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General info about The 56 and available amenities:

At The 56, we invite you to make yourself at home! 

The restaurant and lounge at the The Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association, The 56 is the type of place where you might run into a friend you knew from the neighbourhood years ago or one you made just last week. We’re a hub and a hangout for the local and the newcomer alike.

Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere, the community spirit, great prices, good eats, and a variety of options for entertainment.

The 56 is a full-service restaurant and lounge where you can order from our comprehensive menu, or catch up over a cocktail or a coffee.

The capacity of the room is 147, there are 8 televisions with the evening’s best games on, and we’ve got great billiard entertainment options, too. There’s also a jukebox with all your classic rock favourites on it!

Check out our awesome specials and great menu on the menus page! 

The 56 has the capacity to facilitate up to 100 members and guests for corporate or social events and operates at the leisure of its members. As such, the facility must remain open to the membership and is unable to close for private events.

Recreation and entertainment 

Darts – 6 dart boards in our well-lit billiards area. Ask the bartender for complimentary darts.

Pool – There are 2 pay tables with cues for $1 per game.

8 big screen TVs – There’s always a game on so if you’ve got a game in mind we can put it on one of our 8 screens.

Live Barn – This service is a live feed of what’s currently going on in the Forbes Innes Arena, ask the bartender if you can view it, or how you can view highlights of your game! Great for kids’ practices, if you want to grab some dinner while you watch.

Bowling – 4 lanes of 5-pin bowling. Great for parties, you can now book online.

Racquetball – 4 current well-maintained courts adjacent to The 56. Inquire with the bartender or book online.

Wallyball – This sport is played in the racquetball courts and is a version of volleyball played with a smaller ball on the walls of the courts. To rent a court and a ball, inquire with the bartender or book online.

Horseshoes – We’ve got 4 horseshoe pits on the south side of the centre available to book at the 56. Inquire with the bartender or book online.

Disc Golf – We have disc golf rentals for $5.25. Perfect for playing in the expansive green space east of the centre. Inquire with the bartender.

Please note: equipment rentals may require that you leave an Alberta issued ID or credit card with the bartender.

The venue has the capacity to facilitate up to 100 members and guests for corporate or social events. The 56 operates at the leisure of its members. As such, the 56 must remain open to the membership and is unable to close for private events

Accessibility

Those with limited mobility can access The 56 with the ramp at the Main Entrance of the TGCA and then use the elevator to access the bowling alley and the restaurant.

COVID-19 restrictions

March 1, 2022 – As we move into the Alberta Government’s phase two of the current health measures, The Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association and Recreation Centre’s staff, volunteers and instructors will no longer enforce any provincial or civically mandated restrictions.

Masking and physically distancing are no longer required in our facilities, however, we welcome those who continue to take individual precautions and we encourage all members and visitors to be respectful and welcoming to each other, masked or not.

We thank all of our members and guests for their patience and understanding through all of the mandates, lockdowns and restrictions, and we sincerely hope to see each of you again as we approach a return to gathering in our community.

Location and Hours

The 56 is located on the south side of the centre, with its own dedicated entrance just below the seniors’ centre. You can also reach it through the main building east stairs, and the elevator.

Phone: 403-274-5574

The 56/TGCA Rec Centre manager, Brian Campbell, b.campbell@tgcacalgary.com

Reservations/events/catering: 587-393-7641 or b.campbell@tgcacalgary.com

The 56 is open for dine-in and takeout service.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday, 11 am – 11 pm

Friday & Saturday, 11 am – 12 am

Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm