Our story begins when twentysomethings Stuart and Colleen Allan opened Buzzards Restaurant way back in 1980. As a cafe, then a wine bar, then as a destination for “cowboy cuisine” Buzzards has been going strong for nearly 33 years.
Stuart and Colleen were having so much fun running Buzzards Restaurant that five years later, in 1985, they opened Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub in the space adjacent to the restaurant. Eventually the pub expanded to take over the space previously occupied by the Calgary Press Club.
In 2011 the pub and restaurant were completely overhauled, outfitted with modern yet casual pub decor. Our bright, sunny restaurant sits on a great corner location overlooking 10th avenue and 1st St. SW. Tucked in behind the restaurant, Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub is spread over three distinct rooms and shares the same great menu, beer list and service as the restaurant side. We pride ourselves on our extensive beer selection with over 300 different beers from more than 35 countries.
A second generation family-run business, Stuart and Colleen’s son Geoff and daughter Jennifer now oversee daily operations.
We’re located right behind the Fairmont Palliser hotel, around the corner from the Calgary Tower and just a short walk from Stampede Park and the Saddledome. Stop by and say hello!