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The Potion Room, Calgary, AB

The Potion Room

4.7
4.7
135 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
A Magical Place for Wizards, Witches, & Muggles Alike to Meet and Celebrate Life While Sipping Fine Handcrafted Potions and Elixirs Like No Other!!!

Please note that the reservations have a 90-minute time limit per table for parties of 4 or less!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (403) 999-8386

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 135 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Afternoon Coffee

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Business Meals

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Fit for Foodies

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Gluten Free Options

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Group Bookings

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Healthy

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Hot Spot

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Late Night Find

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Lunch

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Notable Wine List

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Pre/post theatre

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Romance

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Special Occasions

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Calgary

    Business Meals

  • Calgary

    Fit for Foodies

  • Calgary

    Group Bookings

  • Calgary

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Calgary

    Healthy

  • Calgary

    Hot Spot

  • Calgary

    Late Night Find

  • Calgary

    Lunch

  • Calgary

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Calgary

    Notable Wine List

  • Calgary

    Pre/post theatre

  • Calgary

    Romance

  • Calgary

    Special Occasions

  • Calgary

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Calgary

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. A

    Allen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t generally post reviews but after finding out this GEM of a bar is locally owned and run I had to!! I had such an amazing time at the potion room trying cocktails and being mesmerized by the decor! This is a must try in YYC!!
  2. GS

    GigiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bar to enjoy a cocktail in an elevated and gorgeous environment. Food is delicious and very accommodating with allergies/ intolerances.
  3. D

    Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This cocktail lounge is unlike any other, if you want a magical place to celebrate a birthday or important milestone I would suggest the potion room. I came here with some friends to celebrate my new job and could not be happier with how much fun we had! All of our drinks were recommended by the witches and each one was delicious. Will be back for sure to experience more magic
  4. N

    Noman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come in a couple times and always have left happy (and full) Lol They have huge variety of fancy drinks, and are very willing to recommend if you’re unsure of what to get. Food is so good too! Some of the best tandoori chicken I’ve had in the city.
  5. D

    Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good beer selection and crazy fun cocktails. The whole theme is really unique and well thought out. Definitely a good place to go for date night
  6. HS

    HarryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most skillful bartender I’ve seen! He makes so many drinks and makes it look so easy, very fun place but can get very busy quickly! I’m happy we booked a reservation through open table
  7. H

    Happy

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    I was disappointed from the start. We had to wait a bit for a table which they had to move people and squish us in. I understand the drinks are part of the experience but they took way to long to get to us. Service was not as fast as it could have been and they wouldn’t clean our tables till we told them to take the drinks and such away. Seeing as it was for a birthday it was highly disappointing and honestly don’t think I’ll be back. Also a huge fire hazard honestly. Way to many customers for a small space like that
  8. EA

    ElasAndlaura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend can not stop talking about this place! Brought her here for our anniversary and I see many more potion room dates for us in the future. The staff made us feel so welcome and cared for, gave us great recommendations and everyone seemed so happy.
  9. B

    Brodielapointy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    HOLY S**T this is such an INCREDIBLE bar! The cocktails are simply exquisite, the food is unpretentious whilst being knock-your-nanna-over-to-get-the-last-bite good and the staff are so knowledgeable and just know their stuff. I could honestly drink here EVERY, DAMN, DAY. And I’ll be honest. All the positive reviews aren’t kidding. I enjoyed every last second and have been raving to my coworkers. I think anyone who says anything negative just isn’t very happy in life lol. Forget the complainers and go have a good time! 💙
  10. D

    Darrell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trying a butter-beer at the potion room is a must for anyone travelling through Calgary, You’ll truly feel like you’ve jumped straight into the wizarding world!
  11. M

    Moesh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish I visited Calgary more just for the potion room! This was my first time coming to the city since the horrendous covid situation and I’m absolutely stunned with how magical a little bar can be! The dementers kiss stole my soul and my heart LOL I can’t wait to come back to the city and bring my muggle friends here for dinner and drinks!
  12. H

