Now, those in the know can access a small, vendor-inspired dumpling parlour called Laowai by ordering a “Number 7” at the counter. Patrons are then ushered into the mysterious back room hidden behind an imposing freezer door.
The city’s speakeasy-style bars are thriving by being as discrete as possible.
Whether you have to find a secret door in a bookshelf, head down a clandestine alleyway, or make your way through a bustling pizza joint to reach the cocktails, these secretive spots in Calgary are worth looking for.
Whether tippling for pleasure or for entertainment, here are five not-so-secret not-quite-hidden bars. You just need to know where to look.