As a symbol of Calgary’s cowboy culture for 45 years, Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall Inc. is the city’s most celebrated Country and Western venue. After the passing of co-owner Harris Dvorkin, it was announced that negotiations were underway for the sale of the Calgary landmark.
We would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce Ranchman’s new owners. Doug Rasberry and a group of local business owners have purchased the iconic bar and restaurant. Rasberry and team believe in their predecessor’s vision for the venue and are committed to honouring his legacy. Ranchman’s new owners respect the bar’s cultural signi cance within the community and look forward to preserving the authentic Western experience that has endeared itself to patrons over the years. The new owners are passionate about re-af rming Ranchman’s as the city’s preeminent Country and Western venue while preserving the essence of the bar in its current con guration.
As we approach Stampede season, the most important and signi cant time of year at Ranchman’s, it’s important that we let you, our valued guests know that it will be business as usual during Stampede at Ranchman’s. The 18th annual Ranchman’s Renegades PBR Bullbustin event will be back on July 4th & 5th supporting Project Warmth Society, while the 4th annual Sunbelt Rentals PBR Bullbustin in support of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre will be held on July 6th. With a passion for live music and rodeo culture, the new owners are excited to host live music headliners, celebrate Stampede as only Ranchman’s knows how, and support the venue’s Western spirit for generations to come.
About Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall Inc.
Ranchman’s is Calgary’s most iconic Country and Western bar, named the Canadian Country Music Association’s “Country Club of the Year” eleven times and Best Bar None- Best Club on four occasions. For 45 years, we have established a renowned reputation for our unique brand of Western hospitality and museum of rodeo memorabilia. From our cowboy fare cookhouse to our real cowboy clientele, Ranchman’s is the true Western experience.