Event Schedule

Special Shelter Events

Event Schedule

Calgary Comfort Food Pop Up – September 23 – 26, 2020

Shelter Cocktail Bar is pleased to welcome Chef Keisha (Kee) Carter who will be popping up at Shelter’s kitchen from September 23rd to September 26th, serving up delicious and filling comfort food. Previously working at Cannibale and other notable Calgary establishments, Kee is a SAIT Culinary alumni who has used her love and passion for food to create a special blend of mouth-watering comfort food. Her unique eats, which she has dubbed “feeding the soul”, contains menu items like buttermilk fried chicken, with smoked paprika aioli, dill pickle, on a brioche bun, Banh Mi with Gochujang chicken, togarashi mayo, pickled red onion and carrot, cucumber, and cilantro, and delicious desserts like her Banana Pudding Donut, tossed in cinnamon sugar with, whipped cream, salted caramel, and brûléed banana.

Cocktail Class – 5:30 & 8:00pm, October 6, 2020 – $65

Shelter’s monthly 90-minute cocktail class. In this course, we delve into the rich history of cocktails and the base spirits that comprise them. This class will include a comprehensive history of cocktail culture, from mixology’s origins in the 1,800’s, back to the gin craze of 1,695, through prohibition, and into the craft cocktail resurgence of the early 2,000’s. We will touch on how alcohol influenced the development of western society, and learn about the history and flavour profiles of spirits. The class includes three cocktails, muddling, stirring, shaking, and smoking techniques, class competitions, and a takeaway cocktail survival guide.

Modus Vivendi Spanish Tapas Pop Up II – August 25 – 29, 2020

Shelter Cocktail Bar is pleased to welcome Chef Chris Picek who will be popping up at Shelter’s kitchen for the second time from August 25th to 29th, serving delicious and tasty Spanish Tapas. Chris was formerly the head chef at Il Sogno in Calgary where he garnered critical acclaim from clients and local media alike, and most recently the Head Chef at Tapas Bodega in Canmore, where he helped redefine what a tapas restaurant can be. Prepare your tastebuds for the likes of braised chicken with fresh chanterelles, Chioggia beets with manchego and Honeycrisp apple, and a delicious clover honey parfait for something on the sweeter side, as well as much, much more.

Cocktail Class – 5:30 & 8:00pm, November 3, 2020 – $65

Shelter’s monthly 90-minute cocktail class. In this course, we delve into the rich history of cocktails and the base spirits that comprise them. This class will include a comprehensive history of cocktail culture, from mixology’s origins in the 1,800’s, back to the gin craze of 1,695, through prohibition, and into the craft cocktail resurgence of the early 2,000’s. We will touch on how alcohol influenced the development of western society, and learn about the history and flavour profiles of spirits. The class includes three cocktails, muddling, stirring, shaking, and smoking techniques, class competitions, and a takeaway cocktail survival guide.

Cocktail Class – 5:30 & 8:00pm, December 1, 2020 – $65

Shelter’s monthly 90-minute cocktail class. In this course, we delve into the rich history of cocktails and the base spirits that comprise them. This class will include a comprehensive history of cocktail culture, from mixology’s origins in the 1,800’s, back to the gin craze of 1,695, through prohibition, and into the craft cocktail resurgence of the early 2,000’s. We will touch on how alcohol influenced the development of western society, and learn about the history and flavour profiles of spirits. The class includes three cocktails, muddling, stirring, shaking, and smoking techniques, class competitions, and a takeaway cocktail survival guide.

Nightmare on 1st Street – December 4 – 30, 2019

Nightmare on 1st Street is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar playing on Shelter’s own darker decor. Paying homage to one of the greatest Christmas films ever made, the Nightmare Before Christmas, Shelter is transforming itself into a ‘Christmasized’ version of itself for the month of December. With over the top holiday decor, we are excited to present a ’12 days of Christmas’ style selection of holiday cocktails in a reimagined festive setting.

Our holiday cocktails are all developed in-house by our talented staff. Nightmare on 1st Street is an exclusively Calgary-based pop-up cocktail bar, not licensed from a parent company or American affiliate. We are proud to develop our cocktails, theme, and event locally!

Nightmare on 1st Street will be available to the public from December 4th to December 30th. For 2019 we will be featuring a guest chef, Mikko Tamarra, who will be providing a special menu the entire holiday season!

Stop by from 5pm until late starting December 4th to see the transformation!

Party with a Purpose – Calgary Humane Society Fundraiser – August 16, 2019
Shelter has partnered up with the Calgary Humane Society (CHS) to bring awareness to the fantastic work the organization is doing taking care of animals in Calgary. CHS is proudly a “no-kill shelter” which means that at the Calgary Humane Society, every single healthy and adoptable animal is able to stay until they are adopted. This means one simple thing: They never say no, and they never turn an animal away. We recognize the incredible importance of an organization that provides this service, as well as the incredible people who help keep things running.

The CHS also provides a variety of other services including investigation into animal cruelty, emergency boarding services, animal training and more. The team at Shelter Cocktail Bar whole-heartedly supports the work the CHS does and is working alongside them to raise money to help them do even more.

Our fundraising goal for our inaugural year is $1,000 (and we hope to raise even more)! To get involved, just follow the donor links on this page. If you can’t give, but still want to support our cause, please share our page with your friends, family members, and coworkers. With more people aware of our cause, we’ll be one step closer to reaching our goal.

The team at Shelter would like to thank you in advance for your support!

Haunted Tiki Week – October 25 – November 3, 2019

Shelter is going dark and tiki for Halloween week 2019. Explore our special, spooky tiki menu featuring some seriously scary delicious cocktails. Haunted Tiki runs Tuesday to Sunday and only while the cocktail supplies last!

Con Mi Taco Pop Up IV – January 5 – February 1, 2020

In the infamous Con Mi Taco is coming back to Shelter! Prepare your tastebuds for a scintillating adventure south of the border January 5 to February 1, 2020. Chef Mikko will be preparing a delicious array of tacos along with other specially-prepared Mexican cuisine. If you visited Shelter for his last pop-up you’ll know the tacos are in limited supply (and taste incredible)! So make sure you plan ahead for this delicious Mexican-style food pop up and get ready to enjoy Calgary’s favourite taco + cocktail pairing.

Valentine’s Day Menu – February 14, 2020

A very special pairing of cocktail-inspired cupcakes from Neat Cupcakes is coming to Shelter for Valentine’s Day! Sample a custom menu for only one day oriented around the planets. We gaurantee there is nothing more delicious than an amazing variety of cupcakes and some tasty cocktails for your v-day evening.

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