    Happydiner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First of all, I don’t know what I was expecting when booking a table at the potion room but I wasn’t expecting my mind to be BLOWN. The drinks (potions)?! Out of this world! The food? Freaking delightful The service? Impeccable Not to mention this is locally/family owned! This place is really just a must visit for anyone and everyone. They have soo many mocktails for the designated driver or sober friend, a huge selection of any type of alcoholic drink you’d like, and so willing to work around dietary or allergy requests for food. 10 stars across the board for this brilliant bar.
  13. S

    Shayk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute darling bar.. the theme is so well thought out, you can tell how much time and care went into making such an amazing place for people to enjoy magical potions. Went with a friend for some appys and cocktails and were met with the kindest witches, great recommendations, and delicious food. Can’t wait to come back for more
  14. M

    Moek

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This bar is such fun. Very unique and beautiful decor with amazing service and very welcoming staff! Will be back soon to enjoy more magic
  15. JR

    JamalR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We cannot rate the staff and venue highly enough! We each shared a bunch of cocktails, which made it such an engaging, fun experience! Celin had a wealth of knowledge and went above and beyond to make our time there a truly memorable experience (you are amazing, thank you!). We then stayed afterwards to enjoy the delicious plates of food and some classic cocktails. We cannot wait to go back!
  16. S

    Stevey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best cocktails I've ever had, and I'm not even a cocktail person. Amazing service from Franky as well; he was most polite and attentive, even though it was an extremely busy night. We enjoyed ourselves loads here, would certainly recommend!
  17. B

    Breamcneil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, service and amazing cocktails are all outstanding. Definitely an experience that should not be missed. Set up like a secret magical passageway you enter through a plain unmarked door into a hidden gem.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a gorgeous space. I’ve been here for a night out at drinks where we tasted a variety of the cocktails available. Great cocktails and such a cozy place.
  19. B

    Betsy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A potion for every type of wizard! We were fully submerged in the mystical theme, the witches serving us were a lovely addition! Everything we tried was above and beyond our expectations. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to try something new and magical
  20. W

    Winston

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night done right! The magical ambiance mixed with amazing cocktails and superb service left us itching to come back! Thanks potion room for a spectacular night!
  21. M

    Mfisher

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After an enchanting evening all I can say is this cute bar is MAGICAL! If you’re looking for a spot to take pictures and experience some of the coolest drinks in the city the potion room is the place to go!
  22. Y

    Yycquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As someone who isn’t an HP fan I’m very impressed with the quality of service and cocktails. The portions are great sizes for food as well. This is an all around great lounge for anyone looking for a fun night out.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    This was the second time we had been to the Potion Room. The first was fun and had a fantastic experience. This time however was awful. We had a reservation but they had no table available for us upon our arrival. The server treated us with almost a “what do you want” type attitude and then once they took our initial order was not heard from again. The music they were blaring did not fit the vibe at all and completely threw off the experience. Think Mid-late 00s club vibes while Harry Potter was on the TVs on the wall. The glasses we were given for waters were not clean and had an ammonia scent to them. The server also put them face down on the table (which was of questionable cleanliness). The actual cocktails were decent but the ambiance and experience took away from the fun associated with the drinks. Finally to top the night off we had to get up to go to the bar to ask for our bills as it had been over 45 min since anyone had come to our table. I chalk it up to a bad night where perhaps their having some staffing issues, but if this continues to be the vibe, I don’t anticipate any future visits.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Super fun! Loved the presentation style of the drinks and Harry Potter playing on all the TVs
  25. B

    Beeluver

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the few bars I’ve went to that actually went above and beyond to describe and recommend their non alcoholic options. I came with friends and as a sober person I was expecting the usual pop or juice option or a mocktail with no real thought put into it. I got to live my dream of having a butterbeer (which by the way is delightful) along with my friends who tried the alcoholic version. Will be back for sure
  26. B

