The Hoser’s Guide to the 105th Grey Cup

Ladies and gentlemen, back by popular demand, THE authoritative guide to a guaranteed good time on Grey Cup weekend and your yearly lesson from 2-4 Academy!

The Hoser’s Guide to 105th Grey Cup


This guide will take you through every important watering hole the 105th Grey Cup in Ottawa has to offer while avoiding the sobering pitfalls of bad parties and the dreaded dry mouth.  This is my 12th straight Grey Cup and I declare, with great confidence, that I am a hardened veteran of the Grand National Drunk.  The Hoser’s Guide is focused soley the best places to party and where to find beer on Grey Cup weekend so if you can’t handle that then TAKE OFF EH!

There is so much to do on championship weekend that writing The Hoser’s Guide has become a real bastard.  As a result, it’s broken into sections and each will be released pending completion over the coming days.

Part 1: The Essentials

  • Getting around Bytown.
  • Where to get autographs, pictures and how to try on a grey cup ring.
  • The Boozy laws of Ontario.

Part 2: Parties, Ranked

  • Team parties
  • Other Grey Cup parties
  • VIP events and the Player Awards

Part 3: The Hoser’s Itinerary

  • When and where to go on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to extract the most out of this tragically too short weekend.
  • The best parties on the best nights.
  • Game Day!

I’m always happy to share advice or tips with a fellow Grey Cup pilgrim so email me at or hail me via twitter @bluebastardcfl.  As always, you can rant against me in the comments!

My chariot will arrive in ByTown sometime Thursday night.  I can’t wait to steal your beer! You’ve been warned!

Check out The Hoser’s Guide to the 104th Grey Cup.

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