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Welcome Back!

Winter Semester Hours:

Mondays to Wednesdays: 11:30 AM to 8 PM

Thursday and Fridays: 11:30 AM to 9 PM

Daily Specials (3pm to Close)

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Welcome to the LDL!

The place at UCalgary's Main Campus where you can enjoy great food and great conversations! We offer space and catering for group and community events.

Located at the UCalgary Main Campus, on the 3rd floor of MacEwan Student Centre.

The Last Defence Lounge is established and operated by the Graduate Students' Association.

Featured Services


Private Event and Group Bookings

Space and Catering Included

The LDL has two private rooms (cap. 45 people) and a large lounge area (cap. 120 people) available for your private events.

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Community Events

The LDL is proud to host many community events with the Graduate Student Associations, student groups, staff and departments to strengthen the community here at the University of Calgary.

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Diverse choices

Find dishes that caters to your dietary needs at the LDL! We serve Halal Chicken, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free dishes at great value prices.

Our rice bowls start at $12.

Daily deals start at $3.

The LDL is proud to serve Craft Beers from local breweries with gluten-free and alcohol free options! Check our drink menu and ask our server for details!

About Us

The Last Defence Lounge (LDL) is a fully licensed restaurant operated by the Graduate Students' Association of the University of Calgary, and located on the third floor MacEwan Student Centre (MSC 350).

The LDL welcomes the entire University of Calgary community and their guests. Our members include all faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and all alumni - regardless of the year of graduation. 

Minors welcome. 

Our Capacity – 181.

Alternate transportation options: LRT, Taxi, Uber, Keys Please, Safewalk

This location is proud to be Best Bar None accredited. 

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Celebrate your defence or program completion with us!

As a special service to UCalgary graduate students, the GSA awards a bottle of sparkling wine or non-alcoholic sparkling wine to each student who successfully completes their oral defence/program. To receive your celebratory bottle, please fill out this form, have it signed by your supervisor or graduate program coordinator/administrator and present it to the staff at the Last Defence Lounge. The sparkling wine is for dine-in only.

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