The Manx | Ottawa, Ontario
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The Manx
Good based on 29 ratings
Type: Bar

370 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario Canada K2P 1N1 [ print map ]
613 231 2070

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Taps: 18 | Bottles: 15

The Manx

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29 reviews for The Manx
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  73%
 Selection  57%
 Food  76%
 Value  65%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  73%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
sinkhole  (7) Ottawa, Ontario | November 16, 2009
A cozy little bar that feels like a bunch of friends hanging out in someones basement. Always extremely friendly service and for the most part knowledgable about the beers on tap. Food is excellent and relatively inexpensive, and although the selection is limited, it does change daily. Not a huge beer selection but they typically focus on microbrews (mainly Ontario based)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
sIGHTnOISE  (1) Ottawa , Ontario | February 23, 2014
Great brews on tap, friendly service, and a fine and tasty menu. Ambiance is cozy and laid back. Always a fine time at The Manx! And where Danny Michel started playing gigs in Ottawa...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
left_bank  (66) , Japan | June 25, 2015
Cozy basement pub that had people in their 20ís,30ís,50ís and 70ís eating and drinking when I was there. Glasses of beer are served in half full pint glasses-reason given is small place and lack of space. Enjoyed myself and would go back again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
FlyingTaco  (11) Massachusetts | July 10, 2009
On our first trip to Ottawa last weekend we arrived around 2-ish and headed to The Manx for a late lunch and a pint or 2. They were serving brunch so I got a breakfast burrito and the beautiful bride got an omelet or something. Both were decent. Service was solid. A few taps 5 - 6 - we opted for the McAuslan stuff - an oatmeal stout for me and a pale for the BB. Nice tight funky little old-style English pub scene. Decent music, friendly neighborhood crowd. I liked it a lot - weíll hopefully make our way back there sometime soon.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
MarcNS  (5) , | June 3, 2012
Great little basement pub in Ottawa. If you cannot get out to the Cheshire Cat than check out the Manx. Decent tap list and good food. Tends to get full early in the evening
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF  (53) Nunavut | January 6, 2013
Nice crowded hole in the wall close to downtown Ottawa. Had a seat at the bar and got some decent recommendations on their various beers. Good food, nice thick cut fries. Prices were okay and on par with the city. Pretty good place, though can be hard to get a seat on a busy night.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow  (128) Ottawa, Ontario | November 8, 2011
A great basement pub with a great atmosphere as long as you donít mind the lack of windows. Seating is a little tight and its always crowded, they donít take reservations either; but of course that is all part of the charm and the great food and fairly good beer and decent scotch selection more then make up for it. A decent selection of locals and imports (St Ambroise, Kitchisippi, Churchkey) with rotating taps and seasonals on a fairly regular basis. Of course its the food and service that bring this place to the next level - Ottawa isnít exactly well known for its pubs but this is probably the best one all around - a place that I would be more then happy to spend the day, evening or night.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
JesseM  (43) Margaritaville , Ontario | July 27, 2011
Stopped in here yesterday for a laid back pub crawl with a fellow beer geek my age. Need little place, subterranean, with lots of high wooden chairs. Has a very cramped feel to it, though it didnít bother me much. Some might call it intimate. Menu looked impressive in terms of culinary creativity and genuine quality, though I only had a sample of some delicious crab cakes. Bar is full of Ontario craft stuff, with some good offerings you wouldnít find outside of the Ottawaish area. Service was rushed but not unfriendly, the place seems to be super busy almost all of the time. Music would have been a really nice touch, though I understand that they often do have a DJ come in. Prices were reasonable considering itís Ottawa. Over-all I enjoyed my visit and would come back for sure.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (1021) Boomtown!, Australia | June 8, 2015
Definitely one of Ottawaís better pubs. Itís a basement bar with dark wood and low lighting. The beer selection is Ontario focused with a mix of familiar and some more interesting. Servers are friendly and welcoming. Thereís an interesting food menu as well. Good spot.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
ametras  (45) Gatineau, Quebec | April 23, 2015
Small basement pub, a bit cramped. Low lighting, small copper tables, artwork on the walls. Around 20 taps, mostly local as well as Ontarioís usual suspects (Muskoka, Beaus, Wellington, Spearhead, etc). Friendly and efficient service. The perfect place for a long night of drinking

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