Well, MKT (pronounced em.kay.tee) is our answer to Edmonton’s weekend beer connoisseur, the ladies looking for a night out, the couple looking for a great date with gourmet, local food – MKT offers it all… an upscale experience wrapped up in a casual, genuine atmosphere. We think of it as polished with rough edges. You might think of it as your new favourite.
Either way, what you’ll find when you come through our doors is an experience that’s genuine.
That’s all we want, really.
In 1891 the first train arrived in South Edmonton. The original station was a wooden structure built just south of this location. A replica of that station has been recreated by the Junior League of Edmonton and is used as the C& E Railway Museum.
Construction began on this building in 1907 and it was opened on January 21, 1908, at a cost of $30,000. It’s architectural style combines a mixture of Scottish and French Chateau schools of design. The second storey remained undeveloped until 1914 when it was then used as a storage facility and living quarters for train crews. Although Strathcona amalgamated with Edmonton in 1912, it was not until 1932 that the name of the station was changed from Strathcona to the South Edmonton Station.
The last passenger train left this terminal in 1985 and in 1992 the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada designated the building a heritage railway station. It is also on the City of Edmonton’s list of heritage resources.
Strathcona Station remains one of only four stations of its design in Alberta, all of which were built from 1905 to 1910. in 1908 the Edmonton bulletin, described the station as “an attractive feature which cannot fail to impress newcomers”, something which holds true today.
It’s locally sourced and as fresh as we can get it; picked from local farms and moved from the field to our kitchen as quickly as possible. We take those ingredients and put them in the hands of our talented chefs who have created a menu chock full of honest flavour.
MKT isn’t just a place for dinner, though. Weekend brunch, a business lunch, or late night are all a part of the menu. And there are some unique options you won’t find elsewhere.
Expertly chosen, carefully stored, and perfectly poured, our beer selection is among the finest anywhere. With 100 different brands available, 40 different bottled beers and 60 different beers on tap, we’re sure to have a variety that suits you no matter your tastes.
Don’t worry, our wait staff won’t be rattling off a five minute list to answer your question of “What do you have on tap?”
Every brand we pour will be on display on our signature custom keg wall.
Food and beer is a good start, but MKT has a lot more to offer. For starters our bar is stocked with every wine, spirit, and cocktail you’d expect from a high-end establishment. Our location gives us beautiful patio seating right in the heart of Whyte Avenue’s entertainment district. We’ll have live music featured from time to time, beer tasting packages and unique events to round out the nightlife experience.
At MKT we stick to giving you a genuine experience, and our everyday shot at perfect food and beer. It’s a place for people to come and be themselves, in a setting that lets them be just that.
Our private rooms with audio & visual capabilities are available for rental!
Is your party too large for our private rooms?
Or perhaps you are looking to host a more sizeable event?
Consider booking our entire venue exclusively!
Ideal for your next meeting, social gathering, or audio visual presentation! The Private Dining Room at MKT seats up to 14 people comfortably.
Accommodating 90 guests seated and 200 guests standing, the upper level at MKT may be booked exclusively. Set menus are preferred for large groups to not only suit your budget requirements but also to help our kitchen in its ability to execute flawlessly.
The Private Dining Room is equipped with a 55 inch television.
The Upper Level is equipped with many televisions. If required, we will be happy to order any additional audio visual equipment.
Rental charges can simply be applied to your final bill.
Room rental and minimum spends are subject to availability. We require a valid credit card to secure your reservation at the time of booking and ask for at least 14 days advance notice of cancellation or your deposit may be forfeited at the discretion of the management.
MKT Bar + Fare
8101 Gateway Blvd
T 780.439.BEER (2337)
Sunday – Wednesday
11AM – 11PM
11AM – Midnight
Friday – Saturday
11AM – 1AM
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