Author Archive



at 2pm

New hours for the first few weeks:
Wed – Sat 12pm to Midnight
Sun – Tues 2pm to 9pm

The safety of our guests and staff is paramount.
We will continue to operate with the highest levels of health & safety protocols, while introducing some new policies and procedures:

All tables are 2m apart in compliance with AHS guidelines
-Tables will be sanitized before and after each guest
-We will be at approximately 25% capacity for the first few days and will add seating when it is safe to do so
-The patios, main and middle rooms of the pub only will be open
-Tables will have bus-bins for empties to minimize contact points for staff & customers
-No bar service available at this time
-No shared condiments

Our menu will be available online at
-Upon signing into the wifi, customers will be automatically redirected to the menu page
-Customers will be able to order and pay online with Visa & Mastercard. (Debit, Apple & Google Pay will be available online in a week or two).
-The orders will print up in the kitchen and bar, and we will run the items out to your table.
-For debit payments in the next two weeks, select the cash option and a server will bring you the bill with your items
-Disposable menus will be available on request

Please respect other groups by staying 2m (6ft) away from them during your visit
-Reservations can be made anytime on Bookenda
-We are accepting reservations of groups of 4, 5 or 6 people. Larger groups will be accomodated when we are permitted to do so by Alberta Health Services
-Hand sanitizer is available throughout the restaurant. Please use it upon entry and departure.
-In the event of a lineup there are waiting areas marked on the pavement outside the 10th ave patio.

We are only allowing one guest at a time in each washroom (men’s/women’s)
-There is a traffic light setup outside the washroom entry. Green means go, red means stop.
-There is a waiting area for the washroom marked in the main room of the pub
-Washrooms will be checked and sanitized every 30 minutes

We are sad to announce that the Passport Office is closed, and travel forbidden until the end of the pandemic.
-(The 40-beer Quarantine Passports are still available by pickup and delivery for home consumption)
-We will extend the visa deadlines for all existing 80-beer passports, and look forward to reactivating the program after the pandemic ends

We will continue to offer takeout & delivery
-Takeout will be offered during our opening hours and we will still be offering a 15% discount when ordered on
-Home delivery of our beer & spirits will remain between 4pm and 730pm
-Takeout of beer & spirits will be offered during our opening hours
skipthedishes and ubereats still available, with extras delivery fees
-When picking up your order, please call on arrival and one of our staff will arrange for a no contact pickup on the west side of the stairs at the front

All staff are monitored for Covid-19 symptoms before each shift.
-No staff will be permitted to work with any Covid-19 symptons
-Staff are subject to extra hand-washing regimens in addition to frequent use of hand sanitizer after any guest service
-All staff will be wearing PPE

Please call or email us if you have any questions.
Thank you for your supporting our business during the shutdown.

We look forward to being open and being able to serve you again!



Hours of Operation Update – May 15, 2020

Well, since the Alberta Government has delayed our opening until at least the 25th of May, we will be changing our delivery/pickup hours
Effective Friday May 15th, the new times will be

Saturday – Wednesday 2pm – 9pm
Thursday & Friday 12pm – 9pm

Thank you all so much for your support in these trying times!

You can order our FOOD at
You can order our BEER at

We will release all of our new safety protocols and physical distancing measures on our social media accounts over the next two weeks!

Please send us an email or a DM if you have any questions.


Our Online Beer Store Is Now Open!

March 31, 2020

Same-day delivery if order is in by 1pm
Delivery between 4pm & 8pm.
Same-day pickup if order is in by 1pm.
Pickup between 2pm & 4pm daily.

50% off (most) of Calgary’s Largest Beer Menu. Spirits, Tiki Mugs and our Vintage menu on sale as well!
Must be 18+ and provide valid government-issued photo identification when placing orders. Full details on the site – go check it out!
Happy shopping!

COVID 19 Pandemic Update

March 19th 2020

As many of you know, we decided to temporarily close our doors on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday March 16th.

We will be closed until at least March 31st in order for us to share the burden of attempting to “flatten the curve” of the spread of COVID-19. This will keep our staff and customers -as well as Albertans – safer and healthier.
We encourage everyone to stay home as much as possible over the next two weeks.
In the meantime we are working on a special project that we can hopefully release to you before we are back to business as usual. And with any luck, we will see you in April.

Our Facebook and Instagram accounts will be updated more regularly than our website so please check them for more updates as news is released.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding an upcoming event or booking, please feel free to email us anytime and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Stay safe.


