About Bowness Arts
Local Record Store in Calgary, AB
Hours of OperationMonday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Reviews of Bowness Arts in Calgary, AB
- 51 Reviews
Dropped in the store after caving into my curiosity, and I was pleasantly surprised that the store carried Magic the Gathering and other TCG supplies!Nick was really friendly and the fact I live so close, I know I will be visiting as often as I can.The store was very neat and tidy, and the shelves looked well organized. I'm looking forward to visiting again soon!
Spent a really fun afternoon at the boardgame cafe (we played Terraforming Mars). The vibe is great and the owner is super friendly. Tables are $3 per person per hour and they have a decent rental games collection for all ages and skill levels (see photo), and a good selection of games to buy. You can also bring your own games or play tabletop/card games etc. They also have daily events, including free rentals on Tuesdays, as well as MTG, and Pokemon TCG nights.Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are really reasonably priced, and they have a big selection of candy including a pick 'n' mix bar. They have exciting plans for the near future, including food by the Magic Pantry (previous occupants of this store), doubling their boardgame rental collection, and getting liquor licensed. In the meantime, for there are some awesome local restaurants within walking distance.The store is split into the boardgame cafe, which has the boardgame store, rental collection, and tables. Next door is a cute arts, books and vinyl store. Haven't checked out that side yet but will do next time!
This spot is awesome. It reminds me of The 2nd Page Bookstore I used to visit when I was a kid. The staff are helpful and friendly and their vinyl selection is pretty sweet and growing. Nick and the staff do a fantastic job keeping the store organized and clean for customers. The hand crafted signs throughout really add a special touch. I'll for sure visit again.
What an eclectic and awesome store! Records, books, games, and more line the walls, and there is such a clear attention to detail with layout and product. I even loved the tote bags (which are silkscreened by the staff). We loved the record selection, and the staff are super knowledgeable. Looking forward to my next visit!
We went to see this place as it just opened recently. It's cool how there are several businesses there that offer stuff to do. We played games and tried a bunch of the candies, everything in that sense was great. Only issue was there were 2 other customers there taking forever looking through cards and since there was only one staff we waited 15 minutes before we could order candy. Totally fine if it was busy, but I wish the fellow would have excuses himself from the other folks (who didn't even buy anything in the end) to help us out since we only needed 2 minutes.