Yesterday Michael and I stopped in at the much anticipated second location of The Bothy.
There’s something fun about being there on or near opening and watching a place develop and grow. I suppose this is the thrill people have with their children. Michael and I don’t have kids, but we have adopted a parental love for the Bothy and watched the original location at 5482 Calgary Trail grow up. The second location, at 10124 124 St is like our grand-baby Bothy, and like the first, we expect nothing but success.
Located just north of the bend where Jasper Avenue turns into 124 Street, the new location has plenty of metered street parking (still free after 6 pm and on Sundays), it also has parking available at the rear of the building. You are welcome to use either the front or rear entrance.
The look and feel of the downtown Bothy is much the same as the south location – warm colours, relaxed ambiance, gorgeous staff, rich wood, long bar with granite top, convenient hooks under the bar for coats and purses. The menu continues to offer is array of cheese, charcuterie, their famous tomato bacon soup, and top-notch sandwiches, salads, entrees and desserts.
The 124 St. Bothy opened it doors to the public for the first time on Thursday. They are still a bit away from a grand opening, and still have some finishing touches to do here and there. This aside, you will be welcomed, and within moments will be absorbed in the Bothy experience – whisky, wine, great food and good-humoured, friendly people that make you feel welcome and at ease. There is no wine or whisky snobbery at The Bothy. Questions are welcomed, and suggestions and tastes are offered for the undecided.
Regulars of the Bothy are already familiar with the Whisky Passport. It is gaining in popularity and is a great way to remember favourite whiskys, and is a way to stretch and try something new… for no reason sometimes other than to collect a stamp! If you are into whisky, make sure you ask for your passport.
The new location is at:
10124 – 124 St NW, Edmonton AB
An easy walk for anyone living in the downtown area, but if you are in suburbia or just looking to make for a nice afternoon of shopping followed by lunch or dinner, there are many shopping, eating, and drinking opportunities in the area. For the adventurer, Mountain Equipment Co-op is just a block north. High Street and it’s eclectic mix of shopping including my kitchen mecca Call the Kettle Black are just around the corner. There are many treasures to be found in the neighbourhood, and no better way to relax afterwards than stopping in for a nosh and something to drink at the Bothy.