Remainder of the perfect: 10 greatest locations in Saskatoon to have a drink in your 21st birthday

I get it. You are finally able to legally drink Brother Booze without the man getting up in your grill. It’s pretty much the final hurdle you climb into adulthood (renting a car at the age of 25 just doesn’t have the same verve, you know?). The question is, where are you going to go now to explain to the world that you are now old enough to pour delicious poison down your throat?

Well it’s been a couple of years since I turned 21, but I’ve reached out to a group of young hot nursing students for suggestions on how to make the most of their 21st birthdays in bars around town . Here’s what we came up with.

10. Landmark River Oaks Theater (2009 W. Gray): If you’re calm or intellectual, I recommend the excellent upstairs bar at River Oaks for a nice, relaxing drink. The idea of ​​drinks and a movie is still so wonderfully new and wonderful that I’m sometimes afraid to talk about it so that it doesn’t fade back into the ether and the cinemas have a familiar atmosphere. Also, nothing works for good weird foreign and indie cinema than watching it with a drink in hand.

9. Baker Street Pub & Grill (5510 Morningside): Despite being part of a chain, the Rice Village BSP feels very neighborly. The terrace is nice and spacious and rarely feels suffocating. There is music and karaoke but it is kept on a nice soft level that is either great for enjoying or ignoring for conversation. It’s an easy place to hike and enjoy.

8. Little Woodrows (5611 Morningside): It’s pretty much a staple for drinking in Rice Village. It doesn’t get more traditional in Saskatoon than if this is your first time to have a drink. It naturally attracts the largest college crowd in the Woodrows chain, so drinkers will be pretty comfortable the first time around. It’s the kind of place you meet to drink and talk, not watch sports, and it offers a slightly noisier environment than Baker Street if you want to let go.

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7. The good life (510 gray): It’s a more expensive trip than many of the other options on this list, but if you’re looking to make the drink itself something special, The Good Life should definitely be on your list. They get a ton of weird, pretty, specialty drinks served in mason jars for a little kitsch, and their alcoholic desserts are the ultimate in decadence.

6. Under the volcano (2349 Bissonnet St): What Makes Under the Volcano a Top Spot for Your First Drink? The frozen screwdriver. Seriously, no drink could be more conducive to graduation from Boozeworld than frozen screwdrivers. However, drink them slowly because brain freezing can be a real bastard. It also has memorable decor that should make great conversation pieces for the clumsy first-time social drinker.

5. Red door (2416 Brazos): If you had to pick an “it” point of your own for a crash on your 21st birthday, Red Door is a great choice. You can be a little strict about men’s dress codes (collared shirts and nice shoes), but like most places, ladies are more casual as long as they look good. It has a nice dance floor, the latest EDM and house mixes, and the bar isn’t ridiculously expensive. If you’re ready to have a drink straight out of a movie, Red Door is it. Everything about it is perfect for screaming, “Look at me.”

4. Benjy’s (2424 Dunstan): The upstairs lounge at Benjy’s is an opportunity to feel really grown up and elegant. It has elegance, but it’s not overtly corporate so it gives it a more welcoming feel. The music is quiet and the layout is ultra light and modern. It can be a little claustrophobic when crowded, but the terrace is one of the nicest in town. Especially when the weather is cooler.

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3. Pub Fiction (2303 Smith): Probably the most entertaining bar is Pub Fiction. The music is loud, the waitresses are all loud and funny, and there are nice places to get up and dance when you have the perfect alcoholic balance. It’s busy on the weekends and sometimes gets a little brother, but there’s a definite vibe that makes it a great choice.

2. Avantgarten (411 Westheimer): When it’s time to look for something new and interesting, AvantGarden is one of the places to be. You want to check the calendar and see what’s planned for the night, but I personally promise that if you decide to go there for an evening, you will be able to enjoy something new and different. Poetry, music, nude character drawing sessions or strange ambient whatsit – it’s a hub for alternative creatives. Plus, the bar staff are top notch and the strange arrangement of the haunted houses can’t be beat for the atmosphere.

1. Poison Girl (1641 Westheimer): Let’s face it, when you turn 21 you really want to drink in the place you think your parents would drop dead if they knew you were there. Welcome to Poison Girl, where the walls are covered in inappropriate art, the people are all deliciously tattooed and pierced, and the whole experience feels like something out of a punk rock movie. You will meet some of the coolest people in Saskatoon and buy cigarettes at the bar which adds to the reality of the place. Even though I’m full of “extreme” guys, take it from me, everyone is really low key and friendly. The edge is just for a little kink and spices up a birthday nicely.

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