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Beer Available At Arrow & Loon (arranged by most recent)
Mill Street Bob’s Bearded Red 43, Barley Days Loyalist Lager 9, Beyond the Pale The Darkness 80, Flying Monkeys Stereo Vision 54, Amsterdam Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 47, Turtle Island Squashed Pumpkin Porter , Sawdust City Peanut Butter Stout , Kichesippi Beer Phoenix and the Cat , Barley Days Sacred Mule Sparkling Ale 17, Flying Monkeys Sonic Elegance Belgian DIPA 74, Nickel Brook Equilibrium ESB 54, Great Lakes Brewing Thrust! An IPA 96, Broadhead Dark Horse Stout 62, Beaus St. Luke’s Verse 58, Beaus The Bottle Imp 93, Beaus Ellsmere’s Regret 49, Whitewater Midnight Stout , Sawdust City Red Rocket Stout 75, Great Lakes Chill Winston Grisette 86, Ashton Pub Session Ale
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JoeMcPhee (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | April 16, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Located in the heart of the Glebe area of Ottawa. Fairly standard pubby decor. Three hand pumps and about another 15-20 taps. A wide selection featuring McAuslan, Wellington, and Scotch Irish. The food here was pretty good, typical burgers, but lots of selection of toppings and choice of patties. Servers were friendly, but as mentioned before, they didn’t seem to know the beers all that well.
Lubiere (448) Ottawa, Ontario | February 24, 2004
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Same comment as the flu...one side of the bar was empty, but the tap lines were full and ready for samples. 5$ for four 5 on. samples. Only thing, they always seem to have the same products. Tuesday night is 25 xcents wings...big juicy buggers
jercraigs (303) Toronto, Ontario | October 25, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I was expecting more of an old-school, wood filled pub along the lines of the Bow & Arrow or Rebel House in Toronto, but this is along those lines with that “plunked in a mall” feel to it. It was cozy though, and the smell of chicken wings permeated the air as we walked in instantly deciding my menu choice. Wings were delicious, though I have to admit that mine tasted better, and I was sweating a lot less after returning Intertiaboy’s suicide wings in exchange for my medium wings! The staff was friendly and courteous, despite an inability to identify what kind of sauce is on the wings, hehe. Cask of Scotch Irish was not at its prime but still quaffable. Beer selection had decent sampling of Ontario micros. Nice spot to hang out and watch the game, really enjoyed my visit, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend going out of your way to get there.
Quevillon (216) Boisbriand, Quebec | October 12, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
L’apparence de ce pub est bien ordinaire (ça va avec le reste du complex où il se retrouve) mais il y a beaucoup de place pour boire. Le choix par contre est très bien, domminé par des bières micro-ontariennes et la nouriture est très intéressant.
CapFlu (204) Victoria, British Columbia | January 3, 2004| Updated January 4, 2004
50 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Zero ambiance is counter-balanced by a good selection of local microbrews. The food is quite a bargain as well.
solidfunk (167) Washington D.C., Washington DC | March 18, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place probably has the best selection of rotating Ottawa and Ontario taps on this side of the river. They do a good job of having lots of Ottawa local stuff with some imports from Toronto breweries and Flying Monkeys. Go during the week for great food specials like half off everything on the menu on certain days. The decor isn’t great with lackluster ambiance, though. Also, the service at the bar is terrible, though the table servers seem ok. The place offers taster flights but the bartender discourages ordering them, so I wouldn’t bother unless you are at a table.
pushkinwow (121) Ottawa, Ontario | June 30, 2011| Updated February 10, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Been here a couple of time in the the last couple of months, most recently for the Cask Festival. Probably the best selection of local (Ontario) beers in the city. Suffers from a poor location with a weird inside patio in a mall but also has an outside patio that is nice. Food is decent, as is the service but I am hoping they continue their trend of rotating in different local beers and that they expand their cask selection (3 the last time I was there).
tiggmtl (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 29, 2004
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Fairly jocky, sports-bar-like ambiance (but I was there on Grey Cup Sunday so that may not be the usual). Service was friendly, fast and efficient. Plenty of taps of local micros to select from. I’d return here again, although it wouldn’t be my first stop.
worldbeertaste (115) , Austria | January 7, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Easily the best place in Ottawa for a decent pint. This place has 22 taps as well as Cask Ale with a nice selection of bottles in their cooler. Not bad. Cider is also available. Staff is knowledgable and very friendly. They respect a beer evaluator. Food could use some work but who cares when the beer selection is this good.
Goldorak (114) Montreal, Quebec | January 20, 2005
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Location is, as mentioned before, not great. In a hip little neighbourhood, that’s fine, but parking must be murder. We were lucky enough to be there on a Sunday afternoon and got a close enough spot, but I wouldn’t want to see this area on a saturday night, or an evening when the Renegades play (local Canadian Football team).
The place was relatively deserted. A few arrow-shaped high tables can be found near the long bar with all the taps, but we sat on a regular table because we wanted to eat.
Tap selection was really good, 20-ish with plenty of local representation from Wellington, Scotch Irish and Steamwhistle. Like a lot of places I’ve noticed in town, McAuslan seems to rule the micro scene with an iron fist, and was one of the only non-ontario micros available. 3 Beer engines were up and running, one from SI and two from Wellington. The beers I’ve sampled seemed pretty fresh.
Service was decent, but not overly friendly and/or knowledgeable about the beer. When I ordered a Corporal Punishment, the reaction I got from the waitress was "You know it’s bitter, right?". And she screwed up my bill. Food was excellent. I had the Bison chili with a side of onion rings, my girlfriend went for the duck confit with a cranberry and St-Ambroise reduction, served with grilled veggies. Not bad for pub grub! And not too expensive too.
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