Canada’s ‘Biggest Honky Tonk Bar’ Reopens Next Month With Bull Riding & Live Music

An iconic Calgary nightclub that closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic will reopen.

Ranchman’s, known for its live country music and as a Calgary Stampede hotspot, closed in 2020 after nearly 50 years in business.

During a 2020 interview with Narcity, real estate agent Rob Campbell said the circumstances of COVID-19 as well as Alberta’s economy led to the bar’s downfall.

In 2021, Campbell said the building had been sold to new owners, and now, in a series of videos posted to Ranchman’s social media pages, the venue is announcing that it will welcome people back on its weekend. -end of opening on April 29 and 30.

The venue posted: “The secret is out in Calgary…get back in the saddle. Ranchman’s is opening soon – gather your friends!”

Aaron Goodvin will headline opening night, followed by Gord Bamford on April 30. A two-day pass for both evenings is on sale and costs $75.

On its website, Ranchman’s announced that it will be offering dance lessons where you can get step-by-step instructions for dancing to your favorite country songs.

The website also says that from May 1, you can book a free limo for groups larger than eight to arrive in style.


Address: 9615 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB

Why you should visit: This is the ultimate rodeo venue, with live country music and a true Calgary Stampede experience.


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