Welcome to The Texas Gate & Rockyview Hotel


Nestled at the foot of Big Hill in the Bow Valley west of Calgary, the Rockyview Hotel and its saloon are among the oldest establishments of their kind in Alberta that are still standing and in operation.  A monument to our past, and the cornerstone of historic downtown Cochrane, the Hotel and saloon have been offering food, spirits and safe haven for over a hundred years.

During Alberta’s early years, it was illegal in many municipalities for men and women to “consort” with each other while consuming alcoholic spirits.  They would climb in their horse and buggy, or take the train, or, if they were lucky, drive one of them new-fangled automobiles a few miles west to Cochrane for a little company with the opposite sex over a cold drink.  Sometimes this sinful activity would lead to dancing or singing and the couples would stay late into the night, before heading back to Calgary or upstairs to a Hotel room.

Today, the saloon, now known as The Texas Gate, and the Rockyview Hotel are still frequented by visitors looking for a relaxing picturesque day trip, or a base of operations from which to explore Calgary and the Rocky Mountains.  And of course, the historic establishment retains a special spot in the heart of locals, many of whom can trace their families back to the early days of the Hotel and Cochrane.


What a difference

The Renos are on!

We’re making us some

Pioneer Theme rooms.


First there was Watergate. Then there was CelebGate, EmailGate, and DeflateGate and whatever they're calling Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction.



And it's hosted by our very own DJ TIGGLESWORTH. Come get your DANCE on!
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The Texas Gate's International Cuisine Weekends finally lands in Canada, in the beautiful old ville of Quebec City, aka Poutine Paradise!

We have taken the traditional Quebecois dish and added some tantalizing twists that will blow your taste buds right outta your mouth.

We have Drunken Poutine, served with rich, dark Guinness gravy.

Potato Skins Poutine, dressing up the old stand-by with a fresh new taste.

We gots T-Rex Poutine for the meat lovers, and Veggie Poutine for the health-conscious.

And finally we have Poutine Blasphemy... our chef says it would be a sin not to eat! Chicken, mushrooms, onions, Guinness gravy, just a basket of gourmet goodness!

Here's a pic of the big, bad T-Rex...
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Almost the Friday! Almost the long weekend! And you can get a head start on the shenanigans at Cochrane's one and only Karaoke Night... the night where YOU are the star.

And here's a pic of Sheldon Rhinostud showin' us "This is how you do it..."

#KaraokeNight only at the #BestbarinCochrane
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Hace mucho calor! But it's not too hot for the patio people. And we've got Buck-a-Ribs to enjoy while watching the Pokemon catchers cruise
Historic Downtown Cochrane.

That's right, thick, tender, falling off the bone ribs for only a buck each. Why sit inside to gnaw on some wimpy wings when you can hang outdoors and sink your teeth into a badass baby-back?

And to cool off this evening, it's Ladies Night! Best deal on ice cold bevvies in all of Cochrane. Available in our air-condiitioned bar from 8 till close. Come beat the thirst!
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One Wicked Wing... two sinful styles.... 28 tempting flavours.

A suicide wing soooo hot it could only be forged in the fires of Mount Doom. A wing that will steal your soul.

Every Tuesday for only 35 copper pieces each.*

Tell'em Sauron sent you.

#WingNite at the #BestbarinCochrane

*Extra charge for power of invisibility
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Authentic Western barbeque cuisine, from our AAA steaks to our hand-crafted burgers, from our chuckwagon-style stews to our homemade pies… our grub is loved for its comfort and flavour.



Our sandwiches are made fresh daily from the finest ingredients and with loving care. A special sandwich that changes daily accompanies traditional favourites on our menu.



One of these things is not like the other... John Wayne would not approve. We will never have pizza on the menu, so please order something truly Western.



The house speciality, our steaks are always AAA Alberta beef, sourced locally whenever possible, and always grilled to tender, mouth-watering perfection.



Our homemade desserts are a sweet, satisfying coda to any meal, or a superb choice to pair with a special coffee after a movie or brisk walk around our historic downtown.

A Bullseye View of a Week at

The Gate


We provide the following


Private bookings, reservations, weddings, special set menus, dances, parties, and of course rooms available at the Rockyview Hotel, merely call us at 403.932.6666 to set your plan into action.

Kids and teens are always appreciated in our Steakhouse and on our boardwalk patio.  Please ask about our under-13 menu.

Open from 7am to 2am

You'll always be welcome, whether visiting our Steakhouse, our Bar, or Hotel. And we love having you here.

Free parking

Plenty of parking available on the street and in our back-forty parking lot.


The Texas Gate is the only establishment licensed for off-sales in Cochrane. Available 7 days a week till 3 am.

Historic Central Location

The centerpiece of Cochrane's chic historical downtown, we're 5 minutes from everyone.


We are proud of our


All of our award-winning food is homemade and hand-crafted with loving attention to detail, with ingredients sourced from local organic farms and ranches whenever possible.  A full range of premium spirits is available and we are proud to serve many specialty beers, ales and meads from local brewers.

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Welcome to The Texas Gate


Whether you’re booking a couple’s night out, a business lunch, a wedding, or a party, please feel free to give us a call.


Or simply use the contact form below and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.



Phone us at 403.932.6666 or use the contact form immediately above to send us an email.  Or even better drop in and say “Hi!”  Click the map link below if you need directions.  To stay up-to-date on our daily dinner specials, and our special events, please follow us on Facebook.

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