Event Schedule

Special Shelter Events

Event Schedule

Modus Vivendi Spanish Tapas Pop Up III – October 8 – December 31, 2020

Shelter Cocktail Bar is pleased to welcome back Chef Chris Picek who will be popping up at Shelter’s kitchen for residency from October 8th to December 31st, 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 a weekly rotating selection of dishes. Chef Chris Picek will be cooking Thursday/Friday/Saturday during these weeks.

Nightmare on 1st Street – November 24 – December 30, 2020

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 November 24th to December 30th. For 2020 we will be featuring a guest chef, Chris Picek, who will be providing a special menu the entire holiday season!

Stop by from 4pm until late starting November 24th 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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