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The Water Tower Grill & Bar
Experience Unique Food
& The Best View in Town
Perched high in the sky above Lethbridge, the Water Tower offers a one-of-a-kind, panoramic view of our city – and front-row seats to southern Alberta’s brilliant prairie sunsets. Along with the view, we serve internationally inspired, casual cuisine in a fun, stylish atmosphere. From hand-crafted drinks at Cocktail Hour, to a romantic evening out, or even for a relaxed lunch with the family, the Water Tower is your home for food, drinks, and a view impossible to get anywhere else in the city.
Join us today to experience dining on a whole new level!
Happy Cocktail Hour
From the very beginning, the Water Tower has been there to quench the thirst of Lethbridge residents. Today, we’re celebrating over half a century of serving this community drinks (and food) with Cocktail Hour, daily from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Not only do you get to survey your city from 100 feet up, but you get to experience our modern, stylish lounge in the sky. We think that’s something to celebrate everyday!
Join us at the Water Tower for Happy Hour Cocktails in the sky!
From DJs spinning the latest hits, to salsa nights where you can dance your soul (and soles) free, we’ve got some amazing events planned for Lethbridge Night-Lifers! Follow us on social media to keep up to date!
Lethbridge’s local watering hole, since 1959
The Water Tower has been an integral part of Lethbridge’s skyline since its completion in 1959. Back then, it stored and supplied Lethbridge with clean drinking water. But, like many small towns, Lethbridge updated their water supply shortly before the turn of the Millenium, leaving the water tower an obsolete monument from a different time. But, in March 2003, a local entrepreneur and architect purchased the building, saving it from destruction and creating a restaurant with an incredible view for the whole community to enjoy.
Taking local to the next level
As a Lethbridge landmark, we take our responsibility to represent this town seriously. That’s why we work with local farms, greenhouses and ranches to create fresh, flavourful dishes showcasing the very best ingredients Lethbridge has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a juicy filet mignon, crisp salad or decadent dessert, we’ve got a dish you’re sure to love. In southern Alberta, there’s no better way to support local than eating the fruits of the land.
THE WATER TOWER
An awe-inspiring structure, with a view to match
It’s hard to really understand the impact of The Water Tower until you’ve experienced it yourself. From the dizzying height of the 360-degree balcony to the unique interior dimensions and design, The Water Tower features some truly impressive specs!
- Tank sat 102’ (31 metres) above the ground, with a diameter of 76’ (23 metres)
- Held 1.9 Million litres (around 500,000 gallons) of water
- Stood 180’ (55 metres) at its full height
- 165 stairs to the reservoir
- 1” (2.5 cm) sway in high winds
Specs since renovations:
- 60 metres (197’) high from the foot to the top of the aerial
- 10-second elevator ride from base to restaurant
- Seats 105 in the lounge and 115 in the restaurant
- ‘Aerial boardwalk’ sits 102’ (31 metres) above the ground for a view that is jaw-dropping
- Still a 1” (2.5 cm) sway in high winds
Give the gift of connection
Give the gift of good food and a great view with a gift card from the Water Tower Grill. From a romantic evening for a lucky couple, to a simple thank you beer for your neighbour – we’ve got every occasion covered.