4th Street caters to a professional after-work crowd, and is popular with the residents of the area's many hi-rise condos and apartments.
Suits, ties and wandering eyes are what give 4th street its distinct flavor.
That and a wonderful mix of restaurants along the street's length from the edge of downtown to the Elbow River.
The "district" begins with Milk Tiger, a quieter lounge just north of 17th Ave. Just around the corner along 10th Avenue are several great bars, including Craft Beer Market, Commonwealth Bar, and the National.
Next, you'll find the the popular Rose & Crown pub just shy of 17th Avenue, which has live bands on weekends. Both have patios ovelooking 4th Street. Right around the corner are a number of popular 17th Ave bars including the Ship and Anchor Pub (for the younger crowd), and just south of 17th is the classy Tilted, with a huge patio, and DJ music on weekends.
During the week, happy hour at James Joyce on Fourth and at Earl's Tin Palace will always attract a mix of the business and casually attired. Earl's is one of the city's notable "sugar daddy" hangouts, popular with young & beautiful gold-digging women. Across the street is the Vin Room, well known for its selection of wines (as well as a range of martinis).