Getting out with other moms can be a great way to get in some of that oh-so-important self-care. It’s important to take breaks once in a while, and connecting with others who can relate to the craziness of parenting can definitely be good for the soul.
Sure, dinner (and wine!) is often a ‘go-to’ way to spend an evening but, have you thought about shaking up your mom nights? Here are some fun spots for you to check out next time you have a date with your gals.
If you like bowling, National on 10th is a popular eatery and beer hall that also happens to have a 10-pin bowling alley in the basement. Enjoy an entertaining evening where you can get in a little bit of exercise, and some friendly competition, all while enjoying cocktails and eats. TIP: Visit on Sunday and Monday evenings to take advantage of half-price bowling. ntnl.ca/national-10th
341 10th Avenue SW
If you are in need of a relaxing evening, why not schedule a nice manicure and pedicure? Drift Luxury Nail Bar is an eco-friendly spa experience that feels luxurious yet is very affordable. On top of this, they offer spa specials each weekday and sometimes offer flash deals as well.We love their café offerings (think Monogram Espresso beverages and pastries from Northern Honey Cakes) because, well…caffeine and sugar.
Although their hours are generally until 6 pm (Saturdays) or 7 pm (weekdays), they’ll consider extending their hours for groups of four or more. driftluxurynailbar.com
Unit 108, 8400 Blackfoot Trail SE
This is the perfect spot to go with your group of moms who are all craving different things. Wine and beer? Check! Espresso specialty coffee and teas? Check! Delicious food and dessert? Check! Live music? Check!
There are specials to be had from Tuesday to Thursday and Happy Hour happens every day between 3 and 5 pm (that’s code for discounted alcohol, hello 20% off!). Try the Cheese Platter and Charcuterie options. cafegravity.com
909 – 10th Street SE
Escape rooms are a really fun way to have a mom’s evening out. The TRAPPED escape room experience is polished, has great storylines, serves adult drinks, and takes the puzzling and problem-solving experience to a new level.
Wine, beer, hard liquor, pop, bottled water and snacks are all available for purchase before, or after, your experience. Make an evening out of your visit and do some shopping, or dining, while you’re in trendy Kensington. trapped.ca
1139 Kensington Road NW
This super bright, fun, and colourful yarn studio offers an eclectic array of workshops that any group of moms would take delight in participating in. Choose from fun workshops such as ‘Needle Felted Hedgehogs’, ‘Awesome Cross Stitch’, ‘Punch Needle Basics’ and many more.
This is a perfect way to learn something new and Etsy-like while socializing with your favourite mom-friends. stashlounge.com
1237 -9th Avenue SE
Everyone loves a good laugh! On top of that, they say laughing helps to relieve stress so that pretty much makes improv theatre a perfect mom’s night out activity. The Loose Moose Theatre has a great reputation for offering hilarious shows on both Friday and Saturday nights, here in Calgary. Plus, if you happen to have a large circle of mom-friends gathered, they do offer discounts for groups of 10 or more. loosemoose.com
1235 – 26th Avenue SE (Crossroads Market, southwest entrance)
If you enjoy getting physical, why not head to InjaNation to burn off some steam? InjaNation has some great obstacle courses, a trampoline park, and a unique climbing centre. They’re all activities that you can do together, are fun for adults, and are perfect for all levels of fitness.
Round up your friends and challenge each other to an obstacle course race or a balance beam battle. It’s a perfect way to hang out while getting in some exercise. injanation.com
Unit 102, 52 Aero Drive
If you and your mom friends enjoy crafting or are DIY Pinterest-lovers, you are going to love this place. Pinnovate is a creative space where you choose a project to complete and have all of the supplies and embellishments that you will need, ready at your disposal.
Worried that you won’t know how to complete your piece? They get you set up, answer your questions, and make helpful suggestions. But if you prefer something a little more structured, check out their workshop line up where they offer everything from customized doormat making to cookie decorating techniques. Plus, they serve wine, beer, pizza, and gelato. Reservations aren’t required but are recommended. pinnovate.ca
137 Mahogany Plaza SE
If you were a lover of games at Chuck E Cheese as a child you’re going to find Greta a riot. Round up the girls and enjoy a fun night of cocktails, arcade-style games (who doesn’t love a round of air-hockey?) and street food! Trust us when we tell you that the Super Mario Cart game is totally worth the lineup. gretabar.com
213 – 10th Avenue SW
Gymnastics aren’t just for kids. If your idea of a good time might be jumping into a foam pit, or balancing yourself on a balance beam, then round up your mom friends and check out an adult night at Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics.
Every Wednesday evening, the gym hosts an 18+ evening just for adults. No experience is necessary and the gym does have an experienced coach on hand to supervise. Keep your eye on their website for an upcoming ‘Workout and Wine’ night that is happening this June. Because who doesn’t like to chase their workout with wine and friends? kyleshewfeltgymnastics.com
104, 3442 – 118th Avenue SE