The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar

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188 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
The Derrick is an affordable, locally sourced restaurant that features a food menu comprised of traditional classics, seductively smoked meats and a spirit menu with an emphasis on gin, all paired within a cozy atmosphere that should make you feel right at home. The Derrick is open for, corporate lunch, a lively happy hour headlining the areas leading drink specials, dinner and late night Cocktails. So, put your feet up or join the party, welcome to The Derrick!
What 188 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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ErinW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great services and delicious drinks! We will definitely be back!

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SineadM
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, bartender was very knowledge. Would defiantly go again.

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Dex55344
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food we had on this occasion was only fair at best. I found it to be a bit bland.

The waitress we had was absolutely wonderful. Quite literally the best waitress I've seen in years. She was very knowledgeable about the gin options and proactively attentive and seemed to genuinely care about our enjoyment of the food and drinks. I would recommend this place based on the service alone.

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Erin
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My boyfriend & I had a wonderful time here for our latest date night. We were primarily served by two staff, one being a server and one being a bartender. Both were so pleasant and while ensuring we had everything we needed, gave us lots of time to chat and enjoy our food and cocktails.

Although we spent a bit more than we planned, it was worth every dollar to try some of the fantastic cocktails here! Each was unique and when the bartender recommended one off menu, of course we trusted him enough to try it.

The overall atmosphere of the place was great. While we were on a date, there were customers who came in as groups of friends and some who came as singles. Every party was welcome and this bar ensured no matter what type of night youre having, you will have delicious food, amazing cocktails, and excellent service. Would highly, highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, yummy food. Always enjoy the Derrick.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

meh service, good food, hot waitress

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KelseyN
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem! I am so glad we could experience the Derrick and their sister bar Unlimited in the same evening. A great experience, great coctails, amazing food and wonderful staff!

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MarlaH
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a lovely restaurant with great service and trendy decor. The portions were huge and dessert was delicious! There drink menu was full of variety and suited to please anyone!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff and great food! Coming back soon!

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CurtisM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Service is exceptional......selection great and location perfect!!

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scooby
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place...new to me, didn't know it existed. Will be back as it is a cool little spot...and the service was nice.

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vipjames
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another fun visit to The DERRICK. I always enjoy coming here and bringing friends that have never been. The business lunch selections are a perfect size for what I need at lunch time and our server was very friendly and helpful. I will be back! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, decor, service and cocktails

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RebeccaP
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The Derrick Mill offers a business lunch, took over 1.5 hours to get all of our food. Then we were told there was an auto 20% gratuity added to our bills? The food was mediocre at best. Will not be going back.

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MarinaD
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The only reason for the low ranking on food and value is we didn't order food so I can't rank it. But make no mistake..everything that came out of the kitchen looked and smelled amazing....I would definently go back for the food...everything else was perfect..

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and crowd

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Calgaryfoodie
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had the beet salad, duck tacos and baked Brie which all excellent, wonderful presentation and great value. Unfortunately we finished the meal with the Lamb dish which was less than impressive both in presentation and taste.

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OlavC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is a hidden gem, right downtown. Good service, great food. The beet salad with Montreal Smoked meat is an unexpectedly good combination. Kudo's to the chef!

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SamanthaK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service. Astonishing cocktail selection. Amazing smoked beef tartare and oysters with housemade hot sauce. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything! Food was fantastic great drinks. Will definitely come back.

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SarahW
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was tasty and the beef tar tar was amazing! The drinks were creative and refreshing as well. We enjoyed our first visit.

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vipMPL163
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing, delicious drinks, and staff are great. The only downside was the music being too loud; made it difficult to carry on a conversation.

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viking2dinner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service & wonderful meal.

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vipMarianto
Calgary
42 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food and yummy cocktails (and mocktails)
Service is friendly but a bit slow, will definitely be back!

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Steak
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated our five year anniversary there. The setting is comfortable and quiet. Food was really tasty, cocktails by Franco were amazing and the service outstanding. Will definitely return!

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Harry
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I would not recommend based on a few things… This was the second time I’ve been for lunch and the second time I was disappointed with the meal and the service. The steak for my steak frites was a joke. It definitely was NOT a 5 ounce steak. It was over-done and for $22, completely over-priced. Basically you’re paying $22 for a ridiculously small piece of steak, a huge pile of oily arugula and some luke-warm fries. Sadly, the fries were actually the best part of the meal. The server brought me a brewed coffee when I asked for an Americano, but yet tried to convince me it was an Americano. Espresso based drinks usually have at least some residual crema and don't taste like brewed Maxwell House coffee.
The one thing I will say about this place is that they do make some very nice cocktails. The drinks are very small but at least they are well made and the bartenders seem to take pride in the cocktails they serve.

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MelanieM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Good atmosphere, good food, and an excellent gin selection. The service was very slow, for whatever reason, it took way too long for a lunch break from work!

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vipGlenP
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a fantastic lunch. Great quality ingredients and flavor at a reasonable price. I really appreciate being able to get in and out within 1 hour for a business lunch. Will be back again for sure !!

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Rockette
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably the best experience I have had at a restaurant. As someone who works in the industry, it was amazing to have a knowledgable server. We were there for the first night they rolled out a new menu and the food was phenomenal. Will absolutely go back again next time I am in town. Do not miss out on this place. Wish we had something like this in Vancouver!

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vipLindseyR
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and good service but it’s a bit dark inside so better for a cold day than a warm summer day.

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BrianP
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Duck Club sandwiches in the city, combined with creative gin mixologists!

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DonK
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed you establishment very much. Staff were great and the food was awesome. Highly recommend the Smoked Beef Tartar and Duck bites as an appie. Had the Montreal smoked meat sandwich and it was outstanding (With Chips) not fries!!! The infused beverage was excellent as well.
Have already recommended to other and intend to take my wife and some friends down very soon!

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RomanM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and easy conversation

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vipJenT
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The steak is melt in your mouth. Broccoli salad yummy. My only complaint were seats were uncomfortable and because of the ceilings, so noisy for us. Otherwise very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Bartender was extremely knowledgeable and suggested some new drinks which were very good.

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CatherineH
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Drink was good, food had no happy hour deals was disappointing. Food was hit & miss: duck skewers small okay flavour, fried pickles very sour not spicy, fried cheese curds great, cheese & meat platter pretty good.
Will not return for happy hour, maybe try lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was really great! Our server was incredibly personable and helpful. The bar got absolutely slammed later in the evening and service slowed down significantly but our server kept in touch and let us know about the delay. The women’s washroom was closed on the Derrick side so our server had to escort any women over through the kitchen to the lounge on the other side which probably added to her being really busy.
Drinks and food were really creative and great.

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Cole
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

*Did not get served food so no comment on the quality.

Poor service with very little attention. When I had enough and wanted to pay my bill to leave, it was difficult (lack of service). I went to the bar to pay, the machines were down, so I offered cash instead to just get out.

I had the server look at me twice in 40 minutes, once to serve water and once when I had to yell and wave my arms to get her attention to order a cocktail.

The owner has contacted me since, stating that it was busier than planned for and they were under staffed.

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JeffH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Awesome Montreal smoked meat sandwich and great salads. A couple more craft draught ales would make it even better.

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CharlieL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We wanted to try a place specializing in gin and they definitely do. Gin selection was great and they helped greatly with pairing tonics etc. Their food menu is limited and quite obscure from my point of view.

FAQs

The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 475-7226.

The DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

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