    Brenda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come here with my friends for girls night, and we love it! So much Excitement and fun! All three of us try different drinks, and each one is so cool! Thank you Potion Room for a great Girls night!
  27. M

    Melissassy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is pure MAGIC! Such a blast perfect place to nerd out while enjoying some drinks with friends 🤓 I’ll definitely be back with some proper magical attire
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally the most instagrammable bar I’ve been to in Calgary! The decor is so fun and extra! The lighting and ambiance also gives a great witchy glow. I tried the house of bling and loved it! It was such a great potion I really felt like royalty drinking it!
  29. B

    Bradly87

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service with outstanding hand crafted cocktails, thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Potion Room
  30. C

    Chrisandliv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Potion room is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, by far one of the most amazing service I’ve seen for a specialty shot. Going here was definitely a highlight of our night on my girls birthday. Very happy to say we made lovely memories with the witches and will definitely be back to make more
  31. DM

    DaveMcneil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place Has the best food I’ve ever had in a bar, the butter chicken is so good, I can’t get enough. Super cool decor and drinks too. Definitely a must try in Calgary
  32. MC

    MariahChicky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The witches here are sooo nice and knowledgeable on the menu! Everything I tried was recommended by the witch serving me and I am so thrilled with everything, I completely recommend not only trying out the potion room, but also asking for recommendations and trusting the experts on the potions and dishes- you won’t be disappointed
  33. CB

    ColeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t often post reviews, but I was so blown away with the service and potions that I had to write a little blip on how much I loved my evening at the potion room. I came for my anniversary and the magic I felt was unlike any other place I’ve ever been to. This place is by far the most amazing place for a date night!
  34. M

    Mandyy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This adorable gem is such a fun time. Tasty and exciting drinks, super yummy food and all around good vibes! Me and my friends will be back for sure
  35. OL

    OliviaLM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning environment with an incredible variety of drinks and food. The service was lovely, as were the potions. This bar is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face and magic in your heart
  36. C

    Clayrose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Potion Room was an experience and a half in all the best ways! Me and my wife go to many cocktail bars and have never been so blown away, the food we were served was delicious! Probably the best fish and chips I’ve ever had!! We tried a few drinks each and loved each one more than the last! My favourite was the wand chooses, it was absolutely brilliant! Definitely recommend this gorgeous bar for a night out
  37. S

    Stephie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and ambiance here is unlike any other! The staff were all so welcoming and helpful! Decor was literally out of this world, I almost had to pinch myself to believe it wasn’t a dream!! The potions were all unique and they had a lovely selection for every taste preference! I tried the Phoenix tears and was blown away at the presentation, the drink itself was expertly blended and tasted delicious! I didn’t try the food but heard other tables raving about the black truffle fries, I’ll definitely be back for more!!
  38. BW

    BW22

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This magical bar is a must see in Calgary! The decor and theme are excellently executed, with top quality hand crafted potions and a delicious selection of food!
  39. EC

    EleanorC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here with my niece for a cocktail, and left with memories that will last a lifetime! This gorgeous lounge was decorated in the most magical way I’ve ever seen! Sparkling ceiling, floating candles, books and letters that look like they’re dancing in the air throughout the room, after stepping in the front doors I knew whatever we were getting into would be amazing! I tried the forbidden Black Forest drink and LOVED it! The way they brought it to my table was so delightful and fun, not to mention the taste was exactly what you’d want from a dessert cocktail! The potion room is definitely a place I’ll be bringing all my friends to in the future to show off! Absolutely thrilled with the service and everything we got to enjoy and experience!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We did not understand the vibe a lot going on in this little place . A great idea , just not what we were thinking . Drinks we cool with the whole magic theme .

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Potion Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 999-8386.

The Potion Room is rated 4.7 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Potion Room

1211 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0S9

Additional information

  • Area

    Inglewood

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

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