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.


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Sunday Funday! Tis a beautiful morning to stroll Historic Downtown Cochrane, have some brekkie, enjoy some live tunes...

You can brunch all the way till 2 and we've got @doubledandthebootyjam hosting our open mic Sunday Sessions for your listening pleasure! @thebootyjam

And we've got FREE pool! All. Day. Long. Come get some Funday.

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Texas Gate International Weekends continue with a trip to the cuisine of Vietnam. Sorry we couldn't let you know about these yesterday, but FB was "experiencing technical issues".

This weekend you have your choice of Grilled Chicken marinated with lemongrass, Grilled Beef marniated with ginger, or Grilled Salmon... all served with Rice Noodle Salad, Carrots, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Cashews, and Cilantro.

They're yours for only $13.95!

At 10 tonight Crash the Gate as one of the truly authentic Gate Crashers - putting your request in with DJ Macho Mike Savage for your All Request Weekend and dance up a storm!
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So you wanna be a rock star? Live in a hilltop house? Drive 15 cars? Well we can't do much about the house and cars, but tonight IS the night where YOU are the STAR!

Karaoke starts up tonight at 10, with your host Erik Udell, so come get behind the mic and strut your stuff... don't leave Chad hangin'!

And if you've got the munchies, the kitchen's open till midnight.

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Rib-o-rama tonight folks! Slow-cooked, house-carved ribs for only a buck each and they come with your choice of 28 finger-lickin flavours. Why go for wings when you can dive into a platter of these big badass baby backs?

And then at 8, it's cheap drinks all night long as we fire up Ladies Night, our special night for all the hard-workin ladies in town... so treat yourself this hump day... come on down, the beer's ice cold and the ribs are smokin hot!

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Wing night is on at The Gate, so why wait for Wednesday? You can get a basket of 35¢ wings done just the way you like---breaded or non---sauced up 28 different ways... right now!

And you can feel the wind beneath your wings all the way till midnight. So come wing us up!

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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.

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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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