With award winning Chef Derek Willkins behind all of Betty’s creations in the kitchen, Black Betty has mastered the fine art and science of the burger. Everything from the buns, sauces, patties and pasta are made fresh daily in house. Chef Derek has taken the idea of the traditional burger and blended in the quality of fine dining to create an experience like no other.
Black Betty Burger and Winebar is located in the historically familiar downtown land mark of the Lougheed block. Its Chicago style commercial architecture clearly represents Calgary’s sense of optimism in the economy prior to world war one and continues to do so to this day. The block is named after Senator James A. Lougheed, a lawyer, landowner and member of Calgary’s business elite who was later knighted.
Betty continues to embrace this architecture throughout the interior with ornate woodwork and red leather panels, warm dark red walls, red velvet curtains, and signature 50’s pin up photography of their very own employees. When you step in you are taken back in time to when this space was Calgary’s first lunch, dinner and late night dance spot.