Smuggler’s Inn originally began in 1967 as Bar X Steakhouse, an American company. The current owner, Frank Krowicki, bought out his partners and went to work developing a brand new concept to Calgary. His vision included a mix of casual, late night fine dining and live piano bar.
Over the years, the building expanded around Smuggler’s Inn, with the addition of Winelite dining room on the west side, and Backstreet lounge and dining room on the north side.
As the dining scene in Calgary began to change, Frank too saw a need to change and adapt.
The first endeavour was the conversion of Backstreet lounge to Open Sesame in 2000. Open Sesame has been serving fresh, Pan Asian cuisine to happy customers ever since.
The conversion of Backstreet dining room to Bolero was complete in 2007. As Calgary’s first Brazilian style steakhouse, Bolero continues to satisfy meat lovers with its unique and interactive style of dining.
Our latest addition is Tango Bistro, on the west side of the building, which once was Winelite dining room. At Tango Bistro, we bring together delicious, hand crafted small plates and fantastic wine to create a casual atmosphere for all to enjoy.
In May 2013, Smuggler’s Inn celebrated 40 years of serving mouth-watering Alberta prime rib and steaks alongside many original items, which have made us famous around the world. Four restaurants under one roof keeps us busy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
And the rest, as they say, is history!
Smuggler’s Group Rewards is a unique program that rewards you every time you visit us. For every dollar you spend, you earn points towards FREE Loyalty Certificates from Smuggler’s Group Of Restaurants.
Whenever you make a purchase, simply present your Smuggler’s Group Rewards Card. We will automatically track your purchases and assign points to your membership.
For every 200 points you accumulate, you will accumulate, you will automatically receive a $10 loyalty certificate to redeem on your next visit.
There is no charge or fee associated with the Smuggler’s Group Rewards Program. Just fill out the application, turn it in to us, and start using it right away.