The Derrick is an affordable, locally sourced restaurant that features a food menu comprised of traditional classics, seductively smoked meats and a spirit menu with an emphasis on GIN, all paired within a cozy atmosphere that should make you feel right at home. Our entertainment will range blues-rock, old-school hip-hop, rhythm and blues with occasional live music performances from local artists. The Derrick will be open early for breakfast, corporate lunch, a lively happy hour headlining the areas leading drink specials, dinner and Cocktails 6 nights a week. So, put your feet up or join the party, welcome to The Derrick!
When Alberta’s first oilfield sprang up along Sheep Creek in southwestern Alberta, oil patch communities “growed like topsy.” Since then Alberta has been a boom and bust city but has always conserved a romantically, nostalgic element of its late1800’s early 1900’s, western charm. The Derrick looks to preserve that humble perception by creating a sanctuary for Calgary’s everyday oil-man and corporate community. A place to escape the daily hustle of the office and enjoy a well made drink and hearty food.
The room is set in a classic interior with rustic wood, ambient lighting, plush wooden tables and deep-seated leather barstools. Artwork appropriately clustered with old-fashioned warmth and infamous portraits, the sound of a nostalgic collection of music, harmoniously paired with the sound of ice in shaker tins, the touch of antique hand picked glassware and the taste of original recipes all made in house, creating a swanky atmosphere with an old west ambiance. Our concept brings a classic tavern feel with a wistfulness memory of a time long forgotten.