Betty Lou's

Prohibition in the United States lasted from 1920 – 1933 and during this time, the production, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages were illegal. Back then a speakeasy was a hidden bar or club that operated clandestinely, serving drinks in defiance of the law.

Today Betty Lou’s Library is a speakeasy playing homage to this era offering craft cocktails and a sense of hidden allure.

Betty Lou’s Library is one of Calgary’s first speak-easy establishments. Discreetly located in The Devenish Building, it remains one of the most unique prohibition-era-style lounges in the city. More than a respite from the ordinary, it’s a journey back in time. Every detail, from the plush seating to the dimly lit ambiance, evokes the mystique and allure of the 1920s. The menu offers meticulously crafted cocktails complemented by small-plate offerings. Live jazz completes this unique experience.

Betty Lou’s Library | 908 17th Ave. S.W. | 403.454.4774 |