Though Edmonton may be blanketed in snow and frost throughout the day during the most part of the year, the nights are steamy all throughout as the nightlife heats up in the various nightspots in the city. A majority of the nightlife is located along the lanes of Old Strathcona, now known as Whyte Avenue. Below are just a few of the establishments that rock the Ole Strath Ave.:
One of the reasons why Edmonton’s nightlife is simply sizzling is because of the sumptuous fares offered by the various restaurants, bars and clubs. Steaks are part of the nightlife as people trek to the Keg Steakhouse and bar to charge up before a night of clubbing, or to chow down afterwards. The Thirsty Turtle is a great club that serves affordable beer, drinks and food. You can purchase a Thirsty Turtle wristband and get a discount on your next visit. Though the Thirty Turtle attracts many patrons and undoubtedly earns a killing from them, some of its proceeds go to charity.
Clubs and bars
Still along Whyte Ave., The Attic may boast almost 8 years of nightliving on the streets of Edmonton but it is still one of the hippest and coolest clubs to go to. University-types unwinding from a week’s worth of studying can find a respite in this lounge as DJs spin loud thumping dance beats. Off to Jasper Avenue is the Suede Lounge where the corporate set lounge around on tan and brown sofas, sipping their drinks. However, the nights turn wild on weekends as drum and bass and a younger and hipper crowd dominate the dance floor.
Laughter is the best medicine and some Edmontonians prefer laughing their worries away in the comedy bars along Old Strath. The Yuk Yuk Comedy Club in Edmonton features fresh new acts every week while the Laugh Shop’s resident comedians will surely make your nightlife fun with stand up and improv comedy performances.