Before it was torn down, the original Mercury Lounge was the kind of
place where everybody knew your name. Reincarnated down the street, the
new Mercury is
more sexy nightclub than neighbourhood bar, but plenty of us hold a
torch for the legendary after-work hot spot that has passed.
Now the Concorde Group folks, whose establishments also include
Bungalow, are hoping to recreate the vibe of the old Mercury at new
watering hole Local 510. Panels of refurbished wood and fixtures
reclaimed from old hotels? Check. A menu of simple and satisfying meals
such as burgers and chicken pot pie? Check. Unadulterated old school
cocktails like Negroni and Sazerac? Check.
And the new 510 boasts a wrap-around patio with plenty of booth seating,
ideal for 17th Avenue people watching.
Out with the old, in with the new.
Local 510, 510 17th Ave. SW, Calgary, 403-229-4036.