THE BACKLOT BAR is one of Calgary’s oldest gay owned and operated bars. It’s a very “West Hollywood” style bar. We’re not fancy but we’re full of history, acceptance and a lot of laughs. A small two-story bar with patio in the back and fireplace in the front. Everyone is welcome – gay, lesbian, straight, any letter or combination of letters in the sexual orientation alphabet. We also have a philosophy around trying to make sure everyone in the community can come out and have fun – especially in these tough economic times. So, we always have reasonable drink prices. Dress Code: Positive attitude and an open mind.





BOOK THE BACKLOT’s Patio or Upstairs for a Birthday Party, Stag or Stagette, Going Away Party, Retirement Party, Divorce Party, Finally Legal Party, New Tatto Party, I Look Goooood In This New Shirt Party… You get the idea…. Whatever you want to celebrate, we can help you plan to make it a great night. Call 403.265.5211 to book your event!


Backlot Bar

community support

Backlot Bar

We are proud to support some great people and some great organizations. The Imperial Sovereign Court of The Chinook Arch (ISCCA), Beswick House (SHARP Foundation), Out at Night (Supporting LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness).

about us

Backlot Bar

Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell has been an owner of THE BACKLOT BAR since June 1st, 2010. That’s when Ken Schultz, a co-founder and owner, as well as a great friend decided to sell the Backlot. Knowing the bar was in good hands, he was able to move on to other business ventures. Mark has worked hard to carry on the legacy of community support, inclusiveness and a warm environment with plenty of laughs, that “Schultzy” so dearly cultivated in this unique space.

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209 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A4 403.265.5211 HOURS: 4PM – 2AM | Monday – Friday 3PM – 2AM | Saturday & Sunday