For those who are in Chai-yi City and wondering about nightlife, English4TW team brings you Calgary Bar and Restaurant this time.
This is the only bar in Chai-yi City featuring live bands every Friday and Saturday as well as having the cool factor of being right next to A-li-shan Forest Raiway.
Calgary is located on No. 351 Guo-hua Street Lane No. 19, which is close to Lin-sen West Road. If you come from Chai-yi Train Station, make a left to go east on Lin-sen West Road.
After you pass Bei-xing Bridge, continue to go east for about 100 some meters or so to arrive at Guo-hua Street. There is a Presidential Palace Restaurant on your left. Make a left onto Guo-hua Street and make another left onto the first alley on your left.
You can see a large bar sign, and A-li-shan Forest Railway next to the alley. The parking lot is right behind the bar. Make a right to go around the bar to get to the parking lot.
Don't be tricked by its small entrance into thinking this is a small bar. The barn-style interior is spacious.
In addition to the bar area and many dining tables, there are the concert stage, pool table and dart area. Make sure to come by early during sports event to get a seat in the bar area.
Some people liken Calgary to TGI Friday; however, Calgary is quite different from TGI Friday. The building is mainly made of wood, which is steeped in Chai-yi City heritage.
有人將卡加利餐廳比作是TGI Friday; 然而卡加利和Friday很不一樣。建築主要是木造，木材是嘉義市的傳統建材。
Inside the bar, there is what appears to be a boulder covered by a Guinness Beer ad. Upon close inspection, the boulder was sculpted entirely from a wood log, spanning over 3 meters. The other side was planed to be used as a comfy table.
There are many items on the menu, encompassing both the eastern and western styles. They are tasty and not overly pricey. For drinks and beverages, we got ourselves some freshly squeezed lemonade, vegetable juice and some beer.
We highly recommend their Three Cup Chicken and Clam Soup if you are craving for traditional Eastern Cuisine.
If you feel like some authentic western food, there are Nacho Cheese with Salsa and Hearty Double Burger with French Fries. Both will surely satiate your hunger.
Calgary has been around since 1997. They provide opportunities for less well-known bands to perform and at the same time, offer bar-goers the experience of listening to Taiwanese music.
We recommend that you come around 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday nights to dine in and have some drinks before watching live bands at 10:00 PM. Chai-yi is a quiet town, and Calgary is ideal for a weekend night out.