Truth in advertising is a rare commodity today. How many BrewPubs actually brew anything? Does a joint that calls itself a Cookhouse really us a microwave more than a flame? Are the meals that you pay good money for actually "made from scratch" or just glorified pre-prepared frozen food products served freezer to fryer with no actual cooking involved? Sadly yes, this is today's restaurant industry where speed and consistency are way more important than fresh prepared in the quest to greet, seat, serve, and say goodbye to patrons as quickly as possible. "Turning Tables" is the road to prosperity in the causal dining market segment. In other industries, speed and efficiency are improtant to getting a particular job done. But when that job is done, and it is time to relax, The Dockside Bar and Grill is here for you to enjoy actual hospitality and a relaxed experience. Basically, a well deserved short vacation to the lake. Our venue has been serving this purpose for literally decades, and untill someone shows us a better way to improve our authentic pub experience, that is how things will continue.
Welcome to Chestermere Landing. Completed in late 1978, The Landing is Chestermere's oldest commercial structure. Before 1978 it had a decades-long history as a place where people gathered to enjoy the lake, boating, skating, ice fishing, and eating ice-cream sold from the modest original structures. Formerly The Chestermere Inn, it was renamed Chestermere Landing in the early nineteen eighties.
For decades there has been an authentic Marine Pub, originally The Boathouse Pub, and now The Dockside Bar and Grill, located right next to the lake on the lower level of The Landing. In 2013 the current owners opened the Marina to include summer recreational activities. Literally thousands of patrons have enjoyed paddleboarding, canoes, kayaks, and pedalboats on Chestermere Lake every summer since. A favorite for visitors and locals alike to paddle in the summer, skate on the lake in the winter, take a walk on the dock, snap a selfie, or just enjoy the views.
In 2019 Lakeside Cannabis, Chestermere's only locally owned and operated dispensary opened next to The Dockside Bar and Grill. Look for additional businesses to become part of the Chestermere Landing team in the near future as this iconic Chestermere landmark changes with the times in keeping with the growing City By the Lake.