Shelter Cocktail Menu

Grunge meets luxury


When it comes down to it, the concept behind Shelter was an intimate hideaway, a place to seek refuge from the outside world. The result was just that, a Shelter, replete with the style and taste of Eastern Europe paired with the opulence and luxury of an upscale hotel bar.


The location houses a cozy standing environment and a relaxed lounge for group seating and light dinner fare. There are several standout design pieces, including an artfully decorated wall of gas masks, and a beautifully crafted light fixture featuring over 5,000 individually hung bulbs.


Through innovative fixturing, Shelter became a unique Calgary hotspot, drawing close to double the previous tenant’s guest count, increasing room bookings and overnight stays at the neighbouring Hotel Arts, cementing itself as a destination for private events, special date nights, and cocktail education.


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Cocktail Bar




Guests share...

"I absolutely love this place! I have been to Shelter on a few occasions now and have been blown away every time. The cocktail menu here is beyond impressive. Our bartender was super informative and obviously passionate about her craft. We tried a few of the items off of the food menu and everything was incredible. The atmosphere here is so surreal. Such a great place for dates!"

— Google Review

"This bar can be tricky to find, we walked past it probably 3-4 times during our weekend and it took me standing there for a minute to see, but once you go inside, it's worth the second guessing and double takes. The decor is spectacular, slightly spooky, slightly fascinating, and definitely a conversation piece. The cocktails range from elegant and light to strong and boozy. It would be incredibly difficult to find something not to like. I would definitely come back again and again when I visit."

— Google Review

"I'm a jaded person in general, even more so when it comes to cocktails. There's something about here that vibes with me - not just me, though, everyone that I bring here remarks similarly. The staff are killing it, and to boot, the bartenders are on point when it comes to recommendations - a rarity these days. There's no other place at which I would rather spend the impending apocalypse."

— Google Review

Experience Shelter

Drop into the intimate hideaway that's only visible from the street by light of the gas mask.

Shelter Lights
Shelter Bartending Gas Mask
Shelter backbar design
Shelter Bottled Cocktail