It’s the question we’ve all been faced with at one point in our lives or years or months or weeks or days or yes,hours: I’m in Calgary and I need a drink…but where do I go?

Well, luckily someone finally did something about it.

John Smiley, a man I’ve deemed the unofficial president of the Calgary fan club, made this amazing flow chart to help people quench their thirst in a bar that suits their specific needs and desires…and it’s awesome!

You can see the full hi-res flow chart here.

The flow chart features more than 110 bars, broken down in different categories such as: “Drinks before the concert”, “get blotto”, “classy”, “drink local brews”, even “get a hair cut.”  The flow chart is also broken down for different parts of the city including downtown and the north and south.

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I honestly have no idea how it took John to make this, but I’m so glad he did.  This is tourism gold!  Well done!

Mike Morrison


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