Bottlescrew Billís Old English Pub | Calgary, Alberta
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Bottlescrew Billís Old English Pub
Good based on 17 ratings
Type: Bar

140 10th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada [ print map ]
403 263 7900 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon -Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM; Sun 4:00 PM - ?

Mayor: bulldogops (1) | Taps: 26 | Bottles: 300+

Bottlescrew Billís Old English Pub

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17 reviews for Bottlescrew Billís Old English Pub
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  65%
 Selection  71%
 Food  68%
 Value  58%
 Overall  63%
 Rating  71%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (846) Calgary, Alberta | May 11, 2013
A quaint English pub attached to a larger restaurant in downtown Calgary. The tap selection was locals with a fairly good bottle selection. Friendly and prompt service with a smile. I did not eat, so I cannot rate that aspect. Worthy of a stop if you are already downtown.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 9/20
davebamer  (19) The Hague, Netherlands | May 27, 2014
This is what a would call a bad example of an English pub. We found a table after a lot of searching and found the beer selection good but nothing exceptional. This pub is obviously designed for the younger crowd who want to get drunk (which most of the people we saw were well on the way to). This is definitely NOT an old english pub. Service was not good and we actually sent one beer back because it didnít taste good.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
gramity  (40) Edmonton, Alberta | January 27, 2012
Stopped in for one of the quickest pub visits I have had in a long time. Was rushing to make the Red Arrow bus to Edmonton and poked my head in for a quick bottle of BrewDog 5 AM Saint. Bottle selection was great - tap selection not so much. Bartender was fast an efficient and provided me the correct glassware and the bottle to pour myself (which I like). Iíll be looking forward to getting back to this place when I am in Calgary next. I wish we had a counterpart in Edmonton.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy  (611) Toronto, Ontario | May 13, 2011
Upcoming place with 20 something taps, nearly half with craft. They claim 350 bottles, and at least a dozen I havenít tried though only a handful I would. Very nice, clean, with two patios, a small-medium bar, great staff and I am told above average food. Music was not too too loud so that the four of us could talk comfortably, wifi, and everyone happy. In busy area, though we lucked out with parking space a few yards away (warning: parking tickets are the highest in Canada). One of the hot spots designated to get Big Rock one-offs on tap. No cask, but thatís typical for Alberta.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
willace  (10) Calgary, Alberta | October 14, 2010
This Bar has without question the most beer available in a restaurant in Cowtown. The price is a liittle high, but overall a great place to go for a beer.
rosenbergh  (618) Tampere, Finland | August 5, 2010
Lot of taps 20+, mostly Lager and Ale. Quite limited bottle selection (Alley Kat and Unibroue). Small place with very loud music being Old English Pub. I guess Buzzard Breath Ale is something you canít get anywhere else. I couldnít see the name Bottlescrew Billís outside the Pub, only Buzzard.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Maltybones  (17) Calgary, Alberta | April 20, 2010
Good selection of beers, but hasnít quite kept up with some of the newer beer-centric establishments in the city in terms of breadth of quality offerings. Decent local micro selection but the rest of Canada a little under-represented. Staff are friendly, but there are times where you get different beers than you asked for. Several different areas to throw a few back. For those that like a little authenticity, the best of which being the homey prototypical dank pub area adjacent to the bar.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
TheDoctor  (4) Calgary, Alberta | August 21, 2009| Updated November 18, 2009
Ambiance is pretty decent, but nothing much to speak of. Service all the times Iíve been has been a mixed bag. Bartenders and servers are friendly but often somewhat inefficient and will take a while to get to you and wonít keep much of an eye on you, even if itís not busy at all. They have a lot of bottles, the taps are just the usual and can be found pretty much in any pub in Calgary, excepting the Buzzard Breath Ale, which is the house beer and is pretty good.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 6/20
Cavie  (80) Fort Worth, Texas | July 18, 2009
So I had a pretty crappy trip. I came during Stampede week, which I assume was a mistake. I had never been to Calgary and I came to Bottlescrewís solely on the ratings on this site. They had a few things on tap that I hadnít had; being from Texas this wasnít hard to come by. But when I asked if I could see their full list of bottled selection, they balked. They said everything was in storage and they wouldnít even go back to look at it for me. I would have paid a ton for what they had, but with the shitty service I got and their complete reluctance to even help me out, I am detested by this place. I understand the need to make profit, but if you are to be known as a craft bar then you need to stand by those values.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Powertrip  (13) Calgary, Alberta | October 9, 2008
Smallest of place but packed with beers. Prides itself on its # of beers available. 80+ to choose from last time I saw. Decent Scotch selection as well. Fun to go for a game of darts or just some brews with a couple of boys. Been visiting the place off and on for over 15 years.

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