Regularly go for the Tuesday wing night special as they are quite delicious! Patio is pretty useless as itís pretty much sitting on Bank st. by the 417 Onramp. Downstairs den is pretty wicked. I always take the Bytown Brown or their Red.
One of the few decent patios (but small) in the downtown area, and with free parking too. The downstairs has a nice dark pub feel but the upstairs is left a little wanting. Beer selection (commerical) is satisfactory, but you order their homebrew when you are here. They had 7 different varieties to choose from this weekend. Service is average, but they keep their food choices a cut above the overage pub fare and at a reasonable price too. Well worth a visit.
Laid-back Ottawa crowd of techies, civel servants, relaxed attractives, just off the main downtown area. The staff is trained and well-meaning and flexible. A nice deck though on a street just before a main thoroughfare. EIght were on tap today in the end of summer, with the eight guest taps almost entirely the usual macro suspects. Moderately spacious inside. The beer is passable, with the two casks the real treat.
The location is is easy to get to if you know the city. The place is old looking and the interior is charming. The service is fast and pleasant. My one problem is not enough choices offered every day. The times I went I only had two choices of their own making.
Mmmm...well, this is the only survivor of the original 4 brewpubs in Ottawa....wished Abe and Roscoes was still there....beers are mediocre to decent (especially in the last year, they are now having seasonals regularly). The Bank street location is nice and cosey, with the 5 originals, and macro crap. The food never dissapoints, upscale pubgrub, with great happy hour specials on appetizers M to Th. I still go once in while to eat.
A low lit typical neighbourhood pub with an English style ambiance and interesting menu and a bunch of their own beers. Other offerings were Ontario Micros, with a few BMCs. I had all of their beers that were available, which ranged from fairly average, to pretty good. Food was quick to arrive, tasty, and well put together. Service was tatoo girl, but friendly and attentive.
I got there around 5 pm, and it wasnít that busy at all, but by the time I left, the place was packed and there were only 2 servers. I guess I got there at a good time, cause I suspect that service was basically at a standstill by that time.
More of a sports-bar/restaurant for families than brew pub. Service did not know much about beers they served but it was polite. Average food as you might expect from typical sports bar. Beer was just OK but improved recently.
Nice little place with a great downstairs if you have a big group. Finding a place to sit upstairs could be a challenge. Beer selection is adequate with the obvious bias towards their own brews. Food is normal pub fare, nothing noteworthy. Patio in the summer is really nice on Bank.