In 2014, a group of friends opened Hogshead as a place to meet over good food and drink. Here pub fare is made-from-scratch, with an emphasis on local and sustainable ingredients, and game meats. Menus change seasonally, the kitchen is nut-free and has a separate gluten-free fryer, and a late night menu is offered.
Small, casual and laid-back Hogshead has a youthful vibe and is a favourite place to catch up with old friends or meet new ones. At the back is a display bar with high seats, cushioned bench seating line the walls and a patio hugs Canmore’s Main Street. Patrons can help themselves to board games.
Breakfast (served to 2 pm): Breakfast poutine (hash, onion, aged cheddar, curds, house hollandaise, egg); eggs Benedict (three choices bacon, avocado and mushroom, and lobster and crab); crêpes (fruit or lobster and crab)
Sandwiches: wild boar meatloaf (open face with red wine demi and marinated five mushroom blend on herb foccacia); garlic Parmesan chicken; portobello
Burgers: elk (house ground elk and bacon, goat cheese and herb aioli on herb foccacia); beef (aged cheddar and mustard aioli on brioche bun); Creole (chorizo pork patty, blackened prawns and Cajun aioli on brioche bun); coastal fish (fresh ale battered haddock, slaw, tartar and pickle on brioche bun)
Mains: fish and chips (two pieces of Ocean Wise haddock with slaw and duck fat fries); mac and cheese; Creole rice bowl (house ground chorizo, blackened prawns, black beans, corn, cilantro and Cajun aioli on rice); chicken curry; portobello stack (roasted red pepper, zucchini, goat cheese and balsamic on rice)
Flatbreads: wild mushroom and arugula; spicy chorizo; roasted veggie; Alberta meat (sausage, bacon of ground elk)
Desserts: warm apple crumble; fiasco vanilla bourbon gelato bowl
Mains: $13 to $22
Wine: $35 to $42, 10 choices; $8.50 to $11 by the glass
Cocktails and local spirits
Local craft beer $6.50 to $8.50, 16 options; Draft $7 to $7.25, 5 options
Monday to Friday 10 am to late
Saturday and Sunday 9 am to late
Breakfast served daily until 2 pm