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We take reservations for 2-200!

Send us your event details and one of our managers will get back to you ASAP. Please note that we cannot accept reservations between 4:45pm – 6:45pm on Fridays. Please submit any stampede inquiries to stampede@bottlescrewbill.com.

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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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Zero Issue Brewery Launch Party

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July 20, 2017

TESTICLE FESTIVAL CONTINUES: Just because Stampede is over doesn’t mean we stop serving up our famous Prairie Oyster dishes! We have three tasty appetizers featuring this classic cowboy delicacy available as well as our Prairie Oyster Caesar! Try them here before they run out… if you have the balls!

PATIO BEER BINGO: Our monthly beer bingo is this Wednesday, July 26 at 7pm! Tons of great prizes to choose from, drink and food specials (including our half-price chicken wings!), and it`s free to play! Come play a round or three and enjoy the sunshine!

Thanks!


July 14, 2017

Yeehaw! Stampede has been a blast so far – if you havn’t made it down yet, you should because we have a couple days left with our STAMPEDE HAPPY HOUR! 9PM – 1AM featuring $4 Budweiser (12oz), Jack Daniels (1oz), Wine (5oz) and $3 Tacos, Sliders, and Perogies!

And we have LIVE MUSIC Friday and Saturday til Midnite! On Saturday night we have 3 bands – Enslow, Ken Staid, and Mikaila Cooper!

See you on one of our 3 patios soon!


June 29, 2017

This Canada Day Long Weekend is jaaaaam packed

1) Canada Day Party here on Saturday July 1st! Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with local live bands (no cover) from 3-10pm and $5 Canadian microbrews all night!

2) As usual, we’re having a Long Weekend Beer Sale FRI-MON!

Get any of the following draught beers for only $5:

  • DDC Mosaika
  • Delirium Tremens
  • Erdinger Weiss
  • Erdinger Dunkel
  • Rogue Dead Guy
  • Stiegl Radler
  • ToolShed Flat Cap Stout
  • Troubled Monk Homesteader
  • Phillips Solaris

and the following beers in cans or bottles for only $4.75:

  • Labatt 150
  • Pilsner
  • Kokanee
  • Keith’s
  • Sleeman Railside
  • BigRock Rock Creek Cider
  • Alleykat Aprikat
  • Alleykat Full Moon IPA
  • St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
  • Grizzly Paw Rutting Elk Red
  • Dead Frog Rocket Man
  • Parallel 49 Gypsy Tears
  • Stanley Park Foghorn
  • Stanley Park Noble Pilsner
  • Saigon
  • Darkside Schwarzbier

Get em while they last!!!!

3) Join us Sunday July 2nd for Zero Issue Brewing’s Official Launch Party! An old school patio party where Zero Issue will be hanging out, pouring samples and talking nerdy (about beer and comics!) from 2pm onwards. P.S. It’s superhero and villain themed so be sure to don your finest cape!

Enjoy!


June 15, 2017

Guess what?! We launched our new summer menu today! We kept some customer favorites (of course) and added a few new and exciting dishes – like our Vietnamese Sliders! Should pair nicely with our freshly updated summer beer list.

This sunday is Father’s day! What better way to show your dad you care than with a cold one. We have over 300+ beers to choose from, not to mention $5 caesars and poutine on special! See you Sunday!

A Beer by Any Other Name: Sours
Part 1: Old School

Sour beers are making a rockstar comeback in the microbrewing scene lately, with Parallel 49, Driftwood, and Blindman all making kettle sours, but that’s a topic for next week. This week we go old school. The most popular and traditional forms of sour beers are Flanders red ale, gose and lambic. The Flanders red ales and lambics are both brewed in Belgium, traditionally spontaneously fermented with wild yeasts, aged for some time and blended.

For the most part, Flanders red ales are no longer spontaneously fermented, but are still given their sour kick from lactic acid. The classic Duchesse de Bourgogne is an example of the Flanders red ale style – don’t be turned off by the heavy vinegar aroma; the Duchesse is a beautifully balanced example of the style.

To the south lambics are still being spontaneously fermented by exposure to open air, but are usually a blend of several batches (a gueuze) or have fruit added in for several months, re-fermenting the added sugar from the fruits (Kriek or Framboise).

Gose style beers belong to the old family (we’re talking 14th c. old) of sour wheat beers: Berliner Weisse, Belgian Witbier, etc… Still a spontaneous fermentation, but the addition of coriander and salt made it an exclusion from the German purity law (but still this writer’s favourite sour style). New to us at BSB is Ritterguts Gose, authentically brewed in the old tradition (since 1824!) & voted “World’s Best Gose”. If you were ever to try an old school sour, I’d recommend starting here.

Thanks!


June 9, 2017

A Beer by Any Other Name

For thousands of years humanity has been enjoying (and occasionally over enjoying) beer. Through this blog, beginning with a brief history of beer, I’ll touch on the differing styles, their origins and history, flavor profiles, and some of my favourite go-tos that you can find here, at Bottlescrew Bill’s!

With roots dating back to ancient times, beer is as much a part of our history as agriculture, and has been attributed with forming civilization. Most had their own god of beer or brewing: Dionysus, Silenus, Ninkasi, Aegir, & Yasigi to name a few…

The first solid evidence of beer production is seen in Babylonian clay tablets dating 4300 BC, which detail beer recipes. In 1000 BC, early Germanic tribes were brewing with wild grains. The Romans introduced beer to Northern Europe around 50 BC and over a century later Pliny notes English Celts flavouring their beer with rosemary or yarrow. Some early beers were flavoured with crab claws, oyster shells, mint or dandelion.

Hops were discovered around a thousand years later (yay!), and by the middle ages brewing had shifted from family tradition and domestic brewed beer to a commercial endeavor, with monasteries and convents doing more and more brewing. 1516, the Bavarian Purity Act was established, stating that beers could only contain barley, hops and water. By 1810 Munich had its first Oktoberfest, and the rest is history!

Whatever mental or physical barrier you must overcome to imbibe, beer’s got you covered. If you need a religious push to drink more beer, it has been said that Noah stashed beer on board the ark – only the necessities, you know? Medicinal woes? Beer was used pharmaceutically in Ancient Egypt, prescribed for over 100 uses, and during Prohibition, alcohol was prescribed for anything from a toothache to the flu. Need more persuading? Queen Elizabeth was said to have enjoyed a strong ale for breakfast. Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both owned private brewhouses

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Contact

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

Management

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

Jobs

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.