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Can you handle the ultimate beer garden crawl at the Calgary Stampede?

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Hanna McLean Jul 13, 2017 12:15 am 296

One of our favourite parts of Stampede (other than the free pancake breakfasts) has got to be enjoying a cold brew or cocktail in a beer garden as some poor schmuck gets tossed off the mechanical bull in the background – AKA day drinking at the rodeo.

If you feel this way too, we’ve created a list of all the places to get boozy on the Stampede grounds to make things easy for you. Just make sure you soak the delicious bevys up with some crazy Midway food to soften your hangover the next day.

We recommend a cheers and a bevy at each spot to make a whole day of it (with snack breaks, obviously). Here is our list of must-hit spots for a booze crawl at the Calgary Stampede 2017.

1. Palm Bay Tiki Hut


Location: 
The Range International Food Market (lower level, Big Four Buidling), 1410 Olympic Way SE
Hours:
 Daily from 11 am to 11 pm
What to expect: Our favourite sugary beverage, Palm Bay, in a beach-themed oasis.

2. Wine Garden

Location: Western Oasis, BMO Centre, 1410 Olympic Way SE
Hours:
 11 am to 11 pm
What to expect: Wine tastings with a buffet lunch option, enjoy Canadian or International wines perfectly with a selection of cheese, charcuterie boards, pasta, and made-to-order paninis.

3. The Big Four Station

Location: The Big Four Building, 1410 Olympic Way SE
Hours:
 Noon to 11 pm
What to expect: Choose from the largest selection of bottled beer on Park while you enjoy 20 flavours of the tastiest chicken wings in town.

3. Corona Zone

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Location: Stampede Midway, 1410 Olympic Way SE
Hours: Daily until 11:30 pm
What to expect: Chill out with some Coronas on a revamped outdoor patio, complete with grassy areas and a dance floor with live Djs.

4. Mott’s Clamato Caesar House

Location: BMO Centre, 1410 Olympic Way SE
Hours:
Daily from 11 am to 11 pm
What to expect: Enjoy this bevy – which was created in YYC – at this breezy outdoor patio.

5. Triple B

Location: Grandstand, 1410 Olympic Way SE
Hours: 
Daily until 11:30 pm (18+ after 6 pm)
What to expect:
This big BBQ is sponsored by Budweiser and features Big Bubba’s Duelling Mechanical Bulls, authentic BBQ, and Dj live from 4 pm ’til midnight.


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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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