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.
Établissement visité le dimanche 11 mai vers 15h. Ambiance: Musique soft/rock en sourdine. Manque un peu ti peu de personalité. Table de billard au sous-sol. La terrasse est très bruyante car elle est situé sur Bank presque à l’entrée de la 417. Service: Correct sans plus. Sélection: 5 bières maisons et quelques bières d’Ontario. Nourriture: Les perogies étaient un peu trop frit. (90e rating d’établissement)
Regularly go for the Tuesday wing night special as they are quite delicious! Patio is pretty useless as it’s pretty much sitting on Bank st. by the 417 Onramp. Downstairs den is pretty wicked. I always take the Bytown Brown or their Red.
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 wasn’t 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.
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.
Visited last October for a weekend stint in the city, this large local haunt was packed and noisy with young jock teenagers inside and out for a neat snowboarding competition down the side of the building -- Service certainly had their hands full. Disappointed that all their own brews were unavailable (very annoying!), I rated a Hoegaarden in protest. The quesadillas and wings were good but nothing spesh. Will have to return sometime, I guess.
If you’re a brewpub, you should have more than two of your own beer on tap. The Wishart’s bitter was pretty tasty. Nice patio as well, but they pay more attention to their fruit drinks than they do to their beer, which is a shame really. It’s a nice enough looking place, but I couldn’t really recommend it based on my experience.
I went to the new location in New Edinburgh. Nice spot, lovely patio, open inviting darkly lit cozy dark wood inside. Service was very friendly (and very attractive). House beer was horrible, didn’t try the food. I’m not sure if I would go back based on the crappy beer, and even though it was a new location, it was going to be closed soon for floor repairs (which I almost tripped on coming out of the bathroom).
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.
Cozy little restaurant/pub with a few house taps and macros. The house beers were okay, but both casks were severely uncared for, very yeasty and dusty. The food we ordered was basically made of cheap ingredients thrown together. Meat was slightly burned, charring any other possible flavors. As if the canned black olives and watery feta cheese could have any flavor. We probably visited on a bad day, but this doesn’t give me the desire to come back any time soon. There are much better beer places in Ottawa.