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June 29th Update

On Wednesday July 1st, join us for Canada’s 153rd birthday!
Open from NOON to MIDNIGHT. Join us on the patio for $5 Boiling Oar Kolsch, Half Price wings & a special Canada day beer menu featuring 20 beers from across the Country!

STAMPEDE 2020 – Thursday July 2nd – Sunday July 12th
Come hang out during (what was supposed to be) Stampede week!
Enjoy BBQ Beef on a bun (with all the fixin’s), daily drink specials, some country music, mini corn dogs and our world-famous Testicle Festival!
Prairie Oyster Caesars and Prairie Oyster Meatballs will be available throughout Stampede.

STAMPEDE BINGO – Wednesday July 8th
Hosted by our very own RACHAEL!
7pm-10pm on the patio – social distancing in effect still obviously
$5 for a bingo dobber that you get to take home with you, or bring your own dobber to play
Reservations strongly recommended!

We are currently operating with a contactless order system but have plans to move back to a more full-service operation in the upcoming weeks.

Check back soon!


June 22nd Update – Happy Hour Returns! Updated Hours etc

Monday June 22nd 2020

Our 3,4,5 Happy Hour is back!
$3, 3pm to 4pm
$4, 4pm to 5pm
$5, 5pm to 6pm
Select 12oz Draft, $5 Wines & $5 Caesars

Our draft selection is
Buzzard Breath Ale
Big Rock Traditional
Boiling Oar Kolsch
Last Best IPA #3
Phillips Dino Sour

Nightly from 9pm – 10pm
$6 Delirium (250ml)
$3 Frites


DRINK BEER DAY – RETURNS THURSDAY JUNE 24th – 40% off lots of bottled beers
use promo code DRINKBEERDAY in your checkout

Check back soon!
More updates daily on FB/IG story


Friday June 12th Update

Stage 2 Update

Customers can now sit at the bar (with physical distancing of course)
We are still operating with our online order portal – so service is a little different for the next while here
Our beer menu is expanding every week
We have extended Friday & Saturday hours to be open until 1am.
Last call for food is at 1230am, and last call for drinks at 1245am.

Daily Specials are back! (mostly)
Friday $5 Buzzard Breath Ale (12oz), $11.95 One piece Fish & Chips
Saturday $10 Cocktails (2oz), $10 Pot stickers
SOUR SUNDAYS $5 Sour Draft Beers (12oz), TBD Food special
Monday $5 Cold Garden Blonde (12oz), $12.95 Huli-Huli Chicken
Tuesday TBD
Wednesday HALF PRICE WINGS, $5 Boiling Oar Kolsch
Thursday $20 Bottles of Wine, $5 Wild Rose Electric Ave, $12.95 Avocado Chicken Burger

Also coming soon – DELIRIOUSLY HAPPY HOUR!


Update June 5, 2020

JUNE 5th, 2020

Hey Y’all!

Well the first week of reopening flew by and here we are with some new info.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 2pm to 9pm
Wednesday, Thursday 2pm to Midnight
Friday, Saturday Noon to Midnight

We are back to allowing pups on the patio! HOWEVER, please make sure that your dog is also following physical distancing rules.

So we have a new order system in store where you order things for yourself, rather than a server taking your order.
Basically it works like this:
1. Scan the QR code on the table (or sign into the wifi) to take you to our menu
2. Choose your items
3. Proceed to cart & review
4. Enter your details & table number
5. Select Visa/Mastercard to pay online, or select “cash” if you would like to pay with debit.
Your server will be by shortly with your items (+the debit machine if you need it!)

We also have our online store – available for pickup & delivery if you are unsure about coming in for a visit. We totally understand that everyone has different levels of comfort. We take the safety of our customers and staff very seriously, and have gone above & beyond in our health & safety measures.

Updating again next week – Daily specials coming sooon as well!



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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.


Quarantine Passport & Hours Update

April 29th 2020

Pickup & Delivery Hours
430pm – 730pm, Daily

Order Food for pickup and save 15% off your bill on

Introducing the QUARANTINE PASSPORT!Travel the World (or province of AB) without leaving your couch!
BSB proudly announces the launch of two new additions to its famous and long-standing Around the World in 80 Beers Passport program.  

Two new Passports are available for the length of the lockdown only:Travel the World without leaving your Couch, and Travel The Province without Leaving your Couch.
Each passport program features 40 beers (from around the world or around the province, depending on which one you choose). Each passport is available in two shipments of 20 beers each, for the cost of $120 plus GST per case. Delivery is an additional $7, or contactless curbside pickup is free.
The first 20 beers for each Outbound Bound Journey are available for ordering now, for delivery or pickup. The second 20 beers for each Return Home Journey will be available starting Wednesday April 29th.
Successful travellers (no time limit, stay safe!) will have their names engraved on a special shield which will be placed on the wall of Bottlescrew Bill’s close to the front entrance, where it will be displayed for at least another 33 years…. which is the same length of time our first shield has been displayed since the program was started in 1987.
Bon Voyage, and safe “travelling”!

How many different Quarantine Passports are there?
Two. One has 40 different beers from around the world. The other has 40 different beers from around the province.

How do I begin my travels?You can order the first leg of either passport anytime through our website The first part of each passport will be available for pickup or delivery from Saturday April 25th onwards.

How much does it cost and what will I get for that?
The first leg of each passport costs $120.00 and for that you get a mixed case of 20 different carefully-curated beers, along with a specially-printed card with a map showing where the beers have come from, and a place to record the flavour characteristics of each beer that is similar to the in-house passports at Bottlescrew Bill’s..

Pickup or delivery?
You can arrange contactless curb-side pickup at Bottlescrew Bill’s for no extra charge, or get the case delivered anywhere in Calgary for a delivery fee of only $7.

When can I order the second leg of the passport and how much will that cost?
The second part of each journey will cost an additional $120.00, and be available for purchase on Monday April 27th with pickup or delivery from Wednesday April 29th onwards.

What beers are in each passport?
The names and bottle/can size of all the beers are posted on the item description on our, although we do reserve the right to substitute similar beers if any become unavailable.

Do I get a prize for completing both journeys, or even both passports?
No prizes, but you will get your name (or preferred “nom-du-biere”) engraved on a plaque which will be placed on a new Quarantine Virus shield affixed to the wall of the pub close to the front door and thus will have bragging rights for the next several decades…

Is there a time limit on consumption?
No, take your time and relax: enjoy your journey, thats what travelling is all about.

Is there a competition to see who can consume all 80 beers the fastest?
NO! Please take your time, see above… We are not, can not and will not monitor consumption. The mere act of ordering the second half of each passport journey will qualify you for an engraved plaque, no need to rush your travels…

So, what’s the cost again?
$120 for 20 beers at a time, or $240 all told for 40 beers, a souvenir “passport”, and an engraved plaque on the new shield by the front door of the pub for all eternity…

Can I do both passports?
Yes, of course, there are terrific beers from everywhere, and it’s great to support local craft brewers as well.. 

Any last words?
Bon Voyage, and Safe Travels…

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

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