Saturday March 7th, 2020

Join us in celebrating Calgary’s original, longest running beer festival which began in 1994! For 25 years we have been hosting breweries from around the world, and loads of local Alberta breweries. This year we’re serving up over 80 different beers and ciders from over 30 breweries. Mingle, drink and chat about beer with all the awesome vendors!
& Help us beat the $3,395 we raised for charity last year!

Tickets are only $30 and include 20 sampling tickets (2-3 oz pours each) with extra sampling tickets available for $1.50 each. The majority of proceeds from this event go to our generous neighbours at the Mustard Seed who will also be here running our GIANT prize wheel! Win tons of awesome beer swag, brewery tours and more!

Tickets available in store or online at

Follow us on FB or IG for more current updates!

Feb 14 – Upcoming events!

Valentine’s Day Specials –
Come in for some cheeky beer specials!
Ol’ Beautiful Pale Ale $5
Gimmie That Nutt (Brown Ale) $5
Dieu Du Ciel Aphrodisiaque $6
Amsterdam Boneshaker $6

Long Weekend Beer Sale Friday Feb 14 – Monday Feb 17

STELLA DRAFT (16oz) $6.19

Anderson Valley – Holy Gose $5
Cass Fresh $5
Cigar City – Florida Cracker $5
Duvel (Can 500ml) $6
Estrella – Celiac $5
Innis & Gunn – 15th Anniversary $7
Lost Coast – Watermelon Wheat $5
Mikkeller – Ginger Brett IPA $6
Negra Modelo – $4
Orkney- Dark Island $7
The Bruery – OrXata $5

Big Rock – Honey Brown $5
Black Bridge – Milk Stout $5
Citizen – Batch #1, $5
Common Crown – Wee Heavy $5
Gahan – Sir John A’s $5
Phillips – Oro Blanco Sour $6
Six Corners – Cowboy Trail Ale $5

Feb 26 – Beer Bingo! Free 2 play – this last wednesday of the month event kicks off just after 7pm

Feb 27 – Drink Beer Day – the last Thursday of the month means 40% off all bottled beers over $8! (Excluding our Vintage beer menu)

Feb 29 – One day only! We have a leap year beer that we have cellared for four years – brewed specifically for Feb 29! Made at Sound Brewery, it is called Humonkulous.This beer is an Oak aged triple IPA, that will have evolved over the last 4 years!- coming in at 10.25% and 100 IBUs, it is 650ml and $9. Only 24 available!

Saturday March 7th

January 22nd – What’s upcoming at BSB

Celebrate Robbie Burns with us by
enjoying some truly Scottish Specials!

Haggis served with the traditional Scottish accompaniments: neeps (turnips), tatties (potatoes) & house-made gravy      $15.95

Innis & Gunn Original 331ml Bottles     $6

Select Scotches 1oz: Auchentoshan / Bruichladdich / Cardhu / Glenfiddich IPA / Glenmorangie 10yr / Springbank 10yr $6

Chinese New Year – Saturday Jan 25 – $5 Lucky Bhudda, Tsingtao, Yanjing

Australia Day – Sunday Jan 26 – $5 Bundy, $6 Cooper’s

BEER BINGO – Wed Jan 29 – our first one of the year

DRINK BEER DAY – Thurs Jan 30 – 40% off bottled beers over $8

Join us for the 100 years of NFL and 54 years of modern Super Bowl era, as we watch the 49ers play the Chiefs!

$5 Keith’s Draft (12oz)
$4 Bud & Bud Light bottles

We will be drawing to give away a Budweiser mini fridge at halftime! Other giveaways as well!

Reservations gladly accepted


Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to 2020!

January 4 – 9
Complimentary Passport Signups – Make this your year to travel Around-The-World-In-80-Beers on our passport program!

NFL Playoffs
We will be showing all NFL playoff games live with sound on in the pub!

Robbie Burns Day
Friday and Saturday Jan 24 and 25 – Join us Friday or Saturday for some Haggis, Innis & Gunn, and Whisky! Specifics to follow on our Facebook page

Chinese New Year – Saturday Jan 25 – Chinese Beers on sale!

Australia Day – Sunday Jan 26 – Aussie Beers on sale!

BEER BINGO – Wed Jan 29 – our first one of the year

DRINK BEER DAY – Thurs Jan 30 – 40% off bottled beers over $8

SUPERBOWL SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2nd – big announcement coming soon!

December Happenings at BSB!

We’re still booking Christmas and holiday parties so if you’re looking for a last minute option for a corporate party or ugly sweater meetup, contact Jane at – we have tons of space, food, drink, AV, themed activities, games and other customizable options to make your group even happier this holiday (and suit your budget)!

