Off the Grounds: Bottlescrew Bill's

Written by: Rachel Antony

You can count on Bottlescrew Bill’s for a good time, enough Prairie Oysters to satisfy your cravings and an even better Stampede. Stop by on your way to the grounds or for the after party. Did we mention there is a Happy Hour every night?

Stampede is all about finding the best party with the best people. This season we’re heading down to Bottlescrew Bill’s because we’ve heard they know how to do Stampede right. This is their 36th Stampede - so we know they’ve two-stepped a time or two. Located just a 15 minute walk away from the grounds, you don’t have to worry about missing out on any of the action.

For all ten days, Bottlescrew Bill’s has a party line up that you don’t want to miss. Starting with live music on their patio every day during Stampede, 11:30 AM to midnight (except Saturday afternoon, Sunday, and Monday late night), you know their patio is going to be the place to be. Plus their kitchen is open late until 1:30 AM every night of the Stampede if you’re looking for a bite after leaving the Grandstand show.

Other events at Bottlescrew Bill’s that you want to keep on your radar during the Stampede: 

July 6th: 5th Annual Village Nutraiser

Bottlescrew Bill’s is raising funds for the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre and is kicking off the 24th Annual Testicle Festival. In the last four years, they have raised over $42,000, and they want to keep adding. For a $100 donation, you’ll get your hands (and taste buds) on a Stampede flavoured prairie oyster ale. The event starts at 4 PM and casks are tapped at 5 PM. This year Brett Wilson, Bret 'the Hitman' Hart, Christy Farrell and Fraser Tuff are making special batches of bull ball beer for you and will be on hand to romance their recipes.

If you’ve never tried a Prairie Oyster before, what better time than now. They have put together three different ways to try them. Did we also mention you can order yourself a Prairie Oyster Caesar? If that’s not the most Canadian thing we’ve seen, we don’t know what is. If that’s not your thing, they are having Stampede Happy Hour every night from 9 PM - 1 AM. $4 Bud Draft, Jack Daniels, wine and $3 tacos, sliders and perogies. You’ll find us on one of their three patios, the perfect spot to sip on your Caesar and people watch. They're all covered, sheltered and mostly heated for your Happy Hour libations.

July 12th: Beer Bingo - Stampede Style

Bring your best bingo game and show em what you’ve got. Win some cool prizes and the title of bingo champion; what more do you need in life?

You can count on Bottlescrew Bill’s for a good time, enough Prairie Oysters to satisfy your cravings and an even better Stampede. Hit it up before you head to the grounds or make it the after-party to your corporate party.