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Effective Monday November 15th your vaccine record with QR code (paper or digital) will be the only valid proof of vaccination. We will be requesting personal ID to verify the name and birthdate on the QR code. We will also accept a negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service or an original medical exemption letter with personal ID.Our staff and musicians are all vaccinated as our goal is to keep our customers and community safe. We ask for your patience and appreciate your support for our restaurant and keeping musicians in the house!  Unfortunately, if you can not produce the above documentation we will not be able to seat or serve you. 

2022 will be a great year! We are bringing in new musicians that have never played at The Chair. We are adding a full Thursday Line-up starting in January with Out of the Blue Comedy Night- POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY- (2nd Thursday of every month), Read Fenton and his Happy Hep Cats - Swing Band (3rd Thursday of the month), and World Music - folk and jazz from all around the world (last Thursday of the month).  We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

We are restarting our emails this month, more info to come just working out the bugs! 

A bit about the upcoming shows: 

Thursday January 20 -Read Fenton & his Happy Hep Cats  -  The first show! of 2022, this swing band is back and ready to rock you in your seats. Sorry still no dancing! 

Friday January 21th - Danny Coady Band  -   Rock and funk with lots of original material! Great addition to the chair!

Saturday January 22th  - Front Porch  - They were sold out at christmas so come rock with them in the new year! 

Thursday January 27th - World Music   -  Our first show of its kind with Jeremiah McDade and Farhd Khosravi and Daniel Stadnicki. A mix of Perisian and Celtic Roots music that will not dissapoint! We will be featuring World Music from around the globe every fourth Thursday of the month with a 7pm start and specials to match the music.. 

Friday January 28th - Brett Hansen Trio -  A great evening to enjoy the talented trio playing a mix of jazz and soft rock! 

Saturday January  29th  - Garreth Gilliand Trio  - A weekend of Jazz to pull us out ot the cold snap and get you into your seats for these great musicians.  


Operating Hours:  

Mon - Closed
Tue - 9 - 2
Wed - Thur - 9 - 8
Fri -  Sat 9 - 10
Sun - 9 - 2:30

Please Note we have changed our hours from 7 am to 9 am.

Call us for curbside pick-up or takeout with 10% off or through Skip the Dishes

(Skip Prices differ as their fees vary)

We appreciate your business. 

Ian & Sylvia


We have  a new winter menu to tantalize your tastebuds!

We have a weekly dinner special on Friday and Saturday Nights. Our pies are home made and change weekly with a crust that melts in your mouth!  

We have always been and continue to be family friendly.  Our children’s menu includes breakfast and combo meals that have been recommended first hand!  Please let us know if you have favorites that you would like to see on the menu. 

They can also be altered for gluten and vegan friendly options, just ask your server.

We support local food producers and suppliers.

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Keeping up the Bar

Beer: We carry 7 great brews from Sea Change and Alley Kat on tap.  All beers on tap are also in cans to go!
Wines:  our favourite house pours and a limited selection of premiums from our cellar.
Winter Cocktails and Hot Drinks:  We have a new drink menu with a weekly feature cocktail.  Our Dessert Menu includes specialty coffee, tea, and hot chocolate drinks along with a list of other sipping treats.  We have included port pairings for the fruit & cheese tray we hope you will enjoy. 
Ciders: We are excited to have Edmonton's own Broken Spoke Cider Co. products.  Try their Original Cider, Ginger Cider, The Hopped Cider, and thier seasonal cider. We are currently featuring a pumpkin spice cider.

Live Music

Blue Chair has been one of Canada's premiere live-music venues for over 18 years.

When we have shows with covers, we will add the charge to your tab.  Please make a reservation as we do fill up quickly. 

Starting January  4th, parties of  4 or more will be asked for a deposit of $15.00 per person when attending our shows. This will be deducted from your tab on the evening of the show. 

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours notice prior to the start of the show for a full refund of the deposit.