Holiday Happy Hour! is still in effect (that’s right – even during Christmas parties)

$3 – 3 to 4PM
$4 – 4 to 5PM
$5 – 5 to 6PM
Monday to Friday

Book today!

15 local draft beers + $5 wines and Caesars
Our 2nd annual GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST is on now! 🚨

Come in anytime from now til Sunday December 22nd to build & decorate a gingerbread house for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate and a winter swag pack from @cold_garden!


For $20 you get a gingerbread house & decorating kit complete with candy, candy canes and frosting.
After decorating, upload a photo of your masterpiece to ig or facebook using #bottlescrewbills or #atw80 (or tag us) so our team can determine a winner!

Feel free to bring your own decorating candies & ideas as last year’s winner was really outside the box! $10 from each entry will go to @themustardseedyyc
We are on Untappd now and are (finally) updating our menus weekly to keep you up-to-date and informed! For a complete list of our beer menu and Seasonals, check out our untappd page at

Flames Field Trip Schedule

Saturday December 7th vs LA@8pm
Saturday December 14th vs Carolina @2pm
Thursday January 2nd vs NY Rangers @7pm
Thursday January 9th vs Minnesota @ 7pm

Cask Schedule

Thusday December 12th – Ol’ Beautiful
Thursday December 19t – Cold Garden
Thursday December 26th – no cask

Long Wknd Beer Sale – Thursday December 26th – Wednesday January 21st
Loads of beers on discount including some from our Vintage Beer menu!

New Year’s Eve – Black Tie Bingo – stay tuned for details!

What’s Up this November & December at BSB?

107th GREY CUP
Skip the (potentially) cold weather and watch the Grey Cup with us on Sunday November 24th!
Kickoff is at 4pm, $5 Happy Hour is all day.

Book your Holiday function, corporate party, staff event, ugly sweater meetup, or friends gathering with us!
We offer -separate tabs

FLAMES FIELD-TRIPS: Join us every Flames Game one hour before home games or at second intermission during away games to be entered to win a Flames Package: 2 tickets to an upcoming Flames game, a drink at the dome and a pound of chicken wings back at the pub after the game!

Win tickets to the following upcoming Flames field-trip games:

  1. Saturday Dec 7 vs Kings
  2. Saturday  Dec 14 vs Hurricanes
  3. Thursday  Jan 2 vs Rangers

Our game day specials include $5 Cold Garden Red or Blonde (12oz) and Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire (1oz.) from 5pm ’til midnight.

NFL GAMES: We will be playing all games with sound in at least one of the rooms in the pub! We’ve also subscribed to NFL Sunday ticket so you don’t have to miss your team playing. Enjoy all the daily food and drink specials, including all day happy hour on Sundays!

YYC BREWBUS: Has changed to the THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH -from 1:30pm to 7ish, hop on the YYC Brewbus: Calgary’s free craft bus service. The Brewbus runs on a loop from a downtown C-train station to a variety of craft beer establishments, including our very own! Check out the full schedule here.

Next bus is on Saturday December 21st

BEER BINGO: November 27th (and the last Wednesday of every month) we host free Beer Bingo! Treat yourself to half price wings and $5 Boiling Oar Kolsch, available all night. Our blackout bingo prize will be a ticket package on one of our upcoming Flames Field Trips!

DRINK BEER DAY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28th: The last Thursday of every month we serve up all bottled beers over $8 for 40% all day long, (excluding the Vintage beer menu- sorry!).

ROTATING WEEKLY CASK: Every Thursday (except on Drink Beer Day), we feature a one-of-a-kind cask from a local brewery for only $5 (12 oz.) poured using a traditional beer engine – the way cask was meant to be served. Our house cask Buzzard’s Breath Ale is available every day of the week. Here’s the brewery schedule for this month:

  1. November 21st – Tool Shed
  2. December 5 – Village
  3. December 12 – Ol’ Beautiful
  4. December 19 – Cold Garden

THE BEST HAPPY HOUR EVER: Featuring 18 local beers on tap (12 oz.) for only $3 between 3-4pm, $4 between 4-5pm & $5 between 5-6pm, as well as $5 wine (5 oz.) and caesars (1 oz.) between 3-6pm every weekday. PLUS ALL DAY $5 HAPPY HOUR ON SUNDAYS.

Don’t forget we now serve BRUNCH: Our  brunch menu is served from 10:30am – 2:30pm every weekend (Saturday & Sunday) and on holidays! There are six menu items to choose from including Chicken & Waffles, Acai Breakfast Bowl and more. Mimosas are just $5 and come in orange, grapefruit or pineapple!


Details coming soon – stay tuned by signing up to our email list or following us on Facebook or instagram!