MXD (13) Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec | July 4, 2010
L’Autre-Oeil is located a bit past the supermalls in Aylmer, in a pretty-much residential area. And going there is pretty much like walking in somebody else’s house! They have a pretty nice terrace, which can be open when it rains (they have a tent). Ambiance, well, it’s between 3 or 5, depending when you’re getting there. A bit strange between 5 and 7 on weekdays, but really calm later on (which is appropriate), even when there are lots of people. Service ranges from great-to-awesome, depending who’s your waiter. They seem to have tasting sessions for attendants. Now, there is 500+beers. REally, really heavy on the belgian side - with some private imports. Lots of Quebec micro-brews, and while some would expect to find a bit more of them, it’s still a pretty satisfying selection that would take LOTS of time to completely get by. You don’t go there for food, but I certainly have not been disappointed so far. Value seems steep for some belgian beers, but you have to remember that they’re private imports. Otherwise, les "Trips à 4" are a really, really cheap way to drink some good Quebec microbrews (average, 14$, but you have some that are even less expansive than this, so it’s really, really worth it). A must for everybody in the region.
We consider this to be our local, even though my beer drinking associates and I live 30 km away across the Ottawa River in another province! Lovely relaxed ambiance with a vast selection of bottled and tap beers. A real leader in bringing in leading edge beer from Europe and around the world. Great staff with deep knowledge of their beers. The best drinking establishment in the Ottawa area
Came here during the Aylmer Rue Principale Event, 3 casks but the inside was closed - no access to inside taps or bottle list. Cheap corn on the cob and hot dogs, nice terrace for this house converted into a bar. Very cool place and the best on town. I’d like to go back and dig I o what they have to offer more.
ametras (64) Gatineau, Quebec | September 30, 2013| Updated October 8, 2013
Cozy little house with only a couple tables and some place at the bar. Medium-sized patio. HUGE selection of beers, nearly 600 bottles and 36 taps, notably from Belgium, Québec, Denmark, Netherlands and Scotland. Great service, fast and friendly. Staff is highly knowledgeable. Very reasonable prices. Limited food menu. Best place in town!
Maison située pratiquement dans un quartier résidentielle, ouvrez l’oeil pour ne pas le manquer. Très belle terrasse, je ne suis pas entré à l’intérieur alors je ne peux juger. Choix de bière impressionnant avec des prix raisonnables. Le service est excellent et connaissant. On y retourne assurément!
This place has a fabulous selection of bottles, especially from Quebec and Belgium. Didn’t try the food. The service was knowledgable and very friendly, but at times very slow. Would have ordered more if I had the chance.
La plus grande sélection de bière que j’ai vue depuis le délirium café en belgique. Le personnel est très connaissant et les prix sont imbattables ailleurs au Québec. Un incontournable temple de la bière pour les "geeks" de bière.
Great little spot in Aylmer. The old Victoria style mansion gives the place a real homey feel. The waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. Massive bottle selection with big emphasis on Belgian and Quebec brews. The menu format itself was perfect for beer geeks with excellent descriptors for each beer. My only critique was that it was light on selections from the rest of Canada and the US. The prices were very reasonable. We’ll definitely be going back.