Really like this place. Always tasty beers on tap and enough rotation that I can always find something great. I have had serious issues with service here before though, numerous times. Enough that I can’t give this one of my hightest recommendations. Food has been hit and miss as well. I’ve had some stunning meals, and some stunning failures.
Favorite brewpub in the Ottawa area, located in a fantastic old building that was originally a brewery. Always a minimum of 12 of their own well-done brews on tap, and the food is wonderful. Top-notch poutines as well.
Beautiful place, gorgeous location, and wow, it’s huge!
Impressive selection of their own beers, with a great knowledgable staff. The food is good pub style finger food. The atmosphere is really nice, i was very impressed, this place blew me away i thought i was back in Montreal not just on the other side of the river from the craft beer waster land Ottawa.
Large brewpub in nice historical building. Large parking spot across the street. Service usually is good with few hiccups. Very large beer list with guest taps (usually very good). They do samplers. Family friendly location. Restrooms are downstairs that might be difficult of older or disabled guests to get to.
Decent brewpub. Arrived hungry so also ate--and the food was actually pretty good--upscale pub grub I suppose it can be called. Some of it sounds better than it actually is (the duck burger with hops, for example, sounds amazing but it was dry and tasted pre-made). Can’t complain, though, at least they’re trying. It feels a little corporate, and they played terrible music. But the beer list is long, and most are of good quality or at least interesting, making it a fun place to visit. Service was professional and they had free wifi, too, which is great. Certainly better than anything across the river in Ottawa.
Great location on the river in an old mill (I think). Quite large with a great patio in the summer, can get very noisy at night, make a reservation on most nights, and there is only a small section at night where kids can eat so definitely have to make a reservation. Prices have gotten more expensive over the last year+ that they have been open but the beer is much better on tap then in bottles (bottles are getting better though) and the horlage (clock) is a great way to sample everything they have on tap for an affordable price (you get 12 samples and can just pay for the 2-4 other taps they usually have going). All the times I have been there they only have their beer but its a wide selection and there is usually one or two I have not had before. Food used to be quite good but sometimes suffers when things are busy - still that is a matter of execution - overall good food at a reasonable price. Quite happy to spend a night there, even better an afternoon when its a little more quiet. Has quickly become one of, if not the, beer place to visit while in the National Capitol Region.
Nice location, fairly big inside. CLose to a stream soyou can have a little outdoor ambiance. Wait staff ranges from familiar with to helpful regarding the beer. Can be a little slower when the place is busy. Usually a good selection of BDT beer on tap and usually a guest tap. Food is pretty good but a bit pricey. Since I found the place I have yet to make a trip to Ottawa without visiting.
Sept. 13, 2011. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to BDT. I had a hard time conversing with the servers as my French is poor (aka non-existent). They were very friendly and tried to work with me. I ordered the sampler tray and they still managed to communicate what order they were in.
The food was tasty but my order was a little drenched in sauce.
The beer was fantastic - a great diversity in the selection of brews; however, it is notable that they serve only their own beers as far as I could tell.
I would recommend it.