Laycraft Lounge


Experience après theatre, avant theatre, parties and High Performance Rodeo camaraderie at the Laycraft Lounge, aka the Rodeo Bar, the official festival hangout.

It's where you schmooze with the artists, chat with the audience, opine with the producers and mingle with the paparazzi.

The HPRodeo Bar located outside the Big Secret Theatre, on the 2nd floor of the Arts Commons building, overlooking the scenic Olympic Plaza. It's connected by Plus 15 to downtown underground parking lots, so you don't even need to put on your coat.

Laycraft Lounge is the HPRodeo’s hottest watering hole and open Tuesday to Saturday, 6pm to late. Laying down craft beer, curated wine, house made cocktails, and tasty snacks with a sweet side of good vibes.

No HPRodeo experience is complete without a trip to the Laycraft.



Drink Specials:

Winey Wednesdays

$5 glasses of wine all night long

Thursdays Dix-á-Onze Piano Bar

$5 mixed drinks



Special Events: No Cover!


Wild Rabbit Decade Dance Party

January 11 – 10:00PM

Strap on dancing shoes and get ready to cut a rug as DJ Kimleestar moves you through the decades. Party likes it’s 1969,79...99! You get it. Get sweaty.


The Veronicas

January 17 – 10:00 PM

Calgary’s renegade awards where everybody wins.


Pop-up Concert 

January 18 – 10:00 PM

Featuring special musical guests.


Speak Easy

January 24 – 10:00 PM

Featuring The Drag Revue


Closing Night Live Karaoke
Hosted By Kenna Burima

January 25 – 10:00 PM

Grab the mic and belt out your power anthem or croon a little love song to
that show crush - all vocal styles welcome. Come celebrate the 34th HPRodeo.


You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase alcohol at the Laycraft Lounge.  All ages welcome, valid government identification required at the bar.

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