We have limited seating and request all reservations call for any adjustments to your party. The advanced notice is to help us accomodate your booking and allow us time to sell any extra tickets. 

JANUARY LINEUP:  * All Friday, & Saturday Night Shows are a $15.00 cover per person and some Thursday shows. Our brunches are by donation.                    

January 7th Friday Evening - * Lionel Rault
January 8th Saturday Brunch  - Jamie Philp
January 8th Saturday Evening - *Spiral Flamenco
January 9th Sunday Brunch - Brett Hanson
January 13th  Thursday  -  *Out of the Blue Comedy Night - POSTPONED                UNTIL FEBRUARY

January 14th Friday Evening - * Kent Shores Trio
January 15th Saturday Brunch  - Garreth Gilliland
January 15th Saturday Evening - *Dave Babcock & Jump Trio 4
January 16th Sunday Brunch - Charlie Austin 
January 20th  Thursday  -  Read Fenton & His Happy Hep Cats - 6:30 start
January 21st Friday Evening - * Danny Coady (soft rock) 
January 22nd Saturday Brunch  - Will Cramer
January 22nd Saturday Evening - *Front Porch
January 23rd Sunday Brunch - Michael Campbell
January 27th  Thursday  -  World Music - Featuring Jeremiah McDade & Farhad Khosravi with Daniel Akira Stadnicki - 6:30 start
January 28th Friday Evening - * Brett Hanson Trio
January 29th Saturday Brunch  - Josh Krushel
January 29th Saturday Evening - *Garreth Gilliland Trio
January 23rd Sunday Brunch - Rooster Davis 

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month we feature Read Fenton and his Happy Hep Cats
Read Fenton and his Happy Hep Cats are a Swing Dance Band from Edmonton that goes to town on the music from the 20s and 30s in a swinging New Orleans Dixieland style! They are an energetic and fun band that regularly plays for swing dance events! Follow the band at

Thank-you for supporting live music.






Blue Chair is a gem! Local musicians Chloe Albert and Kyle Mosiuk put on a performance that was much appreciated by a full house crowd. Kudos to the crowd for being respectful and there was little talking over the players. Award winning Alley Cat beer was available. A menu with options for all kinds of diners offering tasty in house specialties. Cozy decor, who could ask for more. Thanks to Harold for such a great table!

Henry Pazder // Google Review //

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal, serving staff  and ambience of the live music. I will be back.

Brad Lohner // Google Review //

Good food and cocktails. Good live music and great atmosphere.

Matthew Dean // Google Review //

Great!! Best Eggs Benedict combinations. How often do you see that the Spinach stems have been cut off? Amazing! Presentation, service & atmosphere, 5 star. Live music later, call first.

Gerry Joly // Google Review //

My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Blue Chair last summer. From the start of planning the party to the night of, Harold and his staff were wonderful and made things very easy for us. Harold was enthusiastic about creating a specialized tapas menu for us and our guests still rave to us about how delicious (and abundant) the food was. He also helped us find great live music that was a blast to dance to. We are so happy we chose the Blue Chair as our venue. It was everything we hoped for and more. I wish we could do it again!

Ageleky Bouzetos // Google Review //

Current Art Exhibition

Sam Rodgers - I am a mixed media artist that focuses mainly on watercolour and digital printmaking. Most of my art is based on how I may be feeling on a particular day, I like to express myself through floral art and abstract forms of different flowers. I love to work digitally; this allows me to create a cohesive series of prints. Although I have a humongous appreciation for watercolour and acrylics paints. One of my favourite parts of creating art is to explore the different textures certain mediums have to offer.

For the last year, I have been focusing on creating work digitally to demonstrate how these pieces can still uphold the standards of handmade art. Creating art digitally helps aid our planet by limiting supplies and creates a more affordable way for everyone to practice art. For more information or questions feel free to contact me at




Sam Rodgers