Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
JoeMcPhee (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | April 15, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Interesting, smallish place tucked away in the basement of an apartment building. Cool-looking inside with lots of copper and brass. Decent tap list with something for everyone. Might be a few local seasonals on as well. Short menu, but the lamb wrap I had was quite tasty. Thereís not enough new stuff here to sustain a serious drinking session, but itís a nice little place, with good, reasonably priced food, quality service and some interesting beer.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 15, 2005
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Interesting little pub with an average beer selection, but excellent food. The chef really knows what heís doing here, and the prices are very affordable as well. Atmosphere was a bit loud, but it was a Friday evening, so I wasnít exactly expecting quietude. Not worth a detour I think, but a really nice place to have a meal with an interesting beer if you are in Ottawa.
gilvanblight (5) Windsor, Ontario | July 22, 2005
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Small basement pub that feels more like an artsy coffee shop filled with students. Beer selection was disapointing based on the current "excellent" rating. Nothing special that couldnít be found elsewhere in the area. Menu was wholy unapealing to me. Now for a Whiskey bar, perhaps.
pintbypint (28) Edmonton, Alberta | July 17, 2005
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Basement pub with limited seating. Live DJ the night I went, playing very loud Dub music. Tap selection was good, featuring micro beer from Church Key, Wellington, St Ambroise, plus a few less interesting ones (Boddingtons). Scotch Irish was listed but was unavailable. Did not notice bottle selection. Small menu, but I tried the Black Bean/Chili dip and it was very good. Younger crowd, students and alternative types.
Goldorak (114) Montreal, Quebec | December 20, 2004
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
There seems to be tons of British pubs in Ottawa, and apparently none are better than this one, Beer-wise. About two dozen taps, Ontario micros, McAuslan from Qc and the usual UK suspects. Brunch was great, and decently priced. Service was efficient and fast.
Tap selection seems to rotate, because nothing from Scotch Irish was available during my visit (bummer)
tiggmtl (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 29, 2004
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
English pub-style atmosphere feels genuine and not in any way forced. Somewhat crowded layout of tables re-inforces that community feeling. Service was friendly if occasionally overwhelmed. Food was fantastic (late brunch on Sunday) and beer selection had a nice cross-section of Canadian Microbrews mainly from Ontario but also with entries from Quebec and Alberta. Although there are relatively few rarities (other than some local micros), this is definitely one of the premier places in this city.
Lubiere (469) Ottawa, Ontario | November 13, 2004
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
One of the best burgers in town (barring the Works), with a huge patty , and huge wedgies. Had Creemore Urbock and Church Key Chocolate Porter on tap tonite. Friendly service, and good company (Tupalev et al.)!
Boutip (68) Gatineau, Quebec | April 2, 2004
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This is a great basement pub with always very enjoyable atmosphere. Tap selection pretty good with some Ontario micro brew and some UK standards. Iíve never tried the food but heard it was excellent. The service is always good despite an average knowledge of beer by the staff on some night.
Gorbalev (58) Ontario | March 23, 2004| Updated August 10, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Fantastic cozy atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable bartender, a nice reasonably priced sandwich for lunch. Always find something I like on tap. A regular stop when I am in town. Update - they serve and awesome brunch, but there are far too many macroís on for a place like this (updated Aug 06)
CapFlu (216) Victoria, British Columbia | January 3, 2004| Updated September 3, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
After-work and weekend brunch delight! Good supporter of local breweries, fun setting and great food. Limited food and drink menu is offset by friendly staff and clientele (January 3, 2004). Iíve been back numerous times recently and the selection of unique Ontario brewers has fallen - they are pushing more the Magnotta and Churchkey which I believe are far inferior to the Scotch Irish. Since I usually come here for a hi-hopped beer - Iíve had to settle for McAuslans Pale Ale which is from Quebec (December 2004).
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