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Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub & Buzzards Restaurant and Bar

Bottlescrew Bill’s has been serving Calgary’s largest selection of craft beer since it opened in 1985. Currently, over 300 different beers are on the menu, ranging from local Alberta-grown craft beer to national and international brands and everything in between.

Located on the site of the old Calgary Press Club, on the corner of 10th Avenue and 1st Street SW; it is right behind the Calgary Tower and a short walk from several downtown hotels. Buzzards Restaurant (EST. 1980) is a part of Bottlescrew Bill’s and serves the same menus.

In the summer, a large covered patio stretches around the south and west side of both the restaurant and the pub, while an enclosed and heated Beer Garden offers year-round seating at the back of the pub.

We are very proud of our food, and our full menu is available until 1:30 am Monday through Saturday.

Completely renovated in 2011 & 2012, there are four separate rooms, each with it’s own character. All rooms and patios are available for large or small group bookings.

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A letter from the President –

“I am very pleased to be asked to write something about our newest beer, which is also in a way, our oldest…

In the UK, virtually every pub will have one or more “cask” beers, in addition to several draught (or draft) beers that a traveller might be familiar with, such as Stella Artois, Heineken, Guinness, etc.

These “cask” beers will usually be made by smaller more local breweries, and often in the traditional “bitter” or “light bitter” or “light ale” style.

They won’t actually taste bitter, that’s just the generic name for that style of beer.

The beer itself will usually be cloudy, as it is put into the keg unfiltered, so as to preserve as much flavour as possible.

It won’t be served freezing cold, although the idea of it being at “room temperature” only made sense back in the 1950s, when all the rooms in England were bloody cold!

And because of the way it is served, through a traditional “beer engine” rather than having nitrogen pumped into the top of the keg, the beer is only very lightly carbonated.

But don’t call it “flat”, that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

Surprisingly, many of these beers are quite low in alcohol, often arriving at 3.5% or 3.8%.

Some people call them “Session” beers, meaning a person can drink 4 or 5 pints of them in one session.. Certainly, the English often do this.

Anyway, we at Bottlescrew Bill’s have finally persuaded Wild Rose Brewery to set aside a few casks of our house beer, Buzzard Breath Ale, so that we can serve this style of beer all the time.

(Yes, we also have a “Guest Cask” from a different local brewery each week, served through a similar beer engine, but those are usually bigger, stronger, more unusual experimental blends.)

Our new Buzzard Breath Ale is EXACTLY the same beer as our old BBA (although with a very slight change in hops from time to time; we are still tweaking the final blend), just served differently.

The difference between the beers is quite illuminating; anyone remotely interested in beer in general should be keen to experience this unique opportunity to taste them both side-by-side

As an experiment, and for a limited time only, we are pleased to sell the two beers side-by-side. A 10 oz serving of each beer (the regular BBA and the new Cask BBA) will be sold at the package price of $8.

In the meantime, this old Englishman knows which one he prefers!


Stuart Allan

President, Buzzards Restaurant & Bar Ltd”

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Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub & Buzzards Restaurant

140, 10th Avenue SW Phone: 403-263-7900
Calgary, Alberta Fax: 403-266-6630
T2R 0A3 Email: info@bottlescrewbill.com

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday Sunday
11:30am – 2:00am 11:00am – 1:00am

Holiday Hours

Saturday, December 24th: 11:30am-6:00pm
Sunday, December 25th: CLOSED
Monday, December 26th: 12:00pm-1:00am
Saturday, December 31st: 11:30am-2:00am
Sunday, January 1st: 12:00pm-1:00am


General Manager Geoff Allan
Operations Manager Jennifer Allan
Executive Chef Sisira Amarakoon


We’re always accepting applications from fun, hard-working individuals who would like to be part of an amazing team.

Please apply online with EightSix Network or apply in person on weekdays between 2 and 4pm.