scratch kitchen
craft & draft beer
wine, cocktails, coffee
family friendly
since 2004

News & Brews 

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 with Lionel Rault - Songwriter's Tribute (1st Thursday of the month)  Out of the Blue Comedy Night-  (2nd Thursday of the month), Dave Babcock and the Night Keepers (3rd Thursday of the month).

World Music - folk and jazz from all around the world (4th Thursday of the month). There will not be any shows for July and August but they are back in September. 

Read Fenton and His Happy Hep Cats - Swing Band will be playing the third Wednesday of every month except July as they are having the Swing Festival on July 16th! This is the first festival at The Chair! Sponsored by Alley Kat there will be tastings, swing dance lessons and great music with a musical guest! Fun starts at 5pm and goes to 11pm. Please call for your tickets 780 989 2861. 

Opera Pub hosted by the Edmonton Opera will be playing the fourth Wednesday of the month. Their next show is July 27th, please make a reservation. 

Happy Hour: Starting June 1st we will have a happy hour menu from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Great food and drink specials, try our new smoked salmon quesadilla or our veggie wrap with a cold brew on tap!

Dogs on the Patio: The City of Edmonton has given patio owners the option to bring dogs on the patio.  Unfortunately we feel that it is not a good fit for our patio as it is small and we are concerned about tripping hazards and people with allergies.  If you bring your dog we will sit you on the edge of the patio and your pet can stay on the outside of our glass wall.  We do supply water to pets as we have done for the last 19 years.  Thank you for your understanding. 

A bit about the upcoming shows:

July 7th - Thursday -  Lionel Rault - Songwriter's Tribute - Featuring Canadian Artists.
July 8th - Friday  - Roman Kozlowski returns to our stage. This young musician is easy listening for dinner or the patio.
July 9th - Saturday Brunch - Graham Guest 
July 9th - Saturday Evening - Mallory Chipman Band 
July 10th - Sunday Brunch - Brett Hansen


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

Call us for curbside pick-up or takeout with 10% off 

We appreciate your business. 

Ian & Sylvia


We are introducing a happy hour menu June 1st!

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. 

We offer gluten and vegan friendly options, ask your server.

We support local food producers and suppliers.
Looking for a great gift idea?  We sell our house made hot sauce, ginger tea, and gift cards!  

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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.
Ciders: We are excited to have Edmonton's own Broken Spoke Cider Co. products.  Try their Original Cider, Ginger Cider, The Hopped Cider, and their seasonal cider. We are currently featuring a Rose Cider for the first flavours of spring!
We now carry a variety of Bent Stick Brewing Co. beers including their blood orange brew! We have also changed our vodka & gin to the Lone Pine Distilling line to support local.  We will have our new menu up in the next couple of weeks.
We are now carrying a variety of Town Square beers for the summer. 

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. 

Parties of 4 or more will be asked for a table deposit of $50 and parties of 10 or more is $100 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. 

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


July 7th - Thursday - Lionel Rault Tribute to Canadian Songwriters.  
July 8th - Friday -Roman Kozlowski*
July 9th - Saturday Brunch - Graham Guest
July 9th - Saturday Evening - Mallory Chipman*
July 10th - Sunday Brunch - Brett Hansen
July 14th - Thursday - Out of the Blue Comedy Night* - 7 pm start
July 15th - Friday - Borrowed & Blue* - The House Band
July 16th - Saturday Brunch - Rooster Davis
July 16th - Saturday Evening -SWING FESTIVAL*- Read Fenton and his Happy Hep Cats will be hosting the first annual swing festival to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Band! The Seven Deadly Syncopators will be the guest band.  Starting at 5 pm to 11 pm this festival will have dance lessons, prizes, food specials and lots of great music and dancing!  Alley Kat will be our sponsor with prizes, tastings and we will have great deals to quench your thirst!. 
July 17th - Sunday Brunch - Will Cramer
July 21st - Thursday - Dave Babcock and the Nightkeepers* Juke Joint Thursday
July 22nd - Friday -Kent Shores Trio* 
July 23 - Saturday Brunch - Jamie Philp 
July 23- Saturday Evening - Jim Serediak Trio*
July 24th - Sunday Brunch - Lionel Rault
July 27th - Wednesday - Opera Pub 
July 29th - Friday - Rooster Davis Band*
July 30th - Saturday Brunch - Charlie Austin
July 30th - Saturday Evening - Graham Guest and the Reckless Hearts*
July 31st - Sunday Brunch - Special Guest Terry McDade playing the Harp. 

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

Will Truchon earned a Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Manitoba (1992), a Master of Fine Art from the Ohio State University (1995) and a Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary (2011). Since the mid-eighties he has held a variety of positions as a gallery technician, ceramic technician and art instructor. Among his other artistic interests are life-long passions for architecture, industrial and graphic design, film, music and general entertainment. From 1997 to 2007 he was a partner of the Hot Pot Studio that designed and distributed hand painted tableware to Western Canada. From 2001 to 2007, he was Artistic Director of The Works Art & Design Festival showcasing quality art in Canada and abroad. Currently Will teaches art classes for the City of Edmonton and the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta and works in several mediums not limited to ceramics, painting, multi-media sculpture and photography.

Linda Frena - Both an artist and arts administrator, Linda has been involved in Alberta’s cultural industry since 1991.  She has worked with arts festivals, public art projects, owned/operated a retail ceramic studio, before managing two retail galleries that celebrated, through art, fine-craft and design, Alberta’s vibrant identity.

An ardent supporter of the arts community and an advocate for Alberta artists, Linda strives to provide support and opportunities for creators in every stage of their careers.  An active volunteer, Linda is also committed to outreach experiences and advisory activities that inform and educate our community about Alberta’s thriving creative culture.