass of voters demanded the government lead the country in a strong stand of moral leadership.

This brought about the Eighteenth Amendment (Amendment XVIII) of the United States Constitution. The Eighteenth Amendment established the prohibition of alcoholic beverages and declared the production, transport, and all sales of liquor illegal.

Despite this effort, the amendment was not successful. Many took the risk of brewing their own alcohol, and suffered the fatal consequence as their lack of expertise resulted in poison. However, gangsters took advantage of the prohibition and made it big with bootlegging and running special establishments, known as speakeasies. Often times, these establishments were known with just a simple logo. They were guarded with concealed entries, and often required secret passwords. This era was the epitome of secrecy and importance of knowing the right people.

XVIII is a cocktail lounge born from this era. Our modern, Al Capone-inspired hangout infuses curious oddities with alluring delicacies. Join us and experience this tantalizing atmosphere created to honour those who risked it all for a good drink.